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Bet of the day: White beats Perry in Champion of Champions

| 11.11.2015

Lee Gormley | November 11, 2015

White beats Perry is bet of the day

Welsh potter Michael White enters his Champion of Champions opener on day two in Coventry to face Gentleman Joe Perry, having qualified with his first ever ranking tournament victory earlier this year, and he is 6/5 with Coral as our bet of the day to overcome his veteran opposition.

Snooker - William Hill UK Snooker Championships - Day One - York Barbican Centre

The 24-year-old rallied to an impressive Indian Open triumph in March, thrashing talented cueist Ricky Walden 5-0 in a devastating whitewash, proving he has all the potting attributes to go on and clinch many tournaments in his career, including this one in Coventry.

Young potting promise

White, who was the youngest player ever to make a competitive century at the age of just nine, and was world amateur champion at only 14 years old, also outpotted compatriot Mark Williams on the path to that Indian victory this year.

The Welsh wonder therefore enters the Champion of Champions full of confidence, in what will be only his fourth ever match-up with experienced circuit veteran Perry, with his odds of 6/5 extremely tempting in this day two meeting.

Currently ranked as the world number 16, this talented Neath-born break-builder will hold a mental advantage going into his Perry contest, having toppled the 41-year-old in their most recent match in a Snooker Shoot-Out encounter.


White had also edged out the Gentleman in a European Tour Event clash on German soil, earning a 4-3 victory, so he knows exactly how to dispatch his opponent over another seven-frame contest this time out.

Former Crucible quarter-finalist

White is one of the most highly-rated youngsters to have broken through on the professional circuit in recent seasons, currently being the youngest player within the world’s top 16 snooker stars.

With plenty of experience at such a young age, including having previously reached a World Championship quarter-final at the Crucible in Sheffield, White goes into the Champion of Champions with no fear, and will be gunning for glory over Perry, before possibly challenging for the overall crown.


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Coral’s top tip: Michael White to beat Joe Perry in their Champion of Champions opener



Lee Gormley

Lee joined the Coral team in 2014 after studying at Leeds Trinity University, having moved across the water from Ireland, and has plenty of industry experience from his time with various news outlets in both England and Northern Ireland. After graduating with a BA Honours degree in Sports Journalism, he has since become an important member of the talented sports desk, passionately covering boxing, football and snooker, among many other sports. Lee is also a massive Manchester United and Republic of Ireland fan, but curbs any bias during his work, and outside of his job can be found regularly taking part in sport himself, such as boxing, GAA and football.