Professional Snooker One Dayer - Frames Coulsdon Professional Event
18th August 2016 / Frames Sports Bar, Coulsdon, England
SLIM JIM WINS IMPRESSIVE INVITATIONAL
'The Whirlwind' Jimmy White was the last man standing from an impressively assembled 7-player professional field at Frames Sports Bar's unique invitational earlier today.
This special one day event at the popular venue in Coulsdon saw Stuart Bingham, Mark Davis, Jimmy Robertson, Daniel Wells, Sean O'Sullivan, Michael Georgiou and White each pay an entry fee of £200.
The action began with all the top tier cueists squaring off in a Round Robin with best of 3 frames fixtures. The top 4 then progressed to the Semi-Final Knock-Outs.
2015 World Champion Bingham topped the group with 5 wins out of 6 - his only defeat was a 2-1 loss to White.
The two Jimmys went through with 4 victories each, whilst youngster O'Sullivan sneaked into fourth with 3 wins.
In the Last 4, Bingham was eliminated after going down to White once more (3-1) - Robertson also made sure of a payday when dispatching O'Sullivan 3-0.
There was a difference of 24 years and 69 places in the current World Rankings between the players contesting the Final, but experience still plays a big part, as the former UK and Masters champion claimed a 4-1 success and banked £950 for his day's work. The younger Jimmy went home with £450.
Jimmy White - simply a legend of the sport, is featuring in his 37th consecutive campaign on the pro circuit. In a bid to climb back up the rankings, the 54 year old is looking a lot leaner after shedding pounds during a diet.
It appears as if the change in lifestyle may be paying some dividends already. Aside from this victory, he was recorded last week making a 147 maximum break in practice too - a video that has gone viral on the internet.
Jimmy's next outing on the main tour will be at the Paul Hunter Classic a week on Friday (26th) when he faces Jamie Barrett in the First Round proper.
Pictures above are courtesy of the Cuesports Club FaceBook page
Written and published by Michael Day on the 18th August 2016