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Most of the world's top snooker professionals - including Ronnie O'Sullivan - are slated to play in the Six-Red World Championship in Bangkok in early March, according to the World Snooker Tour.

 

https://wst.tv/quartet-are-bangkok-bound/

 

Included in the 32-player field are O’Sullivan, Judd Trump, Mark Selby, John Higgins, Mark Williams, Kyren Wilson, Shaun Murphy, Jack Lisowski, Barry Hawkins, Luca Brecel, Stuart Bingham, Mark Allen, the veteran Jimmy White and more. Thailand's female world champion Mink is also in the draw as well as 6 Thai male players.

 

Whether all these stars actually turn up is another matter - the tournament has never had anything close to this quality show up before. Another website suggests that the event will be held at the Thammasat University Convention Centre, which appears to be way out in Rangsit, but details are sketchy.

 

In short, the whole thing seems a bit ad hoc, so if anybody finds any more information, that would be great.

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1 hour ago, Eleftheros said:
6 hours ago, Liverpool Lou said:

They've all gone to the trouble of going through qualifying, why would they not bother to turn up?

Only 4 needed to qualify - Jimmy Robertson, Ali Carter, Zhang Anda and Chris Wakelin -  the rest were invited.

If they accepted invitations, qualified or whatever, why would any of them choose not to turn up?   That suggestion doesn't make any sense.

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21 minutes ago, Liverpool Lou said:

If they accepted invitations, qualified or whatever, why would any of them choose not to turn up?   That suggestion doesn't make any sense.

Some of these top players, notably Ronnie O'Sullivan, have a well-documented history of withdrawing from minor tournaments before they start if they happen to feel like it.

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O'Sullivan has publicly committed to the tournament, according to Eurosport, quoting his Twitter account.

 

"Big hello to all my snooker fans in Thailand, I am delighted to be coming in March for the 6 Red World Championship in Pathumthani for the first time!!"

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On 1/12/2023 at 7:51 PM, Eleftheros said:

Some of these top players, notably Ronnie O'Sullivan, have a well-documented history of withdrawing from minor tournaments before they start if they happen to feel like it.

Think you are way  way behind,  O,Sullivan already won first 2 games  <deleted> 

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On 2/2/2023 at 12:36 AM, spongeworthy said:

Anyone have an idea what the we can expect the cost of tickets to be for such an event?

Between 1500b and 4k  , not as expensive as you think,  but probably sold out,    already on day 3 tomorrow,  6 days altogether 

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7 minutes ago, Jimbo 12345 said:
On 1/12/2023 at 1:19 PM, Liverpool Lou said:

They've all gone to the trouble of going through qualifying, why would they not bother to turn up?

They are all here already 

Er, I know.  You're responding to a comment that was posted weeks ago.

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10 minutes ago, Jimbo 12345 said:
On 1/12/2023 at 7:51 PM, Eleftheros said:

Some of these top players, notably Ronnie O'Sullivan, have a well-documented history of withdrawing from minor tournaments before they start if they happen to feel like it.

Think you are way  way behind,  O,Sullivan already won first 2 games  <deleted> 

"Think you are way  way behind..."

You're clearly the one who's "way, way behind".  Take a look at the dates of the posts.

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3 hours ago, Jimbo 12345 said:

Between 1500b and 4k  , not as expensive as you think,  but probably sold out,    already on day 3 tomorrow,  6 days altogether 

I was out there today, turned up on spec, picked up ticket on the door, all day 320 baht.

 

The downside was that there are 3 zones, basically rings around the centre, with Zone A being the closest, then Zone B, and Zone C, the cheapest, up in the bleachers.

 

Zones A & B were full, so I got the cheapest deal in Zone C, which is OK but not great. I did get to watch Ronnie O'Sullivan and Judd Trump (from a distance) plus the legendary Thai player 'James' Wattana.

 

Other points to note:

 

* You can buy tickets online at Thai Ticket Major.

* Zone B prices are 500-600 baht, Zone A maybe 1000, but they may be sold out soon as the tournament is approaching the sharp end.

* The plastic seats are designed for Thai students and are not very comfortable for the, ah, perhaps more generously proportioned farang rear ends.

* Air-con bus 510 goes direct to Thamasat Uni from Victory Monument, price 25 baht, time around 1 hour.

 

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