I'm a relatively new member and I suspect this policy has been in effect for quite a long time. I've gently inquired, but haven't been given an answer that sufficiently satisfies me.
I'm fairly miffed, since this seems to give low cappers a huge advantage. As near as I can tell, this policy basically implies the handicap system doesn't work and these adjustments are necessary to keep everyone 'honest'.
The math really doesn't make sense. A 1 or 2 handicap basically gets 100% of their handicap since they 'round up'. For example, a 2 handicap x 75% is 1.5 which is rounded up to 2.
As an 8 capper, I'm playing at a 6 which puts me at a huge disadvantage.
Or am I totally missing something here? Is a handicap adjustment common in match play?