Preview – Snooker: The Masters

Image taken by Dmitry Yakunin.

Northern Ireland’s Mark Allen begins the defence of his Masters title this afternoon.

After losing the UK Championship to Ronnie O’Sullivan last month, Allen begins as the No. 1 seed going into this tournament as he is the current holder. He starts off by taking on Belgium’s Luca Brecel in the first round, in a repeat of last year when Allen won 6-3. Later cover only on the BBC Red Button sees the match between John Higgins and Ryan Day.

The Masters is on at 13.00 on BBC Two and 19.00 on the BBC Red Button.