Mario Morra (pool player)

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Mario Morra (born 8 September 1953) is a Canadian professional pool player and former professional snooker player. He reached the tournament finals of the 1984 Canadian Professional Championship, the 2008 Canadian Open nine-ball championship, and the 2010 Canadian Open ten-ball championship.

Mario Morra
Born (1953-09-08) 8 September 1953 (age 67)[1]
Sport country Canada
Professional1979[1]
Pool gamesSnooker, eight-Ball, nine-Ball, ten-ball
Ranking info
Highest WPA rankingNot WPA ranked

CareerEdit

Morra became a snooker professional in 1979 and had limited success although he defeated both Mike Hallett and Jimmy White in the 1983 Jameson International Open, and, by winning three qualifying matches, reached the last 32 of the 1984 World Snooker Championship, where he lost 10–3 to Cliff Thorburn. He narrowly missed joining last 32 for the 1985 World Snooker Championship, losing 10–9 to John Campbell.[2]

He was runner-up to Cliff Thorburn in the 1984 Canadian Professional Championship.[3]

His highest ranking was 35, in the Snooker world rankings 1984/1985.

More recently, Morra is known as a pool player, and was runner up in both the 2008 Canadian Open Nine-ball Championship and the 2010 Canadian Open Ten-ball Championship.[4]

He has a son, John Morra, with professional pool and snooker player Anita McMahon. McMahon has won 15 Canadian pool titles, and won the Canadian Women's Snooker title three times, from 2004 to 2006. John Morra is the top ranked player in Canadian pool as September 2019, with Mario Morra ranked fifth.[5][6] Alex Pagulayan won the 2012 Canadian Eight-ball Championship after defeating Mario Morra in the semi-final, and John Morra in the final.[7] Pagulayan also beat Mario Morra in the early rounds of the 2016 Canadian Nine-ball Championships before defeating John Morra in the final.[8]

AchievementsEdit

Snooker

Pool

  • 3rd Molson Cup 2003[9]
  • Canadian ST 2004 Stop, 3rd place[9]
  • Canadian 30K Tour 2006 #14 runner-up[9]
  • Canadian Nine-ball Tour 2007 #5, 3rd place[9]
  • Canadian Nine-ball Tour 2007 #4, 3rd place[9]
  • Canadian Nine-ball Tour 2008 #5, 3rd place[9]
  • 2008 Canadian Open Nine-ball Championship runner-up[4]
  • 2010 Canadian Open Ten-ball Championship runner-up[4]
  • 2014 Canadian Open Ten-ball Championship – 3rd place[6]
  • 2015 Canadian Open Nine-ball Championship – 3rd place[6]
  • 2018 Canadian Open Ten-ball Championship – 4th place[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Hale, Janice (1987). Rothmans Snooker Yearbook 1987–88. Queen Anne Press. p. 128-129. ISBN 0356146901.
  2. ^ Hale, Janice (1991). Rothmans Snooker Yearbook 1991–92. Queen Anne Press. p. 182-184. ISBN 0356197476.
  3. ^ Hayton, Eric (2004). Cuesport Book of Professional Snooker. p. 151. ISBN 978-0954854904.
  4. ^ a b c "CBSA Past Champions". proimpact.ca. Canadian Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 30 August 2019. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  5. ^ Paradise, Keith. "Born to Play Pool". billiardsdigest.com. Billiards Digest. Archived from the original on 19 January 2017. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d "Rankings". proimpact.ca. Canadian Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 30 August 2019. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  7. ^ Noguera, Emil (19 June 2012). "Pagulayan rules Canadian 8-Ball Championship". The Manila Time. A1 – via PressReader. Retrieved 27 September 2019.CS1 maint: location (link)
  8. ^ Noguera, Emil (21 May 2016). "Pagulayan rules Quebec 9-ball". The Manila Time. C1 – via PressReader. Retrieved 27 September 2019.CS1 maint: location (link)
  9. ^ a b c d e f "Mario Morra". azbilliards.com. AZBilliards. Archived from the original on 25 January 2017. Retrieved 27 September 2019.

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