WORLD OPEN: Perry edges through to the second round in China

Joe Perry.
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Joe Perry is through to the second round of the World Open in China and will play Stephen Maguire tonight (August 8).

The 43 year-old from Chatteris, ranked 20th in the world, overcame Mike Dunn, the world number 52, 5-4 in the opening round in Yushan.

It was nip and tuck and Perry never managed to get his nose in front until winning the final frame 66-12. His best break, and his only one over 50, was an 82 in the fourth frame.

Dunn compiled a 112 in the first frame and further breaks of 51 and 66.

Perry reached the final of the World Open two years ago but was pipped 10-8 by Ali Carter.