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  • Stony152
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    Kyren Wilson 17-13 John Higgins
    Mark Williams 17-14 Barry Hawkins

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  • tony9ball68
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    Mark Allen 10-13 Kyren Wilson
    John Higgins 13-9 Judd Trump
    Ding Junhui 13-7 Barry Hawkins
    Mark Williams 13-11 Ali Carter

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  • JimMalone
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    Mark Allen - Kyren Wilson 13-12
    John Higgins - Judd Trump 13-11
    Ding Junhui - Barry Hawkins 13-10
    Mark Williams - Ali Carter 13-9

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  • Odrl
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    Kyren Wilson 13-12 Mark Allen
    Ding Junhui 13-10 Barry Hawkins
    Judd Trump 9-13 John Higgins
    Mark Williams 13-9 Ali Carter

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  • Rane
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    Kyren Wilson 9-13 Mark Allen
    Ding Junhui 13-10 Barry Hawkins
    Judd Trump 11-13 John Higgins
    Mark Williams 11-13 Ali Carter

    I find the results very hard to call and I wouldn´t be surprised at all if my predicted losers all ended up in the semifinals.

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  • bagpiper13579
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    Kyren Wilson vs. Mark Allen
    Prediction: Wilson; 13-11
    Kyren Wilson has won against Mark Allen more than Mark Allen has won against him. However, it seems he usually relies on getting a run against Allen before Allen gets a big run against him. This match is gonna rock from side to side a bit. But Kyren Wilson's previous wins against Allen were either done in a short-medium format (and medium format matches seemed a lot closer). The 2016 World Championship is an exception, but Allen was out of the match until Wilson got to 7-0. Not a good example for Wilson. Still, if the Masters is anything to go by, anyone can win this.

    Judd Trump vs. John Higgins
    Prediction: Judd Trump; 13-11
    A matchup that, by history alone, should go to John Higgins. A matchup that, on current World Championship form, should probably go to John Higgins. John Higgins hasn't been behind his opponents at all during the World Championship; in fact, he's never been without the lead. Trump, on the other hand, needed to pull comebacks against both of his opponents in order to win his matches. He might have more centuries, but his opponents have also scored more points per frame. At the same time, I have a suspicion that this might be a strategy of his; I think Trump hopes to make Higgins really battle for his frames until he loses stamina. If that's the case, then this match has a whole other dimension we will have to wait to see.

    Ding Junhui vs. Barry Hawkins
    Prediction: Ding; 13-10
    Barry Hawkins has a good record against Ding Junhui, but he really hasn't been that convincing in Sheffield His first round against Carrington displayed some good snooker, but also showed just as much "meh" snooker. His match against Lyu shouldn't have gone as close as it did after the start he had. Ding, on the other hand, has dominated his matches, and arguably against much stiffer competition. Does this mean Hawkins has no chance? Not at all. But if Hawkins falls behind Ding, it will be difficult for him to get back into the match.

    Mark Williams vs. Ali Carter
    Prediction: Mark Williams; 13-10
    Difficult to call. Mark Williams is in good form, but Ali Carter just beat last year's bogeyman, Dott, and his career's bogeyman in Ronnie. And while we might look to recent results and see that Mark Williams hasn't beat Carter since 2016, they also haven't played a longer-format match since 2008. However, we should take the following into account: 1) Ali Carter beat both Dott and Ronnie by alternatively out-scoring and outscrapping his opponents, but Carter was neither a better scrapper than Dott nor was he a better scorer than Ronnie. 2) Carter actually had a lower avg. points per frame than Ronnie, despite the flattering scoreline. 3) Mark Williams faced lesser opposition, but he has shown good consistency, and is unlikely to be outscored in the same way as Dott. 4) Mark Williams also has a better mentality to deal with scrappy frames, and excellent single-shot judgment. I don't think Carter can out-scrap him by much.

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  • Dark
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    Kyren Wilson 10-13 Mark Allen
    Ding Junhui 13-11 Barry Hawkins
    Judd Trump 8-13 John Higgins
    Mark Williams 13-12 Ali Carter

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  • Stony152
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    Kyren Wilson 13-10 Mark Allen
    Ding Junhui 13-11 Barry Hawkins
    Judd Trump 13-12 John Higgins
    Ali Carter 13-10 Mark Williams

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  • Mr Snooker
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    Head to head meetings in brackets

    Mark Allen (5) v Kyren Wilson (6) 13-11
    Ding Junhui (7) v Barry Hawkins 10-13
    John Higgins (19) v Judd Trump (9) 13-8
    Mark Williams (14) v Ali Carter (12) (Plus 1 Draw) 13-10
    Last edited by Mr Snooker; 30th April 2018, 07:01 PM.

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  • ken147
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    Mark Allen v Kyren Wilson 13- 6
    Ding Junhui v Barry Hawkins 13- 7
    John Higgins v Judd Trump 13 - 6
    Mark Williams v Ali Carter 9 - 13
    Robert Milkins v Ali Carter 4 - 13

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  • The Boss
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    Mark Allen v Kyren Wilson 13-10
    Ding Junhui v Barry Hawkins 13-12
    John Higgins v Judd Trump 12-13
    Mark Williams v Ali Carter 13-12
    Robert Milkins v Ali Carter 10-13


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  • bagpiper13579
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    Round of 16:

    Allen vs. Perry; Prediction: Perry; 13-12
    I expect this to be fairly close. Perry and Allen are in good form. In their head to head matches, Perry has only a slight advantage. However, Perry kept a notorious comeback artist, Selby, from coming back into their match almost at all. I think he can eek out a similar tactic against Allen.

    Wilson vs. Jones; Prediction: Wilson; 13-10
    Wilson occasionally goes for shots that he shouldn't, and in that way he is like Shaun Murphy. Wilson is also a slow starter at times, like he was against Stevens. However, he is overall a better and more similar player to Jones, and that should allow him to ground out the match, though it might go close.

    Higgins vs. Lisowksi; Prediction: Higgins; 13-10
    Lisowksi did well to beat Bingham, but he relied on Bingham being off. John Higgins may not be firing on all cylinders yet, but his experience and class can match anything Lisowski has to offer. Lisowski can make this close, but I don't think he can win this.

    Trump vs. Walden; Prediction: Trump; 13-9
    Good as Walden was against Brecel, Trump is on a whole other level. His match against Wakelin isn't great, but he is showing enough bottle to probably win. Walden has shown his skill, but he didn't seem to have a difficult time with Brecel. I think Trump's pressure will be too much.

    Ding vs. McGill; Prediction: Ding; 13-8
    Ding cruised through Xiao, while McGill had to matchplay tooth-and-nail against an on-fire Ryan Day. McGill was lucky to contain Day; Ding is on decent form, and has never lost to McGill. This shouldn't be that close.

    Hawkins vs. Lyu; Prediction: Hawkins; 13-12
    Lyu had a good record against Fu, and Fu was not ready for Sheffield. Hawkins had to fight against Carrington, but won out in the end. This will be interesting, because it's difficult to tell if Lyu is on great form or not. If he is, this will be close, because Hawkins wasn't so convincing. If it was down to Fu's problems, Hawkins can win this one out.

    Williams vs. Milkins; Prediction: Williams; 13-10
    I think Williams looks great. I think Milkins looks good. I think Milkins can contain shotmakers fairly well, if he can do what he just did to Neil Robertson. But Williams, even in his off years, was a match for Milkins normally. We also should take into consideration that Robertson, even when he won frames, never did it convincingly. Williams has been convincing, and I think Milkins will be overwhelmed.

    Ronnie vs. Carter; Prediction: O'Sullivan; 13-8
    I'm not going to write about how an on-form O'Sullivan is not going to lose against Carter, who has only ever beat O'Sullivan once.

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  • Stony152
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    Originally posted by Stony152 View Post
    Mark Allen 13-9 Joe Perry
    Kyren Wilson 13-8 Jamie Jones
    Jack Lisowski 13-11 John Higgins
    Judd Trump 13-10 Ricky Walden
    Barry Hawkins 13-9 Lyu Haotian
    Mark Williams 13-8 Robert Milkins
    Ronnie O'Sullivan 13-8 Ali Carter
    Anthony McGill 13-11 Ding Junhui

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  • The Boss
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    Mark Allen v. Joe Perry 9-13
    Kyren Wilson v. Jamie Jones 13-8
    John Higgins v. Jack Lisowski 13-12
    Ricky Walden v. Judd Trump 8-13
    Ricky Walden v. Chris Wakelin 13-5
    Ding Junhui v. Ryan Day 13-8
    Ding Junhui v. Anthony McGill 13-8
    Barry Hawkins v. Lyu Haotian 13-8
    Mark Williams v. Robert Milkins 13-7
    Ronnie O'Sullivan v. Ali Carter 13-6


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  • Dark
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    I am sure I put a set of these up a little while ago. Not sure what happened but they don't seem to be here.

    Anyway, stealing Odrl's list I predict,

    Mark Allen v. Joe Perry 13-6
    Kyren Wilson v. Jamie Jones 13-10
    John Higgins v. Jack Lisowski 13-11
    Ricky Walden v. Judd Trump 13-8
    Ricky Walden v. Chris Wakelin 13-6
    Ding Junhui v. Ryan Day 13-8
    Ding Junhui v. Anthony McGill 13-8
    Barry Hawkins v. Lyu Haotian 13-12
    Mark Williams v. Robert Milkins 13-5
    Ronnie O'Sullivan v. Ali Carter 13-3

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