Rodney Morris

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Rodney Morris
Rodney "The Rocket" Morris
Born (1970-11-25) 25 November 1970 (age 53)
Anaheim, California, U.S.
Sport country United States
Pool gamesnine-ball
Best finishSemi finals 2005 WPA World Nine-ball Championship
Medal record
Men's nine-ball
Representing the  United States
World Games
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Duisburg Individual

Rodney Morris (born 25 November 1970 in Anaheim, California, USA) is a professional pool player of Chamorro - Hawaiian descent. Nicknamed "Rocket" he currently resides in Acworth, Georgia. Rodney married his wife Rheyannon in July 2020.


In 1996, Morris won his first major tournament by defeating Efren Reyes in the finals of the US Open Nine-ball Championship. In 2001, after 5 years of not playing in a tournament Morris came back to win the Sands Regency 9-Ball Open. In 2003, he was on 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 Open 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.

Career titles[edit]


  1. ^ "Morris Takes League Title". Archived from the original on 2011-06-13. Retrieved 2008-08-14.
  2. ^ Rodney Morris Player Profile Archived 2008-05-04 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved August 3, 2007
  3. ^ Rodney "The Rocket" Morris, UPA Representative Archived 2007-12-19 at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved August 3, 2007
  4. ^ US Open 10-Ball Championship 2013 Results Retrieved February 28, 2021

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Preceded by
Reed Pierce
US Open Nine-ball Champion
Succeeded by