Matthew Couch

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Matthew Couch
Born (1976-06-30) 30 June 1976 (age 40)
Sport country  England
Nickname The Couchernator
Professional 1992–2004, 2005–2007, 2008–2012
Highest ranking 47 (1999/2000)
Career winnings £197,042[1]
Highest break 141 (2006 China Open qualifying , qualifying 2002 PowerHouse UK Championship)
Century breaks 39
Best ranking finish Quarter-final (1998 UK Championship)
Tournament wins
Non-ranking 1

Matthew Couch (born 30 June 1974) is an English former professional snooker player.

Career[edit]

During a professional career lasting from 1992 to 2012, Couch had little success in ranking events, although he reached the quarter-finals of the UK Championship in 1998,[2] and his highest break is 141 from 2002. He returned to the Main Tour for the 2008/2009 season, and survived due to a fine run in the World Championship qualifiers, including a 10–3 victory over former champion John Parrott.[3] In October 2010, Couch had one of his best results to date, reaching the final of the 2010 Brugge Open, where he lost 4-2 against former World Champion Shaun Murphy.[4] He dropped off the snooker tour at the end of the 2011/2012 season.

Personal life[edit]

Couch is also an official World Snooker coach,[5] and currently resides in Scunthorpe.

Career finals[edit]

Minor-ranking event finals: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Runner-up 2010 EPTC 2010/2011 - Event 2 England Shaun Murphy 2–4

Non-ranking event finals: 3 (1 title, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Runner-up 1999 UK Tour - Event 3 England Stuart Bingham 1–6
Winner 2002 WPBSA Open Tour Event 4 England Munraj Pal 5-3
Runner-up 2005 Challenge Tour - Event 4 England Jamie Cope 0–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://cuetracker.net/Players/Matthew-Couch/Career-Total-Statistics
  2. ^ "Finn fights back to win on black". The Independent. 7 January 1999. Retrieved 3 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Couch ends Parrott's Crucible bid". BBC News. 4 March 2009. Retrieved 3 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Glory for Murphy in Belgium". Yahoo Sport. 3 October 2010. Retrieved 8 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "WWW Snooker: China International 1999 (March)". Retrieved 3 February 2010. 

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