Monday, 9 January 2017

John Morra Announces Hiatus

"Feels great to be home "

Proud of myself for finishing 5th-6th at Turning Stone yesterday. It was exactly 10 years ago when I finished 2nd place to Johnny Archer at Turning Stone at just 17 years old. That was a huge breakthrough for me and that's when I knew for sure I could compete professionally at the highest level.

Nothing in this world ever made me feel as good as this game has, growing up in my early years I faced a lot of challenges in life like everyone and playing pool was the one thing that made me feel like everything was going to be okay. I'm taking a long break from this game possibly permanent and pursuing something different in life.

I want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for all of the love and support that you gave me throughout the years whether I was home in Canada, America or thousands of miles away overseas. I've learned so much about myself and life in general that I cannot express how grateful I am to each and everyone of you that I've gotten to know in this great pool world.

I appreciate and embraced all the challenges my opponents and this game has faced me with. Although I didn't accomplish some feats that I think I could have I still made a name for myself, won major events and made myself and my loved ones very proud. Mom and Dad showed me and let me play this game from a young age and sacrificed so much so that I could make the best of it. They are responsible for all of my success. Where this new life takes me I don't know, but I'm going to find out. New person with a fresh outlook on life. Not going to sleep on it this time. I wish you all nothing but the best. Time to make it happen and go further and harder than I ever have before. Love & Peace

John Morra


  1. Good luck John! Keep us posted. Don't be a stranger.

  2. Buddha said "It is up to each man to work out his own salvation." Good luck and best wishes on your journey.

  3. Good luck John you've made us Canadians proud.

  4. As I watch you kick Darren Ass,.. I did a caricature of you from my studio,.. I was lucky to get down there the next day to give the picture.. It was nice to meet you at Turning Stone. You are a true champ... go get-em..........."Mr. Smooth"

  5. I wish you all the best on your future endeavors. If you approach anything with the passion and dedication you put into pool, in sure you will succeed!

  6. Gonna miss watching you play baby!