ALI Carter will be hoping for a better showing in upcoming tournaments after several early exits on the World Snooker circuit.

The Chelmsford player was beaten in the second round of the European Masters by Anthony McGill shortly after his defeat to Fergal O’Brien in the China Championship.

Carter won just won frame against O’Brien but that frame was enough for him to win the tournament’s high break prize.

Carter scored 144 which was the highest break of the event, pocketing £4,000.

The 39-year-old returns to action against Kishan Hirani on Thursday in International Championship qualifying.