The snooker season is back up and running and we head to Furth for the second ranking tournament of the 2022-23 campaign!
A solid field of 64 players head to the Stadthalle Furth in an attempt to grab the £80,000 winners share and vital ranking points on the World Snooker Tour.
Fan Zhengyi won the last edition of the European Masters back in February but will have to fend off the challenges of favourites Judd Trump, Zhao Xintong and Mark Selby in order to retain his crown.
So, let’s get the boys back on the baize!
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When is the 2022 Snooker European Masters?
The 2022 Snooker European Masters will run from Tuesday 16th August to Sunday 21st August in Furth, Germany.
The tournament will be the second ranking event of the 2022–23 season and the second of eight tournaments in the season’s BetVictor Series.
The competition will be the 24th edition of the European Masters and the second held in 2022 after the February 2022 European Masters, delayed due to Covid-19 complications.
European Masters Tournament Schedule
1st Round (Best of 9 frames)
2nd Round (Best of 9 frames)
3rd Round (Best of 9 frames)
Quarter-final (Best of 9 frames)
Semi-final (Best of 11 frames)
Final (Best of 17 frames)
Who is the defending Snooker European Masters Champion?
The defending champion is Fan Zhengyi, who defeated Ronnie O’Sullivan 10–9 in the final of the tournament’s previous edition.
He became the fifth Chinese player to win a ranking event, after Ding Junhui, Liang Wenbo, Yan, and Zhao Xintong, as well as the fourth player to win a maiden ranking title in the 2021–22 season, following David Gilbert, Zhao, and Hossein Vafaei.
With this win, Zhengyi rocketed from 80th to 31st in the rankings.
When was the Snooker European Masters first held?
Previously known as the European Cup or the Malta Cup, a version of the European Masters has been held periodically since 1989.
John Parrott won the inaugural competition back in 1989 beating Terry Griffiths 9-8 in a tense final, defending the title the following year against Stephen Hendry.
But it is Stephen Hendry who can lay claim to the most titles, winning four over a period between 1993 and 2005.
There has been on maximum 147 break in the history of the tournament. At the 1989 event Alain Robidoux compiled it in the first qualifying round against Jim Meadowcroft.
How much prize money is on the line?
The prize fund for the event is £422,000, with the winner receiving £80,000
Last 16 £7,500
Last 32 £4,500
Highest Break £5,000
How to Watch the Snooker European Masters
Most major betting sites will have streams available for account holders as well as live coverage on:
Europe (including UK)Eurosport, the Eurosport App and Discovery+
China Liaoning TV, Superstar online, Migu, Youku, Huya.com
Philippines Premier Sports Network
Hong Kong Now TV
Thailand True Sport
Taiwan Sport Cast
Malaysia Astro SuperSports