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Pete
04-15-2005, 11:16 AM
Hi Jennifer,

I read your post about the WPBA skill level in APA terms. I've been wondering what an APA player should be able to do.

I've on on some of my post posted this:In a 9-Ball Tournament race to 7

Dec.1997 "All About Pool" magazine, article by Bob Cambell
Handicap rankings

D- Player
-will not run a rack
-average run is about 3 balls
-with ball in hand, will get out from the 7, one out of 3 times
-rarely plays a successful safe

C-Player
-will probably run one rack, but usually not more than one
-avg. run is 3 to 5 balls
-with ball in hand, will get out from the 7, two out of 3 times
-mixed results when playing safe
-inning ends due to botched position, missed shot or attempting a safe.

B-Player
-Able to run 1 to 3 racks
-avg. run is 5-7 balls
-with ball in hand will get out form the 5, 2 out of 3 times
-most of the time a "B" player will play a "safety" which maybe hit easily 2 out of 3 times
-a typical inning will end with a missed shot, a fair safety, or a won game

A-Player
-will string 2 to 3 racks
-avg. ball run, 7-9
-with ball in hand, will be out from the 3 ball, 2 out of 3 times
-typical inning will end with a well executed safety or a win.

OPEN-Players
-average 8+ balls
-string racks together more than once in a match
-is a threat to run out from every ball, from every position, every inning
-typical inning will end in excellent safety or win

Were do you or does anybody think the APA number system of handicapping fall within this system???

I hope this is an OK question (there always seems to be so many level arguments on the forum.

Thanks so much :D :D :D

Pete

JennBarretta
04-20-2005, 08:15 AM
Hi Pete,

Handicapping is one of the most difficult things in pool because it seems like we are at a different skill level every day! I'm guessing that in the APA a 2 or 3 is a D, a 4 or 5 is a C, a 6 is a B, and a 7 is an A or Open.

Jenn

Wally in Cincy
04-20-2005, 11:38 AM
Hi Pete,
I'm guessing that in the APA a 2 or 3 is a D, a 4 or 5 is a C, a 6 is a B, and a 7 is an A or Open.


I think you nailed it pretty well except for one thing. A strong B player would be a 7 in most parts of the country.