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."
Schedule Sunday at Lakeside 2023 including 'Soulger' Leonard Gates, Jamie Lewis and Liam Maendl-Lawrance
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.