Chatteris potter Perry advances to Masters quarter-final

Joe Perry after losing his second round match against Ronnie O'Sullivan during the Dafabet World Snooker Championships at The Crucible, Sheffield. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday April 26, 2014. See PA story SNOOKER World. Photo credit should read: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire EMN-140105-110540002
Joe Perry after losing his second round match against Ronnie O'Sullivan during the Dafabet World Snooker Championships at The Crucible, Sheffield. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday April 26, 2014. See PA story SNOOKER World. Photo credit should read: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire EMN-140105-110540002
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Chatteris potter Joe Perry advanced to the Masters snooker quarter-final by knocking out former champion Ding Junhui.

Perry won 6-3 in the first round at Alexandra Palace and plays again today (Friday).

Perry stroked in breaks of 79 and 104 to lead, before going 4-2 ahead after nicking the sixth frame on the final black.

China’s Ding won the next frame by a point, but Perry clinched the two he needed including a century to advance.

First round results, Wednesday: Ding Junhui (Chn) 3-6 Joe Perry (Eng). 21-102 (79), 85-0 (80), 24-61, 0-104 (104), 73-32 (67), 80-81, 58-57, 6-70, 8-128 (104)

Masters 2015 quarter-final draw. Today (Friday): 1pm Joe Perry (Eng) v Mark Allen (NI), 7pm Stephen Maguire (Sco) v Shaun Murphy (Eng).

Semi-finals (best of 11 frames): Tomorrow (Saturday, January 17) - 13:00 GMT semi-final one; 19:00 GMT semi-final two.

Final (best of 19 frames): Sunday - 13:00 GMT first session; 19:00 GMT final session.