Joe Perry knocked out of quarter finals

THE Fen Potter Joe Perry beat two former world champions at the Welsh Open last week, but was knocked out at the quarter-final stage by world No. 3 Shaun Murphy. Perry, who was born in Wisbech and lives in Chatteris,

THE Fen Potter Joe Perry beat two former world champions at the Welsh Open last week, but was knocked out at the quarter-final stage by world No. 3 Shaun Murphy.

Perry, who was born in Wisbech and lives in Chatteris, demolished 2002 world champion Peter Ebdon 5-1 in the second round.

He then compiled back-to-back breaks of 107 and 115 in a 5-2 victory over Stuart Bingham to earn a spot in the quarter-finals.

But the in-form Murphy proved too strong and claimed a 5-0 win.


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World No. 13 Perry earlier beat 1991 world champion John Parrott 5-2 in the first round of the tournament, which was held in Newport.

Perry’s Cambridge-based practise partner, defending champion Neil Robertson, was beaten 5-3 by Ali Carter in the third round.

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