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emmerson430 (MI)
  Posted on 10/28/2012 at 9:02 PM

I think that if there has to be a 21 game rule for selne who doesn't have a book average to enter that everyone after 21 games should reset average. It isn't right to have to have someone who is struggling this year and wanton to enter into tournament have to take higher avg. for instance if selne ended last year over 200 and this year after 21 games they are averaging 180 they should be able to use 180! Does anyone agree or have any comments

Tommy Hoyt

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vegasbnd1 (NY)
  Posted on 10/29/2012 at 6:13 PM

Totally disagree no offense but thats why its called an average. after 21 games if your book was 200 and your only averaging 180 then you need to bowl better you should not be wanting to enter events that are based on handicap when your bowling bad or just sandbagging. There are several guys that are averagng lower by more than that and still enter because their true ability is better, you work through your struggles not try and get rewarded by bowling bad and then showing up for a few weeks.

emmerson430 (MI)
  Posted on 10/29/2012 at 6:34 PM

I understand that completely but it doesn't make sense to me that if you have a average last year of 206 for instance and you are at 180 right now after 21 games or so that you have to use 204 but once you get to ten under like 195 you get to use that? That makes no sense at all if they are going to make you use the average from last year them it should be that way the whole time

Tommy Hoyt

vegasbnd1 (NY)
  Posted on 10/29/2012 at 7:11 PM

It is that way the entire time you have to be with in 10 pins of your book avg if your 200 and avg 191 you get 191 if your 220 and 197 like Str8Drvr you use 197. IT ENCOURAGES SANDBAGGING IF RULE IS NOT IN PLACE

str8drvr (OH)
  Posted on 2/24/2013 at 1:02 PM

I am averaging 207 after 60+ games this year in the same league I averaged 217 in last year. Why would I get in and give up 10+ pins of handicap per game. After this many weeks, my average is what it is, not what it was last year.

A lot of lost entry money due to this rule. I haven't gotten in more than once this year and probably won't any time soon.

I agree to using last years average for the first 21 games, however after 60+ games I think it has been established that I am not bowling as well as last year but am still being penalized. Could be I am getting older, lane conditions have changed, or any number of other reasons.

I also understand the sandbagging issue, but nobody sandbags for 2/3rd of the season to make $100.

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