Mark Allen (born 22 February 1986) is a Northern Irish professional snooker player. He won the World Amateur Championship in 2004. The following year he entered the Main Tour and took only three seasons to reach the elite top 16. As a prolific break-builder, Allen has compiled more than 425 century breaks in professional competition. Allen reached his first ranking event final at the 2011 UK Championship. He has to date won five ranking tournaments – 2012 World Open, 2013 World Open, 2016 Players Tour Championship Finals, 2018 International Championship, and 2018 Scottish Open. In 2018, Allen won his first Triple Crown title at the 2018 Masters tournament. Allen's highest break is 147, which he achieved in the 2016 UK Championship.