Player Profile

Martin Gould

NameDate of Birth Country
Martin Gould14-09-1981England

Career

2014/2015 season

Gould won three matches to advance to the quarter-finals of the 2014 Wuxi Classic and came from 57–0 down in the deciding frame against Stephen Maguire to beat him 5–4.In Gould's first ranking event semi-final since 2011 he was defeated 6–4 by Joe Perry.He was knocked out in the last 16 of both the Australian Goldfields Open and Shanghai Masters.In October, he reached the final of the Bulgarian Open, but lost 4–2 to Shaun Murphy.At the inaugural World Grand Prix, Gould knocked out Alan McManus 4–1, Mark Selby 4–2 and Peter Ebdon 4–2 to meet Judd Trump in the semi-finals. Gould made a 111 break to go 5–1 up, but incredibly lost five frames in a row during which Trump outscored him 395–37 to be defeated 6–5.He had a chance to exact revenge in the very next event as he met Trump again in the quarter-finals of the PTC Grand Final after eliminating Michael White and turning the tables on Shaun Murphy, but was beaten 4–2.However, Gould's good season ended with a surprise 10–6 loss to amateur Adam Duffy in the first round of World Championship qualifying.

2015/2016 season: First ranking event win
Gould's season began at the Australian Goldfields Open, where he beat Marco Fu 5–4, Michael Holt 5–3 and Matthew Selt 5–1.He then eased past Stephen Maguire 6–1 in the semi-finals to play in the second ranking event final of his career, in which he made two centuries and came back from 7–5 down to level John Higgins at 8–8.Gould had the first chance in the deciding frame, but could only score eight points as a 89 break from Higgins denied him the title.Gould qualified for the Shanghai Masters by beating Liam Highfield 5–2 in the final round of qualifying, and beat Barry Hawkins 5–1 in the last 32, before getting revenge on John Higgins for the defeat in Australia by beating him 5–3. He crashed out to Stuart Bingham 5–4 in the quarter-finals despite leading 4–2. Gould would also suffer disappointment at the UK Championship as he let a 5–1 lead slip against underdog David Grace in the quarter-finals, losing 6–5 after having several chances to close out the victory.

2016/2017 season
A run of failing to get past the third round of a ranking event in the 2016/2017 season ended when Gould played in the 2017 German Masters. The defending champion beat Jamie Jones 5–0, Ricky Walden 5–3 and Ryan Day 5–2 to face Ali Carter in the semi-finals and he was defeated 6–2. The run gave Gould the final place for the World Grand Prix and he edged out Mark Selby 4–3, before losing 4–3 to Joe Perry.Gould won three matches to qualify for the World Championship and fell 7–2 behind John Higgins in the opening session of the first round.He threatened a fightback upon his return, but would be eliminated 10–6.

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