D.O.B. 14 Sep 1981
Lives Pinner, Middlesex
Turned Pro 1999
Best Ranking Performance Runner-up, 2011 Player Tour Championship Grand Finals. Winner of UKPTC2 in 2012
World Snooker Tour prize money 2010/11 + 2011/12 seasons (ranking events / PTCs only) £155,923
Highest Tournament Break 139 - PTC11 2011
Gould enjoyed the best moment of his career to date when he won the Betfair Shoot-Out in January 2013 in Blackpool. He beat Mark Allen in the final of the one-frame knockout event to land the £32,000 top prize.
He also won a tournament carrying ranking points for the first time at UKPTC2, beating Stephen Maguire 4-3 in the final in Gloucester.
Gould had an excellent first half to the 2011/12 season, and though he tailed off towards the end, he still finished it ranked among the world's top 16.
He reached the last 32 of the Australian Goldfields Open and the last 16 of both the Shanghai Masters and UK Championship. Gould also performed consistently in the Players Tour Championship events and reached the final of PTC11 before losing 4-3 to Tom Ford.
Those results catapulted the Londoner into the top 16 for the first time, and earned him a debut at the Masters, though he lost to Shaun Murphy in the first round at Alexandra Palace.
Gould's best moment came at the Power Snooker Masters as he won his first televised tournament. He beat the likes of Mark Selby and Judd Trump to reach the final before seeing off Ronnie O'Sullivan 286-258 in the 30-minute match to land the £25,000 top prize. "The trophy means a lot to me because it's my first. The money doesn't matter at all. I've loved every minute of it," said Gould, a fluent potter who was easily able to cope with the 20-second shot clock.
However, the closing stretch of the season saw Gould falter and he won just one match in the last five ranking events. At the Betfred.com World Championship he lost 10-8 to Dave Gilbert in the first round.
Gould enjoyed an excellent 2010/11 season, highlighted by a run to the final of the PTC Grand Finals. He beat Jamie Jones, Judd Trump, Michael Holt and Mark Selby to reach the final of a ranking event for the first time in his career. But he was no match for Shaun Murphy and had to settle for the runner-up prize after losing 4-0.
"I set out to reach the final and I didn't want to lose but in my heart of hearts I had reached a goal by getting to the final. That took a bit more pressure off of me and maybe I was too relaxed and didn't have many nerves," he said.
In 2010 at the Betfred.com World Championship, Gould beat Marco Fu 10-9 then led Neil Robertson 11-5 but eventually lost 13-12. "If I'd beaten Neil then I would have fancied going all the way," he said.
Gould earned a place on the pro Tour for the second time by winning the 2007 English Association for Snooker and Billiards play-offs. He beat David Grace 6-3 in the final at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds.
Gould has twice been English Amateur champion. He beat Craig Taylor in the 2002 final then took the title again in 2007 when he edged out David Lilley 8-7, thanks to a dramatic in-off from Lilley as he potted the final black.
The Pinner potter enjoyed a tremendous run in the qualifying rounds of the 2003 World Championship. He won eight matches, beating the likes of Alain Robidoux and Stephen Maguire, before he was stopped by Patrick Wallace just two hurdles short of the Crucible.
The Tottenham fan used to work part time as a croupier in a casino in North London.
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