Jimmy White beats Ken Doherty to win UK Seniors Championship

Jimmy White lifted silverware tonight after he beat Ken Doherty to win the UK Seniors Championship.

Jimmy White. Picture by Monique Limbos

Almost 25 years after winning the UK Championship back in 1992, the Whirlwind lifted the UK seniors trophy after beating the Irishman 4-2 in the first major senior event of the new World Seniors Tour.

Earlier in the day, White beat Jonathan Bagley in the semi-finals while Doherty beat seven-times world champion Stephen Hendry.

The competition is just one of several to be played this season in a major revamp of the seniors game under the vision of snooker promoter Jason Francis.

Francis has created the first ever World Seniors Tour which is open to any amateur player aged 40 or above to play at snooker’s biggest venues against some of the sport’s well-known legends.

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