The field is set for the the European Masters 2017, the end-of-year finals which brings together the top 10 players in the last 12 months for the ultimate showdown. This will decide the year end rankings, with up to 750 points on offer to an undefeated winner. Also on offer: bragging rights for beating the best of the best!

The unique tournament format splits the field into two groups, with each player taking on the others in their group in one-on-one, first-to-two-sets matches. Here are the groups:

Group A

Jochen Pfeiffer. Race Rank: 1. Four titles in 2017: EJC (1250), Berlin (750), Hannover (300), Katapult (175). Head to head record versus other jugglers who qualified for the European Masters: 6 wins and 0 losses.

Leo Ostenrath. Race Rank: 3. Two titles in 2017: HJW (300), Oldenburg (250). Head-to-head against the field: 4 wins and 3 losses.

Markus Utke. Race Rank: 6. Two titles in 2017: Israel (425), Laer (200). Head-to-head against the field: 2 wins and 4 losses.

Brook Roberts. Race Rank: 7. Two titles in 2017: Leeds (250), Leicester (250). Head-to-head against the field: 1 win and 2 losses.

Ian Deady. Race Rank: 9. Three titles in 2017: Brianza (425), Hungary (250), Buskerbus (175). Head-to-head against the field: 1 win and 1 loss.

Group B

Matty Schneider. Race Rank: 2. Three titles in 2017: BJC (750), J-Fest (500), Freiburg (250). Head-to-head against the field: 1 win and 6 losses.

Julius Preu. Race Rank: 4. Four titles in 2017: Karlsruhe (500), New Zealand (350), Newcastle (250), JuggleLab (175). Head-to-head against the field: 4 wins and 2 losses.

Luke Burrage. Race Rank: 5. Four titles in 2017: NJF (750), Tropical Islands (250), Rastelli Festival (200), Durham (200). Head-to-head against the field: 1 win and 4 losses.

Cameron Ford. Race Rank: 8. One title in 2017: Bath (200). Head-to-head against the field: 2 wins and 2 losses.

Alexander Müller. Race Rank: 10. One title in 2017: Halle (250). Head-to-head against the field: 6 wins and 3 losses.

The tournament is happening on Saturday 2nd December. The live stream will be starting on Facebook at about 4pm Berlin time. Tune in for all the action!

See more information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/236189043556992/

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