Returning to SnookerHQ for the fourth time since 2016 is Frank Halfar, who provides a unique insight into the hustle and bustle of the German Masters with the “Berlin’s Brief” feature.
Author: Frank B. Halfar
German National Championship Triumph for Lukas Kleckers
The German National Championship ended with a convincing victory of the huge favourite, Lukas Kleckers, recently in Bad Wildungen.
Berlin’s Brief: Mark Williams Owns the Tempodrom Again
The final of this year’s German Masters unexpectedly turned out to be an even more one-sided affair than the semi-final, where already Mark Williams had been the winner while conceding but one frame to his opponent. That he would sail to the championship with the same kind of dominance, taking[Read More…]
Berlin’s Brief: Inspired Graeme Dott Reaches Final
On Saturday in the German Masters, the Tempodrom presented itself in its familiar mode. Only one table left, the 2,500 capacity audience packed to the last seat, the famed earth-shaking applause complete with shouting, tramping, and every manner of noise that snooker fans are capable of making accompanying the entrances[Read More…]
Berlin’s Brief: Shaun Murphy Completes Late Night Tempodrom Drama
The third and thus the last day with the full five-table setup in the German Masters provided a nice dramaturgy, right to a late night climax finish on Friday in Berlin. The afternoon session with the second half of the last 16 saw Shaun Murphy taking pride of place at[Read More…]
Berlin’s Brief: Mark Williams Beats an Angry Matt Selt
The second day is the busiest of the tournament here in Berlin – three sessions with a total of twelve matches to play. The morning exchanges are happily missed by yours truly, who has never been an early riser, and now with the good excuse of nightly writing takes his[Read More…]
Berlin’s Brief: Day One at the Tempodrom
Hello from Berlin! It’s day one at the German Masters, and some things are reassuringly familiar. The weather is lousy, the jokes by emcee Rolf Kalb have not gained much hilarity, the few hundred strong audience on Wednesday afternoon appears rather scant in the vast arena, and yet, nothing can[Read More…]