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Old 12-07-2010, 04:15 AM   #1
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P.A.I.H.L. Rules

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P.A.I.H.L.
1. TEAMS

· Each team consists of three individual players.
· An individual may only compete on one team in the league and only participate with one PaceAdvantage identity. Failure to comply with this rule will result in disqualification of the player and his team(s).
· Each player must be a registered member of PaceAdvantage.com
· Teams may represent other handicapping forums; handicapping products; race tracks; or simply be a group of three individual handicappers.


2. REGISTRATION

· Players may register individually as “free agents” and will then be placed with others to form a team of three.
· Teams can enter as a complete unit of three.
· Registration will be capped at 50 teams.
· Registration will close on Wednesday, December 29th.


3. SCHEDULE

· Exhibition Game – Saturday, January 1st, 2011
· League Games – Saturdays from January 8th to Saturday, April 16th, 2011 (15 games)
· Playoffs – Saturday, April 23rd & Saturday, April 30th
· Finals – Friday, May 6th & Saturday, May 7th (2 Day Final – Churchill Downs)
· Each contest will consist of 8 races using major Stakes races in North America.
· Only races with Free Brisnet PPs will be considered.


4. METHOD OF PLAY

· Each team posts 3 selections; a 1st alternate; and a 2nd alternate per race.
· Alternate selections are only used if one of the original selections are scratched.
· Competition is based on Win/Place/Show and Exacta payouts using the top three playable selections per team.
· A team may opt to post only 2 selections per race instead of 3 in which case the top choice will receive double credit.


5. SCORING

· Teams will receive the pari-mutuel payout for Win/Place/Show of all three of their selections. (double credit for the top choice should only two selections be used)
· Teams will receive the pari-mutuel payout for the Exacta based on Exacta Boxes for their top three selections; or as Weighted Exactas for their top two selections.
· If the top choice is scratched the team will be scored on their top 3 selections with no double credit for the top choice.
· If a situation arises where multiple scratches occur the team will be scored only on those selections available from the team selection post.
· Examples of how to post selections for team:
3 Selection Method


3 – 7 – 4 (12 – 8) top 3 picks with the alternates being 12 & 8 in that order.
Team would receive $2.00 payouts for #3, #7 & #4 for Win/Place/Show
Team would receive $2.00 Exacta Box Payout using #3, #7 & #4


2 Selection Method

3 – 3 – 7 (4 – 12) top 2 picks with the alternates being 4 & 12 in that order.
The #3 would receive double credits on all tickets Team would receive $2.00 payouts for #3 (2x) & #7 (1x) for Win/Place/Show Team would receive 4 x $2.00 Exacta Ticket with 3-7
and 2 x $2.00 Exacta Ticket with 7-3



6. POSTING

· One member for each team will be responsible to post the selections on behalf of their team.
· All posts must be made one full minute prior to the first official post time.
· A late post will only be scored on races that run a full minute after the post.
· Once a post is made it may not be altered or changed.
· Coupled entries are considered one interest.


7. POINTS

· Once all teams are signed up a Schedule will be created.
· Based on 50 Teams we will have 5 Divisions of 10 Teams each.
· Teams will play Divisional, Inter-Divisional, Conference or Full Field games as a group each contest weekend.
· Points for each type of contest will be awarded as follows:

Divisional Games (5 Teams) - 6 Points per Team beaten
Inter-Divisional Games (10 Teams) - 3 Points per Team beaten
Conference Games (25 Teams) - 1 Point per Team beaten
Full Field Games (50 Teams) - 1 Point per Team beaten


8. PLAYOFFS

· The top 3 teams in each division will make the playoffs
· 2 Wildcard spots will be awarded -- 1 team per Conference.
· Total number of Playoff Teams is 32.
· Quarter-Finals will have 32 Teams.
· Semi-Finals will have 16 Teams.
· The two-days Final will consist of the top 8 teams advancing.


9. SPIRIT OF THE GAME

· As this is a Free Entry contest, should for any reason a situation arise where the rules don't specifically address the issue, a ruling "in the spirit of the game" shall be made by the moderators, PaceAdvantage - Jay Trotter - andtheyreoff, in the best interest of all competitors.

· Inappropriate conduct by any player will not be tolerated. If a player behaves in a manner deemed inappropriate he shall forfeit his claim to any prizes. The discretion of the moderators shall be final.

RULES AMENDED JANUARY 5, 2011



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Old 12-08-2010, 11:23 AM   #2
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Tried to reach my teammates at e-ponies, so
I'll have to be a free agent unless they get here
quick.

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Each contest will consist of 8 races using major Stakes races in North America.

Dirt only???
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9. Penalties

* California races played by contestants will only be scored for win only. No exacta's, no place no show no alternates. Only one horse can be chosen to win.
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Dirt only???
Charlie, we intend to schedule as many "dirt/turf" races as possible and intend to stay away from "All Weather" tracks. As Santa Anita is moving to dirt this will help the situation.

The schedule will be based on the best Stakes races available that also have Free Brisnet PPs (which most of them do). We will take dirt or turf over all weather but there might be the odd race that pops up (Turfway Meet).

I would bet that 95%+ will be on the dirt or turf!

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Where do you get the free bris from is it briswatch
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Where do you get the free bris from is it briswatch
We will be using Free Bris PPs as per links available from our friends at Whobet:

FREE BRIS PPs
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Charlie, we intend to schedule as many "dirt/turf" races as possible and intend to stay away from "All Weather" tracks. As Santa Anita is moving to dirt this will help the situation.

The schedule will be based on the best Stakes races available that also have Free Brisnet PPs (which most of them do). We will take dirt or turf over all weather but there might be the odd race that pops up (Turfway Meet).

I would bet that 95%+ will be on the dirt or turf!

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That's stupid. Why not allow people to bet on the all-weather? Maybe some people have actually worked hard on understanding that surface and they now have an edge over it. This is a nonsensical feature for a handicapping contest.
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why only dirt???

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That's stupid. Why not allow people to bet on the all-weather? Maybe some people have actually worked hard on understanding that surface and they now have an edge over it. This is a nonsensical feature for a handicapping contest.
I would tend to agree with gm10. Variety will determine a true winner.
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I would tend to agree with gm10. Variety will determine a true winner.
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Well, my impression from reading the boards fairly thoroughly over the past couple years is that most players don't seem to like the all-weather stuff much. That being said we will take it under advisement to make adjustments if that is what is wanted.

Pretty much every Graded Stakes race will be on the schedule no matter what surface it is on unless there happen to be more than 8 on a given day. (that won't happen much)

In a nutshell this is a Player's Contest and if they want cake we'll give 'em cake!

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Well, my impression from reading the boards fairly thoroughly over the past couple years is that most players don't seem to like the all-weather stuff much. That being said we will take it under advisement to make adjustments if that is what is wanted.

Pretty much every Graded Stakes race will be on the schedule no matter what surface it is on unless there happen to be more than 8 on a given day. (that won't happen much)

In a nutshell this is a Player's Contest and if they want cake we'll give 'em cake!

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It isn't like there are many to choose from now, Turfway which is ok and pathetic Golden Gate.
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????....MAY EACH TEAM CHOOSE A DIFFERENT TEAM MEMBER TO LIST THE SELECTIONS , SAY, AT THE END OF EACH MONTH...???>...OR AT THE BEGINING OF EACH MONTH...AND 'I' PRESUME EACH MEMBER WILL BE REQUIRED TO E-MAIL OR HAVE A PLACE TO LIST ONE'S TOP 3 SELECTIONS....OR AM 'I' READING THE RULES WRONG AND IS EACH MEMBER TO LIST THIER OWN 3 ( THREE ) SELECTIONS ALONG WITH THE ALTERNATIVES... ' HEAR ' IN THE PROPER 'THREAD'...
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Each "team" must collaborate to come up with their selections -- one member will post the selections on behalf of their team. It is up to each team to figure out how they come to a final decision on what selections they post.

The team will post 3 selections per race and two Scratch alternates.

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????....MAY EACH TEAM CHOOSE A DIFFERENT TEAM MEMBER TO LIST THE SELECTIONS , SAY, AT THE END OF EACH MONTH...???>...OR AT THE BEGINING OF EACH MONTH...AND 'I' PRESUME EACH MEMBER WILL BE REQUIRED TO E-MAIL OR HAVE A PLACE TO LIST ONE'S TOP 3 SELECTIONS....OR AM 'I' READING THE RULES WRONG AND IS EACH MEMBER TO LIST THIER OWN 3 ( THREE ) SELECTIONS ALONG WITH THE ALTERNATIVES... ' HEAR ' IN THE PROPER 'THREAD'...
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In the rare case of triple scratches, will that force a team into double points?
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In the rare case of triple scratches, will that force a team into double points?
I'm up for suggestions but this is how I see things working:

Teams post their plays such as:
3 - 9 - 4 (5 - 11)
As selections in the first 3 scratch, the alternats move in.
If there is a 3rd scratch, the first selection (#3) would receive double credit.
Any additional scratches beyond that, would be too bad, so sad!

If the team was posting for double credits right from the beginning:
3 - 3 - 9 (4 - 5)
As selections in the first 3 scratch, the alternates move in.
If the top choice scratches (#3) the 4 & 5 would both move in.
If the #3 and one of the alternates scratch the #9 would receive double credits keyed to the remaining alternate.
Any additional scratches beyond that, would be too bad, so sad!

I'm open to other suggestion but I really don't want to see more than two alternates brought into the picture.

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