The snooker's infamous Class of 92' have withstood the test of time and is still better than anyone else in this sport. Despite being over 40 years old, Mark Williams, John Higgins, and Ronnie O’Sullivan are still on top of their game and they continue to win major finals and tournaments
When we compare the snooker odds from the 90s and today, we will notice that the players from the Class of 92’ have much bigger odds of winning in 2022 than ever before. This is the best indicator of the dominance of these players as they take on the new generations in this sport.
This year in snooker, John Higgins, Mark Williams, and Ronnie O’Sullivan are all in the quarter-finals of the World Championship. The legendary players haven’t reached the last eight together since 2011 and it seems like this will be the year when one of them wins the championship.
Each of these three players has shown some remarkable performances during this World Championship, where Ronnie O'Sullivan is undoubtedly the favorite. At the moment he is at the top of the rankings while John Higgins is at the 6th ranking and Mark Williams is ranked 8th.
The legendary trio from the Class of 92’ have all turned professional 30 years ago and have won 13 world titles between them, which shows how dominant they've been throughout their many years in this sport.
Out of the three, O’Sullivan is the most recent winner, having won the World Championship in 2020 against Kyren Wilson. Mark Williams has won his last World Championship in 2018 against John Higgins and is after his 4th trophy in this tournament.
As for John Higgins, list last trophy in the World Championship was back in 2011. He played in three finals between 2017 and 2019 and lost all of them. But as things are shaping up this season, Higgins might have a chance to reach yet another final and hopefully win it this time.
Ronnie O’Sullivan is after his 7th World Championship, after registering a record-breaking 71st victory at the Crucible in his second knockout stage at the tournament. After the match, he has credited his ability to remain on top of his game and try to be the best version of himself.
Stephen Hendry, the 7 times world champion, thinks that O'Sullivan is the man to beat, as he is playing very well. Ronnie is fully focused on the game and is playing every round very relaxed and composed, which are characteristics of a class player that is committed to winning.
Since his professional debut in 1992, O'Sullivan has taken snooker to a new level and 30 years after he is still on top of his game. Last year he warned the snooker that there is more to come from the Class of 92’, and a few months later we are seeing what he meant.
The sportsbooks are giving Ronnie O’Sullivan the biggest odds for winning this year's World Championship, with Judd Trump and John Higgins being the second and third favorites. As for Mark Williams, the sportsbooks have placed him forth for winning the World Championship.
So, the sportsbooks have placed all their players from the Class of 92' in the top 4 to win the 2022 World Championship, which proves that the class of these players is long-lasting and no one knows when their dominance will end.