International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Nine Ball Pool Handicap System: Estimating the APA Method
Salvador Lopez

Most amateur pool players who want to play and compete with other players join the American Pool players Association (APA) and participate in a league at a local bar or location with APA affiliation. APA assigns skill levels using a handicap system that is not available to the public. Specifically, in the game of nine ball, each player is assigned a skill level based on a secret formula designed by APA. Given the limited information provided by the score sheet that serves as input to determine such level, this paper attempts to estimate the method or at least develop one that is consistent with both the points system used and sample data results.

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