If the Ulsterman had actually lost the match he would not have actually had the ability to move into the world’s leading 16 – and they are the only guys that are ensured a location in Sheffield.
The triumph moves Allen approximately 15th in the rankings and, as an outcome, Ryan Day will need to win 3 certifying matches to make it to the Crucible.
After putting together breaks of 68, 50, 105, 138, 102 and 98, a relieved Allen stated: “I’m really pleased with the method I scored today.
” I’m not typically one to follow the rankings carefully, however it’s tough to prevent it when we’re coming near Sheffield and individuals remain in my ear stating exactly what I have to do.
” It’s still possible I will need to certify, however I remain in a far much better position now after winning that match. I am here to win the competition which’s all I can focus on.”
Luca Brecel lost 6-4 to China’s Cao Yupeng and Ali Carter dropped to a 6-4 defeat to Gary Wilson.
Ronnie O’Sullivan relieved to a 6-2 success versus Ross Muir while world champ Mark Selby originated from 2-0 down to beat Wang Yuchen 6-4.
Ding Junhui triumphed versus Michael Georgiou 6-3 and Stuart Bingham won the last 3 frames to pip Matthew Stevens 6-5.