How does the Billiard University (BU) rating system work?

The two Billiard University (BU) playing ability exams (“Exam I – Fundamentals” and “Exam II – Skills”) provide an accurate assessment and rating of overall pool-playing ability. The following video provides an overview of the BU assessment and rating process:

The total score of the two exams indicates your player rating according to the BU Rating Comparison table below, which also compares BU ratings to other traditional rating and handicapping systems:

BU Player Rating Comparison Table

For more information, see “Player Ratings” (BD, December, 2020).

Here’s an overview of both BU Exams:

Much more information can be found on the Billiard University (BU) website.

Exam scores, ratings, and exam videos of official BU graduates can be found on the BU alumni page. Also, unofficial scores and videos for a wide range of AZB users can be found on the AZB BU thread.

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