Chatteris potter Perry advances to Masters quarter-final
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.