Joe Perry Player Profile
Joe Perry Stats Date of birth: 13 August, 1974 Nationality: England First turned professional: 1992 Highest ranking: 8 Ranking titles: 2 Triple Crown titles: 0 Crucible best: semi-final Masters appearances: 11 147 breaks: 0
Joe Perry turned professional in 1992 alongside a number of players who would become giants of the game.
While the likes of Ronnie O’Sullivan, John Higgins, and Mark Williams registered almost immediate successes, Perry’s career was more of a slow burner.
Indeed, the Englishman didn’t really announce himself as a credible contender until 2001, when he orchestrated an unexpected run to the final of the European Open.
Perry was beaten easily by Stephen Hendry in that title decider, but results were improving and soon after he moved into the top 16 of the world rankings.
The Gentleman subsequently began to threaten more regularly in the major tournaments.
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In the 2004 UK Championship semi-finals he was denied in a dramatic decider by David Gray.
Just over three years later at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, he was again a narrow loser in a World Championship last-four battle with Ali Carter.
But in 2008, Perry did manage to land a professional title with glory in the newly formed Championship League invitational.
Silverware in ranking events proved elusive, however, and a 10-9 reverse against close friend Neil Robertson in the final of the 2014 Wuxi Classic only served to underline Perry’s reputation as a nearly man.
Fast forward to the end of that season and everything changed, with Perry fighting back from 3-0 down to edge Mark Williams 4-3 and win the Players Tour Championship Grand Finals.
In 2017, Perry pushed O’Sullivan for Masters glory only to come up just short against the Rocket at the Alexandra Palace in London.
Either side of that final appearance, Perry endured near misses again at the 2016 World Open and the 2018 European Masters.
Yet in 2022, at the age of 47, he claimed his second career ranking title with an impressive 9-5 victory over Judd Trump in the Welsh Open.
Perry raised the Ray Reardon Trophy aloft, which was an especially sweet moment given how at the PTC Grand Finals seven years previously, there was bizarrely no trophy presentation for his triumph.
Ranking Event Victories
- 2015 PTC Grand Finals
- 2022 Welsh Open
Other Notable Victories
- Championship League (2008)
- Yizing Open (2013)
- Xuzhou Open (2015)
- CVB Snooker Challenge (2017)
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Joe Perry Player Profile
SHQ Stars: How it works
|Rating||SHQ Stars||Career Requirements|
|Black||★★★★★★★||multiple world champion; 30+ ranking titles; career triple crown; world no.1 (at least 3)|
|Pink||★★★★★★||world champion; 10+ ranking titles; multiple winner of triple crown events; member of top 2; 15+ seasons in top 16 (at least 3)|
|Blue||★★★★★||winner of triple crown event; 5+ ranking titles; member of top 4; 12+ seasons in top 16 (at least 2)|
|Brown||★★★★||2+ ranking titles; member of top 8; triple crown event finalist; 8+ seasons in the top 16 (at least 2)|
|Green||★★★||ranking title; member of top 16 (at least 1)|
|Yellow||★★||member of top 64|