Paul Hunter Classic

The 2017 Paul Hunter Classic world ranking event will run from August 23 to 27 (the amateur pre-qualifiers will be on August 23-24).

Staged at the Stadthalle venue in the town of Fürth near Nuremburg in Germany, the tournament brings together many of the top professional players with leading local amateurs. The Paul Hunter Classic, named after three-time Masters champion Hunter who died in 2006, started off as a pro-am in 2004 and became a European Tour event in 2010 and then a full world ranking event. Snooker has a growing following in Germany and fans come to Fürth from around the country to enjoy watching their heroes.

The 2016 Paul Hunter Classic was won by Mark Selby, beating Tom Ford 4-2 in the final.