BILLIARDS (Carom, Pool, and Snooker)
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
(New Mexico Tech)
BILLY AARDD'S CLUB
Fidel Student Center ,
Socorro, NM 87801, USA , (575) 835-5927.
Updated: Sunday, 09-Nov-2014 15:30:32 MST
Maintained by Ray Piworunas
Learn more about the Billy Aardd's
Club at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and
You can also view the Billy Aardd's Club constitution, and our club's operating procedures.
We held a 49er's pool tournament. It came off well.
It's looking like Cut Throat will be in the Spring tournament line-up. Most likely the Best Player (Carom, Snooker, and 14.1) tournament will be too. (Still looking for tournament director(s) to run these and any other tournaments -- see next notice.)
Looking for at least one person to run the Spring's
To provide a list of games to choose from (a schedule with
all of these would be overly ambitious) here are games that
have been previously slated for Spring tournaments:
New tournament director(s) will be shown how to organize and
New tournament director(s) will be shown how to organize and run tournaments.
Our first reunion (two game room sessions and a group dinner) went quite well. Some are already wondering when the next one should be.
Here are some photos from the reunion (2014), and a BBQ in the courtyard of the SUB (some time around 2001?).
For those curious about their 14.1 ladder matches you can look at:
Check out 9.1 Lulu - for pool players wanting more of a challenge, and Korean 9 Ball - a carom game that uses nine balls.
Thursdays during Fall and Spring semester starting around 7:00pm. (No meetings during the Summer semester.)
Liam Hallada is the club's President. Scott Rollins is the Vice President. Anthony Giljum is the CFO.
Aside from the occasional business that needs to be conducted the meetings offer opportunity for:
Sign up on the round sheet (posted on the right wing of the rightmost white board) of which ever ladder you want to play on. Be sure to leave your name (first and last), your conditional rating (CLBPI, CPPI, ...), your phone number, and an email address (preferably one from Tech). Please check with one of the players on the ladder your are interested in for setting your conditional rating.
In September of 2011 we started running a 44-pt Handicapped 14.1 Continuous Ladder. This ladder uses a 105% handicap, limits the minimum LBPI for spots to a 0.550, and has a maximum spot of 130-balls.
Our original 50-pt Handicapped 14.1 Continuous Ladder was started in the Summer of 1983 by John Hagstrom following an idea to set up some sort of ladder for people interested in regularly scheduled competitive play. It uses a 100% handicap system, with a minimum LBPI (ladder balls per inning) for spot calculations of 0.400, and a maximum spot of 200-balls. It is currently suspended in favor of the 44-pt ladder.
Handicapped 14.1 elimination tournaments based on a player's career LBPI started a bit more than a year and a half after the first 14.1 ladder began.
In February of 1997 we started running a 75-pt, 3-per-rung Handicapped 14.1 Continuous Ladder having three players per rung. This ladder uses a 60% handicap, limits the minimum LBPI for spots to a 1.000, and has a maximum spot of 125-balls. (It folded when we didn't have enough people on the ladder for good movement. If we get enough interest, say nine players, we could start it up again.)
In February of 1999 we started running a different 75-pt Handicapped 14.1 Continuous Ladder. This ladder goes back to two players per rung. It uses a 60% handicap, limits the minimum LBPI for spots to a 1.000, and has a maximum spot of 125-balls. (It folded when we didn't have enough people on the ladder for good movement. If we get enough interest, say eight players, we could start it up again.)
Started in the Fall of 2013.
If you're interested in playing please stop by the game room and add your name to the list on the east white board (also ask about getting your skill rating set then).
In the Spring of 2007 we started organizing a Team 9-ball (handicapped) ladder. It never got off the ground though as we started organizing it too late in the semester. Aside from getting more people playing it was hoped we can get some inter-departmental competition going. If there is sufficient interest in this again we can take another go at it.
In the Fall of 2007 we started an individual's 9-ball (handicapped) ladder. It was suspended for lack of activity. If there is sufficient interest this can be started up again.
If you wish to join please add your name (and contact info) to the current round sheet posted in the game room.
Ran in Spring of 2001. Straight rail is currently the carom ladder of choice.
Suspended for lack of activity. If there is sufficient interest this can be started up again.
We're on the third incarnation of a Snooker ladder.
We have three people interested for this semester but we need at least three more to make a go of it (five more would be better).
If you wish to join please sign up on the Snooker rungs sheet (right wing of the rightmost white board) leaving you name and NMT email address. You will need to supply your scores from three recent games of American Snooker so we can set your initial match handicap.
Other Rule Sets
Brunswick Balke Collender rules of billiards, from 1914.
World rules of 5-pin billiard (Italian billiard).
Cannonball Pool is a variation of Eight-ball that allows more variety in shot selection.
poolshark.com has an interesting collection of rules.
Mouse Ball Pool. While the table dimensions are a bit strange it seems to be doable.
A single page copy of the Alan Hopkin's Q-Skill rating system scorecard and rules.