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#87905 - 04/14/09 11:50 AM What exactly is "Bakers Format"
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I've never been in a league, but my wife just started to get into bowling. She saw and wants to be in a "bakers format 9 pin no tap" league. I know what no tap is, but I can't seem to tell if bakers is every other throw, or ever other frame is a different bowler. I'm not real excited about it, but it is something we could do together.
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#87907 - 04/14/09 11:58 AM Re: What exactly is "Bakers Format" [Re: dante21]
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Bakers format to me is the ultimate form of team bowling. 5 bowlers, each bowl 2 frames.

First - 1, 6
Second - 2, 7
Third - 3, 8
Fourth - 4, 9
Fifth - 5, 10

A lot of larger team competition tourneys use this at the end to decide the title. Every shot counts. Rolling a good game means that everyone is bowling well.
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#87908 - 04/14/09 12:09 PM Re: What exactly is "Bakers Format" [Re: General Pounder]
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Oh ok, but I think it's only two people per team. So would that just mean alternating frames.
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#87912 - 04/14/09 12:32 PM Re: What exactly is "Bakers Format" [Re: dante21]
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Probably means No-Tap Scotch Doubles. I believe, and it's been awhile, it's alternating balls within frames not alternating frames. Single bowler only finishes a frame if it's a strike.

Having done a bunch of Baker formats, my feelings on that format is that it's 100% hateful or 100% thrilling and fun.
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#87916 - 04/14/09 12:52 PM Re: What exactly is "Bakers Format" [Re: Domokun]
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I think the problem is I'm receiving information from my wife lol. I asked if she meant "Scotch Doubles" and she said she was sure the owner said "Bakers doubles" I'll find out this Friday though.
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#87974 - 04/14/09 06:18 PM Re: What exactly is "Bakers Format" [Re: dante21]
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Sounds like Dutch Doubles which is alternating frames. I guess it could be called Bakers Doubles as well as its the same concept even though most Bakers are at least 4 bowlers but works better as 5.

Scotch Doubles is as Domokun described where you alternate every throw.
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#87992 - 04/14/09 09:06 PM Re: What exactly is "Bakers Format" [Re: Calvin Pistorio]
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Scotch doubles is evil. Nothing like spending the entire day shooting at corner pins because your teammate is struggling. I would prefer and can see it being called Baker-format doubles to make the sh1thead make their own spares!! lol

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#88037 - 04/15/09 10:21 AM Re: What exactly is "Bakers Format" [Re: 4StepShaun]
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I actually like bowling Scotch Doubles tournaments. We have a few of them that are mixed tournies and my partner and I are both very good at spare conversions which is what its all about. It works out good for us. Baker is also fun, I enjoy bowling different formats on occassion.
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#88112 - 04/15/09 05:54 PM Re: What exactly is "Bakers Format" [Re: sk8shorty01]
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Last season a bunch of guys from my Saturday league would stay after and we would bowl Scotch Doubles pot games. It was fun as well as helpful. It helped with working on spares if your partner wasn't striking. I remember one time being paired with a lefty, who was running high and leaving me all kinds of splits to work on, of course they were what would be commonly referred to as lefty splits.
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#88123 - 04/15/09 08:45 PM Re: What exactly is "Bakers Format" [Re: Calvin Pistorio]
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Ususally, Scoth Doubles is what I have after a Bakers Doubles game!

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