Gould Goes Close to Glory in Australian Open Final

SightRight’s Martin Gould came agonisingly close to winning his first major ranking title as he lost a last frame decider to John Higgins in the Australian Open final on Sunday.

Gould acquitted himself extremely well, pushing the four-time World Champion all the way after a brilliant week in Bendigo but the world number 26 was denied at the last hurdle.

Following the crowning of the first SightRight World Champion Stuart Bingham, it was Gould’s turn to shine in the season’s first big tournament.

He edged out Marco Fu and Michael Holt to reach the quarter-finals, where the former Championship League and Snooker Shoot-Out winner enjoyed a brilliant 5-1 success against Matthew Selt.

Gould then demolished Stephen Maguire 6-1 in the last four before losing out in a dramatic final, in which he hit a fabulous 138 break.

His full-time coach and the man behind SightRight Stephen Feeney was delighted but not surprised with Gould’s showing down under.

He said: “Working with Martin, I know what a talent he is and the players on the circuit know it too. He’s had some desperately unlucky results at times but he is working hard, in brilliant form and I am sure a ranking title this year will have his name on it.”

“It’s a great period for SightRight but Stuart Bingham’s World Championship win was just the beginning. I expect Stuart to go from strength-to-strength and I firmly believe that Martin will do that too this season. They are both huge ambassadors for SightRight methods and our new Riley SightRight Cue technology both of which are helping them maximise their exceptional talent. These really are exciting times.”

SightRight coaching and cue technology is now available to snooker players of any ability, wishing to improve their game. The interactive SightRight Coaching App and the new range of Riley SightRight cues with the patented SightRight ‘sighting and alignment’ Technology can be accessed and viewed on the link below. More news is coming very soon re the SightRight Coach Accreditation Programme, also in association with Riley.

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