"We've got a lot of very good players" - Sebastian Bialecki reflects on growth of Polish darts after easing into second round at Lakeside

Sebastian Bialecki was the first winner at this year's WDF World Championship. The 19-year-old Pole comfortably defeated Scott Marsh 2-0.

Bialecki came to Lakeside with a clear goal. "My dream of course, is to win this tournament but my expectation... just to play good in this first match," Bialecki told Tungsten Tales in a post-match interview. "Small targets. Next, it's just the second round and we will see."

With Radek Szaganski, Krzysztof Ratajski and Krzysztof Kciuk having qualified for the PDC World Darts Championship, Polish darts is currently enjoying probably its most successful period. "We've got a lot of very good players," Bialecki assesses. "This year we have three players with a Tour Card and we'll see, maybe next year there'll be more."

Bialecki himself was in action at the PDC World Darts Championship last year, where he lost 3-2 to Jim Williams in the opening round. A year earlier, he reached the quarterfinals at the UK Open. Going to Q-School in January, Bialecki is desperate to join his compatriots on the PDC Tour full time. "Yes, of course. I will try to get a Tour Card so we will see."

In the next round, "Bolt," as Bialecki's nickname goes, will take on first-seeded Belgian Andy Baetens.

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