A strong field of 55 players were in attendance for the 9th stop of the 404 9-Ball tour at BigWigs Billiards in Newmarket, Ontario. It was a special treat for spectators to have touring professional John “Mr Smooth” Morra displaying his world class skills. Other notable top players in attendance were Eric Hildebrand, Andy Aupin, Erik Hjorleifson, Mario Morra and Mike Patrowicz.
Leading the top half of the bracket was Ben Chang with wins over Jeff Pollock, Barry Hetherington, Ian Argue, Marc Godin and Erik Hjorleifson. In the lower bracket, Mario Morra had wins over Bobby Drowns, Wayne Tate, Mike Lacroix and Andy Aupin before facing his son, John Morra. Experience came through this time and John Morra was sent to the B-side. In the a-side finals, Mario took the win over Ben Chang in an exciting hill-hill match.
On the b-side, John Morra overcame the difficult handicapped format with victories over Marc Godin (11-4), Erik Hjorleifson (9-5) and Ben Chang (11-2). Only two players remained, John Morra and Mario Morra. The father/son team decided to head home early and share the winnings. Well done guys!
This is how they finished:
|1st||MARIO MORRA 11||$820||$800|
|2nd||JOHN MORRA 12||$500||$480|
|3rd||BEN CHANG 7||$360||$310|
|4th||ERIK HJORLEIFSON 11||$250||$200|
|5-6th||MARC GODIN 7||$170||$100|
|5-6th||CHAD BISHOP 6||$170||$100|
|7-8th||JAMES WICKETTS 8||$120|
|7-8th||STEVEN SPENCER 4||$120|
|9-12th||ANDY AUPIN 11||$80|
|9-12th||JUSTIN LEYLAND 8||$80|
|9-12th||WAYNE GRAVES 7||$80|
|9-12th||CHRIS LEE 6||$80|