I’m searching for a general name like “fault” or “handicap” or something – indicating the amount of points or goals or whatever missing for a perfect score.
For example, in Darts, you cannot do better than scoring 60 points (at least according to wikipedia on Darts. So there’s a maximum score you can have. If one scores 36, one has a “fault” of 24? Which word would one use here? Or in any other sport?