How does the Hopkins Q Skill Challenge rating system work?

The Hopkins Q Skill Challenge is described in detail here. Here are the original ranking divisions for the different score ranges, along with an estimated correspondence with the traditional A-D lettering system:

Rank# Per Inning# in 10 Innings# in 50 InningsTraditional Designation
Recreational 0.0 –   3.0 0   – 30.0 0 –   150recreational
Intermediate 3.1 –   6.0 30.1   – 60.0 151 –   300D (beginner)
Advanced 6.1 –   9.0 60.1   – 90.0 301 –   450C (intermediate)
Developing Pro 9.1 – 12.0 90.1  – 120.0 451 –   600B (advanced)
Semi-Pro 12.1 – 16.0 121.1 – 160.0 601 –   800A (expert)
Professional 16.1 – 18.0 160.1 – 180.0 801 –   900AA (master)
Touring Pro 18.1 – 20.0 180.1 – 200.0 901 – 1000AAA (pro)

A better system for determining and monitoring a player’s level of ability is the Billiard University (BU) rating system. It assesses a wide range of important pool skills in a methodical, thorough, and consistent way. It also provides a numeric and descriptive rating. The BU rating comparison chart shows how the BU rating correlates to other commonly used rating and handicapping systems.

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