Hopkins Q Skill Challenge

Play one rack of balls to warm-up.
Play 10 more Innings to determine your score.

Terms Used
Rack
: To rack 15 balls on the foot spot.
Inning: One turn at the table. In general when you miss it is the end of an Inning. Exceptions are noted below. The Inning score is the number of balls pocketed in this turn at the table minus any penalties.

1. Rack fifteen balls on the Foot Spot, in any order, and place the cue ball on the Head Spot.

2. If there is a scratch on the break subtract 1 from the Inning Score.

(1) Place the cue ball anywhere behind the Head String and shoot any ball above the Head String.

(2) Place the cue ball on either the Head Spot or the Foot Spot and shoot any ball.

(3) Place the rack over the cue ball (where it lies) and move the cue ball anywhere inside the rack and shoot any ball.

If any of these options are used, subtract 1 from the Inning Score. 

4. After the break, player proceeds to shoot, calling each shot. Try to run the table, shooting the balls in any order until there are five balls remaining.

The last five balls must be shot in rotation (in numerical order starting with the lowest number ball).

Anytime the player misses a shot the Inning is over.

The maximum score per Inning is 20 points.

5. When there are six balls on the table and player pockets two or more balls in one shot, they all stay down and are each worth 1 point. Shoot the remaining balls in rotation, in which each ball is worth 2 points each.

6. Ten Innings is a session. In one session you can score a maximum of 200 points.

 The score from five sessions (50 racks) is used for the Official Rating.
The highest possible Official score is 1000 points.

Rating System For Balls Per inning

Rank

# Per Inning

# in 10 Innings

# in 50 Innings

Recreational

0.0 -   3.0

0   - 30.0

0 -   150

Intermediate

3.1 -   6.0

30.1   - 60.0

151 -   300

Advanced

6.1 -   9.0

60.1   - 90.0

301 -   450

Developing Pro

9.1 - 12.0

90.1  - 120.0

451 -   600

Semi-Pro

12.1 - 16.0

121.1 - 160.0

601 -   800

Professional

16.1 - 18.0

160.1 - 180.0

801 -   900

Touring Pro

18.1 - 20.0

180.1 - 200.0

901 - 1000

If the player made   2 balls in   1 Inning   the estimated rating would be Recreational.
If the player made  31 balls in 10 Innings the estimated rating would be Intermediate.
If the player made 301 balls in 50 Innings the estimated rating would be Advanced.

If there are less than 10 innings the player's Rank can be estimated.
Divide the total score for the Innings played by the number of Innings played and refer to column one

Hopkins Q Skill Data Collection Form for 10 Innings. 

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Page last updated on 10/07/2010

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