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Berlin Gold For Gould - German Masters 2016

Berlin Gold For Gould - German Masters 2016

London's Martin Gould has won the German Masters 2016, putting in a strong performance to beat Belgium's Luca Brecel 9-5 in the final at the Tempodrom, Berlin. It was the first ranking title win of Gould's career.

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Martin Gould Snooker German Masters 2016 Champion

Article by Stephen Kent

Gould, 34, had lost in his previous two ranking event finals, and was absolutely thrilled to get over the line against his 20-year-old opponent, who was appearing in his first final.

Former Power Snooker and Snooker Shoot Out winner Gould recovered from losing the first frame to take a 5-3 lead at the end of the afternoon session with the help of a 104 break.

He started off the evening session in similar style with a 110 break, before continuing to dominate the rest of the match in front of the capacity 2,500 Tempodrom crowd, finishing a comfortable 9-5 winner.

Gould said after the match: "It is nice to at last have my name in the winners' enclosure.

"I felt so confident this week that I even booked my flight home for Monday (the final was on Sunday). I felt that something good was going to happen this week."

Gould's win proves that he is capable of producing top snooker consistancy throughout a tournament, and he is rewarded with a big jump up the rankings to no.15 in the world, pushing Michael White out of the elite Top 16 down to no.17.

Brecel will also take a lot of confidence out of this tournament, and will no doubt be targeting another good run in the World Snooker Championship this April.

For all the results from the German Masters 2016, head to snooker.org

Posted Feb 7, 2016   
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