Trophies - Snooker


The Paul Hunter Classic (occasionally known as the Hunter Cup) is a pro-am minor-ranking snooker tournament. From 2010 it is part of the Players Tour Championship. Ali Carter is the reigning champion. The tournament started in 2004 as the Grand Prix Fürth and was staged in Fürth, Germany. After two years as the Fürth German Open, it was renamed the Paul Hunter Classic in 2007 in memory of the late player Paul Hunter. In 2010 it became part of the Players Tour Championship.


The German Masters is a world ranking event, staged at the iconic Tempodrom in the centre of Berlin. Snooker’s popularity in Germany has grown massively since the sport was first televised by Eurosport in 2003, and this tournament has been described as the ‘Woodstock of Snooker’ – drawing fans from all over the country to see the best players in the world.