Jimmy White wins World Seniors Championship after brilliant comeback

Jimmy White successfully defended the World Seniors Championship title after he produced a wonderful comeback to beat close friend and rival Ken Doherty.

White’s hopes of winning the World Seniors title for a second year running at the Crucible appeared to be all but gone when Doherty took a 4-0 lead going into the final’s mid-session interval.

But after the break the match incredibly completely turned on its head with White winning five frames on the bounce to complete an unlikely victory.

White, who earlier in the day beat his once arch rival Stephen Hendry in the semi-finals, holds on to the trophy he won for the first time a year ago and collected a cheque for £15,000.

Jimmy White. Picture: WPBSA

The whirlwind has also secured a place in next season’s Champion of Champions professional invitational event which is due to take place in November.

Speaking after the match White told the BBC: “Once I got that frame [fifth] I settled a bit. I didn’t really get going but towards the end I felt really good because I’m playing well in practice so I know that my form’s there.

“Luckily enough for me Ken missed a couple of balls which would have wrapped the match up. It’s a fantastic win; I’m a bit gutted for Ken because I’ve been here miles in front and got beat. This is a great win for me being 4-0 down.”

 

3 thoughts on “Jimmy White wins World Seniors Championship after brilliant comeback

  1. Pity Jimmy couldn’t have played like that in latter stages of Crucible Finals in the 80’s and 90,s. Still class as is Ken Doherty, Thanks Guys at least we got a decent final at The Crucible in 2020.

  2. I cannot believe the bbc pulled the plug on the final frame obviously they don’t consider this tournament is a world final not just that icons of the game, jimmy white being one of the best ambassadors for snooker exciting to watch my opinion they don’t deserve to show the tournament appalling.

  3. Pingback: Jimmy White ‘reborn’ with his game after work with coach Chris Cookson | Snooker Chat

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