View Full Version : KPIs in Pool

11-05-2002, 12:54 PM
KPI = Key Performance Indicators

What i like a about running is that you can track and record your progess easily. Not just recording your times, but heartrates at difference paces etc, it's easy to see your progress

what about Pool ?

are there are Key Performance Indicators you can use to measure your progress ?

I keep record of Breaks, every break i do, i record how many balls went in and also if the cueball happened to go in

I'm finding it hard to measure progress in open play. It's very subjective (which i hate, i'm a facts and figures man). I know i am improving, no doubt about that, but i'd like to measure my progress!

any ideas ?

11-05-2002, 01:02 PM

You can try the Qkill test designed by Allen Hopkins. If you like to keep track of stats of your practice regimes. I still believe you can get a good idea by playin in tourneys. Yes, sometimes you play better than others. Isnt that what pool is all about? Playin in tourneys or "challenge" matches will allow you to see yourself according to your peers, commonly refered to as "what speed you play". Take a closer look at the outcomes of matches against people you play frequently. You can take alot from that! Just my thoughts...

Btw..Could always "Run 13 and out" and use that as a Stat!

11-05-2002, 04:44 PM
There's also a 9-Ball Q-Skill game created by our own socrates, and it can be found here:


He also includes a score sheet to keep track of your games, and record misses and why you missed.

11-05-2002, 05:30 PM
Sounds interesting, i'll give it a try

11-06-2002, 01:03 AM
I've also found Fargo http://www.playpool.com/rsbasp/fargo/

and Equal Offence http://www.tourboard.com/ieo/about/rules.htm

Fargo and Q-Skill appeal to me most though