The snooker stars will need to dust off their passports when the tour heads to Germany for the German Masters.
The Tempodrom in Berlin has a fantastic atmosphere and is a place the players appreciate. It is unlikely to be as boisterous as the Morningside Arena has been for the Shoot Out.
Zhao Xintong, the defending champion, will not compete because he is temporarily suspended pending the outcome of a match-fixing investigation.
When And Where German Masters 2023:
The 2023 German Masters will be held from February 1 to 5 at the Tempodrom in Berlin.
How to watch German Masters 2023 free:
Viewers around the world can watch the action live on the following channels and here for free:
Live Broadcast: 2023 German Masters Live
The 2023 German Masters will be streamed live and on-demand on discovery+.
Eurosport broadcasts the 2023 German Masters. Eurosport will also be broadcasting the event.
Eurosport’s dedicated German Masters page has all the latest news, analysis, and video content, with the hub bringing everything together in one spot.
What Is The Format For The 2023 German Masters?
The action begins on Wednesday, February 1 at 3 p.m. local time with the opening round (2 pm UK).
The first round will be continued in the second session on Wednesday, with matches beginning at 8 p.m. local time.
On Thursday, a morning session will begin at 10 a.m. local time, and the first round will end with an afternoon session beginning at 3 p.m. local time.
The second round begins at 8 p.m. local time on Thursday and ends at 2 p.m. local time the following day.
Some players may play two matches in one day, since the quarter-finals take place on Friday evening, beginning at 8 p.m. local time.
The table fitters will be busy overnight and into Saturday, as the semi-finals will be held on a single table at 2 pm and 8 pm local time.
The final will be held in two sessions on Sunday, February 5 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. local time.
Up to and including the quarter-finals, all matches are best of nine. The semi-finals will be best of 11 frames, and the final will be a sprint to 10 frames to determine the champion.
1st Round German Masters 2023:
- Xhao Zintong v Tom Ford (W/O)
- Tian Pengfei v Anthony McGill
- Jimmy Robertson (W/O) v Zhao Jianbo
- Sam Craigie v Kyren Wilson
- Peng Yisong v Jimmy White
- Jack Lisowski v Zhang Anda
- Xiao Guodong v Fan Zhengyi
- Elliot Slessor v Joe O’Connor
- Neil Robertson v Joe Perry
- Chris Wakelin v Si Jiahui
- Matthew Stevens v Luca Brecel
- Robert Milkins v Daniel Wells
- Louis Heathcote v Cao Yupeng
- Li Hang v Ali Carter (W/O)
- Ricky Walden (W/O) v Yan Bingtao
- Pang Junxi v Ross Muir