Hall and Blackwell Dominate Record Breaking Calcutta

Bill Hall, a 4-1 favorite by Vegas odds, won the RED JACKET. As a result, first place money, nearly $1,400, was won by noted master odds maker Dr. D.W. Ace Blackwell, who had purchased the rights to Mr. Hall. Dr. Blackwell split the first-place prize money with Mr. Hall who had bought back a 50% stake in himself.

Second place, ($584), resulted in a three-way tie—owner Steve Hill (Larry Banks), owner Rob Day (Bill Lightfoot) and owner Gary Smith (Wayne Smith). Each of the owners will receive $194 and settle up with their golfer as appropriate under terms and conditions not made public.

The inaugural Calcutta far exceeded expectations with the number of entries ,22, and a record pot of nearly $2,000. A 90-minute Zoom call by 16 hopefuls produced non stop bidding and smack talking of epic proportions.

As predicted by Dr. Blackwell, one of the regulars in the MBI finished in the money, Bill Lightfoot. (hint: play the MBI).  Also, two 4-1 golfers finished in the money and one won it all. (hint: trust Dr. Blackwell’s odds).

Calcutta participants demanded that a Calcutta be a part of the Red Jacket tournament going forward. Organizers had no comment ,however, it is almost certain that odds are in favor of it happening!

22 golfers qualified for the inaugural championship tournament at Manor Country Club. One golfer recorded a net (2) under par to win this years Red Jacket.

2018 Club Champion, William “Bill” Hall, is our New 2020 Club Champion, and has earned his second Red Jacket.

The 3rd. round Qualifier was concluded on Saturday, Sept 19  to see who will compete for the 2020 Club Championship.  To qualify for the Championship Tournament, golfers had to play in at least 2 of the 3 rounds.  Their best two rounds would be used to determine who plays in the Finals on September 30th. Congrats to the following duffers who came out to play:

Ron Hosley – net 69

Frank Sanders – net 64

Larry Smith – net 70

David Grant – net 62

Larry Banks – net 61

The Field Is Set For The Red Jacket!.  You May Not Be In It-BUT You Could Win It!  Below Are My Expert Commentary & Odds.

Dr. DW ACE Blackwell,
Phd,BS,ACL,UL,Esc,PBS,ETC.

World Renown Probability Guru

GOLFER ODDS COMMENTS
Banks, Larry 4*1 Top qualifer, high hdcap,PRESSURE too much??
Mathis, Vincent 4*1 Rookie,but can go low. Was the low net,but can a Rook win?
Hill, Steven 5*1 Cagy veteran. Has ups and downs Which one shows up?
Grant, David 6*1 Previous winner can he repeat–odds not good
Sanders, Frank 3*1 A player– each round was lower, a natural jock.Could be a load
Carnes, Terry 6*1 Improved each round, good handicap may be dangerous
Holsey, Ronald 5*1 Plays year round,steady game can get hot.Will he?
Kanda, Louis 5*1 Still water runs deep. Makes no mistakes. A stealth player.
Moss, Roy 7*1 High handicap. Spells trouble in final round.
Nash, Steven 8*1 Improved each round but need more gas in the tank
Bailey, Lance 4*1 Dangerous Mango Man, new driver,can go real low. Has a shot to win
Martin, James 4*1 Coming off IR, has the skills but is all of the rust off? Close but no cigar
Bailey, Kwame 6*1 Big hitter, good genes but can he break though? Can blow up can go low??
Day, Robert 8*1 Up and down, mid handicap, sneaky good. If he gets hot who knows
Hall, William 4*1 Past winner, a natural gambler, ice veins. Can go real low but will he?
Smith, Wayne 7*1 Steady game and a high handicap could cause trouble if he is on
Blackwell, Mel 6*1 Driver/wedge and a hole in one. Has a shot if he is on. Do not sleep on him
DeLorme, Gilbert 7*1 Will lull you to sleep and win do not under estimate. Up and down game
LaRoche, Calvin 5*1 Past winner, so a proven winner, lightning rarely strikes twice in same place
Lightfoot, William 6*1 LONG ball hitter and then?? Deceptively good if on he is to be watched
Sanders, Charles 7*1 A lefty can Phil win?? NOT. But be careful he can fool you and has a big handicap
Smith, Larry 7*1 Once in a Blue Moon,this year it is October not September.But he is here for a reason

Saturday at Northwest golf course will be tense and exciting for over 50 golfers as they compete for the 12 plus ties spots to move to the CHAMPIONSHIP round.

THERE ARE 3-4 locks to make it and then the door is wide open for anyone who can post a low score. Every stroke is magnified and could be the one or not!!!!

See the below odds and expert commentary by world famous oddsmaker

Dr. DW ACE BLACKWELL.

ONCE THE FINAL FIELD IS SET WE WILL BE HOLDING A CALCUTTA! MORE ON THAT LATER.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL AS YOU WILL NEED IT!!!!!!

PLAYER Odds To Make The Final 12 Comments
STEVE HILL 1*1 POOLESVILLE WENT LOW
LARRY BANKS 1*1 POOLESVILLE WENT LOW
VINCE MATHIS 2*1 POOLESVILLE GREAT BUT ONLY ONE SCORE
WAYNE SMITH 2*1 POOLESVILLE  GREAT BUT ONLY ONE SCORE
BILL HALL 2*1 ALMOST A LOCK
LANCE BAILEY 3*1 HARD TO BEAT THIS GUY NEW DRIVER
ROY MOSS 4*1 WENT LOW AT PVILLE
TERRY CARNES 5*1 IS HE CONSISTENT UNDER FIRE
CHARLES  SANDERS 5*1 CAN A LEFTY WIN?
BILL LEWIS 5*1 STEADY 2 ROUNDS CAN HE DO AGAIN?
AL EDWARDS 7*1 ONE LOW SCORE TAKES 2
MARVIN GUNN 8*1 ONE LOW SCORE TAKES 2
RON HOLSEY 8*1 ONE LOW SCORE TAKES 2
BILL LIGHTFOOT 8*1 ONE LOW SCORE TAKES 2
WAYNE SMITH 8*1 ONE LOW SCORE TAKES 2
KWAME BAILEY 8*1 ONE LOW SCORE TAKES 2
EVERYONE ELSE 10*1 SOMEONE WILL GET HOT AND MAKE IT

And they are off the tee box in search of the triple crown of DC Duffers—two low qualifying rounds and one extra low round to win the RED JACKET. Many have broken from the gate very fast and have to be considered a legitimate threat to win it all.

“MANY ARE CALLED BUT FEW ARE CHOSEN!” according to head oddsmaker Mel Blackwell who has set the early odds below to win it all. He cautions there has only been one Secretariat who has gone wire to wire in all three races.

FAVORITES OUT OF THE GATE

Lance and Kwame Bailey       8-1  Both have had strong showings at MD National And Hampshire Greens But can they do it twice more when the heat is on?

Robert Day                             8-1  Can he go two more low rounds with a target On his back ?

Bill Hall                                   7-1 A strong favorite but already has one jacket will Lightning strike twice? Swami not convinced.

Larry Banks                            9-1  Enjoys a favorable handicap but can a hi Handicapper put together 3 low rounds????

Bill Strudwick                       10-1 Excellent Doctor, does that translate to The course? Take 2 and call me tomorrow!

Steve Hill                                 6-1 Cagy veteran with a consistent game a Dangerous opponent Beware!!

Robert Hood                           9-1 Another hi handicapper whose consistency will Be tested in the forest!

Frank Sanders                        4-1 Very dangerous has played another sport at The highest level so pressure is not a factor!

Richard Johns                        7-1 Long off the tee if the short game is there Could be a second jacket.

Clyde Rowe                             5-1 Plays YEAR-ROUND so is never rusty. Has the Curse of a previous win but he may beat the odds.

Bill Lewis                                8-1 Is in the sweet spot for handicap a blessing And a curse can he hold up to the pressure?

FIRST DAY JITTERS BUT WORTH WATCHING AND WILL MAKE SOME NOISE 

Ron Holsey                               8-1  Consistent and does not rattle also likes A great cigar which is a positive!

Cal LaRoche                             9-1  Red jacket curse but can make some noise A proven winner

Dickie Carter                          10-1  Don’t laugh, if he is on it is OVER! A Big handicap, big hitter and who knows?

Dave Wilmot                           11-1  Long off the tee but can he score Consistently?

Joe Latta                                  10-1 Better than his score indicates could Be in the finals

David Grant                             10-1 Cannot leave the defending champ out! Another guy who can lull you to defeat!

THE REST OF THE DOGS OF THE SUMMER 27-1  (everyone else)

DO NOT DESPAIR AS THE SWAMIE HAS TWO OF YOU IN THE FINALS!!!! The great predictor just does not know who, yet!!!  The crystal ball sees a BIG North wind coming that will blow a couple of contenders out of the race. Oh, and a certain someone has just come off the INJURED RESERVE list and is chomping at the bit to go low!! There is a lot of meat still on that porkchop so grab some cornbread and get to practicing because somebody in this group is gonna emerge!!

 

Gentlemen, as we get ready for the first round of competition for the RED Jacket, I would like to announce that we will be having a Calcutta in conjunction with the finals of that competition. As you may remember, there will be three rounds of golf (best two of the three scores) with the top 12 (and ties) that will play for the RED jacket.

The Calcutta will be part of the final 12 competition. I have explained below how a Calcutta works .Once we know who the final 12 are (late September/early October) we will hold the auction and finalize the bidding prior to the final round. Meanwhile you may want to pay close attention to the three rounds that precede the final round to help inform your strategy.

I will be delivering “expert” comments after each round and providing “Mel’s” odds. For example , I will be noting who is hot and who is not, strong and weak parts of golfers game and much more. You will not want to miss this critical information.

The first tip is that it is VERY difficult to win the Red Jacket more than one time, so, odds of a repeat are slim. Sorry David Grant, Bobby Dibble, Bill Hall etc. You start off at 25-1 odds. Tip number two is that someone who has played in the MBI has a good chance to take it all, odds are 4-1 a Red jacket will hang in one of their closets.

 

HOW THIS CALCUTTA WORKS:

Each potential RED Jacket winner (12 guys) will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. The winning bidder then “owns” that Golfer for the tournament and in the event “his golfer” wins ( the Red Jacket)——the winning bidder receives the winner’s share of the purse. Golfers are allowed to buy themselves and in the event that they are out bid they can buy back from the winning bidder up to 1/2 the ownership in themselves. There is normally a minimum starting bid which in this case is $50.00 and bids will increase by minimums of $10.00. The total pot ( the sum of all of the bids for all of the 12 golfers)  will be divided 70% to the winner and 30% to the second place finisher.

Example—each of the 12 golfers are bid on ( all 12 do not HAVE to be bid on) and the total bid is $1,200. The person who “owned the Red Jacket winner would win 70% of the $1,200 ($840) and the 2nd place   owner would get $360.

The first round of our newly designed “Red Jacket Tournament.” 54 golfers at Hampshire Greens Golf Course.  Instead of our usual Match Play Competition, the 2020 Club Champion will be decided in a tournament comprised of three qualifier rounds, and a championship final that will compete the top 12 golfers (and ties).  The next qualifiers are in  August, and September.  The championship round will be played in late September or early October.

Dr David Grant, 2019 Red Jacket Champion. Five contestants played strong over the two day event. Dr. Grant played steady and strong to overcome his competitors in the final day to win the distinguished Red Jacket Championship.