Joe Perry slumps to first round exit at Coral Welsh Open

Joe Perry was knocked out in the first round of the Coral Welsh Open on Tuesday afternoon. PHOTO: Ta

Joe Perry was knocked out in the first round of the Coral Welsh Open on Tuesday afternoon. PHOTO: Tai Chengzhe/World Snooker - Credit: Archant

Joe Perry fell at the first hurdle in the Coral Welsh Open this afternoon (14).

The Chatteris cueman was defeated 4-3 by Scot Anthony McGill in the first round of the competition in Cardiff.

The 42-year-old could only watch on as McGill racked up consecutive century breaks to seal the opening two frames, before pulling a frame back and eventually levelling matters with an excellent break of 117.

McGill triumphed in the fifth frame but Perry forced a decider with a clearance of 85. The Gentleman opened up a lead of 44 points in the final frame but allowed McGill a chance which he duly took, running up a break of 58 to take it 64-49.