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Appleton, Darren

DARREN “DYNAMITE” APPLETON

DARREN "DYNAMITE" APPLETON


BCA Hall of Famer

3x WPA World Champion

IWGA World Games 9-Ball Champion

Began playing with Predator in: 2006

Born: February 8, 1976

Resides: Allentown, PA

Hometown: Pontefract West Yorkshire, England


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English 8-ball Career:

  • 1994-96 Amateur
  • 96-2007 Professional
  • 18x Professional Titles
  • 9x International Tour Titles
  • 2x Home International Champion
  • 4x European champion
  • 2x International Masters Champion TV
  • 2x Europeans Professional Champion TV
  • 4x UK Masters Champion
  • Former National Amateur Champion
  • Former Pontins National Junior Champion
  • 2xWEPF World Championships Runner up
  • Former JFK Masters Champion
  • 2018 2nd Place Premier Series Grand Final
  • 6x World Team Champions Team England
  • 6x European Team Champions Team England
  • 5x IPA Professional Ranked no 1
  • 4x International Pool Tour Ranked No 1
  • 2x WEPF World Rankings No 1
  • 3x Player of the Year
  • 33 major Titles
  • Over 250 Individual and Team Titles

American pool career 2006-present:


2006
  • BCA Grand masters 8-ball Champion
  • UK 9-ball Tour Champion

2007
  • 2x UK 9-ball Tour Champion
  • International 8-ball Champion Spain

2008
  • WPA World 10-ball Champion
  • Derby City Classic Straight Pool Champion
  • Euro Tour Italian Open Champion
  • 3x GB 9-Ball Tour Champion
  • UK Ranked No 1

2009
  • WPA World Masters Champion
  • 4x GB 9-Ball Tour Champion
  • UK Ranked no 1
  • US Open 10-ball Champion

2010
  • Euro Tour Spanish Open champion
  • WPA US Open 9-ball Champion
  • Mosconi Cup Champion (MVP)
  • WPA World Team Champions GBR (Capt)
  • 2x GB 9-Ball Tour Champion
  • Nations Cup Champions GBR (capt)
  • WPA World Player Of The Year
  • Billiards Digest Player of the Year
  • AZ Billiards Player of the Year

2011
  • US Open 9-ball Champion
  • Mosconi Cup Champion
  • International Challenge of Champions Champion
  • Beassy World Class Open Champion
  • Derby City Classic Straight Pool Champion
  • Fury Cues Straight Champion
  • Gb9 Ball Tour Champion
  • WPA World Ranked No 1

2012
  • World 9-ball Champion
  • Challenge of Champions Champion
  • Mosconi Cup Champion
  • GB9 Ball Tour Champion
  • Fury Cues Straight Pool Champion
  • WPA World Ranked no 1
  • WPA Player of the year
  • AZ Billiards player of the year

2013
  • World Games (GOLD Medalist) Men’s Singles Champion
  • Mosconi Cup Champion
  • West Coast 10-ball Champion
  • West Coast 1 pocket Champion
  • World 14.1 world record holder Run 200*
  • GB 9-ball Tour champion
  • US Open Ring game champion
  • 2013 McDermott Straight Pool Champion

2014
  • World Cup Champions
  • World 14.1 Champion
  • Accu-Stats All star all around champion
  • Mosconi Cup Champion
  • Accu Stats 8-ball invitational champion
  • American Straight Pool Champion
  • Dynamite Open 10-ball Champion
  • New Jersey State 10-ball Champion

2015
  • WPA World 8-ball Champion (Major title) TV
  • Mosconi Cup Champion TV
  • American Straight Pool Champion
  • Make it Happen Invitation 8-Ball Champion

2016
  • Mosconi Cup Champion
  • SBE One Pocket Champion

2017-20 semi retired!

Special Accomplishments:

  • 2x World Ranked No 1
  • 2x Uk No 1
  • 2017 - Youngest and Quickest ever to be Inducted to The BIlliards Congress of America (HALL OF FAME)
  • Hold the record for the most consecutive Mosconi Cup wins 7.
  • 12 Major Titles Equivalent to Tennis/Golf The Big 4-6 events of the year, I hold the most of any player since I started full time in 2008.
  • Most WORLD Titles (8) Since I started playing full time in 2008
  • And only player in History to win World Championships at 4 Different Disciplines 8-Ball, 9-Ball, 10-Ball, 14.1
  • 2x WPA Player Of The Year
  • 2x AZ Billiards Money Leader
  • Won Titles in over 25 Countries and on Every continent in the World.
  • Most Major WPA Titles and World Championships since I started playing Full time 2008.
  • 34 Worldwide Major Television Titles (23) American Pool and (11) English 8-ball including Team events (19) Individual and (15) Teams
  • Over 350 + Titles Individuals and Teams
  • Including over 50 Major titles.

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