Polish teams march into the semis of Men’s event

All three Polish teams marched into the semifinals of the 2023 European Championships in Albena (Bulgaria). All of them are assured of a medal with Israel being the only other country still in the running for the title.

Reigning champions Poland 1 (Mateusz Baranowski/Antoni Kowalski) started strong against Bulgaria 1 with Kovalski knocking a 109 for a 3:0 lead. Viktor Iliev helped the hosts claw one frame back with a break of 74 but in fifth Velian Dimitrov had an unfortunate in-off foul on the green helping Poland 1 escape further troubles.

Poland 2 defeated Ukraine 2 4:3 after Tomasz Skalski beat Shoot Out champion Iulian Boiko on the black in the deciding seventh frame. Poland 3 had little trouble handling Malta 1 on the way to a 4:1 win. What stands on their way to an All-Polish final is Israel who clean swept Malta 2 4:0.