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It all depends on how your Bowling league wants it to be. I bowl regularly both in sport leagues and in leagues that are on the house pattern. Where I live for the house leagues the handicap is your average subtracted from 200. once you get that number multiply it by 90% or .9 and you should get your handicap. However if you average 220, you do not get negative handicap. In sport leagues your average is usually subtracted from 220 and then take 85% of the difference.

In general, the way to find your handicap it to take your average and subtract it from a desired amount, usually 200 or 220. Once you get that you multiply it by what ever percentage you want it to be usually ranging from 80-90%....occasionally there will be 100% difference but that is really rare.

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