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

Rodney Morris (born 25 November 1970 in Anaheim, California, USA) is a professional pool player of Hawaiian descent. He currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona.

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 four occasions.

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]

Titles

  • 1996 Grand Prix de Puerto Rico
  • 1996 US Open Nine-ball Championship
  • 2003 World Pool League
  • 2004 Houston Open
  • 2006 UPA Pro Tour Championship
  • 2007 Seminole Florida Pro Tour Season Finale

References

  1. ^ "Morris Takes League Title". AzBilliards.com. http://www.azbilliards.com/2000storya.php?id=1348. 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

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