I wish there was a way to blend scratch and handicap together. I am not a fan of handicap leagues I'll say that right now. I work hard at what I do, I don't feel as though I need to work extra hard to even the playing field. That being said I have bowled and will bowl in both. On my scratch league we had 2 points per team game won (3 games), 1 point total wood and 1 point for each individual game won and 1 point for total pin fall against the person you were lined up against (1st bowler vs 1st bowler and so on down the line).
I'd like to find a way to incorporate both. If I have to give up pins as a team then lets still use that head to head point system. This way you can still win some points on a night where a low average team has a great night because honestly those are the nights you are powerless to do much even if you are on. I've lost all points many a night on ridiculous handicap alone not competition or skill.
On a side note one thing that irks me is no tap tournaments that are handicapped. Isn't the ability to get a strike when you hit 9 pins enough? I suppose it's not. I shot 900 one tournament and came in 3rd place, handicap did me in.
I've heard of some ideas and actual leagues that blend scratch and handicap. They are draft leagues where the bowlers are separated according to averages and then placed on teams to try to keep parity of the teams. Then if the difference of the team averages are over a certain amount handicap is applied. Of course the hard part with getting people involved in a league like this is they want to bowl with their friends, family and so on.
As for handicap in no tap, I agree considering the handicap is usually based off of non-no tap average.