ANTRIM’S Mark Allen lost out at the quarter-final stage of the International Championship in Chengdu on Thursday.
Allen suffered an agonising 6-5 defeat to Judd Trump.
Trump booked a semi-final against Peter Ebdon after edging out the Ulsterman in a thrilling clash in China.
The Englishman was on the brink of victory at 5-3 up before Allen hit back to level at 5-5 forcing the world number two to compose himself and see out the final frame.
“It was a good game, we both played well,” Trump told www.worldsnooker.com.
“I had a good lead then I was just trying to finish it off. I kept going into the pack and landing on nothing so I was getting frustrated. But I just had to try to stay patient and wait for a chance.”