|Venue||Bangkok Convention Centre|
|Organisation(s)||World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (since 2012)|
|Total prize fund||10,000,000 baht|
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 sixand six . Stephen Maguire is the reigning champion.
Six-red snooker, is a variant of snooker, but with only six initially on the table as opposed to the standard fifteen.
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.
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.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. The event wasn't held in the 2011/2012 season, 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. 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.
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.
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Pankaj Arjan Advani is an Indian billiards and snooker player. He is a 21-time World Champion and has achieved a hat-trick of hat-tricks in English billiards, holding the World, Asian, and Indian National Championship titles simultaneously, in five different years: 2005, 2008, 2012, 2017 and recently in 2019.
Anthony Stephen Hamilton is an English professional snooker player noted for his strong break-building technique and distinctive appearance. He has spent five seasons ranked among the game's top 16, and fifteen in the top 32, reaching a career-high of number ten in the world in the 1999/2000 season. Known as a prolific builder, Hamilton has compiled more than 250 competitive century breaks during his career. Hamilton won his first ranking title in 2017, beating Ali Carter 9–6 in the final of the German Masters. At age 45 he is the third oldest winner of a ranking event after Ray Reardon and Doug Mountjoy (46).
The Wuxi Classic was a professional snooker tournament held from 2008 to 2014. It was a ranking event from 2012 through 2014. For the 2015/16 season, World Snooker reduced the number of ranking events held in China, which saw the tournament replaced by the snooker World Cup, also held in the city of Wuxi. The last champion was Neil Robertson, who won the event in 2013 and retained his title in 2014.
The 2009 Six-red World Grand Prix was a six-red snooker tournament held between 7 and 12 July 2009 at the Montien Riverside Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand.
The snooker season 2009/10 was a series of snooker tournaments played between 16 May 2009 and 8 May 2010. There were six ranking events, two less than in the previous season. The Bahrain Championship was not held again, and the Northern Ireland Classic was removed from the calendar too. The Jiangsu Classic was held for the first time.
The snooker season 2005/2006 was a series of snooker tournaments played between 17 May 2005 and 10 May 2006. There were six ranking tournaments, and the British Open and Irish Masters tournaments were removed from calendar. The Northern Ireland Trophy was held for the first time as non-ranking tournament, and the Pot Black was held again after a 12-year hiatus.
The IBSF World Snooker Championship is the premier non-professional snooker tournament in the world. The event series is sanctioned by the International Billiards and Snooker Federation. A number of IBSF champions have gone on to successful careers in the Pro ranks, notably Jimmy White (1980), James Wattana (1988), Ken Doherty (1989), Stuart Bingham (1996), Marco Fu (1997), Stephen Maguire (2000) and Mark Allen (2004). Both Ken Doherty and Stuart Bingham have gone on to win the professional World Snooker Championship.
The 2010/2011 snooker season was a series of snooker tournaments played between 20 May 2010 and 2 May 2011. The German Masters was the first ranking tournament in Germany since the 1997/1998 season. The Grand Prix was renamed to World Open, and the format of the tournament was change with 32 amateurs joining the Main Tour professionals. The Players Tour Championship minor-ranking series was introduced to the calendar. These events were open to amateurs and professional with a separate Order of Merit. The top 24 in the Order of Merit qualified to the Finals, which was a ranking event. The Premier League was for the first time part of the Main Tour. The Jiangsu Classic was renamed to the Wuxi Classic, and three other invitation events were introduced to the calendar: the Power Snooker, the World Seniors Championship, and Snooker Shoot-Out. The Scottish Professional Championship was held for the first time since 1989.
The 2010 Six-red World Championship was a six-red snooker tournament that took place between 19 and 24 July 2010 at the Montien Riverside Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand.
The 2012/2013 snooker season was a series of snooker tournaments played during 2012 and 2013. The season featured two new ranking events; the Wuxi Classic and the International Championship. The tour had a record five ranking events in China, and three new PTC events in Asia. The tour also visited Bulgaria for the first time in its history, and returned to Poland, Belgium and Australia. Before the start of the season World Snooker requested every player to sign a players contract, that would allow players to choose which events they want to enter – no player was forced to play in any event. At the end of the season Mark Selby was named the World Snooker Player of the Year, the Snooker Writers' Player of the Year and the Fans' Player of the Year and Ian Burns the Rookie of the Year. Ronnie O'Sullivan received the "Performance of the Year" for winning his fifth World title after playing just one competitive match during the season. Jimmy Robertson's 57 break in just 130 seconds at the Snooker Shoot-Out received the "Magic Moment of the Year" award. Terry Griffiths, Joe Johnson, Peter Ebdon, Ken Doherty, Graeme Dott, Shaun Murphy and Neil Robertson were inducted into the Hall of Fame.
The IBSF World Under-21 Snooker Championship is the premier non-professional junior snooker tournament in the world. The event series is sanctioned by the International Billiards and Snooker Federation and started from 1987.
The 2012 Six-red World Championship was a six-red snooker tournament held between 2 and 7 July 2012 at the Montien Riverside Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. The highest break of the tournament was 75, compiled by both Judd Trump and Shaun Murphy.
The 2013/2014 snooker season was a series of snooker tournaments played between 6 June 2013 and 5 May 2014. From this season every qualifying match was held open to the public at various venues in the United Kingdom, replacing the World Snooker Academy in Sheffield. The number of wild-card players at the Chinese ranking events, except the Shanghai Masters, was reduced from eight to four and former Main Tour players were excluded. A professional player could not be selected for more than one wild-card match during the season.
The EBSA European Snooker Championship is the premier non-professional snooker tournament in Europe. The event series is sanctioned by the European Billiards & Snooker Association. It took place first in 1988 and is held annually since 1993. In most years the winner of the tournament qualifies for the next two seasons of the World Snooker Tour.
The 2013 Six-red World Championship was a six-red snooker tournament held between 2 and 7 September 2013 at the Montien Riverside Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand.
The 2014 Six-red World Championship was a six-red snooker tournament held between 1 and 6 September 2014 at the Montien Riverside Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand.
The 2015 Six-red World Championship was a six-red snooker tournament that was held between 7 and 12 September 2015 at the Fashion Island Shopping Mall in Bangkok, Thailand.
Mohammed Shehab is a former professional snooker player from the United Arab Emirates. Shahab is a one-time winner of the Snooker Singles at the 2007 Asian Indoor Games. Shahab is a specialist Six-red Snooker player, where in 2018, he defeated reigning World Snooker Champion Mark Williams at the 2018 Six-red World Championship.
The 2016 SangSom Six-red World Championship was a six-red snooker tournament held between 5 and 10 September 2016 at the Bangkok Convention Center in Bangkok, Thailand.