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Mark Williams sets ‘Sights’ on snookers greatest prize!

Two times World Champion, Mark Williams has not lifted a title since 2011. Following his run to the final in the China Open toward the end of last season, he then failed to qualify for the Crucible although he has returned into the Top 16 for the 2017/18 Season.

Williams felt he needed to change a few things to compete at the highest level again and on the strong recommendation of his current coach, Lee Walker, has turned to SightRight Snooker Coaching specialist Stephen Feeney for help. Continue reading Mark Williams sets ‘Sights’ on snookers greatest prize!

SightRight Coached Martin Gould Reflects on Best Ever Season

A place in the Dafabet Masters is one of Londoner Martin Gould’s main targets as he looks ahead to the new season.

Gould enjoyed the best season of his career in 2015/16, winning his first ranking title at the German Masters when he beat Luca Brecel in the final.

That helped him climb to his current position of 15th in the world, and if he’s still ranked among the top 16 at the end of the UK Championship in December he’ll be in the field for the Dafabet Masters, which is snooker’s most prestigious invitation event and runs from January 15 to 22 at Alexandra Palace.

“I’ve only played in the Masters once before and I didn’t do myself justice,” said Gould, recalling a 6-2 defeat to Shaun Murphy on his 2012 debut. “Hopefully I’ll make it again this season and give it a better shot.

“Last season was very consistent, I got to a lot of quarters and semis and got back into the top 16. I’ve got to build on that and keep it going. Once you’ve won your first ranking title it’s amazing how different you feel as a player. I feel more confident and less edgy when finishing matches.”

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Gould impresses in European Tour Event – Bulgaria

Martin Gould continued his impressive form by reaching the final of the third European Tour event of the season.

Gould played some sparkling snooker to win six matches in the tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria, before losing a high-quality final 4-2 against world number seven Shaun Murphy.

The Pinner potter lost the opening frame against former world champion Murphy, but breaks of 45 and 60 saw him lead 2-1 in the first-to-four final.

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Stephen Feeney’s Work With Stuart Bingham Praised As ‘Greatest Coaching Feat in Crucible History’

“Stephen Feeney has taken Stuart Bingham from being a good player to being a winner. He’s taken him from being one of the pack to becoming World Champion. Having followed snooker for over thirty years, I think it is the greatest coaching feat in Crucible history.” That is the assessment of a man who got to the top of his high-profile profession by making excellent judgement calls. Darren Cann is one of the World’s top assistant referees in professional football and has officiated at both the World Cup Final and Champions League final.

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WORLD CHAMPION BINGHAM HONOURED AT SNOOKER AWARDS

SightRight’s first World Snooker Champion was further rewarded for his success by scooping two gongs at the sports’ annual awards night.

Bingham, whose career has been transformed in the last five years working with specialist cue sports coach and SightRight supremo Stephen Feeney, was named as Player of the Year and Snooker Journalists Player of the Year. Continue reading WORLD CHAMPION BINGHAM HONOURED AT SNOOKER AWARDS