02/15/2013 4:44PM

National Handicapping Championship: Larry David first player to earn two berths to the finals


Larry David, a Santa Rosa, Calif., resident, has become the first National Handicapping Championship Tour member to earn two berths to the 2014 championship under a new rule implemented just this year, the tour’s organizers announced on Friday.

David finished second in a tournament on Feb. 2 at NHCqualify.com and then finished second in a Feb. 10 tournament at Horsetourneys.com. Both tournaments awarded berths in next January’s championship to the top five players.

The NHC Tour adopted a rule this year allowing players to earn up to two berths in the championship, which will have a total purse of at least $1.5 million. Previously, players were limited to one berth.

With his two top-five finishes, David is also the current leader in the NHC Tour, with 4,200 points.