Billiard University (BU) - free playing-ability exams and rating system
I am very happy to announce the release of the Billiard University (BU) website: BilliardUniversity.org
I've been working on this project for about two years, and my efforts have been supported by a "dream team" of top instructors (the "founding professors" of the BU): Jerry Briesath, Mark Finkelstein, Randy Goettlicher, Bob Jewett, Mike Page, Tom Simpson, Mark Wilson, David Alciatore, and Randy Russell.
Please check out the website and videos and let us know what you think. Also, please let me know if you have any suggestions or recommendations.
Also, try the free BU playing-ability exams to assess your game and monitor improvement over time. Your BU score gives you a player rating and can qualify you to earn a diploma (Bachelors, Masters, or Doctorate of Pool). All of the exam documents (with well-illustrated shot diagrams) and score sheets needed to take the exams and track your progress are available on the BU Exam Resources Page.
The following videos provide complete demonstrations of all exam drills, along with how to score them:
BU Exam I Overview - demonstrations and scoring of the Fundamentals Exam
BU Exam II Overview - demonstrations and scoring of the Skills Exam
Please post your score after you take the exams so I can add your results to the list below. Also, if you have a video camera, please film and post videos for your exams. Instructions on how to do this can be found in the BU Exam Instructions document, and the following videos demonstrate each step in the process:
Video Recording - recording official exam runs for on-line submittal
Video Submittal - uploading videos and applying for a diploma
List of CCB'ers who have taken the BU playing-ability exams so far (in ranked order):
BU score, Username, BU Rating, Video links (if available):
135, dr_dave, adv-2, Exam I, Exam II
Here are the details and scores for all official BU graduates.