Skalski Wins Epic in Poland

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The 24th edition of the Polish National Snooker Championship was won in the most dramatic circumstances as Tomasz Skalski defeated Kacper Filipiak 6-5 in the final after potting the last black in the deciding frame.

Held at the Lublin Masters Club, the championship was keenly contested with several players at the start having a realistic chance of claiming the title.

Defending champion Adam Stefanow was eliminated 5-3 by Skalski in the semi-finals, whilst recent world championship qualifying participant Mateusz Baranowski bowed out in the quarters.

Former professional tour card holder Filipiak – the 2011 European Under-21 Champion – was on a mission in Lublin, the only frames he dropped prior to the final were to Krzysztof Wrobel, 5-4, in the last eight.

Wildcard Skalski, who actually represents Belgium but was eligible for this event, has previously featured on the European Tour.

Written and published by Michael Day on the 10th May 2016.