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OFFSIDE Polish snooker prodigy calls it a day

16.04.2021 19:00
In what came as a shock to many sports fans, Kacper Filipiak announced his retirement from professional snooker following a 6-3 defeat to Zhao Xintong during the third qualifying round of the 2021 World Snooker Championship in Sheffield, England.
snooker referee Maciej Lesiak (pictured at right) at a tournament.
snooker referee Maciej Lesiak (pictured at right) at a tournament.Photo: press materials of MGL Cue Sports

The 2021 World Snooker Championship take place from 17 April to 3 May 2021 in Sheffield, England. It is the final ranking event of the 2020-21 snooker season. Qualifying for the tournament took place between 5 and 14 April 2021. There were 128 participants in the qualifying rounds, among them 2 Poles: Antoni Kowalski, who withdrew for health reasons, and Kacper Filipiak.

To find out more about snooker in Poland as well as the current challenges for cue sports in Poland OFFSIDE talks to Maciej Lesiak, a member of the Polish Snooker Association as well as a snooker referee. 

OFFSIDE is presented by Danuta Isler