White set for U21 World Champs

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Healey White will be jetting to Al Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates for the IBSF World Under-21 Snooker Championships on Thursday.

The 18-year-old is the second highest ranked Under-21s player in the country, seeded 28th nationally.

The former Waitaki Boys’ High School student will be travelling with Mikey Stewart of Hawke’s Bay and Auckland’s Louis Chand, who are ranked 34th and 19th respectively in New Zealand.

White said he is looking forward to embracing the experience of playing against the elite players of his age group and has been in good form of late.

“For the second time, getting selected for the worlds, the experience of playing the best players, it’s a great,” he said.

“I’ve been playing really good at the moment, I’m picking up on my consistency, I want to win the New Zealand Under-21s and make a century in a tournament, they’re my two main goals.”

By JAMES FORD

PHOTO: Local snooker player Healey White has been practising for up to five hours a day for the upcoming  Al Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates for the IBSF World Under-21 Snooker Championships.