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Eurosport Expert Picks Competition - World Championship

It’s down to the final round in our fantasy snooker game for Eurosport’s expert commentators and they have made their picks for the World Championship.

Nikos Alexopoulos of Greece leads by three points from Italy’s Maurizio Cavalli. Nikos has gone for Mark Selby in the final event while Maurizio has picked Barry Hawkins. Denmark’s Søren Ravn Larsen is also in the mix, he’s five points off the lead and his man at the Crucible is Ding Junhui.

Eurosport commentators from countries including the UK, Germany, Poland, Denmark, Turkey, Norway, Hungary, Italy, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Serbia, Romania, Holland & Flanders, Finland, The Netherlands, Russia and Greece are taking part in the competition by picking a player for each tournament. The winner at the end of the season will receive a £1,000 donation to a charity of their choice, provided by our World Championship sponsor Betfred.

Here’s how the Expert Picks competition works:

Each commentator must select one player before each event. But they cannot pick the same player more than twice during the season.

Players score points according to how far they go in the tournament as follows:

Winner = 10 points

Runner-up = 7 points

Semi-finals = 5 points

Quarter-finals = 4 points

Last 16 = 3 points

Last 32 = 2 points

Last 64 = 1 point

In events which don’t use a flat 128 man draw (Shanghai Masters, Masters, World Championship) players losing their opening match will score 0 points, otherwise the scoring system will be as above.

A running league table will be kept below throughout the season, with the commentator with the most points after the World Championship to receive the £1,000 charity prize from Betfred.

 

COMMENTATOR

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PICK

CURRENT TOTAL SCORE

Nikos Alexopoulos (Greece)

Mark Selby

77

Maurizio Cavalli (Italy)

Barry Hawkins

74

Jacob Solomos (Greece)

Barry Hawkins

72

Søren Ravn Larsen (Denmark)

Ding Junhui

72

Przemek Kruk (Poland)

Ding Junhui

69

Lars-Harald Riiber (Norway)

Barry Hawkins

68

Henrik kaj Hansen (Denmark)

Judd Trump

63

Karel Janu (Czech Republic)

 

62

Rolf Kalb (Germany)

Mark Selby

61

Alex Lely (Netherlands)

Ronnie O'Sullivan

60

Tom Kejla (Czech Republic)

Ronnie O'Sullivan

57

Nuno Santos (Portugal)

John Higgins

54

Damir Ceronja (Serbia)

Judd Trump

53

Rudy Bauwens (Holland & Flanders)

Ding Junhui

52

Neal Foulds (United Kingdom)

Kyren Wilson

52

Joe Johnson (United Kingdom)

Mark Selby

52

Vladimir Sinitsyn (Russia)

Mark Selby

51

Predrag Vukanovic (Serbia)

Judd Trump

51

Arturo Pérez (Spain)

Ding Junhui

49

Sergio M. Gutiérrez (Spain)

Neil Robertson

49

Gligorije Gligorijevic (Serbia)

Judd Trump

48

Zdenek Mika (Czech Republic)

Judd Trump

47

Marius Ancuta (Romania)

Marco Fu

45

Bjorn Haneveer (Belgium)

 

43

Petr Vlasek (Czech Republic)

Neil Robertson

42

Tim Peters (United Kingdom)

Ding Junhui

42

Aki Kauppinen (Finland)

Ronnie O'Sullivan

40

Eva Poskocilova (Czech Republic)

Ali Carter

39

Edwin Ingebrigtsen (Norway)

 

38

Gábor Buzás (Hungary)

Ali Carter

35

Philip Studd (United Kingdom)

Mark Selby

34

Torstein Wik (Norway)

Ronnie O'Sullivan

32

Martín Pérez (Spain)

Judd Trump

31

David Hendon (United Kingdom)

Barry Hawkins

30

Kim Hartman (Sweden)

Mark Selby

29