Mark Davis - once, twice, 6 Red world champion

18:47:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

An ecstatic Mark Davis lifted the SangSom 6 Red World Championship trophy on Saturday, after winning 8-4 over the 2005 world champion, Shaun Murphy. 

Thus Davis gets on the right foot for this season and collects what is his second six-red trophy, the first one being conquered back in 2009 in Ireland.

He reached the semi-finals of the Wuxi Classic a week ago, but sadly lost by just one point to Stuart Bingham, 6-5. Still, this time Davis went all the way and got himself a well-deserved title, although is not a ranking one.

The 6 Red journey started with a face-to-face encounter with Darren Morgan, whom he beat 5-3, continued with the local-star James Wattana, whom he defeated by 5-4 and although he lost 5-3 to Hossein Ayouri he carefully caught up after winning over Stephen Maguire by 5-2 and Mohammed Ibrahim by 5-4.

As the groups matches came to an end Davis had to take on his namesake, the legend Steve Davis who got a cruel 6-1 treatment from the Englishman who practice at the South West Snooker Academy from Gloucester.

Next followed Stephen Lee with whom Davis has a very tight cue-crossing that ended on 6-5, Panompai Powises who was easily saw off with a 7-5 scoreline and the Wuxi Classic champion Ricky Walden who was crashed 7-2 in the semi-finals.

The final against Shaun Murphy took a very equitable start, the lads going together up until 4-4. But from this point on, Davis stormed in and not only took control of the match, but also denied the 'Magician' to bag another frame.

The score board froze at 8-4, when Mark Davis was crowned champion of the SangSom 6 Red World Championship from Thailand's Bangkok.

Proudly lifting his hard-fought-for trophy, Davis looks forward to the second ranking event of this season, the Australian Goldfields Open, due to start this Monday. Will he continue to rule the green baize in Bendigo also?