Thorsten Mueller

Mueller1Name: Thorsten Mueller

DOB: 3rd September 1964

Nationality: German

147’s Officiated: 2

First Pro Match: 2010 PHC (Mike Dunn v Sam Harvey)

First TV match: 2011 PHC (Ronnie O’Sullivan v Adam Duffy)

Career Highlights: Officiating his first 147 at his first televised match, officiating at the 2012 IBSF World Championship Masters finals, Darren Morgan vs Glen Wilkinson, officiating at the 2013/14 World Championship Qualifiers, officiating at the 2014/15 UK Championship non-televised stages

Snooker Ambitions: To officiate at the Crucible Theatre

Career Summary

In 2004, Thorsten Mueller began to play snooker and having joined a club, was subsequently asked to become a referee.

He passed his first exams in 2008 and four years later, passed his first international exam.

The German’s first professional match came at the Paul Hunter Classic tournament in Fuerth between Mike Dunn and Sam Harvey, while he began working for World Snooker at professional events following the creation of the European Tour in 2010.


Thorsten has also taken charge of matches at the German Masters in Berlin, most notably the quarter-final between Mark Davis and Rod Lawler in 2014.

From 2013 Thorsten is the Snooker Head-Referee in his national body Deutsche Billard Union.

When not refereeing, Thorsten works for Deutsche Telekom, where he has been involved for more than 25 years.

Photographs courtesy of Monique Limbos and Christian Hauburg.