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Best use of subs

Post by egeiger » October 20th, 2019, 9:22 am

4 person handicap league, we’ll be missing two bowlers. Should we use the sub for the lower average bowler or the bowler higher average bowler (who has no handicap)

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Re: Best use of subs

Post by RobMautner » October 20th, 2019, 10:04 am

High average always trumps high handicap. Use the sub for your lower average bowler.

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Re: Best use of subs

Post by spmcgivern » October 21st, 2019, 1:44 pm

Some leagues have rules on who the sub can be used for.

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Post by 44boyd » October 21st, 2019, 2:24 pm

spmcgivern wrote:Some leagues have rules on who the sub can be used for.
Correct, ours is lowest score.
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Post by Spinbowler300 » October 24th, 2019, 3:53 pm

The USBC rulebook says you have to use the bowler with the most games as the absent bowler in this case. This trumps all league rules.

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Post by bowl1820 » October 25th, 2019, 1:55 am

egeiger wrote:4 person handicap league, we’ll be missing two bowlers. Should we use the sub for the lower average bowler or the bowler higher average bowler (who has no handicap)

USBC Rulesbook:
Rule 105 – Absentee and Vacancy Scores

Commonly Asked Questions – Rule 105.
105/3 If two members are absent and only one substitute is obtained, which absentee
score is used?

According to Rule 104a, Item 3, the team captain is responsible for the eligibility of the team
and determines whom the substitute will replace.

First, the captain determines whom the substitute will replace and then the absentee score is determined. When the team has a limited roster, the process is easy. The captain selects the player the substitute replaces, and the absentee score of the other player is used. When a team has additional players on its roster, the captain decides whom the substitute is placing. Whoever the substitute is replacing, the absentee score for that absent member cannot be used.

According to Rule 105, Item e(2), the absentee score of the player with the most games is used for the other player. If two absentee scores are needed after the substitute is in place, the absentee score of the absentee with the next highest number of games is used and when two absent members have the same number of games, the lower absentee score is used. (See CAQ 118d/1 for cap information.)
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Re: Best use of subs

Post by JimH » October 25th, 2019, 1:00 pm

Spinbowler300 wrote:The USBC rulebook says you have to use the bowler with the most games as the absent bowler in this case. This trumps all league rules.
The USBC rule book aplies to the US only. Unless another National organisation decides to use the USBC rule book.

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