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Author Topic: USBC to change adult high score awards  (Read 2927 times)

Metal_rules

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USBC to change adult high score awards
« on: August 17, 2013, 09:30:48 AM »
Go to bowl.com and see the news. Usbc is cutting out awards to once in a lifetime for high scores and eliminating the 11 in a row award. I don't agree with this at all. They say its not because of the $ amount, but I believe that's what it all boils down too. So now we will pay our sanction fee and cant even get an award if you earn it.

 

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Re: USBC to change adult high score awards
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2013, 09:34:59 AM »
Join the USGA...all you get is a hat, bag tag and possible tee discounts...for over 3 times the cost of a USBC card...not sure of the uproar quite honestly
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Re: USBC to change adult high score awards
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2013, 10:08:15 AM »
I sort of agree with this. The 300 has been cheapened to the point where it's too routine for too many people. 800's less so.. My real issue is for those of us who don't have that many 300's/800's (4/1 for me) They are still important. Maybe a fair compromise would be to cap the number of awards at 5 or 10 of each. My home house yields 300's and 800's pretty reluctantly, so those awards can still mean something.
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Re: USBC to change adult high score awards
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2013, 10:08:34 AM »
Join the USGA...all you get is a hat, bag tag and possible tee discounts...for over 3 times the cost of a USBC card...not sure of the uproar quite honestly

well said. Anyone that shots multiple 3s or 8s in a year it shouldn't be that big of a deal. If you Haven't shot a 3 or 8 you still can get a ring.

Personally the rings i got last year for 300 & 800 were awful looking and if given the choice I don't want anymore of them
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Re: USBC to change adult high score awards
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2013, 10:54:09 AM »
I sort of agree with this. The 300 has been cheapened to the point where it's too routine for too many people. 800's less so.. My real issue is for those of us who don't have that many 300's/800's (4/1 for me) They are still important. Maybe a fair compromise would be to cap the number of awards at 5 or 10 of each. My home house yields 300's and 800's pretty reluctantly, so those awards can still mean something.
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Re: USBC to change adult high score awards
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2013, 11:49:46 AM »
I have 3 11 in a row honor scores. I got one a couple years ago in league and just to make sure I had to ask the secretary if it was still an honor score. First two in the previous decade and have two 11 in a row plaques in my hall: one from ABC and one from USBC.

Now thinking about it...I don't understand why it's an honor score. Especially when it's diminished by an open frame in the first or a bad fill ball in the 10th.

I also declined awards last honor score and 300. As long as they are in the USBC database under my name that is enough of a reward to me.

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Re: USBC to change adult high score awards
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2013, 05:26:45 PM »
It is a sign of the times and how bowling has changed. Our local association is picking up the slack.

The other option is join TNBA and still get your awards you earn. Its not an either or, you can be in both.
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Re: USBC to change adult high score awards
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2013, 07:49:12 PM »
Surely nobody is claiming that USBC is improving the game so why should anyone be surprised?

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Re: USBC to change adult high score awards
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2013, 09:11:42 PM »
1.  If only once in a lifetime better receive a damn nice award.

2.  Is there any way we as bowlers can fight this? 
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Re: USBC to change adult high score awards
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2013, 11:19:16 AM »
How about make the lesser awards Milestone awards.  600, 650, 700, 750, 775, 200, 250, and 275.  Awarded once per career.  Make them a bit better than a magnet that won't stick to a magnet, or a keychain the breaks in the wind.

Make the 298-299 a once a career kinda ring.  Make them decent.

Make the 300-800 nice rings for the first one, free.  then offer future rings either a less quality, or for a small fee.
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Re: USBC to change adult high score awards
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2013, 12:09:14 PM »
If they're doing this..then our fees should be cheaper!
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Re: USBC to change adult high score awards
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2013, 12:54:18 PM »
How about make the lesser awards Milestone awards.  600, 650, 700, 750, 775, 200, 250, and 275.  Awarded once per career.  Make them a bit better than a magnet that won't stick to a magnet, or a keychain the breaks in the wind.

Make the 298-299 a once a career kinda ring.  Make them decent.

Make the 300-800 nice rings for the first one, free.  then offer future rings either a less quality, or for a small fee.

Laughable.  The only awards that should mean anything to anybody even semi-serious about bowling should be the 300 and 800 ring. 
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Re: USBC to change adult high score awards
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2013, 06:17:08 PM »
How about make the lesser awards Milestone awards.  600, 650, 700, 750, 775, 200, 250, and 275.  Awarded once per career.  Make them a bit better than a magnet that won't stick to a magnet, or a keychain the breaks in the wind.

Make the 298-299 a once a career kinda ring.  Make them decent.

Make the 300-800 nice rings for the first one, free.  then offer future rings either a less quality, or for a small fee.

Laughable.  The only awards that should mean anything to anybody even semi-serious about bowling should be the 300 and 800 ring.
3/8 are the only ones that mean anything to me, even though I have yet to achieve either.  7-10 kinda means something to me, as it's a cool feat.  I was suggesting the one time milestone awards for the lower average bowlers who may never see the big awards.
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Re: USBC to change adult high score awards
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2013, 07:43:45 PM »
Freaking people bitch about the USBC spending money and the same people get bent when they say they're not going to supply the junk plastic awards that nobody cares about.  People who bitch about the USBC are the same people that can't be bothered to attend their local association meetings.  I would bet the majority of them don't even attend their league's annual rules meeting and then bitch about rule changes.
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Re: USBC to change adult high score awards
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2013, 08:04:02 PM »
Freaking people bitch about the USBC spending money and the same people get bent when they say they're not going to supply the junk plastic awards that nobody cares about.  People who bitch about the USBC are the same people that can't be bothered to attend their local association meetings.  I would bet the majority of them don't even attend their league's annual rules meeting and then bitch about rule changes.
Dear Long Gone Daddy:

I not only have attended annual local association meetings for many decades, I have also attended many ABC/USBC national conventions, and at least a dozen of my proposals and suggestions have been adopted into the national rule book.

Further, I've been a league officer on 59 occasions, and even when I wasn't a league officer, I always attended the league organizational meeting.

Therefore, your above-quoted mini-rant doesn't apply to me.