The Whirlwind might be bidding for a fourth world seniors title and a 3rd on the trot.
The draw for the 2021 World Seniors Snooker Championship has been made with Jimmy White set to face Tony Knowles on the Crucible Theatre in Could.
White gained his third world seniors crown final August with a dramatic 5-4 victory in opposition to Ken Doherty within the last in Sheffield, having at one stage trailed 4-0 to the Irishman.
The 58 year-old has typically dominated on the World Seniors Tour in the previous few years, and he’ll definitely be among the many favourites once more on this event.
Towards Knowles, he comes up in opposition to a participant he confronted 18 instances in skilled competitors between 1979 and 1993, profitable 13 instances.
Stephen Hendry, who beat Jimmy White within the current World Snooker Championship qualifiers, is among the different large names within the World Seniors draw and can face 1977 UK champion Patsy Fagan within the first spherical.
The Scot has to date did not land any silverware within the over-40s competitions, however with extra follow underneath his belt within the final 12 months or so he will definitely carry a extra vital risk.
Elsewhere, Ken Doherty and Joe Johnson conflict in a battle of the previous world champions, whereas Michael Choose and Patrick Wallace encounter one another in an all-Irish affair.
Brazil’s Igor Figueiredo might be in motion in opposition to former world quantity two John Parrott, with Dennis Taylor going through Barry Pinches and David Lilley taking over Philip Williams.
Lastly, 2011 world seniors champion Darren Morgan will start his try to regain the crown in opposition to fellow Welshman Lee Walker.
The World Seniors Snooker Championship takes place from Could 6 to Could 9 on the Crucible Theatre, with reside protection set to be offered by BBC on its digital platforms.
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