The BetVictor European Masters is better known as European Masters. It is a professional snooker tournament. The 2022 European Masters snooker tournament took place back on 21 February. It ran for a week and ended on 27 February 2022.
Originally the tournament was planned to stage at the Stadthalle Furth in Furth, Germany. But due to the sudden increment of COVID-19 cases, management relocated the venue. Following that, the tournament was held at Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes, England.
Before entering the main event players participated in the qualifying. The qualification tournament took place from 27 to 31 October 2021. A total of 64 players earned qualification for European Masters there. They were then divided into two groups, each containing 32 players. Both the top half and the bottom half ran with a knockout system.
Both halves had a semifinal event each. There Fan Zhengyi came victorious from the top half. Whereas, Ronnie O’Sullivan came victorious from the bottom half. The winner faced each other at the Marshall Arena on 27 February 2022. There The Chinese player came out victorious from the best of 19 frames. Additionally, Thepchaiya Un-Nooh made the highest break in the tournament. He placed a 144 during his qualifying match.
European Masters 2022 Prize Money:
The European Masters had a prize pool of £407,000. The winner received a portion of £80,000. Let’s have a look at the overall prize fund distribution for the event:
|Last of 16||£6,000|
|Last of 32||£4,000|
|Last of 64||£3,000|
Highest Earnings from European Masters 2022
The prize money for the European Masters 2022 tournament was the same as it was for the preceding edition in 2020. This represents a 2.13 percent increase over the previous year’s European Masters. This year’s event had to face various challenges as a result of Covid-19. The following are the top earners from the European Masters 2022:
|Highest Break||Thepchaiya Un-Nooh||£5,000|
How to Watch the European Masters 2022
Eurosport had the exclusive European broadcast right of the event. Additionally, it was broadcasted worldwide via Matchroom. Live and DAZN. Viewers can either watch the full event or matches individually via Eurosport’s dedicated online platform, Eurosport Player.
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