Dan Wilde has Big Day 2 to Win $213,762 in the Inaugural Players Championship, Now Eligible for Million-Dollar Bonus in Spa & Surf Showdown; Howard Welsh Sweeps Sunday Cash Tourneys; Evan Trommer Records Victories on Four Different Days (Weekly Recap, March 31-April 4)

Things weren’t looking too good for Dan Wilde when Day 1 of the $555,346 Players Championship concluded. After 15 plays in Friday, the 58-year-old electrical engineer from Cedar Park, Tex., was mired in 137th place with a score of $37.60—$99.20 less than the leader Chris Bertolucci.

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The Stage is Set for Friday and Saturday’s Players Championship as Purse Grows to $361,000; Alan Levitt Could Win $1 Million Bonus in Leg 2 of the Tourney Triple.

Alan Levitt has a whole lot to play for this Friday and Saturday.

After capturing January’s Flo-Cal Faceoff, the Baltimore doctor not only won $205,000, he earned a shot at at a $1 million bonus should he win either this Friday and Saturday’s Players Championship or August’s Spa & Surf Showdown with his designated entry. A clean sweep of these three Tourney Triple races would mean total bonuses of $2 million. No wonder this man is smiling.

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Announcing the Players Championship Show Presented by HorseTourneys and Sport of Kings

HorseTourneys announces the Players Championship Show, a two-night live broadcast that will discuss news, strategy, and action from HorseTourneys Players Championship on Friday, April 2, and Saturday, April 3.

The two-night live-stream will air online for free on the HorseTourneys YouTube channel this Friday from 6:00–8:00 PM ET and Saturday between 7:00–9:00 PM ET. Those interested in watching the show can sign up for tune-in alerts at the Sport of Kings website here.

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Florida Derby Day $45,000 Guaranteed Cash Game, Dubai World Cup Tourneys and Final Weekend Qualifiers to Players Championship Highlight Exciting Friday, Saturday, Sunday of Featured Action

We’re raising the stakes on Saturday, Florida Derby Day. Instead of a $25,000 Guaranteed featured cash tourney, we’re upping the guarantee of this live-format event to $45,000—and tossing in a $10,000 Guaranteed Pick & Pray as well. 

That’s not all. For the first time, we’ll be hosting tourneys on the Dubai World Cup card from Meydan. And with the Players Championship (current purse up to $279,660 and counting) set for Friday and Saturday, April 2-3, it means that this weekend is your final one in which to qualify for the all-cash middle leg of the 2021 Tourney Triple. 

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Live Chat Debuts at HorseTourneys – With Caveats

Does Live Chat among players belong on a site like HorseTourneys?

It’s a question that we’ve grappled with internally off and on for the better part of… well, only the last decade.

The case for allowing Live Chat is that it adds to the entertainment value of the product, creating a higher level of engagement and fostering an even greater sense of community among our player base.  Anyone who has played tournaments at on-site, brick-and-mortar locations has witnessed the kind of camaraderie that typically comes along with a major tournament event.  While online chat could never replicate that experience, it would at least bring some of it to online play.

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