Perry loses in semi
JOE PERRY came desperately close to reaching the final of the snooker World Championships. The Chatteris-based potter lost 17-15 in his semi-final against Ali Carter. The two players were locked at 12-12 going into the final session on Saturday evening.
JOE PERRY came desperately close to reaching the final of the snooker World Championships.
The Chatteris-based potter lost 17-15 in his semi-final against Ali Carter.
The two players were locked at 12-12 going into the final session on Saturday evening.
Perry edged in front 13-12 with a break of 57 in the first frame of the evening before Carter hit back with a 63 to take the next 114-8.
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Carter then played a poor positional shot in the 27th frame to let his opponent back in, and after an outrageous fluke a fluent break of 62 saw Perry take a 14-13 lead.
Carter won a scrappy frame to bring the scores level at the mid-session interval.
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Perry then stormed to his sixth century break of the championship to move within two of victory, only for Carter to knock 77 to make it 15-15.
Carter went in front when Perry was disturbed over a pot by a mobile phone going off.
And he held his nerve to clinch his place in the final by winning a tense final frame.
Bur Carter came unstuck in the final when Ronnie O'Sullivan secured his third world title with an 18-8 victory on Monday evening.