Six-red World Championship

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Six-red World Championship
Tournament information
Venue Bangkok Convention Centre
Location Bangkok
Country Thailand
Established2008
Organisation(s) World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (since 2012)
Total prize fund10,000,000 baht [1]
Current champion(s) Flag of Scotland.svg Stephen Maguire

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 snooker cue sport based on snooker

Six-red snooker, is a variant of snooker, but with only six red balls initially on the table as opposed to the standard fifteen.

Stephen Maguire Scottish professional snooker player, 2004 UK champion

Stephen Maguire is a Scottish professional snooker player. After turning professional 1998, he ranked in the top 16 consecutively for 11 years from 2005 to August 2016, reaching as high as second for two of those seasons. He has won five major ranking tournaments, including the UK Championship in 2004. As a prolific break-builder, Maguire has compiled more than 420 century breaks, including three maximum breaks.

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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.

The snooker season 2008/2009 was a series of snooker tournaments played between 4 June 2008 and 10 May 2009. Because the Bahrain Championship clashed with Premier League matches, whose date had already been approved by the game's governing body, four players missed the ranking event and lost points.

A round-robin tournament is a competition in which each contestant meets all other contestants in turn. A round-robin contrasts with an elimination tournament, in which participants are eliminated after a certain number of losses.

Single-elimination tournament knock-out sports competition

A single-elimination, knockout, or sudden death tournament is a type of elimination tournament where the loser of each match-up is immediately eliminated from the tournament. Each winner will play another in the next round, until the final match-up, whose winner becomes the tournament champion. Each match-up may be a single match or several, for example two-legged ties in European football or best-of series in American pro sports. Defeated competitors may play no further part after losing, or may participate in "consolation" or "classification" matches against other losers to determine the lower final rankings; for example, a third place playoff between losing semi-finalists. In a shootout poker tournament, there are more than two players competing at each table, and sometimes more than one progressing to the next round. Some competitions are held with a pure single-elimination tournament system. Others have many phases, with the last being a single-elimination final stage, often called playoffs.

Winners

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YearWinnerOpponentFinal scoreSeason
Six-red Snooker International
2008 [5] Flag of England.svg Ricky Walden Flag of England.svg Stuart Bingham 8–3 2008/09
Six-red World Grand Prix
2009 [6] Flag of England.svg Jimmy White Flag of England.svg Barry Hawkins 8–6 2009/10
Six-red World Championship
2010 [7] Flag of England.svg Mark Selby Flag of England.svg Ricky Walden 8–6 2010/11
2012 [4] Flag of England.svg Mark Davis Flag of England.svg Shaun Murphy 8–4 2012/13
2013 [8] Flag of England.svg Mark Davis Flag of Australia (converted).svg Neil Robertson 8–4 2013/14
2014 [9] Flag of Scotland.svg Stephen Maguire Flag of England.svg Ricky Walden 8–7 2014/15
2015 [10] Flag of Thailand.svg Thepchaiya Un-Nooh Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Liang Wenbo 8–2 2015/16
2016 [11] Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Ding Junhui Flag of England.svg Stuart Bingham 8–7 2016/17
2017 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Mark Williams Flag of Thailand.svg Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 8–2 2017/18
2018 Flag of England.svg Kyren Wilson Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Ding Junhui 8–4 2018/19
2019 Flag of Scotland.svg Stephen Maguire Flag of Scotland.svg John Higgins 8–6 2019/20

Stats

Finalists

RankNameNationalityWinnerRunner-upFinals
1 Mark Davis Flag of England.svg  England 202
Stephen Maguire Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 202
3 Ricky Walden Flag of England.svg  England 123
4 Ding Junhui Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 112
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 112
6 Mark Selby Flag of England.svg  England 101
Jimmy White Flag of England.svg  England 101
Mark Williams Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 101
Kyren Wilson Flag of England.svg  England 101
10 Stuart Bingham Flag of England.svg  England 022
11 Barry Hawkins Flag of England.svg  England 011
John Higgins Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 011
Liang Wenbo Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 011
Shaun Murphy Flag of England.svg  England 011
Neil Robertson Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 011

Champions by country

CountryPlayersTotalFirst titleLast title
Flag of England.svg  England 5620082018
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 1220142019
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 1120152015
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 1120162016
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 1120172017

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