If better players are winning more than 50% of the time, the handicapping is broken. If better players overcome their handicap, then it isn't enough of one. wicked deep huh?
Thank you kindly.
after reading yours and banks posts i looked up my stats.
i have 980 matches and have a 51.67% lifetime record. i have had highs of 70% sessions and lows of 35% sessions. i have beat 9's and lost to 1's.
with almost 1,000 matches and close to a 50 % record i would say the handicap system works...at least in my area any ways.
when i lose a match i am favored to win i chalk it up to ...shit happens....i don't go whining that i lost to a sand bagger like most people on here that bash apa do.
some of you guys remind me of a team captain we played in tri cups last session. after i beat his 6 by 4-0 in 8 ball tri cups he called me a sand bagger and went complaining to the lo.
2 weeks later we faced that same team in the 9 ball tri cup finals. i am a 5 and faced his daughter in law who is a 2. i lost 18-2.
now let me tell you ...i don't like to lose...especially to players that are lower handicapped. i could have went all beligerent on their ass like their captain did 2 weeks prior and called her a sand bagger and went crying to the lo.
instead i took the high road and congratulated her on shooting well and wished their team luck in the ltc's.
people like their captain gives leagues in general and pool in particular a black eye.
as the saying goes...there is always one bad apple in the barrel and it ruins it for the whole bunch.