Perry Pips Hawkins for Pink Ribbon

Joe Perry came from 3-1 behind to continue his good early season form by beating Barry Hawkins 4-3 in the final of the annual Pink Ribbon at the Capital Venue in Gloucester yesterday.

The Englishmen put on a good show, sharing sevens breaks of 45 or more between them – including a ton from the ‘Hawk’.

38 year-old Perry won his second professional title in June at the Yixing Open in China and, even though this will go down as only a pro-am victory, the success was against several of the game’s top players.

Perry needed a deciding frame again to overcome Welshman Dominic Dale in the last four while Hawkins ended a strong run from rookie pro Vinnie Calabrese with a 4-2 triumph.

The Pink Ribbon has been run for four years now with everyone encouraged to don the colour pink in aid of Breast Cancer Charities.

The tournament has been a hit right from the beginning with many players both professional and amateur alike keen to take part.

Previous winners include Michael Holt, Mark Joyce and Stuart Bingham.

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