Jimmy White

Snooker player Jimmy White

James Warren "Jimmy" White MBE is an English professional snooker player. Nicknamed "The Whirlwind" and popularly referred to as the "People's Champion", White is a multiple World Championship finalist renowned for losing each of the six finals he contested. White's extensive list of achievements, however, also include victory in the World Amateur Championship, the UK Championship and the Masters.
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Birthday
02 May 1962
home town
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The Whitey Bulger trial: Blast from the past
The Economist - over 4 years
A face that still makes people tremble TOMMY DONAHUE was just a boy when his father was murdered in 1982. He still carries his dad’s death certificate in his trouser pocket. It cites multiple gunshot wounds as the cause; Mr Donahue thinks it should also list the names of the gangsters who killed his father, and the rogue FBI agents who tipped them off.Michael Donahue, who was not a mobster, was giving a lift home to a wise-guy friend, Brian Halloran, who was suspected of snitching to the FBI. Both men were shot; Halloran at least 14 times. The hit was planned and carried out, prosecutors say, by Jim “Whitey” Bulger, a former gang boss now on trial in Boston.Mr Bulger (pictured) went on the lam in 1994, after hearing that he was about to be indicted. With his mistress, he disappeared for 16 years. It turned out he was living quietly in California, watching a lot of television. When he was caught in 2011, police found a stash of guns in his apartment walls and $800,000 in cash.Mr Bul...
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Comment on Sexual abuse on the prairie by The Lord Ben Chung
Canadian Christianity - almost 6 years
Dear Jimmy: While it isa that you get paid for writing an article, others pay for that with sweat, tears and blood. Your spreading rumours on Carmen Wesley, is despicable, and has consequences. I hope that you come up with an apology and correction. It is easy with a stroke of pen and you get paid for. Carmen pays for this with mental anguish and her mother Elisa also pays for this with sleepless nights, nightmares and anger. You are a Christian man, at least check the sources and apologize otherwise we will start a letter writing campaign to make sure you report this properly to your editors, and demand that you be fired for making such poor comments. Read my words and tremble, I give you a week to sort this out. Our group will not watch this with idle eyes. Mark my words very carefully.
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White upends Barry to claim first city crown - Mail Tribune
Google News - over 6 years
Jimmy White hits from bunker during the 2011 Rogue Valley Stroke Play Championship Sunday at Centennial Golf Club in Medford. Mail Tribune / Julia MooreJulia Moore By Tim Trower Jimmy White pulled another sticker out of one of his socks
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Snooker in mourning as referee Ganley passes away at 68 - Daily Mail
Google News - over 6 years
Ganley refereed four World Championship finals at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre, including Stephen Hendry's first success in 1990 over Jimmy White. He also took charge of one of the sport's fabled matches, the 1983 UK Championship final, in which Alex
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Elder 27, Centerville 14 (3rd quarter) - Cincinnati.com (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
The touchdown was set up by a 60-yard run by Jimmy White. Fox gots his second TD run of the game from 6 yards out with 10:34 left in the 2nd quarter. Second quarter: Fox is well on his way to Al Bundy 'Polk High' status. He just scored his third TD run
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John Higgins whitewashes Jimmy White in semi-final of 2011 Premier League ... - bettor.com (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
Scotland's John Higgins played tremendously to outclass his opponent, the legendary Jimmy White, in their semi-final clash of 2011 Premier League Snooker on the opening night. The world champion has started his 2011 PartPoker.com Premier League
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Billy on the Box: It's snooker Jim, but not as we know it - Belfast Telegraph
Google News - over 6 years
It's sad then that Jimmy White remains one of the game's biggest stars. The Whirlwind in his pomp was a genius; an artist on the baize whose medium was chalk and his brush a Riley two-piece that Michaelangelo could have used to get to the pokey bits in
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Stevens shines in Skegness - SkySports
Google News - over 6 years
Higgins booked his place in the final by seeing off Jimmy White 3-0, the Scotsman managing breaks of 92 and then 105 - the only century of the night - in the opening two frames. White looked set to claw one back in the third but, having held his nerve
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Celina Record > News - Celina Record
Google News - over 6 years
In a Platte, South Dakota hospital, are TO Stroup of Frisco and Jimmy White of Terrell. Both have back injuries and it is thought Stroup will lose an eye. Stroup's light plane hit a pickup truck in a takeoff, killing a boy and injuring a man in the
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Proximity to Bangkok, world class amenities drive Pattaya boom - Asia Property Report
Google News - over 6 years
The resort town's profile has continued to grow in recent months with the arrival of several celebrity residents, including snooker legend Jimmy White. Sales are being driven in large part by non-resident Europeans, especially Russians
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sporting greats who have failed to win big: luke donald, fernando torres ... - talkSPORT.co.uk
Google News - over 6 years
The Open is upon us and English hopefuls Luke Donald and Lee Westwood will both be looking to win their first career major. The golfing pair, who are ranked number one and two in the world, defy the odds by being at the top of their sport without
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Snooker Jimmy White buys holiday home in Pattaya - The Nation
Google News - over 6 years
By The Nation Jimmy White, one of the world's snooker legends, recently purchased a holiday home in Pattaya after a number of visits to Thailand and the resort city. The new holiday home for the snooker, who has won a total of 23 professional titles
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Snooker: Laughs, nostalgia and top-class snooker for area's potting fans - Grimsby Telegraph
Google News - over 6 years
CUE greats Jimmy White and Dennis Taylor are set to appear in Grimsby next week as part of the Snooker Legends tour. Also lined up for the event – on Wednesday, July 13 at the Grimsby Auditorium – are trick-shot king John Virgo and former world
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Extra tickets released for sell out snooker show - Highland News
Google News - over 6 years
For 100 more tickets are being released from today for the Snooker Legend event which goes ahead tonight at Eden Court, staring renowned players such as Jimmy White, Dennis Taylor, John Parrott, John Virgo, Cliff Thorburn and Michaela Tabb
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Rory McLeod ends Jimmy White's hopes, David Gilbert needs one more: 2011 ... - bettor.com (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
Rory McLeod has made it to the fourth round qualifiers, ending Jimmy White's qualifying hopes in the process, on June 29 at the academy. David Gilbert, Q School pro ticket winner, has also surged into his final qualifier. The People's Champion, Jimmy
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Jimmy White, Jack Lisowski, Yu Delu register victories: 2011 Australian ... - bettor.com (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
Some exciting matches were seen at the academy baize including ones that featured Jimmy White, Jack Lisowski and Yu Delu as winners. They beat Paul Davison, Joe Jogia and Robin Hull respectively in their qualifying matches. Jimmy White played his first
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Timeline
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    FIFTIES
  • 2015
    Age 52
    In April 2015, he appeared as a guest at a campaign event when his friend Kim Rose was standing as the UK Independence Party candidate to be MP for Southampton Itchen.
    White was, together with Neal Foulds, commentator for Eurosport-UK at the 2015 German Masters in Berlin.
    The 2015/16 season ended in disappointment when White lost the deciding frame of his first round World Championship Qualifier against Gerard Greene.
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  • 2014
    Age 51
    In his autobiography, released in November 2014, it was revealed that White was addicted to crack cocaine during a three-month spell of his career.
    In 2014 White almost lost his place on the professional World Snooker circuit as he finished the 2013/2014 season ranked World No 64.
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  • 2013
    Age 50
    At the 2013 World Seniors White lost to Hendry in the quarter final
  • FORTIES
  • 2011
    Age 48
    At a Legends Tour event in June 2011, White compiled a maximum break, unusual for the fact that he potted the first ball off the, meaning his opponent never played a shot in the frame.
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    White began the 2011/2012 season ranked number 55.
  • 2010
    Age 47
    White started the 2010/2011 season by entering the Players Tour Championship, his best performance coming in the first European event and at the sixth event in Sheffield, where he reached the quarter-finals each time.
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  • 2009
    Age 46
    On 17 December 2009 it was confirmed that White received a wild card for the Wembley Masters.
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    At the beginning of the 2009/10 season White reached the final of the Champion of Champions Challenge in Killarney, eventually losing 1–5 to Shaun Murphy.
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    He won his next qualifying match at the 2009 World Championship.
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    After this he qualified for the main stage of the 2009 Welsh Open, but lost in the first round 1–5 against Ali Carter.
  • 2008
    Age 45
    He began the 2008/2009 season by qualifying for the main draw of the 2008 Northern Ireland Trophy and the 2008 Shanghai Masters, but lost in the first round against Barry Hawkins 3–5 and Mark King 4–5 respectively.
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    He won one match at the 2008 Welsh Open and two matches at the 2008 World Championship.
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  • 2007
    Age 44
    In November 2007, his father, Tommy White, died aged 88. With his daughter, Lauren Albert, White is a director of Jimmy White Ltd., which had a turnover of £180,359 in 2006. White has been a fan of Chelsea Football Club since 1972. In December 2012, Jimmy got engaged to Kelly Singh.
    He won 4 straight matches at the 2007 Grand Prix and finished in the third place of his group, thus not qualifying for the main draw.
    In the 2007/2008 season he won 7 of his 16 qualifying matches.
  • 2006
    Age 43
    In the 2006/2007 season he qualified for only one ranking event, the 2007 China Open.
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    He lost in the first round of the 2006 World Championship, although he did beat Stephen Hendry, Ding Junhui and World Champion Graeme Dott to reach the final of the 2006 Premier League.
    Nonetheless, his consistency waned in the 2000s and a first-round defeat in the 2006 World Championship saw White drop out of the world's top 32 player rankings.
  • 2005
    Age 42
    White fell out of the top-32 at the end of the 2005/2006 season and has not regained this status to date.
    However he made two more memorable comebacks in the 2005 Masters.
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  • 2004
    Age 41
    White's consistency diminished in the 2004/2005 season.
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    Victory in the 2004 World Championship could have given White the number-one ranking, but he was beaten 10–8 by qualifier Barry Pinches after leading 4–2.
    His last ranking victory to date came in April 2004, when White defeated Shaun Murphy, John Parrott, Ian McCulloch, Peter Ebdon and Paul Hunter to win the Players Championship in Glasgow – his first ranking title in over 11 years.
  • 2003
    Age 40
    After reaching the semi-finals of the UK Championship in November 2003, White defeated Neil Robertson, Stephen Hendry and Peter Ebdon to reach the semi-finals of the 2004 Masters – where he lost a tight match against Ronnie O'Sullivan.
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    In the 2003/2004 season White produced his most consistent season in over a decade.
    He memorably came back from 1–5 down to defeat World Champion Peter Ebdon 6–5 in their first-round at the 2003 Masters.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2002
    Age 39
    White won only two ranking event matches in the 2002/2003 season but was able to maintain his top-16 ranking.
    He lost 3–13 in his second-round match with Matthew Stevens at the 2002 World Championship and issued an immediate apology after hitting the cue ball off the table in frustration when trailing 2–5.
    In the invitational 2002 Masters he beat Matthew Stevens 6–1 and came back from 2–5 behind to defeat O'Sullivan 6–5 in the quarter-finals.
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  • 2001
    Age 38
    Ranked 11 at the start of the 2001/2002 season, White performed steadily in the ranking events without reaching a semi-final.
    His only other victory of note, however, was a 6–2 defeat of Ronnie O'Sullivan in the 2001 Masters and White subsequently failed to qualify for the 2001 World Championship.
  • 2000
    Age 37
    He fought back the following season, and reached the final of the British Open (losing 6–9 to Peter Ebdon) and the semi-finals of the 2000 Grand Prix in the early part of the campaign.
  • 1998
    Age 35
    Largely due to his poor form in the 1998/1999 season, White also lost his top-16 place.
  • 1997
    Age 34
    A run to the semi-finals of the 1997 Grand Prix helped to remedy this and White then enjoyed a great form at the 1998 World Championship.
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  • 1996
    Age 33
    In the 1996/1997 season White failed to win a professional match until February and a first-round defeat at the 1997 World Championship against Anthony Hamilton (9–10, after leading 8–4) saw him drop out of the top-16 in the world rankings.
    His mother's death caused him to pull out of the 1996 Mosconi Cup pool competition.
    White endured further personal problems later in 1996 with the deaths of his brother Martin and mother Lil.
  • 1995
    Age 32
    White's ranking slipped from 7th to 13th at the end of the 1995/1996 season and he was beaten 13–12 in a second-round encounter with Peter Ebdon in the 1996 World Championship.
    At the 1995 World Championship, White was involved in a controversial first-round match against South African Peter Francisco.
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  • 1993
    Age 30
    White endured a lacklustre campaign in the 1993/1994 season, but managed to reach the 1994 World Championship final for a fifth successive year, becoming only the second player after Steve Davis (1983–89) to achieve this.
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    However White toiled for the remainder of the season, and his struggles continued at the 1993 World Championship.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1992
    Age 29
    He defeated Ken Doherty 10–9 to claim his second 1992 Grand Prix title and followed this with an impressive victory in the 1992 UK Championship.
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    White responded well from this significant setback in the early part of the 1992/1993 season.
    White was drawn against Tony Drago in the first-round of the 1992 World Championship.
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    White started 1992 positively and picked up his second British Open title, beating Steve Davis in the semi-finals and James Wattana in the final.
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    White is one of only six players to have completed a maximum break at the Crucible Theatre, doing so in the 1992 World Snooker Championship.
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  • 1991
    Age 28
    Parrott then overcame White 16–13 to win the UK Championship later in 1991.
    Steve James ended Hendry's reign as World Champion in the 1991 World Championship and White in turn defeated James to reach the final.
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    However, White beat Hendry 18–9 to retain his World Matchplay title later in the year and that win was followed by a 10–4 victory over Hendry (after leading 9–0) in the final of the 1991 Classic.
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  • 1990
    Age 27
    White had a cameo role as himself (as the World Billiards Champion) in Stephen Chow's 1990 kung fu and billiards comedy film, Legend of the Dragon.
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    In 1990, White recorded a 16–14 victory over Steve Davis in the semi-finals of the World Championship.
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  • 1989
    Age 26
    He trailed John Virgo 11–12 in the second-round of the 1989 World Championship and looked beaten when his opponent was on a break of 26 in the following frame.
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  • 1988
    Age 25
    However the 1988/1989 season was less successful, and White's ranking slipped.
    In 1988 he defeated John Campbell, Stephen Hendry and Tony Knowles to reach his fourth World Championship semi-final.
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  • 1987
    Age 24
    White's third ranking win – the 1987 British Open – helped him to end the 1986/1987 season as World number 2, behind Steve Davis who defeated him 16–11 in the semi-finals of the 1987 World Championship.
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  • 1985
    Age 22
    However he won the Classic and also retained the Irish Masters title he won in 1985.
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  • 1984
    Age 21
    White revealed that he went from taking cocaine to crack following his defeat by Steve Davis in the 1984 World Championship final.
    In 1984 White won the Masters for the only time to date, beating Terry Griffiths 9–5 in the final.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1982
    Age 19
    The World Championship has provided the theatre for White's greatest disappointments. In 1982, he led Alex Higgins 15–14 in their semi-final, was up 59–0 in the penultimate and was a and away from the final.
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  • 1981
    Age 18
    White established himself as a top professional in 1981.
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  • 1980
    Age 17
    Nicknamed "The Whirlwind" because of his fluid, attacking style of play and popularly referred to as the "People's Champion", White is a six times World Championship finalist, the 1980 World Amateur Champion, 2009 Six-red World Champion, 2010 World Seniors Champion and 1984 World Doubles champion with Alex Higgins.
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  • 1979
    Age 16
    After winning the English Amateur Championship in 1979, a year later he became the youngest ever winner of the World Amateur Snooker Championship, aged 18, a record since surpassed by Ian Preece and Hossein Vafaei.
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  • 1978
    Age 15
    The club was affectionately known as "Zans" and after Ted's death in 1978 it was handed down to his daughter.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1962
    Born
    Born on May 2, 1962.
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