That’s a rhetorical question. Everyone knows that it is the scoring. Bowling scoring is stupid. Bowling would be doing itself a huge favor if it changed the scoring to the way “Match Play” golf is scored.
It would be a 9 frame game and the winner would be the first person to win 5 frames outright, or win the most after 9.
Unlike regular bowling scoring, in which the unit of scoring is the total number of pins knocked down in 10 frames, match play scoring consists of individual frames won, halved or lost. On each frame, the most that can be gained is one point. Bowlers play as normal, counting the pins knocked down on a given frame.(There is no carry over value for strikes or spares). The bowler with the highest score on a given frame receives one point. If the bowlers tie, then the frame is halved.
This has been another installment of “Jason330 Fixes the World”
You’re welcome Bowling!
PS. Anyone up for a DL bowling meetup to road test this system?