White and Burden complete World Seniors Semi-Finals

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Jimmy White and Alfie Burden remain on course for LLP Solicitors World Seniors Snooker Championship glory as they both progressed to the semi-finals during Saturday night’s action at the Crucible Theatre.

White was in sizzling form as he dispatched Australia’s Adrian Ridley 4-0 in the opening tie of the evening. 

The three-time champion – who finished with a very impressive pot success rate of over 97% – got the job done within 52 minutes and recorded breaks of 76, 103, 80 and 84. White has now won 16 of his 18 matches at the Crucible in this event since it moved here in 2019. 

Jimmy White chalking his cue at the 2023 World Seniors Snooker Championship.

The Whirlwind will meet The Tornado Tony Drago on Sunday afternoon for a place in the final. 

In the second match of the session, Burden ended the hopes of seven-time world professional champion Stephen Hendry with a 4-1 victory. 

Londoner Burden claimed the opening frame with the help of a 64 break, but Hendry replied with a 62 in the second frame as he levelled the match.

Burden secured frame three on the colours after Hendry left himself hampered on the final red, and the 46-year-old extended his advantage with the next after both players had made errors during it.

Alfie Burden playing a shot with the rest at the 2023 World Seniors Snooker Championship.

Hendry scored first in frame five but missed, bringing Burden to the table who – assisted with a fluke near the start of the effort – constructed a frame and match winning break of 85. 

‘The AB of London’ faces Ben Hancorn in the last four.