I'm very steady. Since the new year, I've been averaging within 10-15 pins, week to week, with high to low game being 20-30 pins. I like this - it means that I'm dependable.
However I hate sweeps.
I hate sweeps because I don't have an "ON" switch where I can pull out a few 250 games to shoot an on-demand 700. Last night I shot 600. And while during the season, I finished with the 7th high average and was typically in the top 5-10, I shot around 20th. Maybe.
I hate sweeps because seemingly everyone else DOES have "ON" switches and just clean up with the Doubles games, which we all put in for whether we like it or not.
Now - this is NOT a rant against the high game. I LOVED seeing an 80YO lady take the top spot with a 750-something handicap. She was SOOOOOO gleeful!
In the men's side, it was a 70-something doing the same.
What I HATED was all of the high average bowlers bit(hing and moaning about these two low-average high-handicap bowlers beating them out. Well, MOST of them. I got into a few heated arguments defending them.
What I HATED was (and is) the way Doubles works. It rewards the top 5 or so bowlers so they get EVERYTHING.
First and second get top doubles. Good
First and third gets second. Wait. . . ok
Second and third gets third.
First and fourth . . . and it goes on down.
What do you think? How would this work? How about limiting the number of Doubles awards you can get to Three?
To my mind, this would spread the money out more and generate more excitement in the league.
True, the high rollers would hate it - but then many of them are in it for the money anyway so. . . to heck with them!
They're in the vast minority. . . How about we spread out the rewards a bit?
What do you think?