The German Masters, which enjoyed spectacular success when it was introduced last season, will be sponsored by PartyPoker.net in February.

 

World Snooker are delighted to announce the new title sponsor for the world ranking tournament, which will be called the PartyPoker.net German Masters.

 

The event runs from February 1 to 5 at the superb Tempodrom venue in Berlin and will feature top stars including Judd Trump, John Higgins, Mark Selby, Neil Robertson, Ronnie O'Sullivan, Shaun Murphy, Ding Junhui and defending champion Mark Williams.

 

Last year's thrilling final saw Williams beat Selby 9-7 in front of a full house of 2,500 fans.

 

World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn said: "We are thrilled to bring PartyPoker.net on board as title sponsor. We have worked with Party at our Premier League and PTC Grand Final events so we know that they are fantastic supporters of snooker.

 

"Last season's German Masters gave a clear indication of the popularity of snooker in Germany, with packed crowds every day and excellent viewing figures on Eurosport. It's a very exciting market for us and no doubt the 2012 PartyPoker.net German Masters will be another step forward as we continue to capitalise on that potential."

 

Tickets for the tournament are on sale now - for details see www.snookerstars.de

 

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