NEW! APA 8-Ball 3-Point Scoring System. Every Game Counts!
Beginning the Fall Session of 2013, APA will be using a new technique for scoring APA 8-ball. This new system is designed to enhance players matches by allowing points for the pool team even if you lose your match. The new changes will only effect the end result of a players match and will not effect score keeping or the way your games are played in regards to handicap races.
All 8-Ball rules apply; there are just a few changes in the scoring:
- Player A wins with a shutout; they win 3-0.
- If Player A wins, but Player B wins a game, Player A gets 2-0.
- If Player A wins, but Player B makes it to the hill, the split is 2-1.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- Why the change?
We believe this system will result in closer match scores and help to reduce sandbagging by making every game within a match important.
- When will this new scoring system take effect?
All APA, CPA and JPA Leagues will convert to the 3-point scoring system no later than Spring Session 2014 - please consult with your local League Operator as your league may convert sooner. The 2014 APA National Team Championships will be conducted using the 3-point scoring system.
- Does a team still need to win 3 of 5 matches to win the
overall point total for the evening?
No, similar to 9-Ball scoring, it's based on performance points, so it's possible for a team to win 2 matches and win the overall point total. For example, 3-0, 3-0, 1-2, 1-2, 1-2 which is a 9-6 split in favor of the team that won only 2 matches.
- How is it marked on the scoresheet?
In the W-L column next to the score, instead of marking W or L, you'll mark the appropriate point split (3-0, 2-0 or 2-1).