Berlin: The Home Straight In Cheltenham Race


Next week’s BetVictor German Masters will feature no fewer than 19 players outside the top 32 of the one-year ranking list who still have a chance to qualify for the first event in the Coral Series.

The Tempodrom in Berlin hosts the last leg of the race to get into the top 32 and make it to the Coral World Grand Prix in Cheltenham, which runs from February 3 to 9.

Li Hang currently occupies 32nd spot with £50,500 but he has not qualified for Germany so must hope that he is not overtaken. But with an £80,000 top prize on offer in Berlin, all of the 19 players below him still have a chance.

Here’s the list as it stands, including money earned in the BetVictor European Masters and the BetVictor German Masters qualifiers. Players marked * have not qualified for Berlin, while those outside the top 32 who are not in Berlin are not listed.

PositionPlayerMoney
28Matthew Selt£51,750
29Xiao Guodong*£51,000
30Scott Donaldson£50,750
31Matthew Stevens*£50,750
32Li Hang*£50,500
36Anthony McGill£43,000
39Luca Brecel£40,500
40Jak Jones£39,750
42Robbie Williams£39,500
43Yuan Sijun£39,500
45Nigel Bond£38,250
47Noppon Saengkham£37,000
49Sunny Akani£36,500
50Tian Pengfei£36,250
57Ian Burns£30,000
63Elliot Slessor£28,500
66Robert Milkins£26,000
68Alexander Ursenbacher£23,750
70David Grace£23,250
77Michael Georgiou£18,500
79Mitchell Mann£17,500
92Kishan Hirani£11,750
97Gerard Greene£9,000
120Jamie Clarke£4,000

Closest challenger Anthony McGill is £7,500 behind Li so needs to reach the semi-finals in Germany to have a chance. Luca Brecel, Jak Jones, Robbie Williams, Yuan Sijun, Nigel Bond, Noppon Saengkham, Sunny Akani and Tian Pengfei can also move above Li by reaching the last four.

BetVictor German Masters prize money
Winner £80,000
Runner-up £35,000
Semi-finals £20,000
Quarter-finals £10,000
Last 16 £5,000
Last 32 £4,000

So it’s all to play for at the Tempodrom. For the match schedule click here.

Only the top 16 on the one-year list after the BetVictor Shoot Out will go through to the Coral Players Championship in Southport, and just the top eight after the BetVictor Gibraltar Open make it to the Coral Tour Championship in Llandudno.

Tickets for all of these events are are on sale now – for details click here.



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