Chatteris cueman beaten in European Masters Final despite a fine fightback

Chatteris cueman Joe Perry lost 9-6 in the final of the European Masters in Belgium today (October 7).

Sunday, 7th October 2018, 8:59 pm
Updated Sunday, 7th October 2018, 10:04 pm
Joe Perry in action.

Perry was beaten by world number 36 Jimmy Robertson. The winner was playing in his first World Ranking Final. It was a fifth for Perry who has now lost in four finals.

Perry suffered a shocking start losing the first five frames but hit back to trail 5-3 at the interval in Lommel.

But from 7-3 down Perry hit a purple patch winning three frames in a row thanks to breaks of 106, 59. 60 and 110.

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Robertson then claimed a tense 14th frame before running away with the 15th frame with a break of 108.

Perry reached the final with a 6-3 semi-final win over fellow Englishman Anthony Hamilton.

Perry, the world number 25, won four frames in a row from 3-2 down to book his final berth.

Perry’s sole World ranking event win came in the 2015 Players Championship.

He wins £35K for his efforts in Belgium.