June 20, 2010

Holt Pips Jimmy to Pink Ribbon

Filed under: snookerbacker @ 7:21 pm

Holt - You can see his tie through his jumper.

Well it was nice while it lasted.

The 50/1 bet on Jimmy White went right to the wire but unfortunately the serial runner-up just couldn’t complete what would have been a wonderful comeback against Michael Holt, who ended up winning the Pink Ribbon Pro-Am event by 6 frames to 5.

A high quality match with four centuries, three for Holt which capped off what by all accounts was a very good event at an extremely good new snooker venue.

Jimmy said earlier in the week that he would be playing there three or four times a week and has renewed enthusiasm for the game since the arrival of the Messiah Barry Hearn.

He has obviously turned to superstition too as he spookily added that the venue in Gloucester was 147 miles from his house, or perhaps he was just showing off that he has finally worked out how to switch on the Sat Nav.

But congratulations to Holt who is another that seems to prefer these relaxed style tournaments and one that may benefit from the newly introduced Players Tour that starts next week.

As for Jimmy, I’m still chasing that 50p I lost on him in the 1984 World Championship, my latest losing figure is now somewhere approaching £6.5 million. But it’s been fun and who knows, perhaps this signals just one last piece of magic left in the Whirlwind?

Michael Holt 6-5 Jimmy White

75(41)-20, 45-61(56), 126(114)-0, 72-38, 127(127tc)-0, 0-90(55), 66-23, 25-62(61), 0-72(65), 14-110(110), 129(129)-0

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