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Judd Trump v Jimmy White: Scottish Open 2018 preview - Juddernaut and Whirlwind collide in Glasgow

Jimmy White in action (credit:World Snooker)

Judd Trump kicks off his quest for back-to-back Home Nation Series titles with a clash against the legendary Jimmy White in Glasgow on Tuesday.

Trump, who claimed the Northern Ireland Open title last month, is looking to bounce back from a Last 16 defeat to Joe Perry in the recent UK Championship.

The world number five has reached the Semi-Finals in both of his previous Scottish Open campaigns and will be determined to go one step further at the Emirates Arena this week.

His first test comes in the form of another attacking left-hander - former UK and Masters Champion White - who will be out to remain on the baize as opposed to in the Eurosport studio for as long as possible this week.

At 56, White is the oldest player on the professional tour, having been handed an honourary wildcard, but has not been beyond the Last 64 stage of a ranking event since last November.

The ever-popular 'Whirlwind' was beaten 6-3 by Thailand's Thepchaiya Un Nooh in the UK Championship last week - his fifth First Round exit of the season.

Trump denied rival Ronnie O'Sullivan 9-7 in the final in Belfast and will be keen to demonstrate that clinical form once again and punish any unforced errors from his veteran opponent.

The pair have met three times in previous competition, with Trump coming out on top on all three occasions, the most recent of which in a PTC event back in 2012.

Their latest encounter gets underway from 7pm GMT and will be contested over the best of seven frames.

Leicester's Ben Woollaston awaits the winner in the Second Round on Wednesday.


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Judd Trump v Jimmy White: Scottish Open 2018 preview - Juddernaut and Whirlwind collide in Glasgow

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