Jimmy wants more action at Crucible

Jimmy Robertson
Jimmy Robertson

JIMMY Robertson is eager for more after gaining his first real taste of top level snooker last week.

The former Q-Ball potter made his debut in the venue stage of a world ranking event when he lined-up in the Betfred.com World Snooker Championship.

He said, “It was a good experience and hopefully I will be better next time I get there. That’s where you want to be and I’ve got to start getting to a few venues now.”

Having done superbly to win three matches in the qualifiers, including bagging seven successive frames to beat 1997 champion Ken Doherty, Robertson lost 10-1 to Mark Selby in round one at The Crucible.

“At the end of the day there’s a lot of pressure. It’s knowing you’re on the telly and having the crowd there. Put everything together and it changes it.”

Robertson, who is likely to move up to around 53rd in the rankings, after the tournament is finished on Monday, won the opening frame only to lose the subsequent 10 at the famous Sheffield theatre.