Anthony Hamilton won the title in Berlin last season
World Snooker is delighted to announce D88 as the new title sponsor of the German Masters world ranking event.
The D88 German Masters will run from January 31st to February 4th at the famous Tempodrom venue in Berlin.
The tournament was first staged in 2011 and has since become one of the highlights of snooker’s global calendar. The Tempodrom seats 2,500 fans and is described by many players as one of the best venues of the circuit,
Anthony Hamilton won the title last year by beating Ali Carter in the final, while former winners include Ronnie O’Sullivan, Ding Junhui and Mark Selby.
The event will receive extensive live television coverage from Eurosport and throughout the Middle East and Asia.
The initial qualifying rounds will be staged from December 19 to 22 in Barnsley, with 128 players each needing to win two matches to make it to the final stages in Berlin, to compete for the trophy and a top prize of £80,000.
The Tempodrom is one of snooker’s best venues
World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn said: “We are thrilled to welcome D88 on board to sponsor an extremely prestigious tournament at an iconic venue. When the Tempodrom is packed out, the fans generate an atmosphere which is hard to match in any sport. That helps make it one of the most popular tournaments for all of the top pro players.
“We look forward to building a strong relationship with the D88 team.”
Sam Roscoe of D88 added: “We are excited to sponsor the German Masters and we hope that this partnership will improve snooker’s popularity in Asia. It’s a mutual benefit for both parties. Being a leading Asian online gambling company, D88 has devoted itself to providing the best online entertainment experiences for all our online users and we are honoured to have the opportunity to be part of this professional ranking snooker tournament.
“D88 has sponsored events in many different domains and the World Snooker Tour is our next step. We are confident that the German Masters will find D88 to be an extremely effective and valuable global marketing and branding platform.”
Tickets for the final stages in Berlin are on sale now but sessions are selling out so fans must book fast – for details see www.snookerstars.de
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