2000 WILLIAMS STEVENS 1st time finalist
2001 RONNIE HIGGINS 1st time finalist no repeat finalist
2002 EBDON HENDRY no repeat finalist
2003 WILLIAMSDOHERTY no repeat finalist
2004 RONNIE DOTT 1st time finalist no repeat finalist
2005 MURPHY STEVENS 1st time finalist no repeat finalist
2006 DOTT EBDON no repeat finalist
2007 HIGGINS SELBY 1st time finalist no repeat finalist
2008 RONNIE CARTER 1st time finalist no repeat finalist
2009 HIGGINS MURPHY no repeat finalist
2010 ROBBO DOTT 1st time finalist no repeat finalist
2011 HIGGINS TRUMP 1st time finalist no repeat finalist
Firstly in this century weve had no-one making the final in successive years, let alone winning it, so by that process of elimination the following players can be ommited from the equation.
The recurring trend in the 21st century seems to be 2 successive first time finalists then a year (or 2) with previous finalists contesting the final.
Therefore that rules out the following players
Maguire, Allen, Ding, Lee, Gould, Bingham
So at the moment, without carrying out any further analysis, i have ascertained that assuming the trends of the 21st century continues then the 2012 World Final will be....
Dott OR Murphy / Carter
Williams / Ronnie / Robbo OR Stevens / Selby
So looking at this i have to say a Murphy v Selby final appears most likely IMO.
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