O'Sullivan qualifies for his first ranking event venue, the Indian Open

O'Sullivan qualifies for his first ranking event venue, the Indian Open

Sean "The Storm" O'Sullivan has qualified for his first major ranking event venue as a professional, beating practice partner Martin Gould 4-3 to reach the televised stages of the Indian Open in Dehli next October.

Sean O'Sullivan The Storm Snooker Paul Hunter Classic PTC4 2011 Indian Flag   

There's a storm coming to India!

After failing to qualify for the Shanghai Masters just a few days earlier, Sean "The Storm" O'Sullivan bounced back straight away, putting in a heroic performance to beat practice partner Martin Gould 4-3 at the Doncaster Dome to qualify for the Indian Open in Dehli, his first ranking event venue.

O'Sullivan lost the first before taking the second frame with a run of 69 and also edging the fourth to level at 2-2. He then made further runs of 32, 12 and 18 in the sixth frame to force the decider after Gould took the previous with a 62.

East London's O'Sullivan broke down on 19, but Gould could not capitalize on his opponent's mistake, only making 8 before O'Sullivan stormed to victory with two further contributions of 36 and 17 to win 4-3.

You can follow Sean on his trip to India and wish him luck on his Twitter account here.

Find out more about the Indian Open here and click here for the draw. O'Sullivan will most likely have to play one of the six local wildcards before getting a chance to take on the no.46 seed, Mark Joyce. 

Sean O'Sullivan and Martin Gould are part of Team SightRight, find out more about their coaching methods here.

Posted Aug 11, 2013
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