2015 Players Championship - Major win for Joe Perry

18:18:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

Joe Perry beat Mark Williams 4-3 to win this year's Players Championship Grand Final edition and cash a not-too-shabby £100,000 cheque along with the fame and glory of capturing his first major ranking title. 

Perry had to overcome a deficit of being led 3-0 down, his opponent almost tasting the sweet aroma of silverware, for Williams hasn't won a major ranking title since the 2011 German Masters.

"The Gentleman" of snooker won the Xuzhou Open earlier this year and the Yixing Open back in 2013, both of them being part of the ex-PTC events series, now PC events (the Asian branch), but winning the Grand Finale is his first ever major ranking victory, a victory that he's been craving for about 23 years, since he became a pro.

As for the final battle, it started with a 64 break carefully built by the Welshman, to which he soon added a 57 and a beautiful 103 clearance to practically fly at 3-0 up. 

He needed just one more frame, but Perry had other plans in mind so he kept the match alive after winning a very scrappy 4th frame in which his top contribution was a break of 14 points.

Despite that it was all that the Englishman needed to regain his confidence and continue for a full comeback.

Breaks of 50 and 56 followed, the last one actually forcing the decider which the same Perry took with runs of 54 and 24 for a final victory of 4-3.

After the match, Mark Williams said that although he had a strong start in the first part of the match he didn't have too many chances in the second one, as Perry was cruising towards victory.
As always, he admitted he's not "too bothered" to be losing this one, especially since his opponent "will be buying the drinks" after the match.

For those not in the know, thanks to performing in such a great way at the Players Championhip in Bangkok, Mark Williams actually sealed his position in the Top 16, which means a guaranteed place at the Crucible this year.

Perry, obviously declared he's "so happy" to have won this event, especially since is his first major ranking win and described his much-deserved and awaited victory as "a dream come true". 

Sadly enough though there wasn't any trophy, which was #careless to say the least, so this article will have to do with this crap photo with the champion holding a horribly-designed fake cheque.

Now hurry up and pack your bags for we are going to Beijing, China for the China Open! It starts on Monday, yes, it is insane!

P.S. For those who haven't found out yet, Ronnie O'Sullivan pulled out of the 2015 China Open, due to health problems.