Last October, we had our first position night. Before we bowled, it was noticed that some of the teams had the wrong point total, and as a result, were bowling the wrong opponents. It affected 8 of our 16 teams. We had a meeting with the Captains and the House manager, where it was explained as a House computer
system problem, and it could not be corrected that night. We voted to bowl that night as a regular night as the teams were set up, fix the computer
data, and have a position night the following week.
After we bowled, and before the next week, a complaint was submitted to the local USBC Office. We narrowed it down to a team that lost all points that night, and as a result, was out of the running for the first place matchup when we did bowl position. The director from the USBC local Association came to our next league session and told us that our decision to bowl was invalid. We had quite a debate, that was settled with the Secretary being assigned to validate all scores submitted to the House system manually, and set up the proper matchup for our second position night. The House computer
was to be corrected within the following week, if needed.
Last night, the Officers were informed that another complaint was submitted, claiming that the first night position results should never have been counted. Again, the USBC office ruled that we were in violation and that night should be rebowled by the end of the season. We can't figure this out. In the presence of the USBC Director, we came to a conclusion, and by a unanymous vote of Captains, made a decision, and all was satisfied, so we thought.
Now, we don't know if we have to bowl an additional week after the regular season ends, or not. And, that additional week may affect our first half results. Confusing, confusing, confusing. All because of a computer
system error, and 1 upset bowler.
We checked our computer
output tonight, and again found 8 teams with the incorrect point totals, caused by another computer
error from last week. My team won 5 points last week and was credited with 0. But, being a regularly scheduled night, the line up of teams was not affected, just the team standings.
I kept my mouth shut, and spoke with the President during the night. There is a possibility that the scores and handicaps of those 8 teams was calculated incorrectly, and may cause an error in who wins or loses tonight. We will check that this week. What a mess!