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jaime_liion

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So I know there is a score handicap where you take your average and divide and multiply etc. But I am wondering if there is any other handicap system in bowling? Like for instance only needing to knock down 8 pins to get a strike?

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That is not generally considered handicap, but is commonly referred to as no tap. Usually 9 pin, and can be run with more typical handicaps
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That is not generally considered handicap, but is commonly referred to as no tap. Usually 9 pin, and can be run with more typical handicaps


What other types of handicaps are there? 
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There is a type of no-tap where exactly 8 pins counts as a strike.  Get 7 or 9 on the first ball and you must shoot the spare. 

Another special type of scoring is called 3-6-9.  Everyone gets an automatic strike in frames 3, 6 and 9.  This helps bowlers with lower averages who do not get many strikes on their own.

Leagues often use no-tap and 3-6-9 as part of their season-ending awards night, where bowlers enjoy different forms of bowling from the regular weekly three-game series.    
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There is a type of no-tap where exactly 8 pins counts as a strike.  Get 7 or 9 on the first ball and you must shoot the spare. 

Another special type of scoring is called 3-6-9.  Everyone gets an automatic strike in frames 3, 6 and 9.  This helps bowlers with lower averages who do not get many strikes on their own.

Leagues often use no-tap and 3-6-9 as part of their season-ending awards night, where bowlers enjoy different forms of bowling from the regular weekly three-game series.    


Thanks for the input. I will have to see when my bowling leagues start up what kind of handicaps they do. I am the type of person that would rather loose a game than win with a handicap. It makes me feel like I am cheating.
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Handicap is a method to partially level the playing field by awarding extra pins to lower average bowlers. No tap where 8 or 9 counts as a strike are variations in scoring that are not intended to differentiate between skill levels.
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Traditional handicap (a percentage of the difference between your average and a set number like 220) is what's used in "normal" handicapped leagues.  A quick look at my USBC rules manual seems to indicate that this is the only USBC-approved way of handicapping a league. 

No-tap or the 3-6-9 handicap system is more for casual "fun" leagues or special events.
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Thanks for the input. I will have to see when my bowling leagues start up what kind of handicaps they do. I am the type of person that would rather loose a game than win with a handicap. It makes me feel like I am cheating.




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Traditional handicap (a percentage of the difference between your average and a set number like 220) is what's used in "normal" handicapped leagues.  A quick look at my USBC rules manual seems to indicate that this is the only USBC-approved way of handicapping a league. 

No-tap or the 3-6-9 handicap system is more for casual "fun" leagues or special events.


Thanks for the info. That form of handicapping does not bother me because it does not really effect the game being played. 
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