Six-red World Championship

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This article is about the Sangsom sponsored event. For the 888.com sponsored event, see 2009 Six-red World Championship.
Six-red World Championship
Tournament information
Venue Montien Riverside Hotel
Location Bangkok
Country Thailand
Established 2008
Organisation(s) World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association
Total prize fund 8,000,000 baht[1]
Current champion(s) China Ding Junhui

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. Ding Junhui is the reigning champion.

History[edit]

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 another event as the official six red snooker world championship, after the previous 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]

Winners[edit]

[2]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 Results". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 6 September 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  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.