Rodney Morris

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Rodney "The Rocket" Morris
Rodney Morris
Medal record
Competitor for  United States
Men's Nine-ball
World Games
Bronze 2005 Duisburg Individual

Rodney Morris (born 25 November 1970 in Anaheim, California, USA) is a professional pool player of Chamorro - Hawaiian descent. He currently resides in Spring Hill, Florida.

In 1996, Morris won his first major tournament by defeating Efren Reyes in the finals of the US Open Nine-ball Championship. In 2003, after six years without a major title, he returned to top form and dominated the World Pool League tournament, besting Thorsten Hohmann the reigning World Champion.[1]

He has represented Team USA in the Mosconi Cup on eight occasions. He was the Mosconi Cup MVP in 2004.

As a member of the International Pool Tour (IPT),[2] in July 2006 he was runner-up to Efren Reyes in the inaugural IPT World Eight-ball Championship which was held in Reno, Nevada. While Reyes earned $500K for first place, Morris won $150K for second.

In July 2007, Rodney Morris was designated as the United Pool Players Association (UPA) Lead Player Representative. The UPA is the men's governing body of professional pool in the United States.[3]

In 2008, Rodney won the World Cup of Pool in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Titles[edit]

  • 1996 Grand Prix de Puerto Rico
  • 1996 US Open Nine-ball Championship
  • 2001 Reno Open
  • 2002 Hard Times Summer Jamboree 9-Ball Division
  • 2003 World Pool League (Warsaw, Poland)
  • 2003 Mosconi Cup
  • 2004 Breakers Open 9-Ball Event
  • 2004 Reno Open
  • 2004 Seminole Florida Pro Tour Stop
  • 2004 Corpus Christi Classic
  • 2004 Houston Open
  • 2004 Mosconi Cup (MVP)
  • 2005 Andy Grubbs Memorial 9 Ball
  • 2005 Mosconi Cup
  • 2006 UPA Pro Tour Championship (Las Vegas, NV)
  • 2006 Seminole Florida Pro Tour Stop
  • 2006 Mosconi Cup
  • 2007 SE Open 9-Ball Tour Stop
  • 2007 Seminole Pro Tour Steve Mizerak Championship
  • 2008 Jacoby Custom Cues Carolina Tour
  • 2008 World Cup of Pool (Outland, Rotterdam)
  • 2008 Quezon City Invasion (Manila, Philippines)
  • 2010 Seminole Pro Tour Stop
  • 2010 Seminole Pro Tour Stop
  • 2011 Derby City Classic Fatboy Challenge
  • 2011 Poison Tour Pro Event
  • 2011 Interpool Open 9-ball (Gävle, Sweden)
  • 2011 Turning Stone Classic XVII
  • 2011 Chuck Markulis Memorial 9-Ball Division

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Morris Takes League Title". AzBilliards.com. Retrieved 2008-08-14. 
  2. ^ Rodney Morris Player Profile InternationalPoolTour.com. Retrieved August 3, 2007
  3. ^ Rodney "The Rocket" Morris, UPA Representative, AzBilliards.com. Retrieved August 3, 2007
  • [1] Player Profile
  • [2] Upcoming match

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Reed Pierce
US Open Nine-ball Champion
1996
Succeeded by
Earl Strickland