German Masters

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German Masters
2014 German Masters logo.png
Tournament information
Venue Tempodrom
Location Berlin
Country Germany
Established 1995
Organisation(s) World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund €337,100[1][2]
Current champion(s) China Ding Junhui

The German Masters is a professional ranking snooker tournament, which was first held in 1995. Ding Junhui is the reigning champion.

History[edit]

The tournament started as the German Open and was a ranking tournament from 1995 to 1997. The event was held in Frankfurt, Osnabrück and Bingen am Rhein in its first three years. In 1998 the name of the tournament was changed to German Masters, and it became a non-ranking tournament. The event then was discontinued, but returned for the 2010/2011 season as a ranking tournament.[3] It is held at the Tempodrom in Berlin since the 2011 tournament.[4]

Winners[edit]

[3]

Year Winner Runner-up Final score Season
German Open (ranking)[5]
1995 Scotland John Higgins Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 9–3 1995/96
1996 England Ronnie O'Sullivan Canada Alain Robidoux 9–7 1996/97
1997 Scotland John Higgins England John Parrott 9–4 1997/98
German Masters (non-ranking)[5]
1998 England John Parrott Wales Mark Williams 6–4 1998/99
German Masters (ranking)[6]
2011 Wales Mark Williams England Mark Selby 9–7 2010/11
2012[7] England Ronnie O'Sullivan Scotland Stephen Maguire 9–7 2011/12
2013[8] England Ali Carter Hong Kong Marco Fu 9–6 2012/13
2014[9] China Ding Junhui England Judd Trump 9–5 2013/14

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Prize Money Breakdowns 2013/14". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 1 May 2013. Archived from the original on 12 October 2013. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Poomjaeng Joins 147 Club". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 11 December 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Turner, Chris. "Major European Tournaments". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "German Masters". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 4 May 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "German Masters Finals". Snooker.org. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Hall of Fame". Snooker.org. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "PartyPoker.net German Masters (2012)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 14 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "Betfair German Masters (2013)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "German Masters (2014)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 9 April 2013.