Appleton and Boyes are WCOP Team England A

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WITH THE World Cup of Pool taking place in England for the first time in the eight year history of the event, established international stars Darren Appleton and Karl Boyes will be making up the England A team for their assault on the most prestigious title in team pool.

World No.1 Appleton, who represented England in the World Cup in 2009, ‘11 and ’12, is the reigning World 9 Ball champion as well as back-to-back winner of the 2010 and ’11 US Open.
“I’m delighted to finally be playing with Karl and the main reasons are that we have a great record playing doubles and winning money matches in Philippines”, said Appleton.
“We also played great when we won World Team Championships and we’ve also played some doubles in English 8 ball.
“We gel together which is very important, and he listens to his captain! To be in the York Hall will be awesome and myself and Karl have got some great memories from the 2010 Mosconi Cup when we both played well and won our doubles.
“It's going to be carnage and England A or B are going to be tough to beat and I for one can't wait. I’m convinced this is the year England finally triumphs.”
Blackpool-based Boyes will be making his second appearance in the event having partnered Daryl Peach in 2010 when the England side were ignominiously dumped out of the competition by France.
“I am very happy to have been invited me back to play in the World Cup of Pool,” said the 2010 World 8 Ball Champion.
“In my eyes Matchroom sports events are the pinnacle of our sport and when I don't play in them I find it hard to concentrate all year round. So to be back with an opportunity and with my long time friend Darren has given me the boost I needed.
“I feel myself and Darren could well be the first English team to pick up the title. When you have the best two players from England playing with each other, it's a dangerous combo and the other teams will know this,” he added.
England B will be announced next week as well as other stars from the world of pool who will be competing in the event.
The 2013 World Cup of Pool runs from 17 – 22 September and takes place at the York Hall, London. All tickets are available from (Search ‘World Cup of Pool’)
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