Jimmy White whips up a whirlwind in Waterstones

27 Nov 2014 @ 1.56 pm
| Sport

Ready for action: Jimmy White at York Waterstones
Snooker legend Jimmy White took a break from long pots and hot shots to meet the public at Waterstones on Thursday lunchtime (November 27).

The six time World Snooker finalist and former winner of the UK Championship, now underway again at the York Barbican Centre, was signing copies of his autobiography Second Wind.

A queue of fans eager to meet their hero snaked out of the front door of the Coney Street bookshop, proving that the star still has pulling power more than 30 years after bursting on to the scene.

Jimmy has long electrified the sporting world, earning his Whirlwind White nickname for his speed around a snooker table and the power of his shots.

One of the giants of the game he spans the modern era, turning professional in 1980 and reaching his first world final the following year.

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Having successfully overcome Dave Harold in the first round of this year’s UK tournament at the Barbican, Jimmy has his eyes on the big prize.

No doubt his many fans who gathered at Waterstones in York will be cheering him all the way.