8-Ball & 9-Ball
Break/Jump Cue: Stinger cue
McDermott Ambassador Since: 2008
Competes: Nationally in the UK & Ireland
Home Club: Q Sports Academy — Co Tyrone, N. Ireland
Favorite Venue: Sauerland Stern Hotel — European Championships 2008 — Willingen, Germany
Tips/advice for aspiring players:
"Practice as much as you can and with players that are better than you, when possible and learn from them. Although it may seem bad at the time, when you are losing you will learn more than you will when you are winning."
Best advice he received from someone:
"Play the table and not the man – your opponent can not do anything when he is in his chair."
Throughout his junior years Ben McMoran became a prolific tournament winner on Irelands American 8-ball and 9-ball Tours. After his many young accomplishments, McMoran successfully made the transition to adult tours. He has won multiple titles all across Ireland in both 8-ball and 9-ball. McMoran has also been a pivotal team member of his home county, Tyrone, and has represented Ireland well on the international stage.
McMoran left Northern Ireland in 2012 to pursue a career in aviation. He has unfortunately not played much over the last few years due to the time commitment of his career goals. However, McMoran did make a winning return to the Irish 9-ball scene during a holiday break back home in 2013. He recently repeated the feat and claimed one of his greatest victories to date— winning the prestigious All-Ireland American 8-Ball Championships (October 2015).
That victory, coupled with the fact he is now settled in his new job, has encouraged McMoran to get back into playing competitive pool regularly. As a result, he is participating in the 2016 GB9 Tour.