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Six Machine, Mark Davis Wins Again In Bangkok

Six Machine, Mark Davis Wins Again In Bangkok

Mark Davis has won a Six-Red World Championship title for the second straight year and the third time in his career, beating Neil Robertson 8-4 in the final at the Montien Hotel in Bangkok.

Mark Davis won his first Six-Red World Championship title in Killarney in 2009 which heralded what many believe to be the real start of the 41-year-old's pro snooker career.

Since then the Sussex potter reached three ranking event semi-finals (including last year's UK Championship) and this week in Bangkok he added another impressive victory to his CV, beating Neil Robertson 8-4 to win his third 6-Reds world title.

It was world no.1 Robertson that got the better of proceedings in the start, racing to a 3-1 lead. His advance was halted by defending champion Davis who then took the next six frames in a row before ultimately capturing victory in the 12th to take home the £40,000 first prize.

Mark Davis Six-Reds World Snooker Championship

Six-Reds World Championship victor, Mark Davis

World no.17 Davis said: "There was no real pressure on me going into the match. I got a bit nervous in the last frame, but then got the chance I had been looking for. It was my safety that really worked well today and I am happy to have the claimed the title again."

What makes Davis so good in the Six-Reds format of snooker is unknown, but what is easy to see is that the Sussex pro is having the best years of his 22-year-career and if he can continue the form he showed last year there is no reason he can't win a first ranking title.

Click here for all the results from the Six-Reds World Championship. Next up is the third major event of the year, the Shanghai Masters. Can John Higgins defend his title? Check out the draw here

 

Posted Sep 8, 2013   
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