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Handicap - Billiard Term Definition

Welcome to the billiard, pool, and snooker glossary of terms. This is the definition of Handicap as it relates to cue sports. You can also view the entire billiard dictionary

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: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 3/13/2006
  • Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:49:22 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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