Poland v Chinese Taipei
I'll call them Taiwan, to make it easier.
Poland wins lag.
Poland: Duche and Voitek (sp?)
Taiwan: Chang and Ko
Frame 1: Duche makes a ball but scratches. Ko tales BIH and balls look perfect. Smooth and quick runout. Taiwan 1-0
Frame 2: Ko breaks...2 ball into corner off wing ball. Nicely onto the 1 and only a tricky 6 ball will test them. Chang almost jaw hooks Ko, which meant he almost scratched in the corner. They recover but Ko needs a long 7 down the side rail. He avoids the jaw and makes it clean and Taiwan lead 2-0.
Frame 3: Chang break medium and smooth and makes the 1 in the side. CB is middle table but still hooked on the 2 ball. Ko pushes, leaves a long cut shot on the 2. Poland takes the push and plays short on the safe. Chang banks the 2 in the corner. Ko pinches the 3 in the side and a nice 4 railer from 4 to 5 sets Ko up perfect and Taiwan moves to 3-0.
Frame 4: Ko makes wing ball 8, 1 comes back off side jaw but CB is central so he gets perfect on the 1. 5 to 6 is a tester. Chang caroms into the 6 from the 5 and leaves a tempting bank for Ko. Ko is way short on the bank. Poland with a great chance now. They jaw out a not so hard 6 but the CB and 6 come together, so Chang plays safe. Lovely fine knick safety by Poland. Ko bashes it lazily and leaves what should be an easy clearance for Poland. They lose the CB on the 9, for a tester off the rail... and a bad shot leaves the 9 ball hanging. Taiwan 4-0
Frame 5: Chang makes 1 in side but 7 ball kisses the CB up table for a scratch. Balls look good here for Poland to clear. A little messy bit they run out and get on the scoreboard 1-4.
Frame 6: Poland dry break. 1 ball over corner pocket, 3 ball is tough. Ko playing for a bank & safety option on the 3. He actually plays a 2 way, caroming the 7 in the corner and being on the 4 or 3 if the 3 banks. Chang banks the 3 into the corner, but caroms the 7 ball in. Everything is working for them. They clear and now lead 5-1.
Frame 7: Ko breaks. Pretty soft and it's dry. Poland has a difficult 1 to 2 route. They were making these in round 1, but can they handle this pressure? He jaws the 1 and runs too far on the 2 ball, but gets a great hook as reward. Chang kicks 2 rails nicely and leaves distance on the 1. Polan attacks but jaws the 1 ball out again. They obtain a fortuitous hook. Ko escapes kicking 1 rail and leaves a cut. Poland makes the cut, carom off 2 balls and finish perfect on the 2. It's roll time for them.
Easy layout for Poland. They clean up steadily and now trail 2-5.
Frame 8: Poland makes the 1 in the side, but the 2 ball drifts into cover. Not a bad safety on the 2 given their opportunities, but it's not hooked. Chang goes for a 2 way shot, long bank and carom the 9. He misses both. Poland with a chance now. They play some nice shots but get a bit loose on the 6 ball, but bad enough to make it on in the other corner. Otherwise a nice clearance to get to win their 3rd in a row. 3-5.
Frame 9: Poland makes the 8 wing ball and have a good shot on the 1 ball, but the 2 is at the other end. Wow, shot of the match, he cheats the pocket and rips the CB back to the 2B with a ton of draw. Has a similar shot to the other end to get on the 3 now. An intervening 4 ball gets in the road and hooks his partner. He kicks to make the pot, but a little off, and Taiwan are away. Lovely speed from 4 to 5 almost guarantees the frame for Taiwan. And they reach the hill. 6-3.
Frame 10: Ko breaks soft and dry again. Maybe a bank on the 1... but Poland plays safe, leaving an edge. Delicate cut by Chang leaves some 1 on, but maybe not enough to pot into the side. Poland tries the bank, but a little soft and a little long. Leaves a tough 1 for Chang who played a bank onto the 9 with draw for safety. He hooks Poland who jump and hook back.
Now Ko jumps and almost hooks Poland, leaving the CB in pocket jaws. Polands safe leaves distance, but a chance. Chang misses and the 1 is safe again. Poland leaves a cut, but 9 feet between the balls. He tries rail first with side and leaves the 1 over the pocket. A stubborn 1 ball it seems. Poland miss a 90% 2 ball, hitting firm to get CB across table, but manage to leave it safe. Chang hooks them on the 2 ball. 2 rail kick hits the 2, but half a 2 ball to aim at for Taiwan. Ko misjudges safety. Poland goes 3 rail but doesn't hook Taiwan. Chang makes a HUGE carom with the 2 off the 8 ball to pocket the 2 and Ko caroms the 3 onto the 5 ball to make the 5 and hooks his partner on the 3. LOL
Chang slams 1 rail kick to hit the 3, but misses and hits it on the way back, and leaves a long 3 with power position needed to get back for the 4 ball. Poland jaw it out. Ko has straight shot, but needs and angle, so he stuns and leaves a long cut, knuckled up. Chang breezes in this tester and Taiwan look home. And they are, despite a very unusual last frame. Taiwan beat Poland 7-3.