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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. Stephen Maguire is the reigning champion.

Six-red World Championship
Tournament information
VenueBangkok Convention Centre
LocationBangkok
CountryThailand
Established2008
Organisation(s)World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (since 2012)
Total prize fund10,000,000 baht[1]
Current champion(s)Scotland Stephen Maguire

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

Stats

Finalists

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

Champions by country

Country Players Total First title Last title
  England 5 6 2008 2018
  Scotland 1 2 2014 2019
  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. ^ a b c "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. ^ a b "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.