10 Predictions For 2015


Happy new year to all readers here at PSB! As is tradition (see my 2012, 2013 and 2014 predictions), it is time for a few wild and speculative snooker predictions for 2015, that will no doubt come back to haunt me in a year’s time.

Taking a quick look back to my predictions a year ago, I am going to claim a success of 6/10, Ding Junhui coming through to claim top spot for the first time a little later than I had anticipated.

Let’s see what we have for 2015, as I try to be a little more daring…

My 10 predictions for 2015:

  • Ronnie O’Sullivan to return to world number one prior to the 2015 World Championship.
  • Ronnie O’Sullivan to finish the 2014/15 season with over 800 century breaks.
  • Stephen Hendry to make a shock attempt to qualify for the 2015 World Championship.
  • A new contract to be announced keeping the World Championship at the Crucible beyond 2015.
  • Mark Selby to break the ‘Crucible Curse’ and successfully defend the World Championship at the first attempt.
  • Xiao Guodong to break into the world’s top 16 for the first time.
  • An Asian Q School event to be announced.
  • Judd Trump to win more ranking event titles than any other player.
  • A new or revived form of team event to be announced.
  • That the Players Championship Grand Finals will proceed in Thailand as scheduled.

Clearly some are more likely than others, but what are your predictions for 2015? Let me know via Twitter @prosnookerblog