ABCD / FargoRate / APA COMPARISON
10 / A+: Touring Pro - the best. Skilled in every area of the game. Breaks and Runs multiple racks regularly.
Definitely in a class by themselves.
9 / A: A professional quality player who can compete with and occasionally beat all but the best players.
Very skilled with solid fundamentals and consistent. Able to run multiple racks often.
8 / A-: This group of players could be classified as semi-pros or top amateurs. They are very skilled in nearly all
facets of the game. They run out easily and very often.
7 / B+: Players at this level are often mistaken for lower level A players when they are playing well because they
play a very tough, well-rounded game. They can run out from nearly anywhere at any time.
6 / B: A solid, advanced player - these players can run out fairly regularly, but lack a little consistency.
5 / B-: A B- is a good player who is capable of running a rack of Eight Ball or Nine Ball. However, they usually
4 / C+: Above average player - this group plays a very acceptable game of pool. They tend to dominate their level
3 / C: An average player - describes a large section of pool enthusiasts with experience whose games
perhaps have leveled off, or that only play occasionally.
2 / C-: A below average player - this denotes a player with some recognizable skills who has definitely risen from
the ranks of beginners.
1 / D: A beginner or someone who plays so infrequently that their game remains in the beginner category.