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#5231 - 08/05/03 07:29 AM Peterson Point System
Rich S Offline
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I have been looking on the internet for info about how a league using the Peterson Point system might work, unsuccessfully. Does anyone here
have info on that type of system or a suggestion about where I can find that info? confused
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#5232 - 08/05/03 02:23 PM Re: Peterson Point System
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In regular games, each bowler will compete against the bowler in the same lineup position on the opposite team for one point, and team total for three points, 1.5 points for a tie.

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#5233 - 08/05/03 03:25 PM Re: Peterson Point System
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="VERDANA,ARIAL,HELVETICA,TAHOMA">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="VERDANA,ARIAL,HELVETICA,TAHOMA">Originally posted by 2fingerartest:
In regular games, each bowler will compete against the bowler in the same lineup position on the opposite team for one point, and team total for three points, 1.5 points for a tie. </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="VERDANA,ARIAL,HELVETICA,TAHOMA">Not entirely true. What you described is a match point system, commonly confused with Petersen points.

In a Petersen point system, points are awarded for each "block" of pins scored. For examples, if the "block" is defined as 50 pins, and you shoot 575, you would receive 11.5 Petersen points. In addition, bonus points are awarded for victories. If you took 3 of 4 points, and 10 points were awarded for each victory, you would receive a total of 41.5 points for the evening.

Please, someone correct any mistakes in this interpretation.
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#5234 - 08/05/03 09:56 PM Re: Peterson Point System
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I believe you explained it very well Jim. That is my understanding of how Peterson points are awarded.
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#5235 - 05/12/05 04:10 PM Re: Peterson Point System
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Where can a find an "official" description of this system?
Anyone out there have the details?

Thanks,
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#5236 - 05/15/05 08:51 PM Re: Peterson Point System
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I couldn't find an "Official" description, like in a rule book or something. But I did find under bowling definitions, that the Petersen Point System is 1 point for each 50 pins felled, plus one point for game win.

So as an example a bowler rolling a 300 game wound receive 6 points for felled pins and 1 point for beating your opponent. For a maximum of 7 points possible per bowler/ per game.

Although the description did not say it, I have seen where fractions were used. Say a 275 game would yield 5.5 points plus 1 if the game is won.

I did not find an official version telling how to deal with felled pins less than 50, so an assumption would have to be made on using fractional points.

I have seen countless misrepresentations of the Petersen Point System, where match point systems are called the Petersen Point System.

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#5237 - 05/16/05 11:20 AM Re: Peterson Point System
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Thanks, Coach04,

The 1 point per 50 pins seems to be consistent with what I've heard.

What about a ranking system to give a game win??..example: 10 teams: 1st place gets 10 pts, 2nd gets 9, 3rd gets 8...etc.
Is that a part of this system, one of the "countless misrepresentations", or a separate system altogether?
Is Petersen, (the person) still alive? Going to the source might be a way to find the "official" description.


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#5238 - 05/16/05 08:13 PM Re: Peterson Point System
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This is from bowl.com:


LOUIS PETERSEN
Chicago
Born: Sept. 23, 1883
Died: June 20, 1958
Inducted 1963

A scoring system and a bowling tournament have etched Petersen's name indelibly in the upper strata of bowling contributors. He started his famous Petersen Classic in 1921 and that event's popularity has grown each year. Petersen also originated the point system bearing his name. He also was a founder of the Bowling Proprietors Association of America in 1932 and a prime mover of high school bowling.

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