Jimmy White to win a record fifth World Seniors Snooker Championship

  • Ken Doherty (+225) is favored to win his first World Seniors Snooker Championship
  • Reigning champion Jimmy White (+350) aims for a record-extending fifth title 
  • The tournament takes place at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England from May 8 to 12, 2024

Sixteen cueists go head-to-head at snooker’s most iconic venue as the World Seniors Championship kicks off in Sheffield this week. Jimmy White aims for his fourth title in the last six years while Ken Doherty looks to add his first Seniors crown to his impressive resume.

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2024 World Seniors Championship

PlayerBetOnline ReviewBovadaMyBookie Review
Ken Doherty+225+225+225
Jimmy White+350+350+350
Igor Figueiredo+450+450+450
Barry Pinches+750+750+750
Michael Judge+1000+1000+1000
Tony Drago+1200+1200+1200
Dechawat Poomjaeng+1400+1400+1400
James Wattana+1400+1400+1400
Rodney Goggins+2800+2800+2800
Darren Morgan+3300+3300+3300
Stuart Watson+3300+3300+3300
Andrew Norman+5000+5000+5000
Joe Johnson+20000+20000+20000
Tony Knowles+20000+20000+20000
Tyson Crinis+20000+20000+20000
Tessa Davidson+75000+75000+75000

Can Jimmy White do it again?

Jimmy White (+350) will begin his title defense on day two with a match against Andrew Norman (+5000). While the 61-year-old hasn’t looked sharp on the main tour this season, he’s reached the finals at the last five world championships, winning three. The Whirlwind always seems to save his best snooker for the Crucible and his side of the draw looks slightly easier than Ken Dorsey’s.

Igor Figueiredo (+450), Michael Judge (+1000) and Tony Drago (+1200) look to be the top competition on White’s side of the 16-man bracket. However, the Championship’s competition format is ripe for upsets. The final 16 begins on Wednesday with best-of-five matches before escalating to best-of-seven showdowns in the quarter- and semi-finals. The tournament culminates on Sunday with a best-of-nine frames final.

Doherty favored to win

Ken Doherty (+225) is favored to win his first World Seniors Snooker Championship. He previously lost in the Finals to White back in 2020. The 54-year-old defeated his nemesis at the Seniors 900 in his home country of Ireland earlier this year.

Doherty shares the same half as Barry Pinches (+750), Dechawat Poomjaeng (+1400) and James Wattana (+1400). He’ll face Tyson Crinis (+20000) in his last 16 matchup.

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Other notables

Igor Figueiredo (+450) is coming off a win at the Q Tour Americas event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 46-year-old previously won the 2018 WSF Seniors Championship and the 2019 Pan American Snooker Championship, with a runner up finish at the 2019 UK Seniors Championship.

Barry Pinches (+750) opens against former world champion Joe Johnson (+20000). The 53-year-old made the quarter-finals in 2021 and has a string of recent triumphs on the Q Tour.

Oddsmakers have given Michael Judge (+1000), Tony Drago (+1200), Dechawat Poomjaeng (+1400) and James Wattana (+1400) all a reasonable shot of winning their first World Seniors title.

Best Bet

Jimmy White (+350) has four World Seniors Championships, including three victories in the Crucible Theatre (2010, 2019, 2020). Not to mention five finals appearances in a row. Given that Doherty has never won this event, it’s hard to pick against the Whirlwind.

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