The first event for the 2010 NHC Tour begins Saturday 1/2 with XpressBet’s ‘Beat the Host’ Challenge.
The qualifying is fairly simple. Qualifying runs for 9 weeks (1/2 to 2/27) with each week being a separate event and separate qualifier.
Eight mandatory races with only ‘win’ wagers and a ‘live’ bankroll, and if you win more cash than the host – Bingo – into the XpressBet finals on 3/13! Jon White and Jeff Siegel will rotate as host.
If I can’t beat the host once out of nine weeks, well my dog can do that barking out numbers.
Obviously XpressBet is just trying to drive customers to their updated site for 2010, but there are some good prizes besides qualifying for the finals:
1. $1,500 weekly prize ($1,000 for 1st, $500 for 2nd)
2. Anyone beating the host all rounds get an automatic 2011 NHC Championship seat
3. Top 5 from the finals get a 2011 NHC seat
4. Top 30 in the finals earn NHC Tour Points
5. Top 25 in the finals earn a seat in XpressBet’s $50,000 non-NHC Showdown
It is a nice two month online tourney to start the 2011 campaign. Since it’s a live bankroll there is no entry fee and being online means no travel expenses, what’s not to like?
Spending New Year’s Eve with the Bon Vivant, mother, and dog. Gave her options - going out, parties, events, etc. - and she chose bringing in dinner and watching football bowl games – how Sweet is that! 2010 is looking good.
For last year's words belong to last year's language - And next year's words await another voice - And to make an end is to make a beginning. ~T.S. Eliot
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