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1. Which of Jimmy White's childhood friends from Tooting, London, England, was also a snooker professional, nicknamed "The Cat"?
2. While competing as an amateur, Jimmy White won the World Amateur Snooker Champship, hosted that year in Australia, at age 17. What was unique about this win?
3. The premier snooker title is the World Snooker Championship, out-ranking others in prestige, prize money, and ranking points. Jimmy White reached the finals for the first time in 1984. Which snooker player, dubbed "The Nugget", defeated him that year?
4. In 1984, Jimmy paired up with Alex Higgins to win the World Doubles Championship. They beat the previous champions in the semi-finals and defeated Cliff Thorburn and Willie Thorne in the finals. Who were the previous champions?
5. White has also been cast as a player in movies. The first in 1990, "Legend of the Dragon", was a Hong Kong comedy film. The plot was about a young man with a natural talent for snooker. What part did Jimmy play?
6. A maximum break, or score of 147, is an incredible feat of precision and concentration. In 1992, Jimmy White achieved a maximum break at which event?
7. The Mosconi Cup is an annual tournament to promote pool playing awareness, with teams representing Europe and the USA. In 1995, Jimmy White was one of the members of the winning Europe team. Which cue sport did they compete in for this trophy?
8. In 2003, Jimmy White entered the televised Poker Million contest and won the first prize. Who was the last hand played against?
9. In 2005, White reached the semi-finals of the Rileys Club Masters, previously known as the Benson and Hedges Masters, after defeating Matthew Stevens and Mark Williams. Which player, nicknamed "The Rocket", defeated White 6-1?
10. Jimmy won the World Seniors Championship in 2010. This was billed as a tournament for over 40s. To reach the final, he played against Joe Johnson, Cliff Thornburn, and John Parrott. Who did he defeat in the finals?
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