Isaac Borg and Alex Borg were knocked out simultaneously in the Last 32 of the 2023 Shootout European Championships in Albena (Bulgaria). Alex lost 37:44 to compatriot Chris Peplow, while Isaac after leading the whole match was pipped to the line by young Matvei Lagodzinschii (Ukraine) – 47:44.
Ismail Turker, the only Turkish player at the Champiponships, is through to the Last 16 after a 45:28 win over Antonis Poullos (Cyprus). His next opponent will be Harvey Chandler, who dispatched Philip Ciantar (Malta) 71:1.
Three Polish players are also through to the next round in the bottom half of the draw. Pawel Rogoza beat Viktor Ivanov (Bulgaria) 75:0, Marcin Nitschke eliminated Halim Husain (England) 44:21 and Mateusz Baranowski knocked out Vladimir Ivanov (Bulgaria) with a break of 55.