The HorseTourneys Tour will be bigger, better—and longer—in 2022.
In 2021, the HT Tour began in July and ran through the end of the year. In 2022, it really IS a year-long Tour—one that begins on January 1st and concludes on, you guessed it, December 31st. Even better, HT Tour prizes in 2023 are expected to reach a total of $100,000. Here’s how it all works:
Our Friday, Saturday and Sunday featured, multi-track cash tourneys (with entry fees ranging from $195 to $350) will again be considered Tour events. So will such major HT events as the Flo-Cal Faceoff, the Players Championship, the Spa & Surf Showdown, The BIG One and the Exacta Extravaganza.
Points will be awarded to the top 10 finishers of each of these tourneys, with the winner getting 10 points, the runner up earning 9 and so on down to the 10th-place finisher, who receives 1 point.
Those top 10 finishers (and only those top 10 finishers) will also receive fractional bonus points designed to reflect the entry fee of a given tourney plus the number of entrants in it. For example, a 5th-place finisher in a $195 Friday feature that attracts 215 entries would pick up 6 points for the 5th-place finish, plus an extra .195 points (reflecting the entry fee) plus .215 points (reflecting the number of entries…for a total of 6.41 HT Tour points earned that day.
Note that a player’s year-end points total will consist of only his or her 10 best scores throughout the Tour year.
In the 2022 HT Tour, there are four different ways to win.
1. Finish in the top 5 of the cumulative HT Tour points standings at the end of the year (12/31/2022).
The standings leader gets $20,000 in cash, an entry into the 2023 The BIG One and earns the title of “2021 HorseTourneys Player of the Year.
The runner-up receives $10,000 in cash and paid entries into both the 2023 Spa & Surf Showdown and the 2023 Players Championship…or site credit* of $4,000.
The 3rd-place finisher earns $5,000 in cash and entry into the 2023 Spa & Surf Showdown or site credit* of $2,500.
The 4th-place finisher gets a choice of a 2023 Players Championship entry or $2,000 in site credit.
The person who comes in 5th picks up a 2023 Flo-Cal Faceoff entry or $1,500 in HorseTourneys credit.
(*-Site credit prizes from the HorseTourneys Tour must be played, rather than withdrawn in cash, and they also cannot be used to purchase entries to on-site events.)
2. Finish in the top three of the mid-year standings (ending June 30, 2022).
The mid-year HT Tour leader gets $5,000 in cash. The runner-up as of June 30th pockets $2,500. The person in third-place receives $1,000.
3. Finish in the Top 50 in the year-end standings.
In January 2023, we will host a special, single-day, 15-race tourney offering a total of $25,000 in HorseTourneys site credit (including at least $10,000 in site credit to the winner). The players who finish in the Top 10 of the year-end Tour standings will earn two entries into this special tourney. Those in 11th through 50th places will each earn one entry.
3. Win multiple Friday/Saturday/Sunday featured cash tourneys.
Players who win more than one Friday, Saturday or Sunday featured cash tourney (victories must be on the same day…for example, Friday-Friday, Saturday-Saturday, Sunday-Sunday) will receive the following cash bonuses:
Second victory: $500 bonus
Third or more such victory: $1,000 cash bonus.
(Example: A player who wins exactly one Friday, one Saturday and one Sunday featured cash tourney during the calendar year would earn no bonuses. However, a player who wins three Friday featured cash tourneys would earn a total of $1,500 in bonuses — $500 for the second such triumph and $1,000 for the third.)
Here’s one last important point: You needn’t do anything to make yourself “Tour eligible.” Just enter any of our Friday, Saturday or Sunday featured cash tourneys (the ones designated with the “HT Tour” mark on our homepage) and you will automatically be registered for the Tour. No membership charges…no sustaining payments or maintenance fees…no nothing! It’s a pure bonus for those who play our marquee cash games on a regular basis.
If you have any questions, our HT “Tour guides” are at the ready to answer them. Just email us at email@example.com. In the meantime, good luck in 2023!
So,you are eliminating those of us who don’t win a tournament but come close, let’s say top 20 in multiple weekend tournaments? I’m someone who will make the tournament this year based upon my ranking today as a non-qualifer. I’m not understanding what you guys are doing.
Hi Joseph, You realize that this (the most recent blog post) pertains to the 2022
HorseTourneys (HT) Tour and not the NHC Tour, right?