Shanghai Masters (Snooker)

The Shanghai Masters is a professional snooker tournament world ranking tournament status.


Because the snooker sport mid-2000s in China was booming, the tournament in the 2007 /2008 season was launched as the second Chinese tournament alongside the China Open in life and added to the tournament calendar of the main tour. Contracts for the next five years have already been signed for both hosted by the Chinese Billiards and Snooker Association tournaments.

As with the China Open, there is also at the Shanghai Masters before the first round a wildcard round where eight nominated by the national association young Chinese players have the opportunity to qualify for the main tournament. Your opponents are there eight international players who have prevailed earlier in the year at a qualifying tournament.

Venue of the tournament is the Shanghai Grand Stage. The prize money in 2007 was £ 250,000, of which the winner received £ 48,000. By 2011, the undistributed amount increased to £ 350,000, including £ 65,000 for the winner. In 2013, the prize money amounted to £ 425,000, with £ 80,000 of which was the winner.

Reigning champion is the Chinese Ding Junhui.