Sunday, 1 January 2012

My predictions for 2012

It's that time of year again when OnCue takes a look into its crystal ball.

Last year I made 10 predictions, and five came true. To remind yourself of what I said 12 months ago, click here.

But it's time to be brave and bold again.

Here are my bets for 2012:

1. Judd Trump will end the year as world number one
2. The new season will begin with eight PTCs instead of 12
3. Marco Fu will return to the top 16
4. Jack Lisowski and Xiao Guodong will break into the top 32
5. Grimsby's Ashley Wright will win a pro tour card
6. Ding Junhui will make the World Championship final
7. Ronnie O'Sullivan will end the year in the top eight of the rankings
8. Mark Allen will win his first ranking title
9. Ryan Day will win a PTC
10. Ben Woollaston will qualify to play at the Crucible

Think you can do better? Post your predictions below....

1 comment:

  1. 1. Kurt Maflin will lose in the opening round of a major ranking event.
    2. Xiao Guodong will reach the semi-final of the Wuxi Classic.
    3. Ricky Walden will make it to the top 16 but will fall back out again by year's end.
    4. Li Yan will be among the last 8 in a PTC event.
    5. Graeme Dott will climb no higher than 7th in the rankings, but fall no lower than 12.
    6. Liang Wenbo will climb into the top 32.
    7. Jack Lisowski will qualify for the Crucible.
    8. Ali Carter will fall out of the top 16.
    9. Wales will defeat China en route to a World Cup win.
    10. Judd Trump will be upset in the second round at the Crucible.