Your average is intially calculated using your highest USBC Standard Composite average over the past two years. We may use other relevant information such as Sport/Challenge league averages and/or tournament performances (both TAT and others) to adjust your average up or down from that starting point.
For all bowlers averaging over 215.
50+ Senior Handicap
For age-50+ bowlers averaging 200 or higher. Uses 80% of 220 handicap with a max of 16 pins per game. Seniors with averages of 220 or more get 0 handicap. Seniors with averages under 200 may elect to bowl in this division, but will be limited to 16 pins of handicap and would likely be more competitive in the 215 & Under or 189 & Under handicap divisions as appropriate for their average.
For female bowlers of all averages. 80% of 220 handicap with a max of 46 pins per game. Women with averages of 220 or more get 0 handicap.
215 & Under Handicap
For all bowlers with averages between 190 & 215. 80% of 220 handicap with a max of 24 pins per game.
189 & Under Handicap
If you are eligible for multiple divisions, you must select one division and stay in that division for the entire tournament for all re-entries. You may request a division change at any time prior to throwing the first ball for score in your first squad.
For all bowlers with averages under 190. 80% of 220 handicap with a max of 46 pins per game. Bowlers with lower averages under 162 are eligible, but are limited to 46 pins of handicap.