Monday, 9 November 2015

Falcon Pro Tour: John and Mario Morra to Make First Appearance in Gatineau

By: Markus Noé

The first professional pool tour in Canada in nearly a decade will be making a stop at Terminus pool hall in Gatineau,Quebec. This will be the third tournament of 10 scheduled stops plus a season ending Grand Final which will be held at Dooly's in Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec. The two previous stops have been held in Rimouski and Jonquière Québec, both are far from Montreal and the Ontario border. That being said they are averaging over 30 players each tournament, this weekend I predict they will have closer to 50 players.

Most of the provinces elite players such as Alain Martel, Francis Crevier, Sylvain Grenier and Danny Hewitt have already made appearances. Hewitt and Crevier have been dominating the circuit thus far winning the first two stops. I happened to be playing a tournament at Terminus this past weekend and the room was abuzz with the recent announcement that John Morra and his father Mario Morra will be playing this weekend. 

John Morra phot courtesy of Alison Chang
In Canada the Morra's are like "the first family" of pool as Father, Mother and Son have all reached professional status and are champions. John Morra is not only the #1 player in Canada but he has had an incredible year outside the country. To start the 2015 season he finished second place at the Turning Stone Classic in January losing to Jayson Shaw in the Final. He followed that up with another runner up finish at the China Open losing a close set to Albin Ouschan. Morra has had several other high profiled finishes which include being tied for 5th place at the World 9 Ball Championships in Qatar this past September. Currently Morra is ranked 8th in the world according to the W.P.B.A (World Pool-Billiard Association). 

These tournaments guarantee at least $2000 added at each event. The tour sponsor Falcon Cues donates a high end cue for each tournament that is raffled off with all the proceeds being added to the tournament prize fund. There are staggered entry fees of $120, $80 and $60 depending on your skill level and there are no handicaps. For those amateurs that don't make it to Sunday there is a second chance tournament with $500 added and the entry fee is only $20. This should be a fantastic weekend for anyone who enjoys watching world class pool. Terminus is a great location with a very good kitchen and lots of room for spectators. I look forward to seeing everyone there! For more information please visit

Join the Nation on our Facebook page! 

No comments:

Post a Comment