Fidel Student Center ,
Socorro, NM 87801, USA , (575) 835-5927.
There is currently no regular meeting time set.
We will be running three handicapped ladders this semester (14.1 aka "Straight Pool", Straight Rail carom, and Snooker). To sign up please leave contact information on the appropriate "Rungs" sheet.
We don't have any tournaments (other than the on-going ladders) planned for the summer.
Learn more about the Billy Aardd's Club at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.
You can also view the Billy Aardd's Club constitution, and our club's operating procedures.
There is currently no meeting time set.
Miguel Aguirre is the club's new president, and Omar Hurab is staying on as our Treasurer.
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.
In February of 1999 we started running a 75-pt Handicapped 14.1 Continuous Ladder. 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 we'll probably start it 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 individuals' 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.
The third incarnation of the Snooker ladder is now running. It looks like it is going well. We will have gotten four rounds in for the Fall of 2012 (which puts us on round number nine overall).
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
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.)