Mark Allen dumped out at the Crucible

World number 11 Mark Allen is dumped out of the World Championships in the first round by Chinese qualifier Cao Yupeng.

World number 11 Mark Allen has been dumped out of the World Championships in the first round by Chinese qualifier Cao Yupeng.

After trailing 5-4 overnight, Cao got himself 9-6 ahead in the second session.

Allen looked to have got back in contention in the 16th frame, but he saw the white roll in after he had potted the black to give Cao a surprise win.

"It's very disappointing," he said. "It turns a decent season into a mediocre one."

The victory has ensured that Cao will at least double his previous career winnings.

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