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Paul Georgian Rules Cumulative Standings After Week Four of Arlington Park’s Fall, 2010, OTB Tour Handicapping Contest Series

Arlington Park Communications | 11/18/2010 #

Jan Nilson, Bob Albanese, Fred Speck, Sr., Dave Shaw Round Out Top Five

It's the half-way point in Arlington's Fall, 2010, OTB Tour series of free handicapping contests and a familiar name continues at the top of the net cumulative standings.  Paul Georgian jumped to the lead with a $900+ day on the second  Saturday of the series and has held position since.

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 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 October 30, 2010.  Only accounts with a positive balance are shown.  The four contestants listed without a Rank number (Rich Mandra, Tom Bolek, Fred Speck, Jr., and Joseph McCarthy) have won a weekly prize and therefore are not eligible for the consistency prize.  Tom Bolek is shown a second time, in Rank 5, which is his second entry.  As stated above, Bolek cannot win a second entry during the current series and is playing for prize money only.  Check back regularly to see the latest standings. 

Your next two chances to win that coveted trip to Las Vegas will be Saturday, November 13, 2010, when you can play two entries in the contest at Trackside South Elgin located in Silk & Sulkies Sports Bar & Grill.  No, the OTB parlor hasn't moved, but our partner has changed.  Personally, I believe you will like the change.

We want to send you to Las Vegas and the HWS.  But you must get in it to win it!  See you Saturday, November 13!!  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 10/30/10

 

 

2034414-B

Mandra, Richard

                      1,691.40

1

300762257-A

Georgian, Paul

                      1,074.46

 

2340151-A

Bolek, Tom

                         746.10

 

300805315-B

Speck Jr., Fred

                         587.45

2

300806060-A

Nilson, Jan

                         479.80

3

300735266-B

Albanese, Bob

                         428.85

4

2030518-A

Speck, Fred

                         337.80

5

2340151-B

Bolek, Tom

                         318.00

 

300781792-A

McCarthy, Jos

                         301.00

6

2029196-A

Shaw, David

                         301.00

7

300766695-A

Hoffman, Richard

                         272.30

8

300766695-B

Hoffman, Richard

                         268.50

9

300849061-A

Gallagher, Gary

                         222.10

10

300805315-A

Speck Jr., Fred

                         187.40

11

2338409-A

Glowicki, Richard

                         169.50

12

285194-A

Zipp, Richard

                         162.10

13

2310188-A

Wachala, Ray

                         158.70

14

2336057-B

Nissen, Vince

                         158.60

15

2317792-B

Tran, John

                         152.00

16

300781299-A

Barnes, Jeff

                         140.90

17

216821-B

Hausheer, Tom

                         131.80

18

279292-A

Vitek, William

                         130.45

19

216821-A

Hausheer, Tom

                         121.87

20

300781299-B

Barnes, Jeff

                         108.60

21

2030614-A

Coliani, Frank

                           93.50

22

2310663-A

Anderson, Dave

                           86.60

23

2336435-A

Little, William

                           81.70

24

279292-B

Vitek, William

                           76.11

25

280216-A

Reed, Tom

                           74.50

26

2000932-A

Synowiecki, Eddie

                           74.10

27

249770-A

Rush, Jim

                           59.00

28

233923-A

Hassil, Leonard

                           56.40

29

2334407-A

Weston, Eber

                           56.20

30

300747319-A

Wessel, Henry

                           51.35

31

2333746-A

Skamser, Laura

                           50.00

32

300849707-A

Dunek, Jim

                           48.00

33

2310188-B

Wachala, Ray

                           47.10

34

2336444-A

Spoerl, Ray

                           43.60

35

2318930-A

Yahnke, Otto

                           38.00

36

2049300-A

Woelffer, Art

                           30.40

37

218489-B

Maier, Kenneth

                           27.00

38

2049300-B

Woelffer, Art

                           26.90

39

300735266-A

Albanese, Bob

                           21.50

40

285193-A

Garcia, Mike

                           20.80

41

300769073-B

Rusovick, Mike

                           14.00

42

2333923-A

Hassil, Leonard

                           13.00

43

285194-B

Zipp, Richard

                           13.00

44

300735089-B

Schoenfeldt, Creighton

                           13.00

45

300762257-B

Georgian, Paul

                           12.45

46

2336057-A

Nissen, Vince

                            7.40

47

218489-A

Maier, Kenneth

                            7.00

48

300806060-B

Nilson, Jan

                            6.70

49

2317404-A

Pavlik, Dan

                            6.30

50

300806890-A

Cooper, Tom

                            6.00

51

23344265-A

Hoffman, Paul

                            5.80

52

23344265-B

Hoffman, Paul

                            5.10

53

2336477-A

Marsh, William

                            2.80

54

200016196-A

Strom, Derek

                            2.20

55

300769073-A

Rusovick, Mike

                            2.00

56

2344265-A

Hoffman, Paul

                            1.90

57

2344265-B

Hoffman, Paul

                            1.90

58

2317404-B

Pavlik, Dan

                            1.00

59

2341476-A

Coffey, James

                            0.70

60

2321039-A

Lieske, Ken

                            0.60

61

2321039-B

Lieske, Ken

                            0.60

62

2000932-B

Synowiecki, Eddie

                            0.50

63

300749172-A

Koper, Stan

                            0.41

64

300756424-B

Winterbotham, Russ

                            0.40

65

300850342-B

Sellner, Dave

                            0.25

66

300850342-A

Sellner, Dave

                            0.05