$2500 Billiard University Playing-Ability-Exam Challenge
(Billiard University Press Release – April 20, 2016) “Do you want a chance to win decent cash just by filming yourself playing pool? Then enter the $2500 Billiard University (BU) Playing-Ability-Exam Challenge, which is open through the end of August, 2016. It doesn’t cost anything to enter, and everything you need to participate is available on the BU website at: BilliardUniversity.org. All you need to do is post videos of yourself completing the BU playing-ability exams. If you score higher than others who have submitted in your division, you will win the cash and receive a free BU diploma. Visit the website to watch videos from others who have participated already, including Shane Van Boening. And even if you don’t officially enter the challenge, take the exams anyway to see how well you stack up against Shane and other top pros.
Randy Russell and Dr. Dave Alciatore (co-founders of the Billiard University)
“The BU Exams provide a complete, structured, well designed, and challenging “pool workout” you can use to develop and improve your game to reach the next level. They also provide an accurate assessment and rating of overall pool-playing ability. The examination process is broken into two parts, both of which consist of drills and challenges at the table. The first portion (Exam I – Fundamentals) is a fundamentals assessment and placement examination that measures all important basic pool skills (aim, alignment, stroke, ball pocketing, speed control, and cue ball control). The second portion (Exam II – Skills) is a skills proficiency examination that tests specific skills important in a variety of game situations (position play, strategy, defensive play, kicks, banks, jacked-up shots, jumps, and the break). There are three levels of Exam II (Skills) designated as Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate. Your score on Exam I determines which Exam II you place into. The total combined points from Exam I and Exam II is your BU score, which is a single rating number corresponding to different levels of playing ability.”
Good luck on your Exams!
Dr. Dave, Dean of the Billiard University