Dynamite Blasts World 10-Ball Championship

Dynamite Blasts World 10-Ball Championship
World 10-Ball Championship / Manila, Philippines

by InsidePOOL Staff

darren appleton world champ Dynamite Blasts World 10 Ball Championship

Darren "Dynamite" Appleton rocked the billiard world by scoring yet another world title for the Brits by defeating former 8-ball and 9-ball world champion Chia-Ching Wu. The event was sanctioned by the World Pool-Billiard Association

With a narrow two-rack margin, “Dynamite” Darren Appleton has won the World 10-Ball Championship in Manila, Philippines, held this past week. His 13-11 victory over former 8- and 9-ball champion Chia-Ching Wu earned him a tidy $100,000 payday, with Wu taking him $40,000.

Appleton was able to capitalize on an early 3-0 by converting it into a 10-5 lead in the extended race to 13. Though Wu began making a comeback at that point, Appleton already had enough steam built up to pass the finish line and win 13-11.

This title is the second world title in billiards that England has taken home within the course of a year. The first went to Daryl Peach, also a competitor in the World 10-Ball Championship, when he won the World Pool 9-Ball Championships over Roberto Gomez.

View the World 10-Ball Championships tournament brackets

Another world title holder, Niels Feijen, took home third place over Demosthenes Pulpul of the Philippines. With his 11-8 victory, Feijen netted $25,000, with $15,000 going to Pulpul.


1st Darren Appleton
2nd Chia-Ching Wu
3rd Niels Feijen
4th Demosthenes Pulpul
5-8th Nick Van Den Berg
Charlie Williams
Liu Haitao
Mika Immonen
9-16th Shane Van Boening
Mark Gray
Ralf Souquet
Yang Ching-Shun
Jerico Banares
Marlon Manalo
Fu Che-Wei
Satoshi Kawabata
17-32th Hayato Hijikata
Seung-Woo Ryu
Jeff De Luna
Chang Jung-Lin
Victor Arpilleda
David Alcaide
Marcus Chamat
Dodong Alwi
Shaun Wilkie
Bruno Muratore
Daryl Peach
Ko Pin-Yi
Tyler Edey
Vilmos Foldes
Kazuo Furuta
Leonardo Didal

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