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Format: 2015-09-05
Tue Aug 18
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
Two NHC Tour rookies qualified for the National Handicapping Championship on Sunday via NHCQualify.com. James Beaumier of Massapequa, N.Y., and Robert Carlson of Chandler, Az., finished atop the standings for the second-ever All-Rookie event, which attracted a field of 271 players.
Mon Aug 17
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
Earlier this year, it looked like Jonathon Kinchen was an unstoppable force on the National Handicapping Championship Tour. In just a few months, he'd racked up two wins, two seconds, and a fifth in NHC Tour events. The problem for Kinchen was that all of the scores had come online. Tour rules count a player's best six scores for the year -- but at least one of those scores must come in an on-site event. The mission for Kinchen was clear -- go to a live event and get a score.
Fri Aug 14
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
Sunday marks the return of the all-rookie contest on NHCQualify.com. Players in their first year of NHC Tour membership are eligible for the free event, and two spots to the National Handicapping Championship will be awarded. "Playing for free to win entries to the $2.5 million NHC is a winner to start with," said Ken Kirchner, NHCQualify.com contest director, "and you're playing against other first-year members, so it's really a win-win."
Fri Aug 14
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
Brett Wiener won the Saratoga Betting Challenge on Thursday. Wiener came into the day at the top of the standings, and while he briefly lost the lead in the middle of the day, he never was far from the front. His winning score of $99.20 was $19.20 clear of Joe Pettit in second place. They both received cash prizes and seats at the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge and National Handicapping Championship. Wiener almost didn’t show up to play this week.
Thu Aug 13
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
The second of three Round 1 qualifying contests for the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge takes place on Saturday on BCQualify.com. Buy-in costs $110 for Saturday's contest. Players will have another chance to qualify for Round 2 next weekend, but these will be the final opportunities in 2015 to qualify for the BCBC for just $110 -- the entry fee going forward for BCQ contests will be at least $165.