As announced by Bridge24.pl, Grzegorz Narkiewicz and Krzysztof Buras resigned from the Polish Open Team. Narkiewicz and Buras are two of the strongest and well-known Polish champions. They played for many years in Polish open team achieving brilliant successes: the last one was the bronze medal at the World Championships in Bali 2013.
Therefore, I asked Grzegorz Narkiewicz to explain the reasons for this unexpected withdrawal from the national team and to clarify whether the withdrawal was permanent or temporary.
These are Narkiewicz ‘s answers:
“The reasons of our resignation are rather personal and there are no hidden motivation. After about ten years of presence in professional circuit everybody could be tired playing about 35-40 weeks each year. Last few years were particularly stressful and tensed: We started playing for national team in Ostend 2010 and we played, in addition to our engagements in open tournaments, all championship events, ending usually in medal zone (Ostend 2010, Lille 2012, Bali 2013) what made about two weeks of play, in especially high tension, as usual when you play for your country, and against strong opponents.
As both of us – Krzysztof and me – are relatively young, have family life, growing children – we decided to take a short breath and dedicate substantially more time for our families.
Of course we will be able to consider the come back to national team, after some time of pause, if officials of PBU will want to have us there. Playing for our country is always great honor for me and our come back in the future, closer or further cannot be excluded.”
Read all the interviews to Narkiewicz and Buras published at Neapolitan Club:
- Interview to Narkiewicz and Buras contributed by Laura Cecilia Porro »
- Interview to Narkiewicz contributed by Norberto Bocchi »
- Narkiewicz: New teammates »