The snooker season’s sixth world ranking event takes place in Berlin this week as the sport’s top players compete in the German Master at the iconic Tempodrom, exclusively live on British Eurosport.
Establishing itself as one of the most popular tournaments on the snooker circuit since its return to the calendar in 2011 after a decade-long hiatus, the tour’s annual visit to Berlin draws enthusiastic crowds of over 2,500 to one of the game’s biggest and best venues.
The likes of UK Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump, Mark Selby, Neil Robertson and defending champion Ding Junhui will all be competing for the title over the course of the five-day tournament.
Last year’s German Masters saw Ding claim his third ranking tournament victory of the 2013-14 season when he defeated Judd Trump in the final. On his way to victory, Ding saw off competition from two-time world champion Mark Williams and Welshman Dominic Dale.
All matches in the opening rounds are the best of nine frames with the semi-finals best of eleven and the final on Sunday played over the best of 17 frames.
The German Masters may be staged at a time of year when temperatures frequently plummet to minus 15c or lower in Germany, but snooker is one of the hottest tickets in town and British Eurosport will have all the action covered from the atmospheric Tempodrom from February 4-7.
For the first time ever, British Eurosport is to use live on-site studio presentation as part of its snooker coverage, with Colin Murray presenting the channel’s live programmes from Berlin’s Tempodrom throughout the week.
Five-time world champion and Eurosport ambassador Ronnie O’Sullivan will provide studio analysis alongside snooker legend Jimmy White, with O’Sullivan combining his playing role in the tournament.
Match commentary will be provided by the usual Eurosport team of Mike Hallett, David Hendon and former world champion Joe Johnson.
Live online streaming of British Eurosport’s coverage can be accessed via Eurosport Player (subscription required), plus there will also be additional reports and features via the British Eurosport website.
World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn commented: “The German Masters is a fabulous event and the extensive live coverage from Eurosport gives it tremendous exposure throughout the continent.
“The field for this year’s tournament is extremely strong and it’s going to be a wonderful five days of snooker in Berlin.”
Wednesday 4th February
DAY 1: Last 32 LIVE: 1.45pm-5.00pm British Eurosport 2 DAY 1: Last 32 LIVE: 6.45pm-10.00pm British Eurosport 2
Thursday 5th February
DAY 2: Last 32 LIVE: 9.00am-12.00pm British Eurosport 2 DAY 2: Last 32 LIVE: 1.45pm-5.00pm British Eurosport 2 DAY 2: Last 16 LIVE: 6.45pm-10.00pm British Eurosport 2
Friday 6th February
DAY 3: Last 16 LIVE: 12.45pm-4.00pm British Eurosport 2 DAY 3: Quarter Finals LIVE: 6.45pm-10.00pm British Eurosport 2
Saturday 7th February
DAY 4: Semi Finals LIVE: 11.45am-3.00pm British Eurosport 2 DAY 4: Semi Finals LIVE: 6.45pm-10.00pm British Eurosport 2 Sunday 8th February
DAY 5: Final (Session 1) LIVE: 12.45pm-4.00pm British Eurosport 2 DAY 5: Final (Session 2) LIVE: 6.45pm-10.00pm British Eurosport 2