Tell me, just what is the difference between this concept and what I bowl in?
Mine are 185+ leagues. Heavy Oil, longer shot. Although handicapped, it makes little difference to the better bowlers.
I know ABT has many tourneys, weekly in this area with a sport shot. Many of the same bowlers bowl every Saturday in one. It is almost like a traveling league, with 9 games, team, doubles, singles. When you bowl enough, and well enough, you get a tournament average.
These shots are going to be much more difficult than what you bowl on. A typical house shot will have an oil ratio (oil in the middle of the lane compared to oil on the gutter) of 7:1 or greater. Some houses are upwards of 20:1. These conditions will be 3:1. That means there's much less room for error, and there will be no invisable bumper where people can just send the ball out and watch it hook back. When you do that, the ball will go in the gutter.
These conditions will generally take house bowlers who average 220+ and bring then down below 200. It will also cause you to play the lanes different every week, because you have to bowl on a new condition every week. You also won't have the opportunity to expierament week after week on the same condition until you finally figure something out.
So the bowlers who are more accurate and can make the faster adjustments will excel, and should help to bring other bowlers up to that level by making them adjust faster and be more accurate.
I'm personally really excited about this. I can't wait to bowl in a league like this next year.