Joe Perry ‘delighted’ after toppling Trump to take place in last eight of Welsh Open

Joe 'Gentleman' Perry made it through to the semi-finals of the BetVictor Welsh Open, where he was k

Joe 'Gentleman' Perry made it through to the semi-finals of the BetVictor Welsh Open, where he was knocked out by Ronnie O'Sullivan. - Credit: Archant

Chatteris potter Joe Perry capitalized on missed opportunities by world number six Judd Trump to secure his place in the last eight of the BetVictor Welsh Open.

Perry was looking for his first victory over Trump in a major tournament, but things didn’t go to plan for the world number 10 as Trump started well in last night’s fourth round tie with a break of 70 to take the opening frame.

Trump also opened up a 54-0 lead in the second frame before Perry made an excellent clearance of 70.

The next two frames were also shared then Trump took the fifth to lead 3-2.

Perry then missed a vital black leading 65-10 in frame six, giving Trump a golden opportunity to clear up, but the 26-year-old failed to find a good position for the blue.


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After eventually clearing the blue and the pink, Trump missed a long-range black and Perry duly sunk the final ball to level matters at 3-3. The 41-year-old then sealed his place in the last eight by winning the seventh frame with a break of 55.

Perry, who now faces last year’s runner-up Ben Woollaston in tonight’s quarter-final, told World Snooker: “I’m delighted, it’s the first time I have beaten Judd in a big tournament.

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“I felt good out there, I was calm. When Judd was clearing up in the sixth frame I was thinking about the roadworks on the M4 on the way home. I dodged a bullet there and then made a good break in the decider.”

Coverage of the BetVictor Welsh Open can be found on BBC Two.

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