Maguire captures Six Reds title after winning thriller final

Stephen Maguire. Picture by Monique Limbos

Stephen Maguire. Picture by Monique Limbos

STEPHEN Maguire fought back from behind in superb style in a thrilling final to win the Six Red World Championship.

The Glaswegian, winner of five ranking titles, added one of the sport’s unique titles to his silverware cabinet after coming back from deficits of 6-3 and 7-5 to defeat Ricky Walden in Thailand.

It’s 33-year-old Maguire’s first title since winning the Welsh Open last year and as well as the trophy he collected just short of £50,000 in prize money.

Victory for Maguire will give him a real boost ahead of the return of major ranking event snooker with the Shanghai Masters starting on Monday (September 8).

Maguire, who’s best record in the major event is reaching the semi-finals in 2008, will begin his bid for glory on Wednesday (September 10) when he faces Jimmy Robertson in the opening round.

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