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Michał Zieliński (Snookerspieler)

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Michał Zieliński
Birthday 6. July 1992
Birthplace Warsaw
Nationality PolandPolen Poland
Prize money 207 £[1]
Highest break 134[1]
Century Breaks 1[1]
Main Tour Successes
World Championships – –
Ranking tournament victories – –
Minor Tournament Wins – –

Michał Zieliński (born 6 July 1992 in Warsaw) is a Polish snooker player.

Career

After being eliminated in the preliminary round in his first appearance in 2006, Zieliński made it to the final round of the 2007 European Under-19 Championship, where he lost his first-round match 4-1 to Mitchell Mann. In August 2007, he participated in the U-21 World Cup for the first time, where he was eliminated in the preliminary round.[2] In October 2008, in his first appearance at the World Amateur Championship, he was also eliminated in the preliminary round.[3] He reached the round of 16 at the 2008 and 2009 European Under-19 Championships. In May 2009, he was eliminated in the group stage of the final tournament of the 2008/09 World Series of Snooker. One month later he reached the final round of the European Championship for the first time and lost in the round of the last 32 against Irishman Mario Fernandez with 2:4.

From 2006 to 2009 Zieliński had become Polish Junior Champion seven times; three times in the U-16 Juniors and twice each in the U-19 and U-21 age groups. In 2009 he reached the final of the Polish Men’s Championship for the first time, where he defeated Marek Zubrzycki 7:1 to win the title for the first time. By defeating Sascha Lippe of Germany, he reached the quarterfinals at the 2010 European Championships, which he lost 4-2 to Luca Brecel, the eventual European Champion. By a 7:0 victory in the final against record winner Rafał Jewtuch he managed to successfully defend his title at the Polish Championship in the same. With a win in the U-19 he also won his eighth and last Polish Junior Championship title.

In the 2010-11 season, Zieliński participated in two tournaments of the newly introduced Players Tour Championship. After losing in the round of the last 128 to Kurt Maflin in the first tournament,[4] he was eliminated in the qualifying rounds of the 2010 Brugge Open.[5] At the U-21 World Championship 2010 he reached the last 16,[6] and at the European Championships in 2011.
In the 2011/12 season Zieliński again took part in two PTC tournaments but was eliminated in the qualifiers of both the inaugural tournament and the 2011 Warsaw Classic. In 2011 he reached the final of the Polish Championship for the third time in a row, but this time lost to Rafał Górecki 4:7. In June 2012 he reached the quarter-finals of the European Championship.

In February 2013 Zieliński reached with the 49th place at the Italy Open his best result on the pool tournament series Euro Tour so far. At the European Snooker Championship 2013 he was eliminated in the last 16 by Gareth Allen. One month later he reached the last 16 of the U-21 World Championship as well and lost there to Zhou Yuelong.[7] In the Polish Championship 2013 he reached the final and defeated Krzysztof Wróbel 7:6. A year later he lost against former Main Tour pro Kacper Filipiak in the final 2:7.
In the 2014/15 season he took part in the 2015 Gdynia Open, but was eliminated in the first qualifying round with a 3-4 loss to Martin O’Donnell.

He currently plays for the Warsaw billiards club Konsalnet Warszawa.

Successes

Final participations

Output Year Tournament Final opponent Result
Amateur Tournaments
Winner 2009 Polish Championship PolandPolen Marek Zubrzycki 7:1
Winner 2010 Polish Championship PolandPolen Rafał Jewtuch 7:0
Second 2011 Polish Championship PolandPolen Rafał Górecki 4:7
Winner 2013 Polish Championship PolandPolen Krzysztof Wróbel 7:6
Second 2014 Polish Championship PolandPolen Kacper Filipiak 2:7

Other successes

Polish U-16 Champion: 2006, 2007, 2008
Polish U-19 Champion: 2007, 2008, 2010
Polish U-21 champion: 2008, 2009

Web links

Sources

  1. a b c Michal Zielinski at CueTracker (as of December 23, 2015)
  2. 2007 World Under-21 Championship – Men.cuetracker.net, retrieved 23 December 2015.
  3. 2008 World Amateur Championship – Men.cuetracker.net, retrieved 23 December 2015.
  4. 2010 PTC – Event 1.cuetracker.net, retrieved 23 December 2015.
  5. 2010 EPTC – Event 2.cuetracker.net, retrieved 23 December 2015.
  6. 2010 World Under-21 Championship – Men.cuetracker.net, retrieved 23 December 2015.
  7. 2013 World Under-21 Championship – Men.cuetracker.net, retrieved 23 December 2015.