OK, heres my take about the scoring pace at the Proprietors Cup today:
Bowlers never win a tournament shooting "avg" you have to shoot above avg to win, I am certain without a whole lot of research that 90% of the guys in this field at the Proprietors Cup avgs 230+ on a house shot in their leagues. Averaging 230 to make the cut may be hard to me and others bcuz thats not our avg...(I avg more like 195-205 :) You are not going to get guys to shoe up against the pros on their A games (sport patterns) for $1100 a person. I would not put that kind of money up on an amatuer against a pro unless I feel I have good odds, a sport shot would not be good odds.
Also, Billy Eysoldt the Tournament Director made it known from the offset that it would not be a tough pattern. So, all of the bowlers knew or should have known what they were up against when they signed up, its just the people watching that seemed to not know.
I personally believe it was a great concept, especially for a once a year event. When you do a sport shot for something like this you eliminate certain people and styles of game before they shoe up, so its best to do something very playable that everyone is use to bowling on.
Wishing them much success in the future!!