• Davis makes his Mark in Killarney

    Mark Davis was crowned the 888sport.com 6 Reds World Champion in Killarney tonight

    Thirty-seven year old Mark Davis from Sussex lifted his first World title at the INEC in Killarney, beating Mark Williams 6-3 in a quick fire final.

    Davis, who has previously reached the quarter finals of 15 reds ranking events twice, was delighted with his win.

    "It's great. I've really enjoyed it here. I had a few lucky rubs in earlier matches which helped, but I made some good breaks in the final.

    "The venue was superb and the organisation and hospitality was second to none. Now I wish every tournament could be held here and every event be 6-red!

    "The kids will be delighted. They'll know they'll get an extra special Christmas Present now." Davis has a six year old son, Jack and two year old Millie.

    Stephen Feeney of Sightright UK who coaches Davis, told Global-Snooker, "I am delighted for Mark, he has worked so hard and this is just reward for him, a world title is the pinnacle of any player's career."

    Williams, in turn, was gracious in defeat. Asked by Ken Doherty, who was co-host of the event, whether he was disappointed the Welshman said "No, not really. From 2-2 Mark never missed a ball and I didn't really get a look in.

    "It's been a great week. It's far more relaxed than being at a ranking event and all the players have enjoyed the event and coming here to Killarney again.

    Williams got off to the faster start in the final with a smooth 41 clearance in the first and a run of 8 in the third. Davis won the two alternate frames to be level at 2-2.

    But from there on the Welshman was virtually frozen out as Davis took the fifth with a colours clearance and then rattled in a71 total clearance to go 4-2 up.

    A 65 clearance to the pink in the next took the Englishman to within a frame of the title.

    Williams briefly stopped the rot before Davis stepped in with 45 to wrap up the match in the ninth for a 6-3 win.

    Earlier in the day Mark Williams beat Barry Hawkins 5-1 in the semi final, while Davis beat Mark King 5-3. King compiled a 7 red clearance of 75 in that game in 3 minutes 12 seconds.

    The 1000 Euro prize for the fastest maximum, 75, was won by Welshman Michael White who blistered in his max in 2 minutes 28 seconds. That now stand as the new world record and will take some beating.

    Davis took home a beautiful Irish Crystal Vase and a cheque for 10,000 Euros as winner, while Williams collected a 5,000 Euros consolation as beaten finalist.

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