Re(4): handicaps IP: 18.104.22.168 Posted on March 26, 2011 at 05:22:37 PM by John Holden
Kieran's method on handicaps (based on average scores) is the way we've been doing it in Stockport for umpteen years.
I think, as a result, the cup games are my favourite games of the season. We've just had a 71 : 70 win, and the number of such nailbiters we have via the handicap system is amazing.
It doesn't half concentrate the mind when you have to make up umpteen points against a team that (on its day) can beat you from scratch. We have won the cup with a handicap of 0, and it was more satisfying than winning the league.
The only thing I'd add is that we always use the "bingo" system for cup games. I used to think it was unfair, but time taught me the exact opposite.