Chatteris cueman Joe Perry sealed a win on the televised table in the Welsh Open to make the quarter-finals on Thursday (February 18).
The world No.10 played on table one for the first time this week and edged past world number six Judd Trump 4-3 at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena.
At 3-2 up, Trump had two chances to seal victory on the final black after an earlier routine miss from Perry, only for the Fenland ace to pinch the frame and win the decider.
Perry (41) said: “I’m not one for first-pumping because I know what it’s like to get beaten out there in close matches and it’s not nice when someone gives a fist-pump,” said Perry. “But inside I was fist-pumping and I’m delighted.
“It was good to finally get under the TV lights because I don’t care what anyone says, it is definitely different.
“I know the very top players have earned the right to play on the TV table all the time, but it definitely is an advantage.”
Next up for Perry is a match against last year’s losing finalist Ben Woollaston this evening (Friday), with a place in the semi-finals on the line.
That clash will be a best-of-nine rather than best-of-seven.