Chatteris cueman Joe Perry’s late fightback wasn’t enough to save him from defeat in the final of the World Open in Yushan, China, on Sunday.
Perry (41) lost 10-8 to fellow Englishman Ali Carter after coming back from 8-3 and 9-5 down. World number 11 Perry won £40,000, while Carter took home £90,000.
Perry was playing in his fourth ranking final and looking for his second title, having landed his first at the Players Championship last year. He played superbly to defeat Neil Robertson 6-2 in the semi-finals on Saturday, but only showed patches of that form in the final.
Perry said: “I was battling against my cue action. I only started to play when the match was over. I saved the worst until last.”