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domels
12-18-2004, 04:38 PM
Anyone know of a good ranking system for small group (<6 players) to help equalize the play? Something like the APA 9 ball rankings where a 1-2 player needs a lot less balls to win than what a 6-7 player requires.

The goal is not to establish who the best player is (we already know who he is), but to come up with a fair system to allow the weaker players a chance to beat me, oops, him... /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Preferably some fairly simple formula we can just code in Excel and maintain on an ongoing basis...

Thanks.

Cueless Joey
12-18-2004, 11:54 PM
8-ball or 9-ball?
9-ball is easy. Rate players by the numbers.
An A player is a 7, A- a 6, B a 5, B- a 4, a C is a 3.
Their numerical handicap is the number of games they need to win on a race. If you are much better, you might be an AA or so. So if an A player is playing a C player, C player gets 4 games on the wire race to 7.

Bob_Jewett
12-19-2004, 09:34 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote domels:</font><hr> Anyone know of a good ranking system for small group (&lt;6 players) to help equalize the play? ... <hr /></blockquote>
See the handicap and NPL info on www.sfbilliards.com (http://www.sfbilliards.com) -- it's a free, fair system that's easy to administer. Spots are by games on the wire.