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Jimmy White Wins on World Seniors Tour Again

Jimmy White came from behind to beat Aaron Canavan in the final of the World Seniors Tour 6 Red Championship in Belfast on Sunday.

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Jimmy won the Dennis Taylor trophy. Photo credit: World Seniors Snooker

The “Whirlwind” won three frames on the spin from 2-1 down against the reigning world seniors champion to pocket the winner-takes-all £20,000 prize tally.

Canavan had an opportunity to go 3-1 in front but missed a crucial brown, allowing the more illustrious contender in to capitalise.

In a scrappy affair, White duly pinched the fourth frame and added the next two for his second successive triumph on the World Seniors Tour.

The 56 year-old won the Irish Seniors Masters in January at Goffs in County Kildare.

Indeed, it marks White’s fourth world seniors title in total as he underlines his credentials as the most prolific over-40s winner.

The Londoner, who has won ten ranking events on the Main Tour, also tasted glory in the 2010 World Seniors Championship and the 2017 UK Seniors Championship.

White overcame Jonathan Bagley in the last eight before he delighted his legion of supporters with a resounding 4-1 defeat of old rival Stephen Hendry in the semi-finals.

Canavan ousted Tony Drago and 2018 UK Seniors champion Ken Doherty to reach the title deciding match but ultimately fell just short.

The 6 Red Championship was the third tournament on this season’s World Seniors Tour calendar.

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