"It's gutting to have come up short but it was a great final. Both of us scored heavily and both of us made mistakes," Gould told the World Snooker Tour website.
New recruits Shao Ting and Gao Song finished with 20 and 15 points respectively for Sichuan, who withstood Shao's earlier departure due to a foul-out. Zhang Wanglai stepped up to chip in 19 points.
Bayern started highly motivated in the encounter and took command while Hoffenheim kept 11 men behind the ball in the opening stages.
Some fans and pundits fear Flick could soon be fed up with his side's strategy to avoid costly transfers and follow what many call a healthy spending policy.
The swimmers' performances at the championships will act as an important reference for their qualification for next year's Tokyo Olympic Games. Enditem
Beijing's Qi Yu stepped up by contributing a game-high 19 points, including seven in the opening period.
Chongqing Dangdai edged Shanghai SIPG 1-0, but Shanghai SIPG still managed to rank first in Suzhou division, and will take on Shanghai Shenhua in the second stage. Enditem
Former Schalke player Naldo will also join the coaching staff.
Rennes, who finished third in the curtailed 2019-20 season, is set to make its maiden appearance in the Champions League group stage this season.
"We will have a short break before resuming training on October 5, we will try our best to win the game no matter who are our upcoming rivals," said Wu Xinghan of Shandong Luneng. Enditem
The 2020 China Sport Show attracted more than 1,200 companies, one of which is Airgoal Sports.