Joe Perry is over the finish line. The 43 year-old from Chatteris won his race to the World Championships this afternoon when beating Mark Davis 10-7 in his third round qualifier in Sheffield.
He resumed this morning with a 7-2 lead but Davis instantly staged a fightback winning three of the first four frames with the aid of two century breaks.
Perry eventually clinched victory with a break of 66 in the 17th frame.
In earlier qualifying rounds at The English Institute of Sport, Perry beat Ross Muir 10-1 and Jimmy White 10-7.
Perry will now join the world’s top 16 and 15 other qualifiers for the 2018 Betfred World Championships which begin on Saturday.