Paul Hunter Classic
|Organisation(s)||World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association|
|Total prize fund||€126,877|
|Current champion(s)||Ali Carter|
The Paul Hunter Classic (occasionally known as the Hunter Cup) is a pro-am minor-ranking snooker tournament. From 2010 it is part of the Players Tour Championship. Ali Carter is the reigning champion.
The tournament started in 2004 as the Grand Prix Fürth and was staged in Fürth, Germany. After two years as the Fürth German Open, it was renamed the Paul Hunter Classic in 2007 in memory of the late player Paul Hunter. In 2010 it became part of the Players Tour Championship.
There have been three official maximum breaks in the history of the tournament. The first was made by Ronnie O'Sullivan in 2011 against Adam Duffy. The second was compiled by Ken Doherty in 2012 against Julian Treiber. This was Doherty's first 147. The last was made in 2014 by Aditya Mehta against Stephen Maguire. Mehta became the first Indian player to compile an official 147.
|Grand Prix Fürth (pro-am)|
|2004||Paul Hunter||Matthew Stevens||4–2||2004/05|
|Fürth German Open (pro-am)|
|2005||Mark King||Michael Holt||4–2||2005/06|
|2006||Michael Holt||Barry Hawkins||4–2||2006/07|
|Paul Hunter Classic (pro-am)|
|2007||Barry Pinches||Ken Doherty||4–0||2007/08|
|2008||Shaun Murphy||Mark Selby||4–0||2008/09|
|2009||Shaun Murphy||Jimmy White||4–0||2009/10|
|Paul Hunter Classic (minor-ranking)|
|2010||Judd Trump||Anthony Hamilton||4–3||2010/11|
|2011||Mark Selby||Mark Davis||4–0||2011/12|
|2012||Mark Selby||Joe Swail||4–1||2012/13|
|2013||Ronnie O'Sullivan||Gerard Greene||4–0||2013/14|
|2014||Mark Allen||Judd Trump||4–2||2014/15|
|2015||Ali Carter||Shaun Murphy||4–3||2015/16|
|1||Selby, MarkMark Selby||England||2||1||3|
|1||Murphy, ShaunShaun Murphy||England||2||1||3|
|3||Holt, MichaelMichael Holt||England||1||1||2|
|3||Trump, JuddJudd Trump||England||1||1||2|
|5||Allen, MarkMark Allen||Northern Ireland||1||0||1|
|5||O'Sullivan, RonnieRonnie O'Sullivan||England||1||0||1|
|5||Hunter, PaulPaul Hunter||England||1||0||1|
|5||King, MarkMark King||England||1||0||1|
|5||Pinches, BarryBarry Pinches||England||1||0||1|
|5||Carter, AliAli Carter||England||1||0||1|
|11||Stevens, MatthewMatthew Stevens||Wales||0||1||1|
|11||Hawkins, BarryBarry Hawkins||England||0||1||1|
|11||Doherty, KenKen Doherty||Ireland||0||1||1|
|11||White, JimmyJimmy White||England||0||1||1|
|11||Hamilton, AnthonyAnthony Hamilton||England||0||1||1|
|11||Greene, GerardGerard Greene||Northern Ireland||0||1||1|
|11||Davis, MarkMark Davis||England||0||1||1|
|11||Swail, JoeJoe Swail||Northern Ireland||0||1||1|
- Active players are shown in bold.
Champions by country
|Country||Players||Total||First title||Last title|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Paul Hunter Classic.|
- "European Tour 2014/2015 Entry pack for Paul Hunter Classic 2014 – Furth, Germany (ET4)". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 4 July 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 August 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
- "Mehta 147/O'Sullivan In Form". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 22 August 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
- "Geschichte der PHC". SnookerStars. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2011.
- Turner, Chris. "Other pro-am and Invitation Events: Paul Hunter Classic". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
- Turner, Chris. "Maximum Breaks". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 10 February 2013. Retrieved 8 April 2011.
- "Doherty Joins 147 Club". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
- "Paul Hunter Classic History". Global Snooker. Retrieved 17 April 2011.
- "European Tour Event One (2012)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 28 July 2012.
- "European Tour Event Four (2013)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
- "European Tour Event Two (2014)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
- "Ali Carter wins first title since cancer all-clear". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 August 2015.