10am – Mark Allen v Jamie Clarke (first meeting)
Whoever Jamie Clarke had faced in the first round, it was going to bordering on Mission (Nearly) Impossible and that is the case here against Mark Allen. It was a brilliant achievement to qualify for the Welshman and keep his tour card at the same time. Shows he’s got some cajones. He, like Ash Carty did against Stuart Bingham, will play with plenty of freedom.
Allen isn’t someone to be remotely bothered about the draw but he must be pretty happy to get a low ranked debutant. He played very . . .
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