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Roy Steffensen
08-11-2008, 06:39 AM
Wow, Konstantin Stepanov found a gear and kicked Darren Appleton out of the European 8-ball Championship.

Darren ended up as 9th. Quarterfinals, semi and final of the 8-ball tomorrow.

Thought it was an interesting score, especially since Darren has said that he will play anyone in the world even in 8-ball, including the likes of Shane, Efren etc, and just recently he challenged to play Shane for 80 000 $ in the middle, race to 100 8-ball alternate break, if Shane comes to England to play. (He said it on TAR live chat).

Darren's matches in the 8-ball divison of the European Championships:

Souquet, Ralf 6 vs 8 Appleton, Darren
Appleton, Darren 8 vs 5 Brehme, Christian
Appleton, Darren 6 vs 8 Skowerski, Karol
Souquet, Ralf 4 vs 8 Appleton, Darren
Appleton, Darren 1 vs 8 Stepanov, Konstantin

I thought Darren was supposed to do better in this tournament, but young Konstantin is one of the best European players. He was ranked #1 in Europe before the Mosconi Cup last year, and don't forget he kicked Efren Reyes out of the World 9-ball Championship in Manila.

I know that the pockets on the tournament tables in the European Championship is not too tight, and I guess that the score would have been a little different if they were IPT tight.

Anyway, in a big 8-ball match in England between Darren and Shane, I will still bet on Darren. Hope this thread will help me get some good odds ;)

Roy Steffensen
08-11-2008, 06:48 AM
More background about Darren Appleton.

This is his matches on the latest Eurotours. He just recently won a Eurotour, and he happened to lose the semifinal in the first ever Eurotour he competed in. Against who? Konstantin Stepanov...

Austria Open
Mladenovic, Goran 9 vs 8 Appleton, Darren
Belka, Jakob 8 vs 9 Appleton, Darren
Appleton, Darren 9 vs 8 Tinoco, Jorge
Appleton, Darren 9 vs 7 Hybler, Roman
Appleton, Darren 9 vs 7 Stojanovic, Philipp
Appleton, Darren 9 vs 5 Skowerski, Karol
Appleton, Darren 9 vs 4 Foldes, Vilmos
Majid, Imran 9 vs 3 Appleton, Darren

Dynamic German Open
Appleton, Darren 9 vs 1 Scheurer, Yves
Appleton, Darren 9 vs 2 Schmitz, Simon
Appleton, Darren 9 vs 6 Cankurt, Mehmet
Appleton, Darren 7 vs 9 Boyes, Karl
Kempter, Martin 5 vs 9 Appleton, Darren
Foldes, Vilmos 9 vs 3 Appleton, Darren

Dynamic Italy Open
Appleton, Darren 9 vs 0 Luise, Roberto
Appleton, Darren 9 vs 1 Derolur, Ilker
Appleton, Darren 9 vs 0 Ascheri, Gianluca
Appleton, Darren 3 vs 9 Majid, Imran
Magnusson, Christoffer 5 vs 9 Appleton, Darren
Drago, Tony 4 vs 9 Appleton, Darren
Appleton, Darren 9 vs 5 Ortmann, Oliver
Appleton, Darren 9 vs 8 Majid, Imran
Gray, Mark 6 vs 9 Appleton, Darren
Appleton, Darren 9 vs 2 Muratore, Bruno

Dynamic French Open
Appleton, Darren 10 vs 1 Saxby, Darren
Caperna, Pietro 0 vs 10 Appleton, Darren
Facquet, Vincent 6 vs 10 Appleton, Darren
Appleton, Darren 8 vs 10 Engert, Thomas
Aslan, Cetin 6 vs 10 Appleton, Darren
Fulcher, Jonni 2 vs 10 Appleton, Darren
Appleton, Darren 9 vs 10 Drago, Tony

Dynamic Costa del Sol Open
Vassalos, John 10 vs 8 Appleton, Darren
Appleton, Darren 10 vs 0 Mantaras, Daniel
Appleton, Darren 10 vs 9 See, Huidji
Appleton, Darren 10 vs 5 Chuprou, Dmitry
Appleton, Darren 8 vs 10 Ouschan, Jasmin

Dynamic Netherlands Open
Appleton, Darren 9 vs 10 Martens, Marcel
Appleton, Darren 10 vs 1 Waefer, Tony
Appleton, Darren 10 vs 3 Willems, Ronny
Dremsizis, Alexander 10 vs 7 Appleton, Darren

Austria Open
Heim, Andreas 2 vs 10 Appleton, Darren
Yassin, Mohammed 0 vs 10 Appleton, Darren
Ayas, Murat 10 vs 7 Appleton, Darren
Pascasi, David 5 vs 10 Appleton, Darren
Zajac, Dominik 8 vs 10 Appleton, Darren
Appleton, Darren 10 vs 4 Tomati, Francesco
Appleton, Darren 5 vs 10 Alcaide, David
Hybler, Roman 10 vs 8 Appleton, Darren

German Open
Bayrami, Ali Elmaci 1 vs 10 Appleton, Darren
Souquet, Ralf 10 vs 8 Appleton, Darren
Chinahov, Ruslan 5 vs 10 Appleton, Darren
Pauritsch, Sven 10 vs 8 Appleton, Darren

Italy Open
Sawicki, Slawomir 10 vs 8 Appleton, Darren
- Walk-Over - 0 vs 10 Appleton, Darren
Appleton, Darren 10 vs 5 Papadopoulos, John
Appleton, Darren 10 vs 8 Davies, Jon
Appleton, Darren 10 vs 2 Mladenovic, Goran
Appleton, Darren 10 vs 1 Evagelou, Manos
Appleton, Darren 10 vs 6 Schmidt, Michael
Chamat, Marcus 4 vs 10 Appleton, Darren
Appleton, Darren 10 vs 4 Petroni, Fabio
Ortmann, Oliver 8 vs 10 Appleton, Darren
Stepanov, Konstantin 10 vs 7 Appleton, Darren

Roy Steffensen
08-11-2008, 06:52 AM
What he has achieved (not updated 2008)

English UK 8-ball (smaller tables, tighter pockets, smaller balls)
former world no 1 5x 8ball english pool,
won over 40 major titles including 4x european champion ,
winner of 7 tv titles record for any uk player,
over 200 tournament wins overall,
6x world team champions with england,
8x eurpean team champions,
14-1 high run 466 record! (I don't know what this means. Perhaps Darren will explain, since he is a member here on AZ and will probably read this thread)
2x world runner up

Remarks: been playing american pool just over 2 years and love the sport and i hope to improve to reach the top ,
ipt ranking no 12,
5th us open 9ball champs,
9th world 10ball,
17th world 8ball,
7th 1 pocket derby city classic,
derby city classic straight pool champion,
cep international 8ball champion,
3 bpppa titles,
bca north american grand masters champion,
9th bca 9ball champs,
7th ipt north american open,
2nd prague euro tour,
3rd italy euro tour,
5th german euro tour

Darren's high run in 14-1 (4,5x9) is 189, and he has a record of 8 consecutive runs in both 8-ball and 9-ball.