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Six Red Championship Down to Eight

The Six Red World Championship is nearing the business end of proceedings with only eight players left vying for the title in Bangkok.

Selby will be the favourite, but anyone can thrive in the short format - photo courtesy of Monique Limbos.
Selby will be the favourite, but anyone can thrive in the short format – photo courtesy of Monique Limbos.

Three Thai competitors remain in the hunt for glory on home soil, including the under-21 world champion Boonyarit Kaettikun – who has already beaten Michael Holt and Ryan Day in the knockout phase.

Kaettikun faces compatriot Thepchaiya Un-Nooh for a semi-final berth on Friday, while Noppon Saengkham is also in the top half of the draw and will face Joe Perry.

The bottom half of the draw is dominated by players more associated with featuring in the final stages of main tour snooker tournaments.

World no.1 Mark Selby has enjoyed an easy passage into the last eight but meets the challenge of China’s Liang Wenbo next.

Hong Kong’s Marco Fu, who dispelled of six-red specialist Mark Davis in the last 32, and Matthew Selt will duel in the other quarter-final clash.

Defending champion Stephen Maguire also went out in the last 32, beaten by Judd Trump who in-turn was downed 6-3 by home favourite Un-Nooh.

By the end of tomorrow Saturday’s two finalists will be determined, when around €60,000 will be up for grabs for the winner.

The full draw can be viewed by clicking here.



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World Rankings Top 16

World Rankings after the British Open – won by Mark Williams.

1. Mark Selby
2. Judd Trump
3. Ronnie O’Sullivan
4. Neil Robertson
5. Kyren Wilson
6. Shaun Murphy
7. John Higgins
8. Mark Williams
9. Stephen Maguire
10. Ding Junhui
11. Mark Allen
12. Barry Hawkins
13. Stuart Bingham
14. Jack Lisowski
15. Yan Bingtao
16. Anthony McGill

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