Home favourite, Mark Allen wins the Northern Ireland open 9-8 against Snooker hall of famer, John Higgins.

Mark Allen finally took the £70,000 1st prize and the Alex Higgins Trophy in his home tournament after a number of years of desperately trying to do well in his home time tournament.

Snooker legend John Higgins took the £30,000 runners up prize and next up now is the English open at the start of November.