Peter Thomas Fornatale

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Format: 2015-03-30
Sun Mar 15
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping, Show Stealer
The Santa Anita Betting Challenge is halfway home. In the end, the tournament attracted 102 entries, meaning the total prize pool includes $40,000 in cash prizes (with $25,000 to the winner), eight seats to the National Handicapping Championship, two full $10,000 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge entries, and three $2,500 BCBC entry fees.
Fri Mar 13
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns
The year’s first free NTRA online qualifier for the National Handicapping Championship is Saturday. Four NHC seats will be on offer. These contests typically attract massive fields with more than a thousand players. But they’re a good opportunity for a couple of reasons.
Wed Mar 11
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Opinion Columns, DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
The Gulfstream Park Raise Your Game Handicapping Challenge has been rescheduled for Sept. 19. The original contest, held Feb. 28, was washed away along with most of the Gulfstream Park card that day. All players had their entry fees refunded and will have to buy in or win in separately for the rescheduled event.
Tue Mar 10
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns
If Paul Shurman isn’t the single most respected player in the contest world, he’s definitely on the shortlist. He has finished in the top 10 at the National Handicapping Championship three separate times, with his best finish being a third in the 2009 edition. He has also won the NHC Tour – an arduous process that would top the resume of most players. But Shurman’s most impressive achievement of all might be his most recent – he just qualified for the National Handicapping Championship for an incredible 14th consecutive year.
Mon Mar 9
2015
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping
Four more players won their way into the 2016 National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas on NHCQualify.com on Sunday. The overall winner was Joe Jarvie, a 59-year old building engineer and former NCAA basketball official from Renton, Wash. He was the leader at the end of Day 1 of the 2015 National Handicapping Championship and he ended up 38th overall. He ensured himself the opportunity to go one better in 2016.