ENGLISH OPEN: First round shock for Joe

Joe Perry was a first round casualty.
Joe Perry was a first round casualty.
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Joe Perry was sent crashing out of the Dafabet English Open at the first hurdle at the Barnsley Metrodome this afternoon (October 17)

The Chatteris potter came up against a bang-in-form Yiuan Sijun and was eliminated 4-1 after losing the first three frames.

The rank outsider from China took the first frame 96-1 with the aid of a break of 58, he won the second 81-1 and then made a sparkling 123 clearance to win the third frame.

Perry stopped the rot briefly, winning the fourth frame 74-0, but then Sijun compiled a 104 clearance to ease his way through to the second round.