O’Sullivan in danger as Perry maintains lead

RONNIE O’Sullivan’s two-year defence of the World Championship title lies under threat after Joe Perry continued to defy the odds in their second round battle. Perry, who led 5-3 following Thursday’s opening session, will go into Saturday morning’s final session just needing four more frames to knock out the five-times world champion after maintaining his…

Impressive Perry earns lead over defending champion

JOE PERRY showed the Crucible crowd why he is enjoying his best season on tour after gaining an overnight 5-3 lead against Ronnie O’Sullivan.  Gentleman Joe, as he is nicknamed, put on an impressive display in the first session of the second round tie against the defending champion and left the Sheffield venue with a…

Maguire halts Perry fightback to reach last eight

STEPHEN Maguire secured his place in the quarter-finals of The Masters with a 6-4 win over Joe Perry but had to survive a scare late on. Last season’s Welsh Open champion looked in impressive form during the first half of the encounter which saw him win five of the opening six frames. Leading 5-1, the Scot seemed to…

Shanghai Masters 2012 – Day 5 Report

MARK Williams booked his place into the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters only hours after being involved in a serious scooting accident. While riding a scooter at a cue sports trade show, the Welshman then lost his balance and fell on the floor less than 24 hours before his quarter final tie with Joe Perry.…

Shanghai Masters 2012 – Day 4 Report

JOHN Higgins’ resurgence in form continued as he sailed into the Shanghai Masters quarter finals with a 5-0 whitewash victory over Ryan Day. The four-times world champion followed on from where he finished off on Wednesday in his win over Welshman Jamie Jones yesterday as top breaks of 57 and 53 saw the Wizard of…

Shanghai Masters 2012 – Day 1 Report

THE OPENING day of the Shanghai Masters saw last season’s runner-up Mark Williams cruise to the last 16 with a 5-1 over Mark Davis. Having recovered from losing the first frame, the Welshman and world number three, who lost to Mark Selby in the final of the competition twelve months ago, never looked in danger…