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SportJimmy White puts Crucible misery to bed with World Seniors Snooker Championship win

14:35  19 august  2019
14:35  19 august  2019 Source:   uk.sports.yahoo.com

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The World Seniors Championship is an invitational seniors snooker tournament which has been played under different formats. In 2017 and 2018 it was held for non-tour players aged 40 or over at

Jimmy White puts Crucible misery to bed with World Seniors Snooker Championship win Jimmy White has won his second World Seniors Championship

After a career filled with Crucible Theatre misery, Jimmy White has finally removed his ‘nearly man’ tag by winning the World Seniors Snooker Championship at the venue.

The 57-year-old is well known for finishing as a runner-up six times in the World Snooker Championships at the Crucible, but beat former world number eight Darren Morgan 5-3 to claim the Seniors title.

It is White’s second World Seniors Snooker Championship victory, but it is the first time the competition has been held at the venue which caused White so much disappointment throughout his career.

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Jimmy White puts Crucible misery to bed with World Seniors Snooker Championship win © Provided by Oath Inc. Jimmy White MBE at the Crucible Theatre in 2006. (Credit: Getty Images)

Speaking after his win, White said: "It sounds strange to be world champion at the Crucible.

"I have been playing really well, I lost the form on Thursday coming here and today I managed to get my game together and I felt very strong."

The player nickname “The Whirlwind” also tweeted: "Got there in the end".

The Scot’s first defeat in a World Championship final at the Crucible Theatre came in 1984 against Steven Davis.

Four of White’s six defeats at the venue came against Stephen Hendry, with the last of them coming in 1994.

This year’s World Seniors Snooker Championship was made up of former snooker greats, with White taking home a £25,000 prize for his victory.

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The 1988 World Snooker Championship (also referred to as the 1988 Embassy World Snooker Championship for the purposes of sponsorship) was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 16 April and 2 May 1988 at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.

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