World Snooker Shootout: Martin Gould crushed Mark Allen to win in Blackpool
Last Updated: 27/01/13 10:05pm
Martin Gould clinched the 2013 World Snooker Shootout with a crushing 103-0 final success over Mark Allen at the Blackpool Tower.
The Londoner maintained his blistering form from the semi-finals to open up a 46-point lead with Allen only able to watch-on from the sidelines.
When Gould did miss a shot the Northern Irishman was unable to capitalise allowing the 31-year-old the chance to slot home a break of 57 and secure the spoils.
World Snooker Shootout
M Gould 45-28 A Higginson
S McGuire 58-38 B Hawkins
M Allen 62-13 K Maflin
M Holt 36-28 Mark Williams
M Allen S 60-53 S McGuire
M Gould 77-6 M Holt
M Gould 103-0 M Allen
"It's very difficult. In ten minutes anything can happen. It means a lot to win this tournament," Gould told Sky Sports.
Earlier, Allen booked his place in the final with a remarkable final-ball finish against Stephen McGuire.
Allen raced ahead in the match with a 51 break only for McGuire to level things at 53-all, but he was unable to convert a tough black in the final minute.
His miss proved costly as Allen sunk the pot from distance to cap a thrilling semi-final.
Gould followed Allen into the final with a comprehensive 77-6 triumph over Michael Holt.
Holt thought he had played a safety shot to perfection, but much to his astonishment Gould slotted home a red which also allowed him to pot the pink.
He could only watch on as Gould managed a 71 break which left Holt requiring four snookers in the last two minutes of the match, a feat that proved impossible.