John is extremely proud of his Aboriginal Ancestry; he belongs to the Ojibway Nation in Scanterbury, Manitoba called “Brokenhead.” John is an extremely talented young Aboriginal Canadian looking to break into the highest level of billiard competition. He currently plays full time and finished his school through correspondence to allow him time to practice travel and compete in premier billiard events around the world. Professionalism and class are two of John’s greatest assets; he is a young man that would make any company proud to have him representing them. John is dedicated to promoting his sponsor.

You could say billiards is in his blood, it’s been part of his life since birth. John is the son of 15-time Canadian Champion Anita McMahon and top player Mario Morra. He has grown up with the game and had great instruction from his parents who have been two of the top players in Canada for many years. From the time John could first hold a cue and was tall enough to play he loved the game, it was a family passion and John took to it like a true professional. Through his teens he played day in and day out perfecting his fundamentals and learning to be mentally strong. At the age of 15 John won the BCA Junior 9-Ball Championships in Tucson, Arizona in the United States that qualified him to represent Canada at the 2005 World Junior 9-Ball Championships, where he proudly placed third in the 19 and under division, which resulted in a Bronze Medal for Canada. Following that up he won back to back Canadian Junior Championships in 2005 and 2006 but has not participated in this tournament since as he chose to give other Canadian Juniors an opportunity to go to the World Championships.

Over the past few years John has spent a lot of time traveling, and competing. Whether it’s local Canadian tour events, invitational professional events in Las Vegas, or most recently the World 9-Ball Championship in the Philippines, John is eager to take on the competition anywhere at any level.

Accomplishments

2012
1st Place – Derby City Classic Bank Pool Division – Elizabeth, Indiana
1st Place – Canadian National 10-ball Champion, Toronto ON
2nd Place – Canadian National 8-ball Champion, Toronto ON
2011
1st Place – Reno 8-Ball Championship – Reno, NV
2nd Place – Reno 10-Ball Championship – Reno, NV
5th Place – NYC 9-Ball Championship – Brooklyn, NY
2010
5th Place – World Pool Masters – Las Vegas, NV
33rd Place – World 9-Ball Championship – Doha, Qatar
17th Place – World 8-Ball Championship – Fujairah, UAE
17th Place – World Cup of Pool – Manila, Philippines
2009
1st Place – Canadian National 8-ball Champion, Toronto ON
9th Place – Derby City Classic 9-Ball Division – Elizabeth, IN
7th Place – UPA World Summit of Pool – Las Vegas, NV
14th Place – US 10-Ball Invitational – Innisbrook Resort, Florida
1st Place – DMIRO Tour Stop – Spring Hill, Fl
2008
3rd Place – US Bar Table Championship – 9 Ball Division – Reno, NV
4th Place – Open One Pocket Event – Fayetteville, NC
9th Place – Players 10-Ball Championship – Fayetteville, NC
1st Place – CWPT Men’s Event – Newmarket, Ontario
9th Place – UPA Pro Players Championship – Valley Forge, PA
2007
18th Place – Derby City Classic Bank Pool Event – Louisville, KY
17th Place – Derby City Classic 9-Ball Event – Louisville, KY
2nd Place – Turning Stone Classic VIII – Verona, NY
2nd Place – Joss NE 9-Ball Tour Stop, Rochester, NY
1st Place – Stan James Canadian Tour Stop – Toronto, Ontario
2nd Place – Stan James Canadian Tour Stop – Brossard, Quebec
2nd Place – Canadian 30K Tour Stop – Scarborough, Ontario
1st Place – Canadian 30K Tour Stop – Oshawa, Ontario
9th Place – World Summit of Pool – Las Vegas, NV
17th Place – US Open 9-Ball Championship – Chesapeake, VA
1st Place – Canadian 9-Ball Tour Stop – Edmonton, Alberta
1st Place – Canadian 9-Ball Tour Stop – Ottawa, Ontario
2006
Canadian National Junior 9-ball Champion
Aboriginal 9-ball Champion
5th Place – Stan James Canadian 9-Ball Tour Stop – Valleyfield, Quebec
5th Place – Joss NE 9-Ball Tour Stop – Yorkville, NY
2005
Canadian National Junior 9-ball Champion
Aboriginal 9-ball Champion
2nd Place – Joss NE 9-Ball Tour Stop – Niagara Falls, Ontario
2004
1st Place Canadian 10K Tour Stop – Waterloo, Ontario
1st Place Canadian 10K Tour Stop – Burlington, Ontario
3rd Place – – World Junior 9-ball Championships – Adelaide, Australia.