Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Snooker: White Out!

Jimmy White lost 10-3 to Mark King in the final qualifying round of the World Championships yesterday. This is a disaster for Jimmy who will not be in the top 64 for the 2008/2009 season. I believe this means he needs a wildcard to get back onto the main tour.

Jimmy has been putting in some hard practice to try to get back in form so he doesn't drop off the main circuit, but his efforts seem to be too little too late.

Somehow Jimmy cricked his neck on Saturday and had massages all day Sunday, but the treatment didn't seem to work.

This is the second year in a row that Jimmy has failed to reach the televised stages of the World Championships and currently it doesn't look good for him as a main tour professional. Let's hope he can get fit again and find some of his old magic.

Maybe we haven't seen the last of Jimmy White yet.


Gwynston said...

Sad to see Jimmy's slide continue, but not unexpected. Strangely enough, this article:
White career on point of obscurity
says "White is down to a provisional number 75 in the world rankings, which is enough to retain his place on the main tour for next season."

Is that correct?

Also, I see that 17-year-old Liu Chuang beat Dominic Dale 10-9 to make it to the Crucible. The next Chinese sensation?

andy said...

To be honest I'm not sure at what point a player drops off the tour. If I find out more information, I'll post it. Or if someone else knows, please feel free to post the information!

I'm looking forward to seeing Liu Chuang in action! :o) That's certainly a real blow for Dominic Dale though, especially after having won a ranking event this season.