*MaryAnnQ: When Greg was in the bowling tournament his score was 666 (not ONE WORD about that number! ). The scores of other bowlers averaged 600 and more. They only bowled 3 games, so how can this be? I was told that they score with a handicap but no one could tell me how they figure it out. Does anybody here know?
**JimB: “Hmmm, what’s hard to figure out? 300 is a perfect game, 666 in three games, averages 222 per game. A very good score, lot’s better than I’ve ever managed, but very posible.” **
MaryAnnQ: Sorry…I should have clarified something. Greg’s scores were 60, 68, and 58. I was wondering about how they figure out the score because the 666 score is very high based on what was bowled.*
You did mention that the 666 was a handicap series. A little algebra:
Let S[sub]h[/sub] = Handicap Series
G[sub]1[/sub] = Game 1 score (scratch)
G[sub]2[/sub] = Game 2 score (scratch)
G[sub]3[/sub] = Game 3 score (scratch)
H = Greg’s Handicap
S[sub]h[/sub] = (G[sub]1[/sub]+H)+(G[sub]2[/sub]+H)+(G[sub]3[/sub]+H)
S[sub]h[/sub] = G[sub]1[/sub] + G[sub]2[/sub] + G[sub]3[/sub] + H + H + H
666 = 60 + 68 + 58 + 3H
480 = 3H
H = 160
So Greg’s handicap, which was added to each game’s score, is 160. That figure was most probably figured from his established average (E/A) and put into a formula for use in the tournament.