View Full Version : for Scott Lee, The Test

04-25-2002, 01:27 AM
Well, I finally tried the pool test you posted 100 years ago. I got a 119 for 10 racks, but I got lucky twice with runouts (two 20's) just easy layouts I guess. Most of my racks were 9 or 10 points. Normally I don't have any trouble running 15 balls but the problem was I started thinking too much about the last 5 balls and which ones I wanted to leave for the final out. I'll try it again next month. By the way, it was the best practice session I've had in a long time.

04-25-2002, 08:01 AM
The test is 10 sets of 10 racks each...100 racks total. I don't mean to demean what you've done, just giving the facts. 100 racks is a daunting thought!

04-25-2002, 10:18 AM
Hi Ron,
Mr. Scott Lee might not have any clue as to what you are referring to since that is one of my old posts, and not one of his. Glad to hear it was a good practice drill for you.

04-25-2002, 11:19 AM
I had saved the test for a later time and when I posted it I did so from memory. Oh well, getting older, there goes the second thing.

04-25-2002, 11:21 AM
I think you mis-read my post.

04-25-2002, 11:35 AM
Sorry, I thought you had mis-read the "100 years" with the 10 racks. Not the case, this test was originally done several years ago at Allen Hopkins Billiards Expo in Valley Forge, I watched several pros trying the skill test. At that time the only pro to get a perfect score of 200 was Grady Mathews.

It is done by shooting 10 racks, counting 1 point for the first 10 balls and 2 points for the last five in each rack(shot in rotation).

04-26-2002, 02:27 AM
Ron, It's called the Q-Skill Test and it is done by shooting 100 racks. 10 sesssions of 10 racks per session for a total of 100 racks. Good Luck, Terry

04-26-2002, 02:40 AM
This is the Alan Hopkins Q skill rating test. You can see it and a score card at http://www.nmt.edu/~billiard/qskills_scorecard.html

04-29-2002, 10:54 AM
Thats a nice score card. Has anyone gotten an Official Q-Skills Rating Card? One problem could be how are you going to find someone to witness you playing one hundred racks?

04-29-2002, 02:35 PM
Scott E,
I would be interested in your practice drill.
Could you post it or e-mail it to me.

Jim (Preacherman)

04-29-2002, 05:57 PM
Jose Garcia had three sestions with perfect scores and won the event going away. Just to clear the record

04-29-2002, 11:56 PM
Glad to here that, he has a great stroke. His soft touch is something to admire.