Given the immense interest of snooker in Germany Ronnie O�Sullivan, John Higgins, Stephen Hendry and the rest of the World Snooker stars are coming to Berlin in February 2011.
For the first time in 14 years Germany will host a World Snooker Professional Ranking event �The German Masters, one of the seven ranking events on the� World Snooker tour.
The top 16 of the World Rankings plus 16 qualifiers from the professional tour will play in the 2500 seater Berlin Tempodrom on 2nd-6th February. Eight more places are available for German amateur players who qualify for the tournament. The prize fund for the event will be 300,000 Euros.
The new agreement was announced by World Snooker and Dragonstar.de on Thursday 29th April 2010 at the Betfred.com World Snooker Championship. The sports blue ribbon event is currently taking place in Sheffield, UK and millions of Germans are following live coverage on Eurosport.
Barry Hearn, chairman of World Snooker, said: �We know that there is a huge interest for snooker in Germany. We can see this from our viewing figures on Eurosport, the number of German registered users on Worldsnooker.com and the German fans who come over to the UK to watch our events.� It is time to give something back to our German fans.� I am sure the event will be a great success!�