Incredible Judd Trump Run Of Shots Leads To Clearance! | 2022/23 BetVictor European Masters

Perry Topples Trump

Joe PerryJudd Trump rued missed chances as he lost 4-3 to Joe Perry in the last 16 of the BetVictor Welsh Open in Cardiff.

Bristol’s Trump will feel he should have won 4-2 but squandered opportunities in the sixth frame and instead it’s Perry who goes through to tomorrow’s quarter-finals to meet last year’s runner up Ben Woollaston. Match schedule

Trump, still waiting for his first title of the season, started well with a break of 70 to take the opening frame and he led 54-0 in the second before Perry made an excellent 70 clearance. The next two were also shared then Trump took the fifth to lead 3-2.

When Perry missed a black leading 65-10 in frame six, his opponent had a chance to clear up, but failed to gain position on the final blue. He later potted blue and pink but couldn’t get position on the black. A bout of safety followed, and Trump’s missed attempt from distance allowed Perry to pot the black for 3-3. The Cambridgeshire cueman took advantage by winning the decider with a run of 55.

“I’m delighted, it’s the first time I have beaten Judd in a big tournament,” said Perry, who won his first ranking title at the Players Championship last season. “I felt good out there, I was calm. When Judd was clearing up in the sixth frame I was thinking about the roadworks on the M4 on the way home. I dodged a bullet there and then made a good break in the decider.”

Trump said: “I felt in control and I had enough chances so it’s my own fault that I lost. I was a bit unlucky not to get position on the black in the sixth frame, if I had got the right cannon I’d be sitting here having won 4-2. But then I had another chance in the last frame and missed a black. I was struggling with my concentration and missed too many balls.”

Ding Junhui

Ding signs autographs for fans

Ding Junhui set up an intriguing match with Neil Robertson by beating Luca Brecel 4-2. China’s Ding has suffered a series of early exits from ranking events this season but has improved this week and compiled breaks of 70, 89, 87 and 55 tonight.

“I feel happy because I am getting better,” said Ding, whose run in Cardiff has assured his place in the World Grand Prix next month. “I always get a lot of support from Chinese fans in Wales. They give me power and it makes me want to do well and share victory with them.”