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Paul Georgian Continues Atop Cumulative Standings After Week Three of Arlington Park’s Fall, 2010, OTB Tour Handicapping Contest

Arlington Park Communications | 10/27/2010 #

Jan Nilson, Tom Bolek, Rich Hoffman Round Out Top Five

It's still early in the season, but the net cumulative standings in the Fall, 2010, OTB Tour series of free handicapping contests continue to take shape.

Arlington Park is conducting the OTB Tour for the sixth season.  The Tour travels to most Arlington-owned off-track betting facilities on Saturdays.  Featured each Saturday is a one-day, free-standing, handicapping contest with a generous prize structure.  Also featured is a pre-race handicapping seminar focusing on the afternoon's handicapping contest races with emphasis on identifying horses and wagers with the contest in mind.

On eight of those Saturday Tour stops the top prize is a trip to Las Vegas to compete in the February, 2011, Coast Casinos Horse Players World Series (HWS).  The winning package, awarded by Arlington, includes a paid entry into the HWS, a travel voucher, hotel accommodations, and prize money.  The approximate value of the first place prize is $2,200.  Once at the HWS, participants receive more extras, bringing the prize-package value to approximately $2,500.  That means each contest player has the opportunity to multiply his or her $50 starting bankroll approximately 50 times over.

The top prize in the HWS is estimated to be $250,000.  If you win your way to the HWS, and win first place, you have multiplied your initial $50 bankroll 500 times over!

Back to the Tour.  Through the course of the fall series of handicapping contests, contestants also accumulate a contest account balance.  At the end of the series the player with the highest cumulative total, without having won a weekly contest, wins the same first-prize package as the weekly winners win.

The net-cumulative-standings prize is popularly referred to as the consistency prize.  Its purpose is to reward the contestant who plays consistently throughout the series, doing well but never winning a weekly contest.

Below are the cumulative standings as of October 16, 2010.  Only accounts with a positive balance are shown.  The top three contestants listed, Rich Mandra, Tom Bolek, and Joseph McCarthy, have won a weekly prize and therefore are not eligible for the consistency prize.  Check back regularly to see the latest standings. 

Your next two chances to win that coveted trip to Las Vegas will be Saturday, October 30, 2010, when you can play two entries in the contest at Trackside Arlington Park located at the intersection of Euclid and Wilke, on the SE corner of Arlington's racetrack property.

We want to send you to Las Vegas and the HWS.  But you must get in it to win it!  See you Saturday!!  It just may be your turn!!!  You could be walking around lucky and not know it!!!!

     Scott

M. Scott McMannis

 - Seminar and Contest Coordinator, Arlington Park

 - Expert Selections Handicapper, arlingtonpark.com

 - Midwest Correspondent, The HorsePlayer Magazine

 - Owner/Publisher, Arlington and Hawthorne Trainer Patterns,

      and The McMannis Speed & Trip Service Weekly Newsletter

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FALL, 2010, OTB TOUR HANDICAPPING CONTESTS

CUMULATIVE STANDINGS AS OF 10/16/10

Rank

Name

Running Balance

 

Mandra, Rich

                      1,691.40

1

Georgian, Paul

                         996.96

 

Bolek, Tom

                         746.10

2

Nilson, Jan

                         479.80

3

Bolek, Tom

                         318.00

 

McCarthy, Jos

                         301.00

4

Hoffman, Rich

                         272.30

5

Hoffman, Rich

                         268.50

6

Speck, Fred

                         255.40

7

Albanese, Bob

                         254.35

8

Speck, Fred Sr.

                         247.00

9

Gallagher, Gary

                         222.10

10

Speck, Fred

                         187.40

11

Glowicki, Rich

                         169.50

12

Wachala, Ray

                         158.70

13

Nissen, Vince

                         158.60

14

Tran, John

                         152.00

15

Barnes, Jeff

                         140.90

16

Vitek, William

                         121.90

17

Barnes, Jeff

                         108.60

18

Coliani, Frank

                           93.50

19

Hausheer, Tom

                           89.17

20

Hausheer, Tom

                           88.20

21

Little, William

                           81.70

22

Synowiecki, E.

                           74.10

23

Anderson, D.

                           68.90

24

Hassil, Leonard

                           56.40

25

Zipp, Richard

                           52.40

26

Skamser, Laura

                           50.00

27

Wachala, Ray

                           47.10

28

Spoerl, Ray

                           43.60

29

Yahnke, Otto

                           38.00

30

Woelffer, Art

                           27.80

31

Maier, Kenneth

                           27.00

32

Garcia, Mike

                           20.80

33

Rusovick, Mike

                           14.00

34

Hassil, Leonard

                           13.00

35

Georgian, Paul

                           12.40

36

Nissen, Vince

                            7.40

37

Maier, Kenneth

                            7.00

38

Cooper, Tom

                            6.00

39

Pavlik, Dan

                            6.00

40

Hoffman, Paul

                            5.10

41

Hoffman, Paul

                            5.10

42

Marsh, William

                            2.80

43

Rusovick, Mike

                            2.00

44

Hoffman, Paul

                            1.90

45

Hoffman, Paul

                            1.90

46

Pavlik, Dan

                            1.00

47

Synowiecki, E.

                            0.50

48

Koper, Stan

                            0.40