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Bill Cullen
02-17-2013, 07:26 PM
I'll be there. Got in last Sunday in the very last qualifier held by horsetourneys.com.

Hope to see some of you guys there.

Bill C

Badactor
02-18-2013, 10:24 PM
Congratulations & Good Luck! :)

Jay Trotter
02-19-2013, 07:58 AM
Good luck Bill. I won't be there this year but hope to go next year. :ThmbUp:

lamboguy
02-19-2013, 08:38 AM
good luck bill, we will all be pulling for you

Jay Trotter
02-22-2013, 03:41 PM
I was able to obtain the Day 1 Results from The Orleans. See attachment. I'll post Days 2 and 3 if I get them.

Trotter

Jay Trotter
02-22-2013, 09:21 PM
See attachment

njcurveball
02-22-2013, 09:48 PM
Thanks for posting. :ThmbUp:

Jay Trotter
02-23-2013, 08:27 AM
I see William Cullen tied for 324th with $1,197.00 after Day 2.

Also, noticed that at least one guy has 7 seperate entries -- isn't that a bit crazy? Kind of allows someone to buy themselves a championship, although I don't see how you could be focused when you would have to be constantly standing at the window getting in your plays.

Leader sits at $3,704.00 after Day 2 which would be an R.O.I. of 2.05 -- that's pretty awesome!

Charli125
02-23-2013, 10:47 AM
I'm not a big fan of multiple entries, but it is funny when people walk around talking about their totals, and then say, under their breath, "but that's on all my tickets combined".

I've got 1,818 going into day 3 and I feel good about the cards today. Didn't see much to play yesterday so I wasn't surprised with the bad day. Today, I see a lot to like so it's just down to them winning for me!

kingfin66
02-23-2013, 11:16 AM
7 entries would be an ungodly amount to keep track of. What a lot of people with the multi entries do is design the tickets and put them in early and then adjust throughout the day. As for buying them, I can pretty much guarantee you that people do not buy that many. Maybe a few do, but many people qualify multiple times.

I am sitting in the low 200s after day 2. Goal is to get in the money. It should be an interesting day as the Saturday cards are looking good, but that is tempered by the rain that we will see at some of them.

mirageburbank
02-23-2013, 11:19 AM
It's interesting you brought up the topic of multiple entries.

It is something we are looking into as well. What, if I may ask, is the ultimate number. I don't want to discourage our partners from having qualifying tournaments. At the same time, I believe there should be a cap.

Just not sure what the number should be.

We had 792 at this years tournament. It appears that when the number reached 700 or so we got additional buy ins.

On a side note, we are having a qualifying tournament Sunday at the Orleans as well. $100 buy in and $400 in live money. We are giving away 3 HPWS entries for next year.

JimG
02-23-2013, 11:20 AM
Jay,

Thanks for much for posting the standings! I know a few of those playing so it is fun to look at. You would think the Orleans would use social media to give updates, etc.

Good luck to everyone in the tournament. Wish I was there.

Jim

Charli125
02-23-2013, 11:35 AM
It's interesting you brought up the topic of multiple entries.

It is something we are looking into as well. What, if I may ask, is the ultimate number. I don't want to discourage our partners from having qualifying tournaments. At the same time, I believe there should be a cap.

Just not sure what the number should be.

We had 792 at this years tournament. It appears that when the number reached 700 or so we got additional buy ins.

On a side note, we are having a qualifying tournament Sunday at the Orleans as well. $100 buy in and $400 in live money. We are giving away 3 HPWS entries for next year.

I think 2 should be the max. Would prefer 1, but it does keep the qualifying tournaments competitive, and 2 is reasonable in my opinion.

Thanks for asking!

Jay Trotter
02-23-2013, 11:48 AM
Good luck to Bill Cullen, Charli125 and kingfin66 as well as the guys from Assiniboia Downs on Day 3. Good to see the support. I believe there are about 10 guys from ASD (my home track).

I hope to make the trip next year whether I qualify or not.

Also, PaceAdvantage will have our own Qualifier participating next year thanks to our friends at The Orleans and The Horse Player World Series. If you aren't aware you can qualify on PaceAdvantage.com by participating in our Challenge Series. See details here (http://www.paceadvantage.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=85).

Contest 2, the P.A.I.H.L. is closed to entries but players can still jump in on Contest 1, the Gapfire.com Ridersup Memorial Aqueduct Inner Track Challenge todayor tomorrow as there is no deadline for entry. See details here (http://www.paceadvantage.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=83).

Jay Trotter
02-23-2013, 11:55 AM
It's interesting you brought up the topic of multiple entries.....

....It is something we are looking into as well. What, if I may ask, is the ultimate number. My thoughts on multiple entries would be a maximum of two or three per person. I think this is especially important in an event selling itself as a "National Championship" or the "World Series".

If you want to truly crown a nationally recognized "Champion" you have to keep a somewhat level playing field for each entrant. The ability to "qualify" for a second or third entry still seems fair to me because you've earned those extra spots but beyond that I think things would lose the "fairness" perspective.

Kudos to the team at The Orleans for putting on a First Class event and for reaching out to ask the right questions. :ThmbUp::ThmbUp::ThmbUp:

Jay Trotter
02-24-2013, 08:31 AM
See attachment

Jay Trotter
02-24-2013, 08:42 AM
Attached is a breakdown of the Player's pointed earned on Day 3 only.

Jay Trotter
02-25-2013, 06:40 PM
Day 4 - Beat the Champion Results

Stillriledup
02-25-2013, 07:42 PM
Six people finished with 0. how is that possible?

Badactor
02-26-2013, 09:00 AM
I had the opportunity to interview the winner
of the 2013 Horse Players World Series in Las Vegas.
http://upinclass.blogspot.com/2013/02/james-henry-wins-2013-hpws.html

Next year, the HPWS championship dates fall on my birthday,
and I plan to be there as a player competing for the big prize! :)

Jay Trotter
02-26-2013, 01:58 PM
Nice job Dell. I hope to join you for your birthday next year. :ThmbUp:

Bill Cullen
03-02-2013, 06:19 PM
Hi,

Thanks to all the well wishers! I was so focused on the HPWS that I didn't get to PaceAdvantage until today, a week after the event. I'm grateful for all the encourgagement.

I had one good day, the second day, when I had two 12/1 shots and and one 10/1 shot win. But as most of you probably know already, the number of incredible longshots that kept coming in was unreal. Never saw anything like it in my life.

Still, it was my third time winning into the HPWS in four years. I'll keep plugging away at it.

I can tell you all this: I'd never have made it into one of these events if it wasn't for what I learned from the people on this site, many with whom I have communicated and many more with whom I have not but read their profund insights in their postings. To you all, I am very indebted.

All good things,

Bill C

cnollfan
03-05-2013, 05:09 PM
I finished 574th. Third time in the contest. I think they do a very nice job with it at the Orleans. The switch to a swipe card to bet instead of having to fill in the dots on computer punch cards is a big plus.