You are correct Juggernaut but this is the money league. The other 6 nights of the week are fun leagues, family leagues, cruise leagues, youth leagues, senior leagues, and casual mixed leagues.

Back to the Topic at hand. Politics. Politics became involved whenever the league secretary, which btw is a serious sandbagger, realized I was on a team. Apparently, his team finishes within the top 5 every year, and he fears my 230 average will be a factor in him not winning.

Now the issue as hand. 230 is too high for that individual league. There are 180 bowlers in that league that shoot 200-250 every night. If the league moved the handicap to 100% of 230. I must shoot 260-310 to have a chance. Oh wait, the highest I could shoot is 300. So if that 170 bowler shots anything over 240, I loss no matter what. Even more realistically, one bad shot can put me in the 260's but someone with a 170 average can open 2-3 frames then a few spares and some strikes later he rips the 230 average bowler a new one.

Now Comparing a 180 bowler to a 230 bowler in a 100% of 230 league.

I will even put some simple mathematics and ratios to help you understand the advantages a 180 bowler has over a 230 bowler in a 100% of 230 league. As a 230 bowler, I can only shoot 70 games over average. Just one mistake holds me to only being able to shoot nearly 30 of those 70 games (270-299 range). I am going to make at least 2-3 mistakes on any given game allowing my scores to range between 206 and 270. SO when observing the situation realistically, I have 40 games over average that I will shoot regularly.A 180 bowler will shoot between a 180 and 200 regularly which is my 230-250 range. A 180 will throw a few games that range between 200 and 250 on any given night. If the bowler shoots between the 220 and 250 range, his handicap game is in the range of my one mistake game (270-299). Anything above 250, I lose no matter what. So mathematically he has 50 games that I can not beat no matter what. So when comparing a 180 bowlers odds to my 230 odds as a 3 part ratio (# of games a 180 bowler could shoot and beat me not matter what I shoot : # of games a 180 bowler could shoot and beat me If I were to have 1 open or "1 mistake": # of games a 180 bowler could shoot and I have a realistic chance of winning) you get a ratio of 50:30:20.

Let me explain ratios more simply for you. I just placed three different colored beans in a bowl. I placed 5 black beans to describe the games the 180 bowler could shoot and I would lose no matter what. I placed 3 red beans to describe the number of games the 180 could bowl and most likely win if I were to make just one mistake. I also placed 2 white beans to describe the realistic number of games I will shoot on any given night and still have a chance to win. You would have a ratio 5(180 avg wins) : 3(180 avg most likely win): 2(either one can win). MY 230 average odds of winning are 2 vs 10.

I started this post to get more information and view points from other bowlers. I wanted to say thank yall.