$2500 Billiard University (BU)
Playing-Ability-Exam Challenge

Post videos of yourself taking the Exams, and win money

Everything you need is free:
Billiard University (BU) Playing-Ability Exams
Clear how-to videos:
BU Exam Demonstration Videos

*** open through the end of August, 2016 ***
*** no cost to enter ***
*** International entries are welcome ***

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Money Prizes

1.) $500 for the best non-top-pro Exam I score*

2.) $500 for the best non-top-pro Exam II score*

3.) $1500 for the best top-pro BU score (Exam I + Exam II)**

*To enter Categories 1 and 2, you must have a Fargo Rating less than 700 (or have no rating). You can take the Exams on any table 8' or larger; except for the Doctorate version of Exam II, which must be taken on a 9' or larger table.

** To enter Category 3, you must have a Fargo Rating of 700 or higher, and both exams must be taken on 9' or larger table.

Free BU diplomas will be sent, along with the cash prizes, to the winners of all three categories.


How to Enter

1.) Film yourself taking the exams.

2.) Post your videos online.

3.) Send the links, your scores, and other info (see below) to Dr. Dave.

SORRY, BUT THE CHALLENGE IS NO LONGER OPEN
(although, we'll still post any new unofficial scores and video entries that come it)


Watch Shane Van Boening Take The Exams

 


Official Entries to Date

Total BU Score - Top Professional Only - $1500

Place

Name

Video Links Score
(Exam I + Exam II)
1 Tobias Bongers Exam I, Exam II 180 (95 + 85)
2 Tobias Bongers Exam I, Exam II 170 (85 + 85)
3 Marc Vidal Exam I, Exam II 164 (77 + 87)
4 Shane Van Boening Exam I, Exam II

161 (84 + 77)

5 Marc Vidal Exam I, Exam II
(part 1, part 2)
157 (77 + 80)

Exam I - Fundamentals - Non Top Professional - $500

Place

Name

Video Link Score
1 Scott Brazier video 90
2 Dr. Dave Alciatore video 86
3 Dr. Dave Alciatore video 85
4 Dr. Dave Alciatore video 82
5 Hideaki Arita video 79
6 Dr. Dave Alciatore video 76
7 peppersauce on AZB video 71

8

peppersauce on AZB video 69
9 Jason Merry video 67

10

Ryan Meyer part 1, part 2 64
11 Aaron Hibbard video 60
12 Dan Figueroa video 56
13 Andrew Cleary video

55

14 Holly Figueroa video 54

Exam II - Skills - Non Top Professional - $500

Place

Name

Video Link Score
1 Scott Brazier video 92
2 Scott Brazier video 87
3 Scott Brazier video 85
4 Hideaki Arita video 85
5 Dr. Dave Alciatore video 85
6 Dr. Dave Alciatore video 80
7 Scott Brazier video 80
8 Dr. Dave Alciatore video 73
9 peppersauce on AZB video 71
10 Ryan Meyer part 1, part 2,
part 3, part 4
64
11 Jason Merry video 61
12 Andrew Cleary video 59
13 peppersauce on AZB video 57
14 Ryan Meyer part 1, part 2

51

15 Dan Figueroa video 48
16 Holly Figueroa video 46
17 Aaron Hibbard video 43

Detailed Rules and Instructions

  1. You must follow all of the instructions on the BU Exam documents page for taking, scoring, and filming the exams.
  2. Your videos must be of new attempts of the Exams taken between April 1, 2016 and August 31, 2016 (i.e., no videos of previous attempts will be accepted).
  3. In the event of a tie in any category, the person who was first to post the video of the highest score wins.
  4. You must post your Exam video(s) online for public viewing (e.g., on YouTube) by August 31, 2016, and you must e-mail the video link(s) to Dr. Dave along with the following information: full name, Exam score(s), table information (table size, and pocket mouth size, throat size, and shelf depth measurements per the diagram below), and your Fargo Rating (if you have one). If you don't know your Fargo Rating, you can look it up here: fairmatch.fargorate.com.

pocket measurements