Dragonfly wrote:Probably Alex Higgins wins 1 more in the 70s. Possibly in 1983 as well. He could have beaten an exhausted Thorburn in the final.
Maybe a couple of titles for Parrott. Obviously Ronnie could have won as early as 1995 and 1999.
Jimmy would have lost 16 consecutive finals between 1984 and 1999
He definitely wouldn't have lost 16 in a row, because he either would have crumbled completely before the 16th and become a good but not great player, or he would have taken a year out/skipped a WC sometime during these years just so he could stop the consecutive streak