Joe Perry loses to Ronnie O’Sullivan in Players’ Tour Championship Final

FEN Potter Joe Perry’s unbeaten start to the new season was ended by Ronnie O’Sullivan in the Players’ Tour Championship Final.

The Chatteris potter fired four century breaks in six matches on his way to the final in Sheffield before going down 4-0 at the hands of Rocket Ronnie.

O’Sullivan made breaks of 60, 105 and 117 to beat Perry in just 51 minutes, his seventh win in three days at the World Snooker Academy.

Perry came through six matches to reach the final of the ranking points tournament disposing of Sanderson Lam, Mark Joyce, Tom Ford and James Wattana in the early stages of the competition.

The 36-year-old, who was ranked 27th in the world going into the event, beat former world champion Graeme Dott in the semi-final for a chance of winning the �10,000 prize and 2,000 ranking points.

The tournament - the first event on this season’s snooker calendar - was Perry’s latest attempt at winning a ranking competition.

He returns to the baize at the beginning of next week to compete in a qualifier for the Australian Goldfields Open - the first ranking tournament to be staged Down Under.