Dynamite Blasts World 10-Ball Championship
World 10-Ball Championship / Manila, Philippines
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.
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.
|5-8th||Nick Van Den Berg|
|9-16th||Shane Van Boening|
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