Jimmy has played professional snooker for nearly 30 years, winning a total of 23 professional titles and competing in the finals of six snooker World Championships.
Jimmy launched into a snooker career at a very early age. In 1979 he won the English Amateur Championship, followed in 1980 by becoming the youngest-ever winner of the World Amateur Snooker Championship at the age of 18. Jimmy turned pro in the same year. This was the start of a professional career which has secured him a place in snooker history as one of the true greats. With 23 professional titles under his belt, including 10 ranking titles, the ‘People’s Champion’ is one of the world’s snooker legends.
Jimmy has played in 25 World Championship tournaments between 1981 and 2009, reaching the finals in 1984 and 1990-1994. He is also one of only six players to achieve a maximum break of 147 in the World Championship.
As well as a large fanbase in the UK, Jimmy enjoys popularity in China and Thailand. Although snooker is his first love, Jimmy also plays pool and poker, winning the Poker Million in 2003 playing on the winning team in the 1996 Mosconi Cup pool tournament.