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Paul Georgian Tops Net Cumulative Standings After Week Five of Arlington Park’s Fall, 2010, OTB Tour Handicapping Contest Series

Arlington Park Communications | 12/01/2010 #

                         Rich Zipp, Jan Nilson, Tom Cooper, Bob Albanese Round Out Top Five

We're entering the home stretch 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. 

However, some contestants are gaining ground, as you will see below. 

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 5,000 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 20, 2010.  Only accounts with a positive balance are shown.  The six contestants listed without a Rank number (Rich Mandra, Tom Bolek, Fred Speck, Jr., Joseph McCarthy, Ladislav Vorel, and Jimmy Jordan) have won a weekly prize and therefore are not eligible for the consistency prize.  Check back regularly to see the latest standings.  

You have three more contests, and six more chances, to win that coveted trip to Las Vegas.  This Saturday, November 27, 2010, you can play two entries in the contest at Trackside South Beloit.  On December 4 you can again play two entries and see Arlington's latest off-track betting facility in Waukegan located in the Sundance Saloon.  Finally, on December 11, our final contest in the current series will be held at Trackside Arlington Park.  The December 11 contest is for points only and may determine the consistency prize winner. We want to send you to Las Vegas and the HWS. 

But you must get in it to win it!  See you Saturday, November 20!!  It just may be your turn!!!  You could be walking around lucky and not know it!!!!          

Scott
M. Scott McMannis 
- Handicapping Contest & Seminar 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 11/20/10 

Rank

Name

11/20 Balance

 

Mandra, Richard

            1,691.40

1

Georgian, Paul

            1,083.86

 

Bolek, Tom

               746.10

 

Speck Jr., Fred

               587.45

2

Nilson, Jan

               479.80

3

Albanese, Bob

               428.85

4

Zipp, Richard

               413.60

5

Speck, Fred

               339.90

6

Bolek, Tom

               318.00

 

McCarthy, Jos

               301.00

7

Shaw, David

               301.00

 

Vorel, Ladislave

               293.11

8

Aromi, Ronald

               290.07

9

Hoffman, Richard

               284.50

10

Hoffman, Richard

               272.30

11

Gallagher, Gary

               222.10

12

Wachala, Ray

               192.50

13

Speck Jr., Fred

               187.40

14

Wachala, Ray

               172.90

15

Glowicki, Richard

               169.50

16

Nissen, Vince

               158.60

17

Russo, Joe

               152.51

18

Tran, John

               152.00

19

Barnes, Jeff

               140.90

20

Hausheer, Tom

               133.30

21

Vitek, William

               130.45

22

Hausheer, Tom

               122.67

23

Klimkiewicz, Christopher

               122.10

24

Barnes, Jeff

               108.60

25

Speck, Fred

               103.00

26

Zipp, Herman

                 96.50

27

Coliani, Frank

                 93.50

28

Anderson, Dave

                 86.60

29

Little, William

                 81.70

30

Vitek, William

                 76.11

31

Reed, Tom

                 74.50

32

Synowiecki, Eddie

                 74.10

33

Vorel, Ladislave

                 73.40

34

Rush, Jim

                 59.00

35

Lieske, Ken

                 58.85

36

Hassil, Leonard

                 56.40

37

Weston, Eber

                 56.20

38

Wessel, Henry

                 51.35

39

Skamser, Laura

                 50.00

40

Rose, Robert

                 48.35

41

Dunek, Jim

                 48.00

42

Spoerl, Ray

                 43.60

43

Yahnke, Otto

                 38.90

44

Strom, Derek

                 36.30

45

Woelffer, Art

                 30.40

46

Warner , Jim

                 29.32

47

Maier, Kenneth

                 27.00

48

Woelffer, Art

                 26.90

49

Albanese, Bob

                 21.50

50

Garcia, Mike

                 20.80

51

Rusovick, Mike

                 14.00

52

Hassil, Leonard

                 13.00

53

Zipp, Richard

                 13.00

54

Schoenfeldt, Creighton

                 13.00

55

Georgian, Paul

                 12.45

56

Pavlik, Dan

                   7.80

57

Nissen, Vince

                   7.40

58

Maier, Kenneth

                   7.00

59

Nilson, Jan

                   6.70

60

Cooper, Tom

                   6.00

61

Hoffman, Paul

                   5.80

62

Hoffman, Paul

                   5.10

63

Marsh, William

                   2.80

64

Pavlik, Dan

                   2.30

65

Siano, Mike

                   2.30

66

Rusovick, Mike

                   2.00

67

Hoffman, Paul

                   1.90

68

Hoffman, Paul

                   1.90

69

Coffey, James

                   0.70

70

Lieske, Ken

                   0.60

71

Synowiecki, Eddie

                   0.50

72

Koper, Stan

                   0.41

73

Winterbotham, Russ

                   0.40

74

Carlson, Paul

                   0.40

75

Sellner, Dave

                   0.25

76

Sellner, Dave

                   0.05