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6-Red Snooker

Brief History
 
This shortened version of the game became popular in the Far East, particularly in Thailand, in the mid 2000s. The first international event involving leading professionals was the Sangsom 6-Red Snooker International held in Bangkok in July 2008
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There were 21 main tour professionals in a field of 48 divided into eight groups. The top four from each group moved into a knockout stage. The following year it was renamed Sangsom 6-Red World Grand Prix and there were even more main tour players involved. In 2010 the name was changes again to the Sangsom 6-red World Championship which woukld cause confusion if the other event in Killarney is staged again.

World Snooker announced a series of non-ranking events for main tour players in 2009/10 several of which would be in the 6-red format. These are noted on the Pro Challenge page.

In December 2009 a 6-Red World Championship was staged in Killarney, Ireland with a field of some 118 players.

Sangsom 6-Red Snooker              

Year Venue Event Title Sponsor Winner
Runner Up Score 1st Prize
2008 Riverside Montien Hotel, Bangkok International Sangsom Ricky Walden Stuart Bingham 8-3 £7,500
2009 Riverside Montien Hotel, Bangkok World Grand Prix Sangsom Jimmy White Barry Hawkins 8-6 £18,100
2010 Riverside Montien Hotel, Bangkok World Championship Sangsom Mark Selby Ricky Walden 8-6 £40,000

6-Red World Championship
Year Venue Sponsor Winner
Runner Up Score 1st Prize
2009 INEC, Killarney, Ireland 888.com Mark Davis
Mark J.Williams
6-3
€10,000

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