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beavertwp

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Is there a way to look up the current number of entries at the open championship? I think it would be nice to know where exactly you stand. Are you 1000 out of 1500 or 5000?
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I don't think so. I suppose you could try to find someone who bowled a very low score to see where they placed, which will give you an idea, They do have estimated low to cash scores posted if you want to see if you are likely to cash.
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Keith Dumphy keeps very close track of entries on his facebook page for the open championships. You could contact him and get a very definite answer. 
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From Keith Dumphy as of the last squad on June 14

Reg 4105 (51.2%)
Std 3383 (42.2%)
Cls 535 (6.7%)
USBC/DQ/Other 17
Total bowled so far 8040 Teams


USBC is projecting somewhere around 10,300 total teams. 
Bucketofslawski

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I'm surprised by how few teams are in the Classified Division. I presume the rerating system is bumping most of those old Classified teams up to the Standard Division.

In my case I originally thought I was going to be in the Standard division, as my high average over the last three seasons was 209. However, if you bowl in any sport league they apply the sport average adjustment and that can become your high average. That stinks, because just by making spares on a sport shot you can average 180-something, which gets rerated up over 210 by the adjustment. I am able to average 190 or even a bit higher on some sport patterns just by my spare game and the occasional double. Of course, on the flattest and most difficult patterns I can't get to 180 anymore, which is what I have been doing at the USBC Tourney since they have toughened the conditions. I imagine there are many legit 170-average  bowlers who are being rerated into the 190s, taking them out of the classified division.
beavertwp

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Thanks Roadrunner.
I thought there might be more standard teams than regular teams.
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My guess is that the breakdown will be a lot different for doubles/singles and all-events with more people in the lower divisions. Our team that went out had two bowlers that were in the standard division but bowled on our regular division team. The companion team that came with us had two classified division bowlers that bowled on a standard division team. I know of another team from my area that went out that had a mixture of bowlers in two divisions. This is probably not uncommon especially since a lot of people want to bowl with friends and a lot of entries were submitted over a year ago before the changes in divisions were announced. 

FWIW I know right now there are at least 14988 total entries in d/s and 15686 in all-events in the regular division. 
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