Darren pictured after winning the 2022 Jersey Open at The Mechanics Institute, St. Helier, Jersey(Darren pictured after winning the 2022 Jersey Open at The Mechanics Institute, St. Helier, Jersey)

Overview

  • Location:
  • Boston Spa, West Yorkshire, England
  • Profession:
  • User Interface/Experience Designer
  • Highest Break (Practice):
  • 437
  • Highest Break (Match):
  • 218
  • Cue:
  • 1 piece Jonathan Lonergan Ash cue
  • Tip:
  • Elk Master (from the 80’s/90’s)
  • World Billiards 100+ Breaks:
  • 36
  • World Billiards High Breaks:
  • 218, 193, 174, 173, 171

Achievement(s):

  • 2022 Jersey Open Champion (Results / Watch the Final).
  • Darren was appointed to the World Billiards board of Directors as a Player Representative in July ’19. Read more on that here.
  • World Championship Long Format Quarter Finalist in 2023.
  • World Championship Short Format Quarter Finalist in 2019, 2022 & 2023.
  • Semi Finalist in the Austrian Open (2024), Beglian Open (2022), European Open (2022) & English Open (2019).
  • Represented England 3 times in the Home Internationals.
  • In the Jim Williamson Open in Leeds 2018, in a 45 minute game Darren was trailing 50-136 with around 12 minutes to go. He made a break of 154 with his last visit to win the match.
  • As a 16 year old scored 303 points in a 30 minute match in the Teesside Boys Billiards League.

Biography/Information:

  • Darren lives with his wife Sarah and 2 young children Charlie & Molly.
  • Darren orginates from Middlesbrough, England and therefore is a product of the famous Teesside Boys Billiards League.
  • Darren had a break from Billiards post juniors (circa 2000), but returned to play again a few years ago (circa 2015).
  • He is very proud and counts himself lucky to have recently developed an area of his home to house his very own Billiard table. A heated Riley Aristocrat steel block table.
  • Now living in Boston Spa, West Yorkshire, Darren plays and supports his local league in York (the Fabershield Billiards League).
  • Middlesbrough Football Club fan (unfortunately).

Darren’s Statistics:

Below you will find statistics on the player performance over recent seasons:

2023/24
Tournaments Played
7
Match Win %
80% (37 of 46)
Hourly Rate
260
Rank (Pts)
5 (63714)
Best K/O perf
SF
High Break
193
2022/23
Tournaments Played
9
Match Win %
77% (40 of 52)
Hourly Rate
254
Rank (Pts)
6 (59744)
Best K/O perf
QF (x6)
High Break
218
2021/22
Tournaments Played
9
Match Win %
78% (42 of 54)
Hourly Rate
230
Rank (Pts)
4 (47483)
Best K/O perf
Final
High Break
171

Contacting Darren:

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