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I was bowling on the cheetah on sunday. I bowled way better than the guy that was in first place and I finished 20th because of dang handicapp. When i get home, from here in my computer apps class I'll continue my bowling.


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Yes, damn handicap!  Our team is the league leader in pinfall by a mile, yet we sit in last place!  We have the highest team average, about 1080 for 5, yet we just give away too many pins to those teams that started w/ lower averages, and have progressively increased their averages throughout the year.  Of course, last year, that's what we did, ending the season on an incredible 58-5 run to capture first place.

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Yea my team at league, four guys. We have a stategy. 2 good avgers 155+ me and my friend Chuck 163. 2 alright bowlers that shoot high every once in a while Sterling and Zach. We're in 2nd place. Yea my very first tournament I was in I finished 2nd because some little bastard beat me by 1 with handicap. Scratch scores 178-68. Handicap scores 206-205. I was pissed off. Then last sunday or yesterday, I went 166 miles from my home. Went to the house bowled damn good and still finished low because the top 6 bowlers had 80+ handicapps. Then one guy I was one the lane with was in 5th place then he brought it up with a 213 to 1st place. I was happy for him, just he had a lower handicap than me. I was sticking right in there with him too. In tournaments like that the first three games of qualifing you have to bowl a 590+ scatch series. I would bowl scratch just I don't avg 200 or 190 and I know I'd probabley be in 17th place one under from the cut.


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That reminds me of one stink that was raised on one of my leagues a few years back.
 
I joined a league and finished with a 218 average (very high for our center).  We finished second to last in the league.
 
The next year, they had the gall to complain that I didn't have any handicap the prior year, and they wanted to adjust it so I would.  I stood up and said "well, a fat lot of good it did us!  We were almost last!"
 
Bunch of old guys who were adamant that EVERYONE should have handicap, no matter what.  lol
 
We also suffer from "sandbaggers"...guys who could, if they wanted to, average higher than they do.  Reason?  So they can take that average to out-of-town tournaments and do well.  Nice, huh?
 
That's why I quit the handicap leagues and tournies (except for the city and state tournaments), and just bowl the scratch ones. 

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Yea, if you avg 200+ I dont see why you need handicap. What would it be out of 300! I would bowl scratch just I dont have what it takes on sport patterns. Highest sport pattern game 208. I'll just wait till next year or this summer to see what my avg will be like. I want my avg to go up just one week we'll have good oil and I'll bowl at my real avg (outside of league) 170+. Then the next, we'll get one of them dang young-uns that don't know how to oil the lane properly and I bowl like crap 140s-160s. I bet people think I sandbag. I really dont. If I bowl bad on purpose, my dad would take me out of league any how.


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