Back to back titles for Kyren Wilson after Six Reds triumph

Kyren Wilson has secured back to back titles after winning the SangSom Six Red World Championship for the first time in his career.

The Englishman beat China’s Ding Junhui 8-4 to win the trophy and the £82,000 cash prize.

It comes just a fortnight after Wilson won the Paul Hunter Classic ranking event after beating Peter Ebdon in the £20,000 final.

The money from today’s triumph will not count towards Wilson’s world ranking position as the event is not a ranking event but victory will no doubt boost his confidence ahead of next week’s Shanghai Masters.

Kyren Wilson. Picture by Monique Limbos

Wilson joins reigning world champion Mark Williams, Ding Junhui, Thepchaiya Un-Nooh, Stephen Maguire, Mark Davis and Mark Selby to have won the event in recent years.

The tournament is played with just six reds on the table rather than the 15 seen in traditional snooker tournaments.

Ding Junhui, who won this event two years ago, made the brighter start in the final taking a 2-1 lead in the early stages before Wilson took control of matters by winning five frames on the bounce.

Wilson, ranked number eight in the world, then won two of the next four frames to seal the match.

After the match he tweeted: “Over the moon to win 2 events in a row…. onto the next one next stop Shanghai. Thanks again for everyone’s messages #blessed.”

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