Jimmy White claims he can still win the World Championships, despite suffering a 10-3 thrashing at the hands of Ken Doherty.
White's defeat leaves him 59th on the tour, which means he will have to play an extra qualifying round against the Sheffield homeless next year. He told the press "I know that if I make 147's every frame, I can beat anybody. I was unlucky today, I just didn't win enough frames. I know if I win the frames, I can win the matches."
It was always going to be tough for Jimmy, who was forced to go back in time to play Ken after his match with Postman Mark Boyle, who is clearly used to things running days late, finished at 10:30pm the next day.
Ken didn't say much, but said he was pleased with his ten-tree win.
Jimmy wasn't the only OAP to lose at the EISS, John Parrot suffered a defeat to a 3-year-old Chineseman whose Mum wasn't even born the last time Parrot won the Worlds. The defeat has pushed Parrot further down the rankings into 1073rd and JP says he'll retire if he slips out of the Top 5,000,000.
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