The German Masters is a professional ranking snooker tournament established in 1995.
It is the 12th ranking event of the season, and the first to incorporate the new qualifying rules that came into place from the 2013/14 season onwards with two qualifying rounds before 32 players advanced to the venue.
Held at the stunning Temprodom venue in Berlin, the event has been one of the big success stories of the Barry Hearn era and reflects the growth in popularity of the sport in mainland Europe, attracting bumper crowds of more than 2,000 people.
Since its revival in 2011, there has been a new name on the trophy each year with Martin Gould claiming glory in 2016 after a 9-5 victory over Luca Brecel.
The five-day major televised ranking competition offers over 300,000Euros in prize money, with a good run for any player meaning that they can rapidly rise up the rankings.