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Jimmy White into UK Seniors Championship Semi-Finals

Jimmy White remains on course for another seniors title after reaching the semi-finals of the UK Seniors Championship with a 4-1 victory over Wayne Cooper.

The 2017 champion scored three half-century breaks to see off the challenge of the amateur competitor and set up an intriguing contest against David Lilley in the last four.

That fixture represents a repeat of the World Seniors Championship final from last year in which the latter upset the Whirlwind at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.

It’s the third time White has reached the semi-finals of the UK Seniors Championship, and the 59 year-old will be hoping to add to the title he claimed back in the inaugural staging of the tournament in 2017.

Lilley, meanwhile, maintained his aspirations of a unique double by hammering Joe Johnson 4-0 at the Bonus Arena in Hull.

On the other side of the draw, another former champion is performing well as Ken Doherty outplayed old rival Stephen Hendry to maintain his 100% record of reaching the penultimate round.

The Irishman consigned Hendry to another early defeat that leaves the seven-time world champion still in search of a maiden seniors trophy.

Doherty will face Peter Lines for a place in the final after the Englishman overcame Kuldesh Johal 4-1 while boasting an impressive pot-success rate of almost 95%.

The semi-finals will take place on Friday afternoon before the title decider for the 2022 UK Seniors Championship will see a winner crowned later in the day.

There is live coverage in the UK on the BBC iPlayer and Red Button, with Irish viewers able to watch on Virgin Media Sport.

Semi-Finals Draw

Peter Lines vs Ken Doherty (4)
(Friday, est. 2pm)

Jimmy White (3) vs David Lilley (2)
(Friday, 12pm)

The final begins at 7pm.

Featured photo credit: WSS

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