The 404 9-Ball Tour has wrapped up its 7th successful season. The money added championships were held at Shooters Billiards in Toronto on May 24-25th and BigWigs Billiards the following weekend (May 31-June 1).
At Shooters, a field of 45 players battled it out for a piece of the $5,000+ prize fund. On Sunday morning, only four players remained on the A-side. Mario Morra faced Erik Hjorleifson and John Morra was up against Shane Gummerson. It was Erik Hjorleifson who stole the show securing his spot in the finals with back-to-back wins over the Morra family.
But this day belonged to John Morra as it was his 25th birthday. John returned from the B-side to face Erik again in the finals. When John eventually pocketed the final 9-Ball, it was the icing on the cake. This is how they finished at Shooters:
A week later, 55 players traveled HWY 404 to BigWigs Billiards for the last event of the season.
Naomi Williams was unstoppable as she marched through to the finals with wins over Rod Arsenault, Kevin Olivera, Jeremy Isard and Norberto DeCarlos. In the finals, Naomi faced the now 25 year old John Morra who was looking to take his second consecutive title. With the handicapped format, John would have to win 11 games before Naomi reached 6. Naomi pulled of the win in the final rack to be the first ever female champion. Here are the results from BigWigs:
|1st||NAOMI WILLIAMS 7||$1,400||$930|
|2nd||JOHN MORRA 12||$1,000||$560|
|3rd||NORBERTO DeCARLOS 6||$700||$410|
|4th||STUART MacTAGGART 5||$500||$280|
|5-6th||ROMEO ZULVETTA 6||$350||$180|
|5-6th||JEREMY ISARD 7||$350||$180|
|7-8th||IAN ARGUE 5||$230||$100|
|7-8th||ERIK HJORLEIFSON 11||$230||$100|
|9-12th||STEFANE GODINHO 7||$140|
|9-12th||ISAAC RAMOS 8||$140|
|9-12th||ANDY AUPIN 11||$140|
|9-12th||DAN MIOSI 6||$140|
|13-16th||K.C. NGUYEN 6||$80|
|13-16th||RANDY FAWCETT 7||$80|
|13-16th||SUMON SARKAR 6||$80|
|13-16th||KEVIN OLIVEIRA 5||$80|