Whirlwind Jimmy White Rolls Back Years Claiming Irish Seniors Masters

The Whirlwind Jimmy White claimed yet another World Seniors title the Irish Seniors Masters in Goffs in Ireland over the weekend.

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The former six-times World Championship finalist and ten time ranking event winner breezed to a 4 – 1 victory over amateur qualifier Rodney Goggins who produced a fine display of snooker over the weekend as well to reach the final.

An emotional Goggins at the end, 40, gave Jimmy a tough start in the first frame as the Whirlwind went ahead but a tremendous 52 clearance from Goggins saw him steal the frame and go one up. Unfortunately, for Goggins, a former pro in 2004/5, White managed to rekindle some of his old sparkling form and some safety errors from Goggins led to White seeing out the match comfortably.

Brilliant in Patches

White said during the weekend he was playing good stuff in patches but wasn’t consistent like he used to be but said on his day he could beat anybody!

The World Seniors tour is growing in stature as the event was televised on Freeview channel 64 on Freesports as well as streamed online so fans could see the Legends of yesteryear compete with some new faces as there are several events laid on now on the World Seniors tour.

White has already claimed the UK Seniors Championship along with Ken Doherty, both were given wildcard tickets on the main tour after both were relegated a couple of seasons ago.

Other notable performances came also from former professional from Dungannon Patrick Wallace, 49, a former World Championship quarter-finalist in 2001 who got to the semi-finals in Goffs.

But it was White who took the 7,500 Euros and the Alex Higgins seniors trophy in style.

Chris Gaynor

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