In the first semi-final Maria Bulanova of Russia played Nicole Sanders of the Netherlands. Nicol won the first game 239 to 205. Maria needed a strike in the ninth frame, but the ten pin deprived her of the chance to win this game. In the second game, Maria took the lead and did not let go of it, winning 223:191. In the third game, we could see the players were quite nervous, making some bad shots and missing spares. In the end, Maria was the luckier one beating Nicol 216:204.
In semi-final two, Cajsa Wegner of Sweden took Nadine Geißler of Germany. In game 1 Cajsa did not give Nadine any chance and beat her 265:214. In Game 2, the chances to win were equal for both players. Cajsa made an unfortunate 2-8-10 split in the tenth, thus passing the win to Nadine (224:206). The third game was also very dramatic, but Cajsa was a little luckier, thus making her way to the finals by winning 236:227.
The winner of the qualification Jaroslav Lorenc of the Czech Republic played Hadley Morgan of England. Until the 7th frame there was a one pin difference. In the eighth, Jaroslav made a perfect pocket shot, but left a ringing seven pin. Hadley struck in the eighth and ninth securing himself a win in this game – 264:246. In game 2, Hadley struggled, while Jaroslav strated with a front ten. The score of the second game was 289:199. In game 3, Jaroslav did not give Hadley a slightest chance, and by shooting a perfect game secured himself his spot in the finals (300:183).
In semi-final two, the second seeded James Gruffman of Sweden met Antonino Fiorentino of Italy. James started with a front eight and made himself a comfortable lead which he retained until the end. He won game 1 266:242. In the second game, we saw 22 strikes. James shot 290 but lost to Antonino by 9 pins – 299:290. The last game was exciting as well. Antonio needed two strikes in the last frame to surpass James. Unfortunately for him, he made just one, thus sending James to the finals (245:237).