This season’s German Masters world ranking event will be sponsored by F66.com for the first time.
The F66.com German Masters will run from February 1st to 5th, 2017, at the iconic Tempodrom venue in Berlin.
The event has become one of the most popular on the global tour since it was first staged in 2011. The stunning Tempodrom arena holds 2,500 fans and produces an incredible atmosphere, renowned on the snooker circuit.
Martin Gould won the title last season by beating Luca Brecel 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 6 to 9 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.
World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn said: “We are delighted to welcome F66.com on board for their first venture into snooker sponsorship. Our sport is growing at a rapid rate across the globe and the German Masters is truly one of the highlights of the calendar.
“We look forward to working with the F66.com team and building a strong relationship.”
Bruce Wong, Marketing Director of the sponsor, added: “We are so excited and happy to be connecting with the world’s most gentle and beautiful sport! The German Masters is a wonderful event with so many snooker talents.
“We believe all snooker fans will have a great time. The F66 Group will work closely with the snooker world to show more excellence and more achievement in the sport in the near future.”
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