KARACHI - Pakistan's campaign in rich SangSom six-red Grand Prix snooker ended with the defeat of Muhammad Sajjad in Bangkok at the hands of defending champion Rickey Walden of England by six frames to three on Friday in the knockout second stage of the championship which has attracted a number of world champions from around the world. According to information available here the Englishman won 13-33, 35-17, 42-0, 39-5, 45-5, 1-54, 59-0, 6-54, 70-14 in the best of eleven frame contest. Sajjad moved to the second stage after finishing third in Group C of the championship. World's leading cueist John Higgins of Scotland who surprisingly lost to Sajjad in the opening first group round after he surrendered first three frames for late arrival for the contest. The Scot despite the loss took top place in five player Group C. Matthew Stevens of Wales came second and Thailand Noppadon Noppachorn of Thailand took fourth qualifying berth from the group. Four players each from eight groups moved into the knock out stage. Raees Alam, second Pakistani in the fray placed in Group F finished fifth and failed to reach the second stage of the championship which carried 3.8 million baht as prize money. The oraganisers of the event had signed a three year MOU with Thailand Snooker Federation to fund the championship. Two editions of the event had already been held and the third would be held next year. In the first edition of championship held at the same venue last year Saleh Muhammad had won 70,000 baht and another US dollar 2000 for hitting the maximum break of 75 in just two minutes and 54 seconds the fastest ever seen in the shorter version of sport. He lost in the second round of the knock-out stage to Thailand's Noppadon Noppachron by four frames to six. Saleh Muhammad who played for Pakistan for a number of years has gone back to his home country Afghanistan about a year ago. A naturally gifted player Saleh Muhammad who came to Pakistan with Afghan refugees after 1979 Jihad against Soviet Union has remained a controversial player always facing the ire of the Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Association, the mother body which control the sport in the country. Saleh's biggest brush with the law came about three years ago when he was arrested on the charges of allegedly raping a woman in Karachi. However, he was cleared of the charges.