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Martin Gould

  • Title

    2016 German Masters champion
  • Nationality

  • Turned Pro

  • Highest Tournament Break

  • Location

  • D.O.B

    14 September 1981
  • Money List Earnings

  • Nickname

    The Pinner Potter

Ranking titles: One – 2016 German Masters

Career highlights

2007: Wins the English Amateur title for the second time to kickstart his pro career.
2010: Beats Marco Fu at the Crucible then leads Neil Robertson 6-0 and 11-5 in the last 16, only to lose 13-12.
2011: Wins the invitational Power Snooker Masters, beating the likes of Mark Selby and Judd Trump to reach the final before seeing off Ronnie O Sullivan. Reaches the final of the PTC Grand Finals before losing to Shaun Murphy.
2013: Wins a World Snooker Tour event for the first time at the Shoot Out. Naturally fast cueman Gould again shows his ability in a timed format, beating Mark Allen in the final.
2015: Reaches the final of the Australian Open before a narrow 9-8 defeat against John Higgins.
2016: Wins his first ranking title at the German Masters at the magnificent Tempodrom venue in Berlin. Beats the likes of Mark Williams, Judd Trump and Graeme Dott to reach the final before seeing off Luca Brecel 9-5. Climbs to his highest ranking of 11th.
2017: Semi-finalist at the German Masters and International Championship.
2018: Makes his first 147 at the Championship League.
2020: Avoids threat of relegation from the tour with a brilliant run in the World Championship, winning three matches to qualify for the Crucible then beating Stephen Maguire 10-3 with four centuries. Loses 13-9 to Kyren Wilson in the last 16. Reaches the final of the European Masters, his first ranking event final in four years, having knocked out the likes of John Higgins and Judd Trump. Loses 9-8 to Mark Selby in a high quality final.