James Warren "Jimmy" White, MBE (born 2 May 1962) is an English professional snooker player. Nicknamed "The Whirlwind" because of his fluid, attacking style of play and popularly referred to as the "People's Champion".
White's non-world championship achievements include the UK Championship, the Masters and the Nations Cup. A two times winner of both the World Cup and the British Open White was also the first left-handed player, and second player overall, to record a maximum break at the World Championship.
With a host of major titles and achievements, including ten ranking tournaments, White's overall record ranks him well up the list of snooker's most successful players. The BBC describes him as a "legend". A left-hander, he reached the World Professional Championship Final on six occasions (1984, 1990–1994) but failed to win the sport's most prestigious title since his first attempt in 1981. White is one of only six players to have completed a maximum break at the Crucible Theatre, doing so in the 1992 World Snooker Championship. He has compiled more than 300 century breaks during his career.
Despite being best known for snooker, White is also a pool and poker player. Along with Steve Davis and Alex Higgins, White was a member of Europe's victorious Mosconi Cup pool team of 1995, and won the deciding match against Lou Butera. He won the second Poker Million tournament, held in 2003, which also had Steve Davis at the final table.
In 1995, after a routine check-up with his doctor, White was diagnosed with testicular cancer after discovering a lump. He was operated on almost immediately, and was given the all-clear soon afterwards.
He married Maureen Mockler, and they have five children: Lauren (born 1981), Ashleigh (born 1987), Georgia (born 1988), Breeze (born 1989), and Tommy (born 1998). He currently lives in Epsom, Surrey.
In 1999, he was awarded an MBE. Coincidentally, the three players to have beaten him in the world finals (Davis, 1984; Hendry, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994; Parrott, 1991) have also received an MBE.
In 2005, as part of a sponsorship deal with HP Sauce, he changed his name to Jimmy Brown for the Masters.
Jimmy works with Eurosport as a pundit when not competing on both the main World Snooker Tour and the World Snooker Seniors tour. As of 1/4/2021 Jimmy is ranked 83 in the world on the main Tour where he is the oldest participant by far.
On 16 Mar 2021, Jimmy knocked in a 140 break in the WST Pro series.
I still think i can win the world championships" i wouldnt play if i didnt think i could" Watch this space............