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