Dear participants of the German Tour,
On January, 4th 2017 the time has come: The German Tour final will go into its second edition and once again will make a great impresson worldwide.
After the mega-success of the last GT final in Darmstadt, where more than 2,500 enthusiastic visitors were present at the "Chaplin", which 85,000 spectators from 64 nations followed online in the livestream with an average holding time of 120 minutes, and which reached on Youtube so far the incredible number of 1.5 million visitors, it is now in the second round!
We also made a lot of plans for the upcoming GT-final 2016. As last year, there will be two livestreams, which are broadcast on Sportdeutschland.tv and - this is new - also on Facebook. The preliminary rounds and finals of the overall field and the women will be shown, as is the final round of the handicapped athletes and the Ladys'Rock'n Pool Tour, which are part of the GT finals for the first time.
For the realization of this event we would like to thank the main sponsors Billard Beckmann with McDermott and Brunswick, the company Kamui and the partner hotels Ibis and Mercure, which offer very attractive accommodation prices for all participants, as well as all other sponsors who make the GT final possible.
The GERMAN POOL MASTERS (German Tour Final) is an invitational tournament. Entitled to play are only male and female players who qualified through the German Tour final ranking or through a GT-wildcard. Record date for the GT final ranking is December, 5th 2016.
Authorization to participate:
Overall field - preliminary round: Ranks 17-250 of the GT final ranking (pre-registration until December, 5th. After that the registration is open for all players of the GT final ranking).
Women: Top 60 of the GT women final ranking.
Each player can choose the group. Within the groups the players will be seeded according to the GT final ranking.
- 14 players from the GT final ranking (top 2-15)
- 100 qualifiers from the preliminary round
- 1 wildcard: Iceberg Cup 2016
- 3 wildcards: GT-Sponsors
- 4 wildcards: Billardmagazin Touch
- 1 wildcard: Billardverband Baden-Württemberg
- 1 wildcard: Hessischer Pool Billard Verband
- 62 first and second placed players from the intermediate round
- Leader of the GT final ranking, Sebastian Ludwig.
- Winner of the GT final 2015, Roman Hybler.
Women - preliminary round:
The ranks 2 – 15 of the GT women final ranking will be seeded in the groups on position no. 1.
In the case of fewer registrations, we reserve the right to change the group size and increase play-out targets.
The top 2-15 players cannot meet in the preliminary rounds - exceptions are:
- Player waives his seeding place
- The entry fee is not paid until December, 12th 2016 (see below).
Women final round:
- 30 qualifiers from the preliminary round
- Leader of the GT women final ranking 2016, Kristina Grim
- Winner of the GT final 2015, Ina Kaplan.
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The organizer reserves the right to make changes in the announcement.