Champion of Champions: Mark Allen crushed by Ronnie O'Sullivan

Mark Allen compiled a best break of 95 in the China Championship semi-final
Mark Allen will compete in the Northern Ireland Open in Belfast next week

Ronnie O'Sullivan compiled three century breaks to crush Mark Allen 6-2 in the semi-finals of the Champion of Champions event in Coventry on Friday.

Allen started well and made a clearance of 100 to draw level at one frame each.

It was 2-2 at the interval before back-to-back centuries of 124 and 109 put O'Sullivan 5-2 ahead and he clinched victory in the next frame.

The five-time world champion will play Scotland's John Higgins in Sunday's final at the Ricoh Arena.

A first prize of £100,000 is on offer for the tournament winner.

Antrim's Allen will be the home favourite at next week's inaugural Northern Ireland Open at the Titanic Exhibition Centre.

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