Finally, a Handicap System That Works!
NAPA's unique race matrix allows players at all skill levels to have a great chance of winning each and every match. In fact, currently over half of the matches go "hill hill" (comes down to the final game between two players to see who wins the match). Unlike other pool leagues, NAPA has an unlimited handicap system. In other words, a player could have any number as a handicap and is not limited to a set of 8 or 10 different levels of play. When a new player starts playing NAPA they are assigned a handicap based upon their playing ability and/or a conversion from other pool leagues. As an example, a strong player may start off as a '80' in NAPA (equivalent to a '7' in the APA) and a weaker might start off as '30' in NAPA (equivalent to a '2' in the APA). To determine the race between the two players, their skill levels are used to determine a fair matchup.
'Race' examples below:
Player A is a 20 and Player B is a 20. Its a 2-2 race
Player A is a 47 and Player B is a 30. Its a 3-2 race
Player A is a 94 and Player B is a 74. Its a 6-4 race
Player A is a 107 and Player B is a 65. Its a 7-3 race
Player A is a 97 and Player B is a 12. Its a 10-2 race
You can visit www.naparaces.com from your computer or cell phone to easily determine the races between two players. Currently the highest ranked players in NAPA are rated 150+. Every time you win or lose a match your handicap will go up or down by a few points. Therefore, if a player continues to win match after match, their handicap goes up and up, thus making it harder and harder for them to win becuase of the way our Race Matrix works. Likewise, if a player loses match after match, their handicap will go down, making it easier for them to win.....THIS SYSTEM IS AWESOME and anyone can win!