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Paul Georgian Leads Net Cumulative Standings After Week Seven of Arlington Park's Fall 2010 OTB Tour Handicapping Contest Series

Arlington Park Communications | 12/02/2010 #


Rich Zipp, Ed Hanna, Jan Nilson, Tom Cooper Round Out Top Five

Long-time leader Paul Georgian continues atop the net cumulative standings in Arlington's Fall, 2010, OTB Tour series.  However, there are some new names coming on, especially Ed Hanna and Tom Cooper, who had big days in the last two contests.

Hanna put in a good performance last Saturday at Trackside South Beloit, finishing second with a total of $503.30.  Cooper's big day was the previous Saturday at Trackside McHenry when he built a total of $478.20, also good enough for second place in that day's free-standing contest.  You will be able to read how they did it on my blog. 

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 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 from Coast Casinos and The Orleans, 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 November 27, 2010.  Only accounts with a positive balance are shown.  The six contestants listed without a Rank number (Rich Mandra, Jimmy Jordan, Tom Bolek, Linda Shaw, Fred Speck, Jr., Joseph McCarthy, and Ladislav Vorel) 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, December 4, 2010, when you can play two entries in the contest at Trackside Sundance Saloon in Waukegan, Arlington's newest off-track betting facility.  For many, this will be an opportunity to check out this latest addition to Arlington's OTB network.

We want to send you to Las Vegas and the HWS.  But you must get in it to win it!  See you next 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 11/27/10

Rank

Name

Running Balance

 

Mandra, Richard

$1,691.40

1

Georgian, Paul

$1,084.46

 

Jordan, Jimmy

$1,076.00

 

Bolek, Tom

$746.10

2

Zipp, Richard

$664.10

 

Shaw, Linda

$610.40

 

Speck Jr., Fred

$587.45

3

Hanna, Ed

$503.30

4

Nilson, Jan

$479.80

5

Cooper, Tom

$478.20

6

Albanese, Bob

$428.85

7

Hausheer, Tom

$409.00

8

Speck, Fred

$341.20

9

Bolek, Tom

$318.00

 

McCarthy, Jos

$301.00

10

Shaw, David

$301.00

11

Luikaart, James

$296.20

 

Vorel, Ladislave

$293.11

12

Service, Dave

$291.00

13

Aromi, Ronald

$290.07

14

Hoffman, Richard

$284.50

15

Fregeau, Mike

$278.10

16

Dellinger, Steve

$272.60

17

Hoffman, Richard

$272.30

18

Wachala, Ray

$262.90

19

Wachala, Ray

$249.70

20

Hausheer, Tom

$231.67

21

Gallagher, Gary

$222.10

22

Luikaart, James

$209.00

23

Russo, Joe

$189.16

24

Speck Jr., Fred

$187.40

25

Hanna, Ed

$171.42

26

Glowicki, Richard

$169.50

27

Nissen, Vince

$158.60

28

Tran, John

$152.00

29

Albanese, Bob

$145.20

30

Barnes, Jeff

$140.90

31

Dellinger, Steve

$134.40

32

Vitek, William

$133.35

33

Klimkiewicz, Christopher

$122.10

34

Barnes, Jeff

$108.60

35

Speck, Fred

$103.00

36

Vitek, William

$101.11

37

Zipp, Herman

$96.50

38

Coliani, Frank

$93.50

39

Anderson, Dave

$86.60

40

Little, William

$81.70

41

Reed, Tom

$74.50

42

Synowiecki, Eddie

$74.10

43

Vorel, Ladislave

$73.40

44

Cahill, Tammy

$64.00

45

Rush, Jim

$59.00

46

Lieske, Ken

$58.85

47

Hassil, Leonard

$56.40

47

Weston, Eber

$56.20

48

Wessel, Henry

$51.35

49

Lieske, Ken

$50.50

50

Skamser, Laura

$50.00

51

Russo, Joe

$50.00

52

Siano, Mike

$48.50

53

Rose, Robert

$48.35

54

Dunek, Jim

$48.00

55

Spoerl, Ray

$43.60

56

Yahnke, Otto

$38.90

57

Ragsdale, Steve

$36.30

58

Strom, Derek

$36.30

59

Maier, Kenneth

$30.70

60

Woelffer, Art

$30.40

61

Warner , Jim

$29.32

62

Woelffer, Art

$26.90

63

Garcia, Mike

$20.80

64

Shaw, David

$17.40

65

Maier, Kenneth

$16.40

66

Rusovick, Mike

$14.00

67

Hassil, Leonard

$13.00

68

Zipp, Richard

$13.00

69

Schoenfeldt, Creighton

$13.00

70

Georgian, Paul

$12.85

71

Hoffman, Paul

$10.40

72

Zimpel, John

$8.40

73

Pavlik, Dan

$7.80

74

Nissen, Vince

$7.40

75

Nilson, Jan

$6.70

76

Cooper, Tom

$6.00

77

Hoffman, Paul

$5.10

78

Marsh, William

$2.80

79

Pavlik, Dan

$2.30

80

Rusovick, Mike

$2.00

81

Hoffman, Paul

$1.90

82

Hoffman, Paul

$1.90

83

Dutcher, Joe

$1.30

84

Cahill, Tammy

$1.30

84

Lowe, Robert

$0.80

85

Foss, Mark

$0.80

86

Coffey, James

$0.70

87

Jende, Fred

$0.55

88

Synowiecki, Eddie

$0.50

89

Koper, Stan

$0.41

90

Winterbotham, Russ

$0.40

91

Carlson, Paul

$0.40

92

Sellner, Dave

$0.35

93

Sellner, Dave

$0.25

94

Aromi, Ronald

$0.05