Joe Perry eliminated from 2017 Championship League after suffering five straight defeats

Joe Perry. Photo: Tai Chengzhe/World Snooker

Joe Perry. Photo: Tai Chengzhe/World Snooker - Credit: Archant

Joe Perry has crashed out of the 2017 Championship League after experiencing defeat in all of his group matches so far.

The 42-year-old suffered three straight defeats on day one of Group Three at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, going down 3-2 to Barry Hawkins, 3-1 to Neil Robertson and 3-0 to Ali Carter yesterday (January 9).

He then lost 3-1 to Ryan Day this morning (10) before Mark Davis beat him by the same score line this afternoon.

His failure to pick up a win means he cannot qualify for the play-offs, which take place at 6pm.

He is currently in action against Mark Williams (match began at 4pm).


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Perry will hope to bounce back in the Dafabet Masters, which begin on Sunday (15).

The Gentleman takes on Stuart Bingham in the opening round at Alexandra Palace on Monday.

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