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Paul Georgian Still Leads Net Cumulative Standings After Week 8 of Arlington's Fall 2010 OTB Tour Handicapping Contest Series
Ed Hanna, Rich Zipp, Tom Hausheer, Jan Nilson 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 Hausheer who had big days in recent contests.
Hausheer added $375.10 to his total in last Saturday's contest at Trackside Sundance Saloon in Waukegan, moving into fourth in the net cumulative standings. Hanna put in a good performance on November 20 at Trackside South Beloit, finishing second with a total of $503.30, then added another $208.90 last Saturday to move into second. You can 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 December 4, 2010. Only accounts with a positive balance are shown. The eight contestants listed without a Rank number (Rich Mandra, Jimmy Jordan, Mike Rusovic, 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.
Your last two chances to win that coveted trip to Las Vegas will be Saturday, December 11, 2010, when you can play two entries in the contest at Trackside Arlington Park. This final contest is "for points only" in your quest for the consistency prize. In addition, Arlington will also award the same PRIZE MONEY to the top five finishers this Saturday as has been awarded on for Saturday contests this fall. So be there this Saturday to try and win the last Las Vegas trip for the consistency prize. If you finish in the top five for the day, without winning the consistency prize, you will also win prize money. You have nothing to lose, but something to gain.
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!!!!
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
FALL, 2010, OTB TOUR HANDICAPPING CONTESTS CUMULATIVE STANDINGS AS OF 12/4/10
|Speck Jr., Fred||587.45|
|26||Speck Jr., Fred||187.40|
|66||Warner , Jim||29.32|