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Top 16 in 2023

Postby Alex0paul

What are your predictions for the Top 16 in 2023?

Will be interesting to see how close we are.

1. Ding Junhui
2. Judd Trump
3. Yan Bingtao
4. Mark Selby
5. Kyren Wilson
6. Mark Allen
7. Ronnie O'Sullivan
8. Luca Brecel
9. Lyu Haotian
10. Anthony McGill
11. Jack Lisowski
12. Jamie Jones
13. Zhou Yuelong
14. Cao Yupeng
15. John Higgins
16. Barry Hawkins
Last edited by Alex0paul on 26 Apr 2018, edited 1 time in total.

Re: Top 16 in 2023

Postby Holden Chinaski

Alex0paul wrote:7. Ronnie O'Sullivan

12. Ronnie O'Sullivan

I know Ronnie's a genius, but how will he manage to have two rankings? :chin:

Re: Top 16 in 2023

Postby Alex0paul

Holden Chinaski wrote:
Alex0paul wrote:7. Ronnie O'Sullivan

12. Ronnie O'Sullivan

I know Ronnie's a genius, but how will he manage to have two rankings? :chin:


13 year old called Ronnie O’Sullivan coming through

Re: Top 16 in 2023

Postby SnookerFan

Alex0paul wrote:
Holden Chinaski wrote:
Alex0paul wrote:7. Ronnie O'Sullivan

12. Ronnie O'Sullivan

I know Ronnie's a genius, but how will he manage to have two rankings? :chin:


13 year old called Ronnie O’Sullivan coming through


Is he 7th or 12th?

Re: Top 16 in 2023

Postby mick745

I think Yuan Sijun will be in top 16 in five years. I think it is unlikely Jamie Jones will be there.

Re: Top 16 in 2023

Postby Alex0paul

mick745 wrote:I think Yuan Sijun will be in top 16 in five years. I think it is unlikely Jamie Jones will be there.


There’s always a late bloomer

Re: Top 16 in 2023

Postby Johnny Bravo

Pink Ball wrote:1. Ronnie O'Sullivan
2. Mark Selby
3. Ding Junhui
4. Barry Hawkins
5. Judd Trump
6. John Higgins
7. Mark Williams
8. Shaun Murphy
9. Stuart Bingham
10. Joe Perry
11. Gerard Greene
12. Dave Harold
13. Joe Swail
14. Rod Lawler
15. Jimmy White
16. Stephen Lee


rofl

Re: Top 16 in 2023

Postby The_Abbott

Reckon Leo Fernandez will be there - already shown his class by beating Ding.

I think 8 of the Top 16 will be Chinese with the Selby, Trump's, Murphy's lurking about. I also think Higgins will be clinging on along with Ronnie if he hasn't finally decided to retire.

Re: Top 16 in 2023

Postby Deewee

Which 8 Chinese players? It seems unlikely to me, it's just five years. Maybe three or four

Re: Top 16 in 2023

Postby kolompar

Every year it is said that half the top 16 will be Chinese in 5 years.

Re: Top 16 in 2023

Postby Deewee

I'll have a serious go at it so you can all laugh at me five years from now (or now)
1. Ding Junhui
2. Kyren Wilson
3. Judd Trump
4. Mark Selby
5. Ronnie O'Sullivan
6. Yan Bingtao
7. Anthony McGill
8. Mark Allen
9. Barry Hawkins
10. Jack Lisowski
11. Zhou Yuelong
12. Shaun Murphy
13. Mark Williams
14. Neil Robertson
15. John Higgins
16. Liang Wenbo

Re: Top 16 in 2023

Postby The_Abbott

Deewee wrote:Which 8 Chinese players? It seems unlikely to me, it's just five years. Maybe three or four

well some might not be on the tour yet but mark my words - you already have BIngtao, Wenbo and Ding. Haotian will be there too.

Plus Guodong, Yuelong, Yupeng,

Re: Top 16 in 2023

Postby Deewee

Of those, I only see Ding and Bingtao as top 16 mainstays, possibly Yuelong as well. Wenbo is too inconsistent and the rest aren't good enough for me. Most of the Chinese prospects on tour seem to be pretty good but not good enough for top 16.

Re: Top 16 in 2023

Postby mick745

I'll have a serious go also and risk the inevitable mocking:

The next five years could be a very exciting time for the sport with it coming more global. Surely with the likes of Ronnie, Higgins and Williams entering their mid to late 40s and what I class as the 'next generation' (Selby, Murphy and Robertson) starting to decline, finally there will be an influx of younger players coming through? Incidentally those three mentioned players (Selby, Murphy and Robertson) all lost in the first round of this years world championships.

I just cannot see Mark Williams in the top 16 at the age of 48 but we'll see.

1. Judd Trump
2. Ding Junhui
3. Kyren Wilson
4. Yan Bingtao
5. Mark Selby
6. Anthony McGill
7. Lyu Haotian
8. John Higgins
9. Yuan Sijun
10. Zhou Yuelong
11. Ronnie O'Sullivan
12. Luca Brecel
13. Hossein Vafaei
14. Luo Honghao
15. Sunny Akani
16. Shaun Murphy

Re: Top 16 in 2023

Postby mick745

Alex0paul wrote:
Holden Chinaski wrote:
Alex0paul wrote:7. Ronnie O'Sullivan

12. Ronnie O'Sullivan

I know Ronnie's a genius, but how will he manage to have two rankings? :chin:


13 year old called Ronnie O’Sullivan coming through


There is a budding 13yo youngster called Ronnie Sullivan from Chipstead. This is not Ronnie O'Sullivan's son who was born in 2007.

https://www.cuestars.co.uk/u21/not-a-ba ... -sullivan/

He seems pretty good - but not good enough to be in Top 16 in five years time surely?

Re: Top 16 in 2023

Postby The_Abbott

Dan-cat wrote:In five year's time I think Ronnie will have had enough, but I would love to be proven wrong.


He had enough five years ago <laugh>

Re: Top 16 in 2023

Postby Alex0paul

My Jamie Jones pick looks a cert

Re: Top 16 in 2023

Postby Alex0paul

Alex0paul wrote:My Jamie Jones pick looks a cert


And Cao Yupeng!!

Re: Top 16 in 2023

Postby Badsnookerplayer

Alex0paul wrote:
Alex0paul wrote:My Jamie Jones pick looks a cert


And Cao Yupeng!!

You could never predict that they would be banned tbf.

I think Cao may have made it and Lyu probably will.

Re: Top 16 in 2023

Postby Tamctus

Let's laugh at this one in four years' time.

1. Judd Trump
2. Yan Bingtao
3. Mark Selby
4. Kyren Wilson
5. Ding Junhui
6. Luca Brecel
7. Zhou Yuelong
8. Xiao Guodong
9. Mark Allen
10. Stephen Maguire
11. Noppon Saengkham
12. Ronnie O'Sullivan
13. Scott Donaldson
14. Shaun Murphy
15. Stuart Carrington
16. Hossein Vafaei Ayouri