Chatteris cueman Joe Perry pipped by Ali Carter in World Open final

Joe Perry lost `10-8 to Ali Carter in the final of the World Open.

Joe Perry lost `10-8 to Ali Carter in the final of the World Open. - Credit: Archant

Chatteris snooker star Joe Perry says he is “very disappointed” after he was defeated by Ali Carter in the final of the World Open in China.

The 41-year-old reached the final after beating close friend Neil Robertson in the last four, but came up short against Essex-based Carter, losing 10-8.

Perry started positively in his fourth ranking final, storming into a 3-2 lead but Carter, who was given the all clear from cancer in 2014, fired back to take a 6-3 advantage into the break.

Carter spurned multiple opportunities to seal the victory and Perry pounced, taking the 13th frame with a stunning break of 131.

‘The Gentleman’ posted another triple-figure break in the 16th and then hit 98 to bring the scores to 9-8, but Carter held his nerve to secure his fourth ranking title.

Perry later took to Twitter to express his disappointment at his final defeat, saying: “Obviously very disappointed with my performance today. I tried my hardest as always. Massive well done to Ali – he was a deserved winner.

“Thanks to all my supporters and fans this week for all your kind messages. They mean a lot, I read them all.”

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