Ran my first “pinbowling” format last weekend and I thought some here might take interest. I know we are not the first to run this format, but I don’t hear much about it happening elsewhere.
Here is a link to our ruleset
Here is a link to our standings display
AMERICA’S MOST HAUNTED - 7,500,000
BLUE MAX - 50,000
DEMOLITION MAN - 200,000,000
F-14 TOMCAT - 750,000
GAME OF THRONES - 150,000,000
RADICAL! - 2,500,000
RIPLEY’S - 3,500,000
SHADOW - 150,000,000
STAR TREK - 20,000,000
X-MEN - 12,000,000
All in all I enjoyed the format, though getting everyone acquainted with the scoring system was a little challenging, and then at the end we had to have someone double check all the bowling scoring for errors.
I kind of suspected that our score goals were going to be a little high and I think I was right. I wanted the top players to be getting lots of strikes, and the more novice players to at least get a few strikes, just like in real bowling. To me, the fact that the highest score of the day was 156 says that our goals were probably about double what they should have been.
Regardless, it was an interesting challenge to step up to a game I know well and have to change my entire approach to “what is the safest way to achieve this relatively low target score on ball 1?”. I’ll definitely be running this format again with some adjustments. Maybe @haugstrup will add pinbowling to matchplay.events!