Six-red World Championship

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

[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
2018   Kyren Wilson   Ding Junhui 8–4 2018/19
2019   Stephen Maguire   John Higgins 8–6 2019/20

Stats

Finalists

Name Nationality Winner Runner-up Finals
Mark Davis   England 2 0 2
Stephen Maguire   Scotland 2 0 2
Ricky Walden   England 1 2 3
Ding Junhui   China 1 1 2
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh   Thailand 1 1 2
Mark Selby   England 1 0 1
Jimmy White   England 1 0 1
Mark Williams   Wales 1 0 1
Kyren Wilson   England 1 0 1
Stuart Bingham   England 0 2 2
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

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. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. 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.