Snooker World Open: Captain Carter Victorious in Yushan

Ali Carter with the World Open trophy

Ali Carter lifted his fourth ranking title of a professional career that dates back to 1996 last weekend.

The Colchester based cueist defeated Joe Perry 10-8 to lift the Hansheng Auto's World Open in Yushen China.

Carter won six frames back-to-back to go into an 8-3 lead before a late surge from Perry made the scoreline a heck of a lot more uncomfortable for him.

He wrapped up the win in frame 18 and lifted both the trophy and took home the £90,000 winners cheque.

The win propelled Carter back into the top 16 elite players in the world after having previously dropped out due to a battle with cancer.

Carter, ever popular with the fans, will also appear at the Champion of Champions in Coventry in November plus almost certainly will receive an invite to the World Grand Prix and Players Championship finals later in the season.

Perry was playing in his fourth ranking final and played some absolutely amazing snooker to beat Neil Robertson in the semi finals. The same level of snooker didn't seem to be with Perry in the final though meaning the 41-year-old had to settle for second place and £40,000. The result keeps him at number 11 in the latest world rankings.

The next event on the calendar is the Paul Hunter Classic in late August, an event that Carter won last year so will be looking to fair strongly again out in Furth, Germany.

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