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: Saturday, 30-Aug-2014 12:56:22 MDT
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.
Our first reunion is planned for Saturday (Oct 18) during 49ers (October 16-18) this year. Both the game room reservation, and the dinner reservation, are done.
|This being the first crack at a billiards reunion, and knowing our "Can't Contact" list (see planning link below) is most incomplete, we would also like to hear from other NM Tech alumni who enjoyed the use of the billiard tables (pool, snooker, or carom). We'd be glad to have you come by the game room.|
Here is info on attendance plans for the reunion this year.
For those curious about their 14.1 ladder matches you can look at:
There are currently two ladders (14.1 and Straight Rail carom) that each need a ladder director (does not have be the same person). If other ladders get going additional LDs may be needed.
New ladder directors will be shown how to run the ladders and given assistance to get going.
Looking for at least one person to run this Fall's
Games previously slated for Fall tournaments include:
New tournament director(s) will be shown how to organize and
New tournament director(s) will be shown how to organize and run tournaments.
Check out 9.1 Lulu - for pool players wanting more of a challenge, and Korean 9 Ball - a carom game that uses nine balls, a Kelly bottle with peas, and poker chips.
Wednesdays during Fall and Spring semester starting around 6:00pm. (No meetings during the Summer semester.)
Liam Hallada is the club's president. Scott Rollins is the Vice President. Sam Strong 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.)
Is suspended due to lack of interest. We will need at least eight players to sign up in order to get it going again. Basically it will be starting from scratch (existing order will be kept for current players if they sign up again).
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.
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.
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.
Alan Hopkins' Q-Skill Rating Systems scorecard . (A single page copy of the scorecard and rules.)