York Barbican screen test in store for new boy Michael White

Michael White

Michael White

First published in Sport

YOUNG professional Michael White will be making his UK TV debut at York on Saturday night.

The 21-year-old, from Neath, notched one of the best wins of his career to make the televised stages of the williamhill.com UK Snooker Championship.

He overcame former world champion Ken Doherty 6-4 in the final qualifying round in Sheffield last week and has booked a place against former world number one Mark Selby in front of a busy crowd at the Barbican on the evening session of the first day.

It’s not the first time White has been under the lights.

Earlier this season he reached his first overseas venue, qualifying for the 2012 Wuxi Classic in China. But he puts UK qualification above that achievement.

“I’m made up,” he said. “China was great but to qualify for the UK and one of the major BBC-televised events is just fantastic. I can’t wait.”

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