August 27, 1980 |
|Curling club||Saville Sports Centre,
Appelman has made most of his successes to date as a skip, during the 2008-09 curling season and the 2009-10 curling season. His team was invited to participate in the 2009 Canada Cup of Curling, where he finished with a 1-4 record. His successes during that season qualified the team for the 2009 Canadian Olympic Pre-Trials, where he lost in the C-qualifier semi-final to Bob Ursel. Coming from a very competitive province, Appelman has never made to the Brier, but he lost in the semi final at the 2010 Boston Pizza Cup (Alberta's provincial championship) in an attempt to do so.
On the World Curling Tour, Appelman and his rink have won four career tour events. In 2008 they won the Boston Pizza Shootout, the Meyers Norris Penny Charity Classic and the Red Deer Curling Classic and in 2009 they won the Kamloops Crown of Curling. His top Grand Slam event was the 2009 Players' Championships where his team lost in the quarterfinals.
Appelman also represented Alberta at the 2007 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship (held in 2006), where his Alberta rink finished the round robin with a 7-4 record, but lost in a tie breaker.
In 2011-2012, he joined forces with Randy Ferbey, David Nedohin and Brendan Melnyk. After a successful World Curling Tour season, the team failed to qualify for Northern Alberta Regionals, losing in the Edmonton Zones to Kevin Park. At the conclusion of the season, the team disbanded as Ferbey retired and Nedohin formed a new team.
Grand Slam record
|F||Lost in Final|
|SF||Lost in Semifinal|
|QF||Lost in Quarterfinals|
|R16||Lost in the round of 16|
|Q||Did not advance to playoffs|
|T2||Played in Tier 2 event|
|DNP||Did not participate in event|
|N/A||Not a Grand Slam event that season|
|Masters / World Cup||Q||DNP||DNP||Q||Q||DNP||DNP|