The Tempodrom is one of the biggest and best venues on the circuit
Tickets for the 2016 German Masters in Berlin are selling rapidly, with the final weekend almost sold out.
The world ranking event has been ever-present on the calendar since 2011 and has become one of the most popular events of the season among fans and players. The spectacular Tempodrom in the heart of Germany’s capital city is widely recognised as an outstanding venue.
And fans will be flocking to this season’s event, which runs from February 3 to 7. Ticket sales are already 20 per cent up on last year. And close to 10,000 tickets have been sold for the last weekend, with the semi-finals on Saturday followed by the final on Sunday.
World number one Mark Selby won the title last season by beating Shaun Murphy in the final, to join Mark Williams, Ronnie O’Sullivan, Ali Carter and Ding Junhui as the names on the coveted trophy.
Barry Hearn handing Mark Selby the trophy in Berlin last season
World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn said: “I call this tournament the ‘Woodstock of snooker’ because people come from far and wide to enjoy the remarkable atmosphere and to celebrate our sport. When the Tempodrom is packed with 2,500 people to see the best players on the planet, it really does send a shiver down your spine. It’s a title the top players are determined to win, just as much as the big events in the UK.
“Snooker’s popularity in Germany has grown dramatically in recent years thanks to the excellent television coverage from Eurosport, as well as tournaments like this one in Berlin.
“Fans should make sure they get tickets booked fast otherwise they will miss out on the chance to witness this wonderful event. And the multi-table set up over the first three days allows fans to watch several matches in each session.”
For ticket details see www.snookerstars.de