Cieszyn, a small town in southern Poland, on the border with the Czech Republic, hosted players and competitors from all over Poland for the first time. Two days of competition flashed by quickly, memories remained, the joys of the winners and the sadness of the defeated. ()
Information from leading Polish clubs about sparrings and hard preparations has been published for two months in the social media. The coaches of the leading teams, just like in football, announced "transfers" and serious reinforcements. In fact, the battle for team classification was very fierce and individual teams were separated by only a few points in general, junior, senior and disabled rivalry.
230 competitors from 30 clubs took part in the Championships. Particularly important is the fact that the numbers of juniors keep growing. There were also some notable returns. Several competitors who had to take a break in their careers now fight for medals again.
In Cieszyn, we eagerly awaited the start of Alex Kurdecha, who recently became famous for winning five to nought in a Vendetta fight during the Supermatch Tournament in Italy. We were curious if Alex would dominate the whole plus 110 kg category. In left arm, Alex was unmatched, and the second competitor in this weight - Marek Majak - was the only one who could actually put up a fight against him. However, the competition in right arm brought about a big surprise. The winner by fouls, after a dramatic fight, was Waldemar Neryng, from the same club - Armfight Piaseczno.
The heroes of this year's Championships were the multi-medalists, competitors who won more than two gold medals. 12 athletes managed this feat. Sonia Turzyniecka (UKS Złoty Orzeł Choszczno), Katarzyna Radzik (Wiking Nisko), Aleksandra Woźniak (Niedźwiedzie Orawy) and Maciej Gralak (UKS Arm Fanatic Grudziądz) took four gold medals from Cieszyn. Three gold medals were won in Cieszyn by one female athlete - Karina Olejniczak (UKS Szesnastka Koszalin) and the following male athletes: Kamil Błaszczak (Niedźwiedzie Orawy), Mariusz Grochowski (MCKS Tytan Jaworzno), Konstanty Królik (Armfight Piaseczno), Artur Krupa (MCKS Tytan Jaworzno), Oleksandr Kulishov (Spartan Warsaw), Wiesław Podgórski (Hands of Stone).