SNOOKER: Welsh woe for Perry

Joe Perry lost in the first round.
Joe Perry lost in the first round.

Joe Perry lost his first round match in the Coral Welsh Open at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff this afternoon (February 14).

The 43 year-old Chatteris cueman fell at the first hurdle when suffering a 4-3 defeat at the hands of Scotland’s Anthony McGill in a game that produced three century breaks.

McGill got off to a flying start winning the first two frames with breaks of 109 and 101 and then Perry compiled a 117 when levelling it up at 2-2 in the fourth frame.

McGill won the next 81-14 but Perry took it to a deciding frame with a clearance of 85.

Perry looked odds on to go through when opening up a 49-5 lead in the seventh frame but he couldn’t quite get over the line.

McGill was allowed back on the table and promptly ran up a 58 break to win it 64-49.

McGill will now meet rank outsider Igor Figueiredo, a 39 year-old Brazilian, in the second round (last 32).