Jimmy White ‘reborn’ with his game after work with coach Chris Cookson

Jimmy White say he feels ‘reborn’ with his game after winning the World Seniors Championship for a second year running.

The Whirlwind defended the title he won last year in dramatic fashion on Saturday night after came back from 4-0 down to beat close friend and rival Ken Doherty at the Crucible Theatre.

Victory means White will be eligible to play in next season’s Champion of Champions which is due to be held in November.

Throughout the tournament White made many high breaks of 70 and more and often punished costly mistakes from his opponents.

He also made a stunning 130 break against Stephen Hendry in the semi-finals which was the tournament’s highest break.

Jimmy White. Picture: WPBSA

Prior to lifting the World Seniors trophy, White revealed he had been working hard with new coach Chris Cookson on his technique.

He said: “Because I’m playing well I knew in the interval if I could find a bit of form and score I got a chance (of winning).

“It (the win) just builds my confidence and makes me want to keep practising.

“Like as a kid, I still love practising and worked on my technique with Chris Cookson my coach and I’m sort of reborn again with it.

“I had 10 or 15 years when I was playing but didn’t have a new chance but now I am back enjoying it.”

 

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