Jimmy Robertson*



What's your earliest memory?

I suppose having a little fight with my cousin when I was about six. Before that, nothing major that springs to mind - just playing footy with my mates or Christmases.

Who do you most admire?

Jimmy White and Ronnie 'O'Sullivan. Since I was little they have been my idols. The talent of those two is unbelievable. I just hope I can achieve as much success.

What are you afraid of?

Interviews and talking to the media. I know I have to do it, but I am not totally comfortable with it yet. Hopefully, in time I will be!

If a film was made of your life, who would you want to play the lead role?

Hugh Grant, because he's a legend and totally cracks me up. Or Ronnie O'Sullivan, purely for his ability. The most naturally gifted player the world has ever seen!

What's your guiltiest pleasure?

Lying in bed, watching a DVD, being totally lazy, stuffing my face with chocolate and other unhealthy food.

What was the most trouble you got into at school?

Being told off for talking and messing around all the time. Not concentrating and doing my work. And for playing pranks!

What's the most expensive thing you've ever bought, apart from a house?

My car. It's only a Ford Focus, but I'm hoping to purchase a Ford Focus ST, as a little treat. I've wanted one for a couple of years now, but couldn't afford one. I still can't really, but it's a lovely motor!

Is there a piece of music that inspires you?

Something by Usher or Chris Brown, because of the quality of their dance moves. Club tunes get me pumped up.

If you had a time machine and could go anywhere forwards or back, where would you go?

Probably 20 or 30 years forward, to see how my life has panned out. To see if I had major success as a snooker player, to see who I got married to and had a family with. If it was not as I wanted, perhaps I would be able to change the future, ha!

If you could come back in your next life as an animal what would it be?

A dog. We used to have a Springer Spaniel called 'Benson' (my parents liked George Benson) when I was growing up, and he was spoilt rotten. He was a lovely dog and used to get loads of cuddles and goodies all the time, then just plonk himself down and fall asleep, either on you or the settee. What a life!

Q&A - Jimmy Robertson


The 24-year-old from Sussex is looking to build on a promising 2009/10 season.

How would you sum up last season?

I had a decent season. With only six ranking events, my first goal was to stay on the Tour. It was close in the end but I managed to achieve that. I feel as though I’m a better player now. I won three matches in the first tournament and was playing Graeme Dott to get through to China for my first venue; I was 4-1 up but lost 5-4. I only lost one first round match so that was good with the ranking points.

Where there any low points?

Losing that one first round match. After winning my first three matches for Shanghai, in the next tournament, the Grand Prix, I lost my first game to Matt Couch. I’m not saying I wouldn’t have lost to him anyway, but I didn’t feel right, I was ill. In the World qualifiers I lost to Mark Joyce, I was 9-5 down and pulled it back to 9-9 but then lost 10-9, which was a bad way to end the season.

What are your targets for the new season?

I want to get to venues and do as well as I can. The way the rankings are now, the higher up I can get the better I’ll be placed for the events after each cut off point.

What are you up to this summer?

I’m back practising after a couple of months chilling out and playing some golf. I played in the Pink Ribbon event in Gloucester and I'm playing in the PTC event this weekend.



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