Guidelines for player’s initial UPA Speeds (rated skill levels)

To play in the UPA you will be assign an Initial Speed {IS} based mostly on player information. A basic outline of how players are categorized are Advanced Player Speeds 8-10, Intermediate Player Speeds 4-7, and Beginner Player Speeds 1-3.  Advanced players demonstrate consistency, knowledge, and solid mechanics in all parts of the game. Intermediate players have a working knowledge of the game and exhibit characteristics of advanced players with less consistency. Beginner players struggle with basics, stance, usage of English, ball speed and placement, etc.  

Players shall be initially assigned Speeds and be handicapped according to the above categories, player information, and by comparing to other rated skill levels of local leagues and/or tournaments. The tables below offer some guidelines. If a player falls into multiple categories, then the player shall be assigned the higher Speed.  Also, If a player cannot show their established skill levels, if the player is known and has other known players who can verify (vouch for) their skill levels an initial determination can be made based on that as well. In general these are guideline only until the player becomes established in the league.

If player skill Level rating as Initial UPA Speed guideline
2 (TAP)1 or 2
3 (TAP)3 or 4
4 (TAP) 4 or 5
5 (TAP) 6
6 (TAP) 7 or 8
7 (TAP) 8, 9 , or 10

If player skill Level rating as Initial UPA Speed guideline
2 (APA 8 ball) 1,2 (APA 9 ball)1 or 2
3 (APA 8 ball) 3 (APA 9 ball)3 or 4
4 (APA 8 ball) 4 (APA 9 ball)4 or 5
5 (APA 8 ball) 5 (APA 9 ball)6
6 (APA 8 ball) 6,7 (APA 9 ball)7 or 8
7 (APA 8 ball) 8,9 (APA 9 ball)8, 9 , or 10
A player 9 or 10

If rated in the Predator tour asInitial UPA Speed Guideline
Open10
A+/A++8, 9 or 10
B+/A 7, 8 or 9
B7 or 8
C+6
C5
D+3 or 4

If rated in the Tri-State tour asInitial UPA Speed Guideline
A+/A9 or 10
B+8 or 9
B8 or 7
C+6
C5
D+3 or 4
D1 or 2

Division Play Time

Sunday: 6pm – 10pm
Monday: 7:30pm – 11:30pm
Tuesday: 7:30pm – 11:30pm
Wednesday: 7:30pm – 11:30pm
Thursday: 8:00pm – 11:30pm
Friday: No Times
Saturday: See Tournament Information

Host Location

The Big Kahuna Bar & Grill
1730 E Jericho Turnpike
Huntington, NY 11743
631-543-9100
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