Un-Nooh wins 2015 Six Red World Championship

13:21:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

Thepchaiya Un-Nooh beat China's Liang Wenbo 8-2 to lift the mighty silvery trophy of the 2015 SangSom Six Red World Championship and also record his first significant victory since becoming a professional snooker player.

The 6 Red World Championship title has been conquered by Mark Davis no less then three times, but Thailand's Un-Nooh proved the trophy deserves to stay in the country that hosted the event and that also was the inventor of the 6-red snooker.

The final started on a very balanced note with China's Wenbo quickly scoring a perfect 61 break in order to take the opener, to which his opponent answered with a 44 to draw level.

Once more Wenbo put his nose in front, this time with a bit of help from a 40 break and as before, his Thai comrade-in-arms restored the equality of the match by using a top 72 break.

Next frame proved to be some sort of turning point, as the pattern was broken, Wenbo giving 8 points in penalty and a free ball, this allowing Un-Nooh to turn tables and take the leading chair.

From this point on, it was just a matter of time before Thailand's gem started his offensive and took advantage of each mistake that Liang made. 

A missed red along the cushion was proving costly for Wenbo,during frame six, as his opponent went 4-2 up, scoreline that was soon to be transformed into 6-2 thanks to breaks of 43 and 55.

Clearly in a lot of trouble, Wenbo made a final attempt to mark his comeback into the match during frame nine, but his focus was gone. In all fairness though, in games of 6-reds any mistake or miss might just lose you the frame and match.

Un-Nooh finished the match with breaks of 21 and 22 to which he added a huge roar and threw both his fists into the air. The crowd acknowledged the moment with a powerful round of applause and some weird vuvuzela sounds.

In the interviewed that followed Wenbo was gracious in defeat and assured his opponent that "they will still be friends", while the winner expressed his delight for seeing "his dream come true" and joked saying that he probably won't see any of the prize money (around £45,000) because his wife will take care of that.

Leaving Thailand's Bangkok behind, we are looking forward to some real ranking tournament that's just around the corner. Brace yourselves, for the Shanghai Masters starts this Monday!