Perry pleased with Welsh Open semi final run

13:14 28 February 2014

Joe Perry.

Joe Perry.


Chatteris snooker star Joe Perry enjoyed an impressive run to the semi final of the Welsh Open.

Perry won five matches, including a stunning 5-1 triumph over Mark Selby, before losing 6-4 to Ding Junhui, who has picked up four tournament wins this season, in a hard fought contest on Saturday.

He beat Allan Taylor 4-3 in the 1st round, crushed Liu Chiang 4-0 in the 2nd round, beat home favourite Matthew Stevens 4-3 in the 3rd round, saw off Stuart Bingham 4-3 in the last 16 and thrashed 2008 champion Selby in the quarter-final.

Ronnie O’Sullivan won the tournament, sealing a 9-3 win over Ding with a 147 in the final frame.

Perry said: “I’m really pleased with how the week went. I played well in pretty much every match, which was necessary because there were some tough, close matches.

“I’m disappointed that I fell a bit short in the semi final but I still played well. I just missed a couple of key shots that swung the match his way.”

Perry was particularly pleased with his performance in his win over Selby.

He said: “Mark (Selby) is someone I have a lot of respect for. He has achieved so much in this game.

“We practice together now and then. I feel comfortable playing against him and have got the better of him a few times.”

Perry is in action in the Championship League later this week and then flies to China for the World Open before his attention turns to April’s World Championships.


More news stories

8 minutes ago
HMP Whitemoor, March

A man who smuggled class A drugs into Whitemoor prison has been jailed for more than three years.

Yesterday, 08:35
Service at Wisbech to remember two soldiers of the Cambridgeshire Regt

Cadets from Wisbech detachment paraded at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Wisbech for a formal tribute to two Cambridgeshire Regiment soldiers, Private George Cook and Private William Clarke who died 100 years ago on September 14, 1915 and October 12, 1915 respectively.

Yesterday, 17:41
Sir Graham Bright the Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner

Sir Graham Bright has announced that he will not put himself forward as a candidate for next year’s elections.

Yesterday, 17:02
Macmillan FC had their calendar photos removed from Facebook

A group of charity minded footballers have fallen foul of Facebook’s no nudity clause after one member tried to advertise a ‘Calendar Girls’ style calendar with a cheeky picture.

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Read the Wisbech Standard e-edition E-edition