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Scorekeeping 101

One of the main things that help make the APA the largest and most popular amateur pool league in the world is our Equalizer Handicap System. This system allows low skilled players to compete with higher skill level players each time they step up to the table. APA teams collect data for this system by utilizing scoresheets to record the matches of each player. For our handicap system to work fairly and effectively, these scoresheets must be completed accurately. The following links and videos will help you understand how to keep score correctly and why accurate scorekeeping is so important.

How Is My Handicap Calculated?




How To Keep Score in 8-Ball!


How To Keep Score in 9-Ball!



What Is A Defensive Shot (Safety)?



What Is A Defensive Shot in 8-Ball?


What Is A Defensive Shot in 9-Ball?