British Open results LIVE: Snooker scores with Mark Allen snubbed by ex Reanne Evans

The British Open was making it’s first return to the snooker calendar after 17 years away and looks very different from the last event back in 2004. The first four rounds are played over a quickfire best-of-five format.

The draw system in place has also thrown up some interesting ties in round one with the likes of Mark Selby, Shaun Murphy and John Higgins all in action.

There was also the notable match between former partners Mark Allen and Reanne Evans.

12-time women’s world champion Evans had a bitter row with Evans at the Crucible earlier this year.

A spokesperson for the BBC said at the time: “For the sake of ten minutes, Reanne left the players’ practice room so Mark Allen could practise before his match without distraction upon his request.

“Her broadcast commitments weren’t affected.”

And there were more fireworks between the pair ahead of their first-round match at the British Open.

Evans reached out to his former partner with a fistbump, but the gesture was completely ignored by Evans.

Higgins enters the British Open as the defending champion, albeit from 17 years ago, and he got off to the perfect start by rattling in his 12th-career 147 break.

That edged him ahead of seven-time world champion Stephen Hendry in the all-time list for the iconic feat.

“It was a brilliant first frame for me getting the , and a great way to start the tournament. And to do it there in front of a crowd after the last couple of years felt really good.

“The atmosphere was there when I was going for it. And to get above Stephen Hendry in anything is special without a doubt, there aren’t many times that is the case.

British Open results LIVE

Monday 16th August

Ian Burns 3-1 Michael White

Bai Langning 3-0 Ashley Carty

Robbie Williams 3-1 Sunny Akani

Joe O’Connor 3-2 Steven Hallworth

Xu Si 3-2 Fan Zhengyi

John J Astley 3-1 Zhang Anda

Liang Wenbo 3-1 Simon Lichtenberg

Jordan Brown 3-2 Andrew Higginson

Dylan Emery 3-2 Gao Yang

Jak Jones 3-2 Lyu Haotian

John Higgins 3-1 Alexander Ursenbacher

Louis Heathcote 3-2 Yuan SiJun

Hammad Miah 3-2 Ben Woollaston

Chen Zifan 3-0 Farakh Ajaib

Ken Doherty 3-0 Zak Surety

Martin O’Donnell 3-2 Gerard Greene

Mark Williams 3-0 Tian Pengfei

Jimmy White 3-0 Aaron Hill

Matthew Selt 3-2 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh

Judd Trump 3-2 Mitchell Mann

David Lilley 3-1 Craig Steadman