Arshad Ali Qureshi
The young cueist,Majid Ali who belonged to Samundri, Punjab,won third spot in the IBSF 6 Red World Snooker Championship 2018 at Marsa Alam, Egypt.
In the semifinal, forth seeded Thanawat Thirapongpaeboon of Thailand knocked out unseeded Muhammad Majid Ali in an almost one-sided affair. The first frame he won had very low scoring 25-02 and then he conquered another one 58-10.
Down two frames, Majid made a classy recovery by sending a clearance of 69 points but that’s the only frame he could’ve won because after that Thanawat rallied breaks in all three frames 47, 59 and 48 to close the proceedings in very short time.
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This was the first time Thanawat appeared in any individual Senior World Championship final. However, he holds the World Under-21 title, which he won in 2011 at Montreal, Canada. He is also holding Asian 6Reds title of the 2018.
Earlier, Majid Ali prevails in 6 frames thriller as he thrashed Habib Subha of Bahrain by 5-1 to move into the quarterfinal with the final score line of 0-70, 44-1, 38-25, 36-25, 51-7, 36-33.
Thailand players Passakorn Suwannawat and Waratthanun Sukritthanes conquered World 6Reds Championships 2018 by winning titles in both the categories (Men and Women).
Passakorn defeated his compatriot Thanawat Thirapongpaeboon 6-2 in the World 6Reds Men Final whereas Waratthanun knocked out defending champion Ng On Yee of Hong Kong 4-2 in World Women 6Reds 2018.
Earlier, Former Pakistan’s National Champion Bilal ended his journey as he lost against Alok Kumar from India in last-64 at Marsa Alam, Egypt.
IBSF President, Mubarak Al-Khayarin gave away the trophies to the winners alongwith President of Egypt Federation and other delegates.