Draw and format for Six Red World Championship announced

The highly anticipated group draw and match schedule for the 2023 Six Red World Championship has been finally released to the public. The Championship set to take place in Pathum Thani, Thailand.

Fans can look forward to an exciting line-up of star players, including Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump, Mark Williams, John Higgins, Luca Brecel, and the reigning champion Stephen Maguire.

In a particularly intriguing match-up, O’Sullivan is set to face off against WSF Junior Champion Stan Moody in his group draw.

This invitation-only tournament features a unique twist. This year there will be six reds used instead of the traditional 15, and a total prize pool of 11 million Thai Baht (₤263,326.56).

The event is scheduled to run from March 6 to 11, and details on how to watch the action will be made available soon.

Maguire, who has previously won the tournament twice, will be looking to defend his title against a strong field of competitors.

Fans can expect high-level play and intense competition from some of the world’s top snooker players in what is sure to be an unforgettable Six Red World Championship.

The group stages draw:

Group A

Stephen Maguire (Scotland)

Ding Junhui (China)

Zhang Anda (China)

Mink Nutcharut (Thailand)

Group B

Luca Brecel (Belgium)

Barry Hawkins (England)

Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (Thailand)

Jimmy White (England)

Group C

John Higgins (Scotland)    

Hossein Vafaei (Iran)

Ken Doherty (Republic of Ireland)

Poramin Danjirakul (Thailand)

Group D

Judd Trump (England)

Ricky Walden (England)

Ma Hailong (China)

Kritsanut Lertsattayathorn (Thailand)

Group E

Mark Selby (England)

Ali Carter (England)

Chris Wakelin (England)

Dechawat Poomjaeng (Thailand)

Group F

Mark Allen (Northern Ireland)

Mark Williams (Wales)

Andres Petrov (Estonia)

Sunny Akani (Thailand)

Group G

Shaun Murphy (England)

Stuart Bingham (England)

Noppon Saengkham (Thailand)

Mahmoud El Hareedy (Egypt)

Group H

Ronnie O’Sullivan (England)

Jimmy Robertson (England)

James Wattana (Thailand)

Stan Moody (England)

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