Pontefract pool star Appleton heading to Las Vegas

Darren Appleton is in the Europe team that will take on USA in the annual Mosconi Cup in Las Vegas next week.
Darren Appleton is in the Europe team that will take on USA in the annual Mosconi Cup in Las Vegas next week.

Pontefract pool star Darren ’Dynamite’ Appleton will aim to help Europe retain the Mosconi Cup when they take on USA in Las Vegas next week.

The 22nd running of pool’s biggest event is next Monday to Thursday at The Tropicana.

Appleton is in Europe’s five-man team as they attempt to win the crown for a sixth successive time.

It will be Appleton’s seventh Mosconi Cup appearance.

Since making his debut in the losing side in 2009, he has been on every winning team since.

In February this year, Appleton won the Chinese Pool World Championship, defeating Mark Selby 21–19 in the final.