JOE PERRY fell victim to a shock 5-2 defeat to amateur Duane Jones in the China Open qualifiers at the Capital Venue in Gloucester on Sunday.
Perry, the world no.15, led 1-0 and 2-1 but 19 year-old Jones unleashed a barrage of big breaks to book his place in the final stages in Beijing.
Having made a 137 total clearance in the second frame, Jones compiled one of 141 to make it 2-2. He comfortably added the fifth and rounded off victory with runs of 75 and 74.
Matthew Stevens, who has slipped to 19th in the rankings, suffered another setback when he was beaten 5-0 by Thai legend James Wattana.
There were no such problems for world no.2 Mark Selby, who highlighted his 5-0 defeat of Ryan Clark with a break of 107.
Jack Lisowski won the last two frames to stave off a surprise defeat to 15 year-old amateur Shane Castle, who led 4-3 before Lisowski came through 5-4.
Photographs by Monique Limbos.