17 Results for tag: Jimmy White

World Championship 2019: Tour Survival Blog

With the start of the 2019 Betfred World Championship qualifiers on Wednesday it is time for my annual live blog which will track the key movements in this season's tour survival race throughout the tournament. For those who can finish up inside of the top 64, or in the top eight of the one-year ranking list, not including those players, a place on tour ... More

Johnson Crowned ROKiT Sheffield Masters Champion

Nearly 33 years on from his finest moment in the sport there, Joe Johnson defied the odds once again by producing another title winning performance at the Crucible Theatre to win the 2019 ROKiT World Seniors Sheffield Masters in April. The eight-man one-day extravaganza at the home of snooker was the latest leg on this season’s ROKiT World Seniors ... More

ROKiT Sheffield Masters 2019: Tournament Preview

Sheffield is the centre of attention for the snooker world over the coming weeks, but before the final stages of the Betfred World Professional Championship take place, the iconic Crucible Theatre will play host to the 2019 ROKiT Sheffield Masters on Thursday – the latest leg of this season’s World Seniors circuit. Draw 71-year-old Cliff Thorburn goes ... More

Tour Survival 2019 – Two To Go

With just the top eight on the one-year ranking list to contest this week's Coral Tour Championship, there are just two further counting events to be completed for the players further down the world ranking list before the end of the 2018/19 season. Today we take an updated look at the battle for tour survival and the task facing those in and around the ... More

Whirlwind Blows in Belfast

Jimmy White has defeated Jersey's Aaron Canavan 4-2 to win the inaugural ROKiT 6-Red World Seniors Championship and bank the £20,000 winner-takes-all first prize following a dramatic evening at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast. Victory for ‘The Whirlwind’ represents back-to-back successes on the World Seniors Snooker circuit following his triumph ... More

ROKiT 6-Red World Seniors Championship 2019: Tournament Preview

The third major event of the 2018/19 ROKiT World Seniors Snooker Tour takes place this Sunday with the inaugural ROKiT 6-Red World Seniors Championship. Held at the beautiful Waterfront Hall in Belfast, this one-day extravaganza features a mixture of legends from the sport and amateur qualifiers who have earned the right to join them on the big stage. ... More

White Wins at Goffs

Jimmy White has won the insuremyvan.ie Seniors Irish Masters following a 4-1 success against Ireland's Rodney Goggins in County Kildare. Staged at the iconic Goffs venue, the event was the second of this season's World Seniors Snooker Tour (WSST), following the UK Seniors Championship won by Ken Doherty last October. Like Doherty, White continues to ... More

UK Seniors Championship qualifier to be staged in Hong Kong

The first qualifying event for the UK Seniors Championship takes place next month at the new i20 Snooker Club in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Organised by World Seniors Snooker, the event is open to players who are over 40 and has already attracted entries from the UK and mainland Europe, as well as China, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand. With renowned ... More

Invitational Tour Cards

Following a significant number of questions that I have received following the decision to award invitational tour cards (ITCs) to Ken Doherty and Jimmy White this season, today I am going to try to set out a few of the basics as to their operation and their effect upon the world ranking list. History Discretionary ITCs have in fact existed since the ... More

Hong Kong Masters

Ronnie O’Sullivan will face John Higgins in the first round of the Hong Kong Masters next month as many of the world’s top stars gather for the invitation event. Organized by the Hong Kong Billiard Sports Control Council Co. Ltd. (HKBSCC), subvented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) and sanctioned by World Snooker Limited (WSL), ... More