Perry loses in qualifier

Chatteris potter Joe Perry has missed out on a place at the UK Championship next month in York.

Perry, currently ranked 27th in the world, suffered a 6-4 defeat at the hands of Adrian Gunnell in the final stage of last week’s qualifiers.

He has also been handed a tough draw in the opening round of the Snooker Shoot-out in January when he faces Mark Selby in the one-frame event in Blackpool.