Handicap - Billiard Term Definition
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Definition of Handicap
Handicap is a billiards term that is a part of Skill Level Terminology.
A scoring method that evens the chances between players of varying skill levels. In billiards and other cue sports, a handicap works on a similar concept to a handicap in other competitive sports. If you are a player of a lower skill, you may be given a handicap so that you are playing with equal chances of winning. An example is that in a race to ten, you may automatically start at 3 wins and your better opponent may start a 0 wins. The apa and the bca both have specific methods and rules for handicap assessment.
See: handicapping, wild, wild handicap, weight, wild 8 for more on the meaning of "Handicap".
Handicap - Usage
You play in the APA? What is your handicap?
Billiards - Handicap
- Title: Handicap
- Author: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)
- Published: 3/13/2006
- Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:49:22 AM
- Last Updated By: billiardsforum
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