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#76739 - 01/23/09 10:17 AM Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system [Re: Ron A.]
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I just think that the handicaps as they are set right now do everything you are asking for. You say you don't trust anyone's averages in bowling, but if you took those same numbers that people have right now and made it a USGA type handicapped system, those same sandbaggers are still at a lower level than what they actually should be. Therefore no matter what numbers you add or subtract or whatever you want to do, the sandbaggers will always be at an advantage.

I will say that some times it seems like its tough to cover 300 pins of handicap, but you do have to remember that the lower team has to cover that 300 pin difference just the same. Considering most leagues run a 90% of the difference type handicapped system, if every player shot average the higher average team still wins. As far as individual handicaps go, most handicaps are based on 90% of the difference of average and 220. This of course only in the positive with no negative numbers appliied. This gives a high average bowler an enormous advantage as they are not penalized for having a high average, they just get no handicap. So lets say a 230 average bowler enters a tournament and bowls their average 230 for the game. Now another bowler with a 210 average in the same tournament bowls a 220. They still lose even though they shot 10 over their average and the other bowler shot his or her average exactly. I don't think the handicapped system is all that bad, and I don't think there will ever be a way to eliminate the people that are chasing pins. They will always be there, and I don't see why what we have isn't just as fair as the USGA handicapped system.
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Bowling needs a new handicap system Ron A. 01/22/09 01:47 PM
Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system sk8shorty01 01/22/09 03:27 PM
Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system General Pounder 01/22/09 03:35 PM
Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system cgeorg 01/22/09 03:39 PM
Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system sk8shorty01 01/22/09 03:49 PM
Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system Ron A. 01/22/09 04:02 PM
Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system leftykev 01/22/09 05:13 PM
Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system Ron A. 01/22/09 05:37 PM
Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system leftykev 01/22/09 06:15 PM
Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system Ron A. 01/22/09 09:25 PM
Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system leftykev 01/22/09 11:46 PM
Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system Smooth23 01/23/09 01:39 AM
Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system Atochabsh 01/23/09 02:02 AM
Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system Dennis Michael 01/23/09 05:52 AM
Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system General Pounder 01/23/09 09:20 AM
Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system Ron A. 01/23/09 09:48 AM
Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system sk8shorty01 01/23/09 10:17 AM
Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system leftykev 01/23/09 11:44 AM
Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system Ron A. 01/23/09 12:58 PM
Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system bryhardt 01/23/09 03:44 PM
Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system Silent Mike 01/23/09 05:04 PM
Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system asdfg68plus1 01/23/09 05:54 PM
Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system Atochabsh 01/23/09 08:31 PM
Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system Calvin Pistorio 01/23/09 08:36 PM
Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system wuphat 01/27/09 01:23 AM
Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system Brian Longo 01/27/09 01:49 AM
Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system untutored 01/27/09 02:05 AM
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Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system NewEnglandBowler 01/28/09 03:05 PM
Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system 30 Clean 01/28/09 03:41 PM
Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system Calvin Pistorio 01/28/09 06:46 PM
Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system bdgf06 01/29/09 01:01 PM
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Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system Calvin Pistorio 01/29/09 08:28 PM
Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system Jock 01/30/09 03:15 AM
Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system dmoney298 01/30/09 07:29 AM
Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system Dennis Michael 01/30/09 08:32 AM
Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system sk8shorty01 01/30/09 09:07 AM
Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system Dennis Michael 01/30/09 09:26 AM
Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system sk8shorty01 01/30/09 09:52 AM
Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system BisNDbowler 01/27/09 01:55 AM
Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system Brian Longo 01/27/09 02:13 AM
Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system Atochabsh 01/27/09 02:41 AM
Re: Bowling needs a new handicap system bdgf06 01/23/09 11:07 AM
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