GIBRALTAR OPEN: Gentleman Joe beat the Whirlwind but can’t keep up with Jones

Joe Perry.
Joe Perry.

Joe Perry fell in the fifth round of the Gibraltar Open yesterday (March 3).

The Chatteris cueman beat Jimmy ‘The Whirlwind’ White 4-2 in the fourth round, but found Jamie Jones too strong last night, losing 4-1.

Perry had been Zach Richardson 4-2 in his opening round match.

Perry found scoring difficult all tournament, making just one half century against White and none at all against Jones.

Perry won a scrappy first frame against Jones, but the Welshman rattled off breaks of 79, 78, 56 and 76 to ease into the last 16.