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    A Statistical Analysis of the Fairness of Alternative Handicapping Systems in Ten-Pin Bowling


    Keogh, Sarah and O'Neill, Donal (2012) A Statistical Analysis of the Fairness of Alternative Handicapping Systems in Ten-Pin Bowling. The American Statistician, 66 (4). pp. 209-213. ISSN 0003-1305

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    Abstract

    Using data on approximately 1040 games of bowling, we examine the fairness of alternative handicapping systems in ten pin bowling. The objective of a handicap system is to allow less-skilled bowlers to compete against more skilled opponents on a level playing field. We show that the current systems used in many leagues do not achieve this objective and we propose a new optimal system which equalizes the playing field across all potential match-ups.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Handicap systems; Log-normality;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Finance and Accounting
    Item ID: 11369
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/00031305.2012.726933
    Depositing User: Donal O'Neill
    Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2019 09:45
    Journal or Publication Title: The American Statistician
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Refereed: Yes
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