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.

Creator of SnookerHQ and a journalism graduate, David has been actively reporting on snooker since 2011. He has been published in national publications and has appeared on BBC World News and on talkSPORT radio as an analyst.

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