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BetVictor Northern Ireland Open Pencil

Tour: Main Tour; Date: 9-17 Oct 2021; Venue: Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland; Type: Ranking; Defending champion: Judd Trump; Notes: See also results (127)
Final Pencil
(Winner: £70,000; Runner-up: £30,000)
Northern Ireland Mark Allen [9] 9-8 Scotland John Higgins [7] Head to head Details  Pencil

Session 1:
78-21, 82-1 (82), 0-123 (123), 70-6
11-68 (68), 70-47, 0-78 (55), 63-64 (58 MA)

Session 2:
76-47 (70), 40-89 (63), 86-0 (85), 40-89 (59), 1-64 (64), 6-144 (136), 51-6, 80-43 (58), 65-31

Referee: Olivier Marteel

This was Allen's 6th ranking title and first Northern Ireland Open. He was 8-6 down.

Semifinals Pencil
(Losers receive £20,000)
Northern Ireland Mark Allen [9] 6-3 England Ricky Walden [29] Head to head Details 
The 80 by Ricky in frame 4 was a maximum attempt.
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72-23, 75-20 (61), 21-109 (73), 0-80 (80), 85-0
51-23, 133-0 (133), 48-68 (59), 73-0 (73)

Scotland John Higgins [7] 6-2 China Yan Bingtao [14] Head to head Details  Pencil

55-67 (66 YB, 55 JH), 6-65, 101-23 (52), 87-0 (83)
85-41 (61), 101-0 (78), 75-8 (75), 90-0 (90)

Higgins won the last six frames

Quarterfinals Pencil
(Losers receive £10,000)
Northern Ireland Mark Allen [9] 5-3 England Judd Trump [1] Head to head Details  Pencil
England Ricky Walden [29] 5-4 England Shaun Murphy [5] Head to head Details  Pencil
China Yan Bingtao [14] 5-0 England Mitchell Mann [93] Head to head Details  Pencil
Scotland John Higgins [7] 5-3 England David B Gilbert [18] Head to head Details  Pencil
Round 3 Pencil
(Last 16; Losers receive £7,500)
1 England Judd Trump [1] 4-3 England Jimmy Robertson [58] Head to head Details  Pencil
2 Northern Ireland Mark Allen [9] 4-3 Scotland Stephen Maguire [8] Head to head Details  Pencil
3 England Shaun Murphy [5] 4-1 England Stuart Bingham [12] Head to head Details  Pencil
4 England Ricky Walden [29] 4-3 Wales Jackson Page [95] Head to head Details  Pencil
5 China Yan Bingtao [14] 4-3 England Ronnie O'Sullivan [3] Head to head Details  Pencil
6 England Mitchell Mann [93] 4-1 China Lü Haotian [56] Head to head Details  Pencil
7 Scotland John Higgins [7] 4-3 Wales Mark J Williams [10] Head to head Details  Pencil

Higgins was 3-0 down.

8 England David B Gilbert [18] 4-2 England Mark Selby [2] Head to head Details  Pencil
Round 2 Pencil
(Last 32; Losers receive £4,000)
1 England Judd Trump [1] 4-2 China Lu Ning [34] Head to head Details  Pencil
2 England Jimmy Robertson [58] 4-0 England James Cahill (a) Head to head Details  Pencil
3 Northern Ireland Mark Allen [9] 4-1 Wales Matthew Stevens [33] Head to head Details  Pencil
4 Scotland Stephen Maguire [8] 4-2 England Liam Highfield [42] Head to head Details  Pencil
5 England Shaun Murphy [5] 4-3 China Tian Pengfei [54] Head to head Details  Pencil
6 England Stuart Bingham [12] 4-3 England Ashley Carty [69] Head to head Details  Pencil
7 Wales Jackson Page [95] 4-0 England Jack Lisowski [13] Head to head Details  Pencil
8 England Ricky Walden [29] 4-1 Australia Neil Robertson [4] Head to head Details  Pencil
9 England Ronnie O'Sullivan [3] 4-1 England Alfie Burden [112]   Details  Pencil
10 China Yan Bingtao [14] 4-0 England Oliver Lines [67]   Details  Pencil
11 China Lü Haotian [56] 4-1 England Mark King [55] Head to head Details  Pencil
12 England Mitchell Mann [93] 4-2 England Kyren Wilson [6] Head to head Details  Pencil
13 Scotland John Higgins [7] 4-2 Belgium Luca Brecel [37] Head to head Details  Pencil
14 Wales Mark J Williams [10] 4-2 Wales Jak Jones [63] Head to head Details  Pencil
15 England David B Gilbert [18] 4-2 England Louis Heathcote [101]   Details  Pencil
16 England Mark Selby [2] 4-1 England Gary Wilson [31] Head to head Details  Pencil
Round 1 Pencil
(Last 64; Losers receive £3,000)
1 England Judd Trump [1] 4-0 China Gao Yang [74] Head to head Details  Pencil

Gao scored zero points.

2 China Lu Ning [34] w/o England Jamie O'Neill [113] Head to head   Pencil

O'Neill withdrew for personal reasons

3 England Jimmy Robertson [58] 4-3 Thailand Akani Songsermsawad [50] Head to head Details  Pencil
4 England James Cahill (a) 4-0 Ireland Fergal O'Brien [73]   Details  Pencil
5 Wales Matthew Stevens [33] 4-3 Germany Simon Lichtenberg [70]   Details  Pencil
6 Northern Ireland Mark Allen [9] 4-2 England Peter Devlin [79]   Details  Pencil
7 England Liam Highfield [42] 4-1 Wales Ryan Day [25] Head to head Details  Pencil
8 Scotland Stephen Maguire [8] 4-3 England Hammad Miah [109] Head to head Details  Pencil
9 England Shaun Murphy [5] 4-3 England Allan Taylor [75] Head to head Details  Pencil
10 China Tian Pengfei [54] 4-2 England Chris Wakelin [57] Head to head Details  Pencil
11 England Stuart Bingham [12] 4-2 England Sam Craigie [49] Head to head Details  Pencil
12 England Ashley Carty [69] w/o England Tom Ford [21] Head to head   Pencil

Ford withdrew due to COVID19

13 Wales Jackson Page [95] 4-3 Thailand Noppon Saengkham [38] Head to head Details  Pencil
14 England Jack Lisowski [13] 4-2 China Fan Zhengyi [85] Head to head Details  Pencil
15 England Ricky Walden [29] 4-3 England Martin O'Donnell [45] Head to head Details  Pencil
16 Australia Neil Robertson [4] 4-0 China Xu Si [115]   Details  Pencil
17 England Ronnie O'Sullivan [3] 4-1 England Andy Hicks [104] Head to head Details  Pencil
18 England Alfie Burden [112] 4-2 China Yuan Sijun [94]   Details  Pencil
19 China Yan Bingtao [14] 4-3 Wales Duane Jones [100] Head to head Details  Pencil
20 England Oliver Lines [67] 4-0 England Ben Woollaston [43]   Details  Pencil
21 China Lü Haotian [56] 4-2 England Allister Carter [22] Head to head Details  Pencil
22 England Mark King [55] 4-0 England Barry Hawkins [11] Head to head Details  Pencil
23 England Mitchell Mann [93] 4-2 China Xiao Guodong [27]   Details  Pencil
24 England Kyren Wilson [6] 4-1 England Robert Milkins [35] Head to head Details  Pencil
25 Scotland John Higgins [7] 4-2 Pakistan Farakh Ajaib [88]   Details  Pencil

Higgins missed the 15th black on the way to a maximum in frame two

26 Belgium Luca Brecel [37] 4-2 China Liang Wenbo [26] Head to head Details  Pencil
27 Wales Mark J Williams [10] 4-3 England Elliot Slessor [47] Head to head Details  Pencil
28 Wales Jak Jones [63] 4-2 England Martin Gould [23] Head to head Details  Pencil
29 England David B Gilbert [18] 4-0 England David Grace [53] Head to head Details  Pencil
30 England Louis Heathcote [101] 4-3 Wales Lee Walker [84]   Details  Pencil
31 England Gary Wilson [31] 4-0 Jamaica Rory McLeod [76] Head to head Details  Pencil
32 England Mark Selby [2] 4-3 China Cao Yupeng [86] Head to head Details  Pencil

Decided on the final black

Northern Ireland Open Qualifiers Pencil

Tour: Main Tour; Date: 23-27 Aug 2021; Venue: Morningside Arena , Leicester, England; View on separate page; Notes: See also results (64)
Qual Round 1 Pencil
(Last 128; Losers receive £0)
1 England Judd Trump [1] 4-1 Wales Andrew Pagett [105] Head to head Details  Pencil
2 China Gao Yang [74] 4-0 Northern Ireland Christopher Clifford (a)   Details  Pencil
3 China Lu Ning [34] 4-3 Scotland Scott Donaldson [32] Head to head Details  Pencil

re-rack in frame 2

4 England Jamie O'Neill [113] 4-2 Ireland Michael Judge [107]   Details  Pencil
5 England Jimmy Robertson [58] 4-2 China Zhou Yuelong [16] Head to head Details  Pencil
6 Thailand Akani Songsermsawad [50] 4-2 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene [91]   Details  Pencil

re-rack in frame 5

7 England James Cahill (a) 4-2 China Chang Bingyu [87] Head to head Details  Pencil

Cahill missed the 13th black on the way to a maximum in frame one. Cahill replaced Graeme Dott who withdrew (no reason given).

8 Ireland Fergal O'Brien [73] 4-2 China Zhang Anda [114] Head to head Details  Pencil
9 Germany Simon Lichtenberg [70] 4-2 China Wu Yize [117]   Details  Pencil
10 Wales Matthew Stevens [33] 4-3 China Zhao Xintong [24] Head to head Details  Pencil
11 England Peter Devlin [79] 4-2 Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher [40]   Details  Pencil
12 Northern Ireland Mark Allen [9] 4-1 China Si Jiahui (a)   Details  Pencil

Allen finished the match with a 147. Watch on YouTube.

13 England Liam Highfield [42] 4-1 England Reanne Evans (f) [106]   Details  Pencil
14 Wales Ryan Day [25] 4-1 Brazil Igor Figueiredo [103] Head to head Details  Pencil
15 England Hammad Miah [109] 4-1 Scotland Dean Young [111]   Details  Pencil
16 Scotland Stephen Maguire [8] 4-2 England Steven Hallworth [68]   Details  Pencil
17 England Shaun Murphy [5] 4-2 China Bai Langning (a)   Details  Pencil
18 England Allan Taylor [75] 4-2 England John Astley (a)   Details  Pencil
19 England Chris Wakelin [57] 4-3 England Michael Holt [28] Head to head Details  Pencil
20 China Tian Pengfei [54] 4-3 England Sean Maddocks [96]   Details  Pencil

Maddocks was 3-0 up.

21 England Stuart Bingham [12] 4-1 England Ben Hancorn [82] Head to head Details  Pencil
22 England Sam Craigie [49] 4-1 Northern Ireland Robert McCullough (a)   Details  Pencil

McCullough replaced Robbie McGuigan who pulled out because of his progress in the European U-21

23 England Tom Ford [21] 4-3 England Zak Surety [83] Head to head Details  Pencil
24 England Ashley Carty [69] 4-2 Wales Jamie Jones [48] Head to head Details  Pencil
25 Wales Jackson Page [95] 4-3 China Lei Peifan [116]   Details  Pencil
26 Thailand Noppon Saengkham [38] 4-3 Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh [20] Head to head Details  Pencil
27 China Fan Zhengyi [85] 4-2 England David Lilley (a) Head to head Details  Pencil
28 England Jack Lisowski [13] 4-3 England Ashley Hugill [77]   Details  Pencil
29 England Martin O'Donnell [45] 4-2 England Jamie Wilson [81] Head to head Details  Pencil
30 England Ricky Walden [29] 4-1 Scotland Fraser Patrick [108] Head to head Details  Pencil
31 China Xu Si [115] 4-2 Cyprus Michael Georgiou (a) Head to head Details  Pencil
32 Australia Neil Robertson [4] 4-0 England Barry Pinches [97] Head to head Details  Pencil
33 England Ronnie O'Sullivan [3] 4-0 England Stuart Carrington [46] Head to head Details  Pencil
34 England Andy Hicks [104] 4-2 Ireland Aaron Hill [78] Head to head Details  Pencil
35 China Yuan Sijun [94] 4-1 England Matthew Selt [30] Head to head Details  Pencil
36 England Alfie Burden [112] 4-1 China Chen Zifan [110] Head to head Details  Pencil
37 China Yan Bingtao [14] 4-0 Iran Hossein Vafaei [41] Head to head Details  Pencil
38 Wales Duane Jones [100] 4-3 China Zhang Jiankang [102]   Details  Pencil
39 England Oliver Lines [67] 4-2 England Joe Perry [19] Head to head Details  Pencil
40 England Ben Woollaston [43] 4-0 Germany Lukas Kleckers [80] Head to head Details  Pencil
41 China Lü Haotian [56] 4-2 China Zhao Jianbo [72]   Details  Pencil
42 England Allister Carter [22] 4-1 Wales Dylan Emery (a) Head to head Details  Pencil

Dylan Emery replaces Anthony Hamilton who withdrew (no reason given)

43 England Mark King [55] 4-2 China Li Hang [39] Head to head Details  Pencil
44 England Barry Hawkins [11] 4-1 Ukraine Iulian Boiko [92]   Details  Pencil
45 England Mitchell Mann [93] 4-1 England Sanderson Lam (a) Head to head Details  Pencil
46 China Xiao Guodong [27] 4-3 England Peter Lines [89] Head to head Details  Pencil
47 England Robert Milkins [35] 4-0 England Nigel Bond [62] Head to head Details  Pencil
48 England Kyren Wilson [6] 4-0 Wales Jamie Clarke [65] Head to head Details  Pencil
49 Scotland John Higgins [7] 4-2 England Joe O'Connor [61] Head to head Details  Pencil
50 Pakistan Farakh Ajaib [88] 4-3 England Andrew Higginson [51]   Details  Pencil
51 China Liang Wenbo [26] 4-1 China Pang Junxu [64]   Details  Pencil
52 Belgium Luca Brecel [37] 4-0 Wales Michael White (a) Head to head Details  Pencil
53 Wales Mark J Williams [10] 4-1 England Mark Joyce [60] Head to head Details  Pencil
54 England Elliot Slessor [47] 4-3 Scotland Ross Muir (a) Head to head Details  Pencil
55 England Martin Gould [23] 4-2 Ireland Ken Doherty [71] Head to head Details  Pencil
56 Wales Jak Jones [63] 4-2 Iran Soheil Vahedi (a)   Details  Pencil
57 England David Grace [53] 4-0 England Jimmy White [98] Head to head Details  Pencil
58 England David B Gilbert [18] 4-0 England Ian Burns [99] Head to head Details  Pencil
59 England Louis Heathcote [101] 4-3 England Craig Steadman [90] Head to head Details  Pencil
60 Wales Lee Walker [84] 4-3 Scotland Anthony McGill [15] Head to head Details  Pencil
61 Jamaica Rory McLeod [76] 4-0 Wales Dominic Dale [59] Head to head Details  Pencil
62 England Gary Wilson [31] 4-0 Northern Ireland Jordan Brown [36] Head to head Details  Pencil
63 China Cao Yupeng [86] 4-3 England Robbie Williams [66] Head to head Details  Pencil
64 England Mark Selby [2] 4-1 England Mark Lloyd (a)   Details  Pencil

Lloyd replaced Mark Davis who withdrew.