Whirlwind hits Preston

Legend Jimmy White
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Jimmy ‘Whirlwind’ White, John Parrott and defending champion Mark Williams will be among the snooker favourites competing in the World Seniors Championship at the Guild Hall in Preston in January.

The Sky Sports-televised tournament runs on the weekend of January 30/31 and brings together green baize kings of the past three decades, together with current players, aged 40 or over.

Eight players have already been awarded places in the popular tournament: Mark Williams – two time World Champion who won the Seniors crown on his debut in the event last year – White, John Parrott, Ken Doherty, Joe Johnson, Peter Ebdon, Nigel Bond and Darren Morgan.

The field will be made up by eight more players who come through qualifying rounds to be staged in Wigan from December 21 and 22.

Tickets start at just £10. For details call 01772 804444 or visit www.worldsnooker.com.tickets.