According to my draw, Graeme Dott will win this year's tournament, coming from 14-17 down in the final against Mark Williams. Mark Selby sees his dreams end in the semi-finals with a 7-17 hammering at Dott's hands, while Dominic Dale is the cinderella story, reching the semi-finals before losing narrowly to Williams.
We're in for some shocks, Trump reaches the quarter-finals having accounted for Neil Robertson 10-7 on day one, while the quarter-of-death becomes the quarter-of-sleep. Higgins never gets going in losing 10-5 to Lee, Shaun Murphy is hammered by Marcus Campbell, while Ronnie O'Sullivan blows an 8-2 lead in losing 10-9 to Dale.
So, what does this mean? Absolutely nothing it is a pointless exercise that wasted half an hour of study
However, this draw has had some serious results in the past... In 2008 Ronnie O'Sullivan was predicted to win (albeit to beat Stephen Maguire in the final), while in 2010, Neil Robertson was predicted to beat Mark Selby in the final. In 2009, eventual runner-up Shaun Murphy was predicted to be the winner.
No tampering at all was done with the draw or any previous draw, so the success these draws have had is quite remarkable... but entirely coincidental
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