Six-red World Championship

Six-red World Championship
Tournament information
Venue Bangkok Convention Centre
Location Bangkok
Country Thailand
Established 2008
Organisation(s) World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association
Total prize fund 10,000,000 baht[1]
Current champion(s) Mark Williams

The Six-red World Championship (also known as the SangSom 6 Red World Championship for sponsorship purposes) is a six-red snooker tournament, played with the six colour balls and six reds. Mark Williams is the reigning champion.

History

The event was first held in the 2008/2009 season, and was known as the Six-red Snooker International. The event was organised by the Asian Confederation of Billiards Sports. Forty-eight players were divided in 8 round-robin groups. The top four from each group moved into the knock-out stage.[2] In 2009 the event was renamed the Six-red World Grand Prix. In 2010, it replaced a rival tournament (sponsored by 888sport) as the official six red snooker world championship, after the other event—held once in 2009—was discontinued.[2] The event wasn't held in the 2011/2012 season,[3] but it returned for the 2012/2013 season with the backing of the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. The event was held at the Montien Riverside Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand between 2008 and 2014.[4] The following year it took place in the Fashion Island Shopping Mall, before the Convention Centre became the venue for the tournament from 2016 on.

Winners

[2]

Year Winner Opponent Final score Season
Six-red Snooker International
2008[5] Ricky Walden Stuart Bingham 8–3 2008/09
Six-red World Grand Prix
2009[6] Jimmy White Barry Hawkins 8–6 2009/10
Six-red World Championship
2010[7] Mark Selby Ricky Walden 8–6 2010/11
2012[4] Mark Davis Shaun Murphy 8–4 2012/13
2013[8] Mark Davis Neil Robertson 8–4 2013/14
2014[9] Stephen Maguire Ricky Walden 8–7 2014/15
2015[10] Thepchaiya Un-Nooh Liang Wenbo 8–2 2015/16
2016[11] Ding Junhui Stuart Bingham 8–7 2016/17
2017 Mark Williams Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 8–2 2017/18

Stats

Finalists

Rank Name Nationality Winner Runner-up Finals
1 Mark Davis  England 2 0 2
2 Ricky Walden  England 1 2 3
3 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh  Thailand 1 1 2
3 Mark Williams  Wales 1 0 1
5 Jimmy White  England 1 0 1
5 Mark Selby  England 1 0 1
5 Stephen Maguire  Scotland 1 0 1
5 Ding Junhui  China 1 0 1
9 Stuart Bingham  England 0 2 2
10 Barry Hawkins  England 0 1 1
10 Shaun Murphy  England 0 1 1
10 Neil Robertson  Australia 0 1 1
10 Liang Wenbo  China 0 1 1
  • Active players are shown in bold.

Champions by country

Country Players Total First title Last title
 England 4 5 2008 2013
 Scotland 1 1 2014 2014
 Thailand 1 1 2015 2015
 China 1 1 2016 2016
 Wales 1 1 2017 2017

References

  1. "Saengkham Shocks Defending Champion Ding". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 4 September 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  2. 1 2 3 "6-red snooker". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2010.
  3. "Tournament Calendar 2011/2012". Snooker.org. Retrieved 24 November 2011.
  4. 1 2 "SangSom 6 Red World Championship (2012)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  5. "2008 Sangsom 6-reds International Snooker". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 24 December 2008.
  6. "2009 Sangsom 6 Reds Results". Global Snooker. Retrieved 9 February 2011.
  7. "Sangsom 6Red World Championships 2010". Cue Sports India. Archived from the original on 2 July 2012. Retrieved 27 March 2011.
  8. "SangSom 6 Red World Championship (2013)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  9. "SangSom 6 Red World Championship (2014)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  10. "6 Red World Championship (2015)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  11. "SangSom 6 Red World Championship (2016)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
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