‘Whirlwind’ set to hit Stradbally

A legendary night is in store this coming May when ‘The Whirlwind’ Jimmy White comes to Stradbally for a special exhibition night of snooker.

A legendary night is in store this coming May when ‘The Whirlwind’ Jimmy White comes to Stradbally for a special exhibition night of snooker.

The event will take place in Napper Tandy’s where Jimmy White will take on a host of local players from all over the county in what is expected to be a display of world class snooker from one of the world’s most talented sportsmen.

Prior to the exhibition, a series of Qualifying pool tournaments will be offered to pubs across Laois in which the lucky winner from each of the tournaments gets a once in a lifetime chance to play against the whirlwind.

Any pub or venue that would like to run a pool tournament for this can contact Stephen on 086-0315273 for details but remember places are limited and will go fast so call now to book your qualifying tournament to avoid disappointment.

Individual spots to play Jimmy on the night are also available for anyone that wants to book their spot direct so call number above to book yours.

Jimmy White in recent years has become known as ‘The Peoples Champion’ and over his professional career has become one of the most popular players ever to grace the game. If you’re a snooker fan or not, chances are that you have heard of the legendary Jimmy White and it is great to see someone of his stature grace the town of Stradbally to play an exhibition night which is sure to be full of entertainment for even the most modest of snooker fans.

White, although with a string of titles to his name, is renowned for reaching six world snooker finals but never managed to win one despite his illustrious career. A great friend of the late Alex Higgins, White did taste world triumph when he was crowned World Seniors Champion in 2010, also a former world doubles champion with the late Alex Higgins.

The night will kick off at 7pm where those who purchase VIP tickets will be invited into an exclusive pre match VIP reception with the whirlwind where you will have dinner along with Jimmy and get a rare chance to chat with him with plenty of photo opportunities including front row seats at the main event, all included as a VIP ticket holder.

The main event will kick off at 8pm when Jimmy will take to the green baize taking on the challenge of the Laois locals and no doubt amaze the large crowd which is expected to attend with his famous style of play. There will also be raffles and auctions on the night for chances to play a frame with Jimmy and also for some very special memorabilia from the night. All tickets are limited for the event and are priced at just €15 for a standard ticket while the VIP tickets are priced at €40 each. VIP tickets are Strictly Limited.

All tickets are on sale from Napper Tandys Bar and please note that this is a ticket only event so contact Napper Tandys for more info. Call 086-0315273 to book your spot to play Jimmy on the night! This is a night not to be missed! Hope to see you all there for a great nights entertainment.