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#5932 - 10/01/04 04:57 PM Re: Individual Handicap Calculation Schedule
LadyLuck Offline
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Erin -

I've found that I'm one of the few at my level of bowling that actually understands the handicap system and its effects.

The leagues that I'm in are just moderately competitive. The people that run the pots do it without any compensation. They even put the money in for themselves.

We've had the same people running the pots for years. They seem to be content with the way things are and not open to change.

Last year I mentioned stepping out of the scratch pot due to my excessive winning. I was told not to. They felt it gave them the incentive to try harder. I only average 171 and there are a half dozen women averaging in the mid 160's which is not that much lower. Their chances really are about equal to mine.

In all the other leagues that I've bowled in I've always entered scratch pots with bowlers whose averages were 10+ pins higher than mine. It never bothered me to lose to them. I too felt it was a challenge to go up against them. I won on quite a few occasions and felt quite good when I was able to do so.

I guess I'm just not used to being in this position because it's never happened before.
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#5933 - 10/01/04 09:21 PM Re: Individual Handicap Calculation Schedule
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<<In all the other leagues that I've bowled in I've always entered scratch pots with bowlers whose averages were 10+ pins higher than mine. It never bothered me to lose to them. I too felt it was a challenge to go up against them. >>

This is where we differ. I really am not pushed to excell by being in a pot game. Any pushing of myself is simply from my own desire to do better and many times its too hard. And no way is better, IMO, just different. I joked around with one teammate years ago, he was very competative, but even more so if something tangible was on the line. Even a dollar bill between teammates would get him fired up. So I started joking with him that "he'd play for a postage stamp".

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