my tip to shock is sam baird
quick scorer and his tempermanet has improbed and beating mcleod in a tight match shows hes on the rise and he has good nerve.
Tbh with you I agree, I just have a funny feeling Sam Baird will do well.
His performance against Perry to qualify, going by his scoring was one of the more impressive displays of the final qualifying round, probably along with Mark Davis and Jack Lisowski.
But Baird faces Bingham, and they way Bingham has improved over recent seasons, I think it's only a matter of time that he goes far in the World Championships, he has never got past the second round.
If Judd or Murphy find better form, they will be the dangers, if they don't, I really can see a qualifier coming through and doing well.