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Who is the greater player?

Poll ended at 23 Nov 2020

John Spencer
Jimmy White
Total votes : 21

ATWSC Group F: John Spencer v Jimmy White

Postby Pink Ball

Being posted early as I won't be here at midnight:

John Spencer v Jimmy White (Best of 20 frames)
Group: F
Date: November 23
Match: Two of six
Match day: One of three
Venue: Thurston’s Hall, London, United Kingdom

Vote for which of the two players you think was greater. Vote honestly, and leave your bias out of it. Don’t vote for a player just because you like them, don’t vote against a player just because you dislike them.

Consider the table conditions to be whatever conditions would have the least impact on the result.

You can use your own personal criteria for measuring greatness once it’s free of any bias towards/against (delete as applicable) players you like/dislike (delete as applicable).

Re: ATWSC Group F: John Spencer v Jimmy White

Postby badtemperedcyril

Surprised how easily Jimmy is winning this one. Spencer was undoubtedly the best player in the world between 1969 and 72, maybe even from 1966. Three times a world Champion and the first ever Masters Champion. He made 3 centuries in 4 frames during the 1971 World Final, using the old crystalate balls - quite possibly the most remarkable break building feat ever. He revolutionised the game with his prodigious use of screw and side. Absolute legend.

Re: ATWSC Group F: John Spencer v Jimmy White

Postby SnookerEd25

I love Jimmy but voted John. His contribution to the game is sadly overlooked but the old-timers will always be second best viewed through modern eyes, sadly