NEW Top Gun Calculation for the 2014 Summer Session

Starting the 2014 Summer Session, APA will be utilizing a new calculation system for our Top Gun Program. This is a system that our National Office has been working on that addresses how well players play in their matches, not just if they won and what skill level the beat. The new system is going to be using a calculation that is based on the percentage of points you win versus the number of points you could win total when you play a match, know as the "Points Available" or "PA" Calculation.
 
Players that played a minimum of 6 matches within the regular session (4 matches during the summer session) will be eligible for the TOP GUN calculation. Playoff matches are not considered “regular” session matches. Tiers will be divided based on skill levels with 4 tiers in 8-Ball and 3 tiers in 9-Ball. In 8-Ball, there are 4 tiers: SL 2-3, SL 4, SL 5 & SL 6-7.  In 9-Ball, there are 3 tiers: SL 1-3, SL 4-5 & SL 6-9. The top players from each skill level tier league wide will be invited to participate in a tournament at the end of the session. 
The qualification will be determined by using the following equation to determine their "PA” (Points Available) percentage:
 
Number of points earned/Number of points available = PA percentage
 
Example in 8-Ball:  In every 8-ball match, a player has 3 points available to win.  If a player played 10 matches, they had 30 points available to win.  If they won a total of 13 points in those 10 matches then the calculation is:
13/30 = 0.43 or 43%.  This means that player won 43% of the points available (PA) to them during the session.
 
Example in 9-Ball:  In every 9-ball match, a player has 20 points available to win.  If a player played 10 matches, they had 200 points available to win.  If they won a total of 162 points in those 10 matches then the calculation is:
162/200 = .81 or 81%.  This means that the player won 81% of the points available (PA) to them during the session. 
 
For a printable flier about this NEW calculation and system, please click here: Top Gun Program
 

We hope you like this new calculation system for Top Gun.  Please let us know if you have any questions!