Centurion BallOfSpray Cash Prize -The antidote to water ski tournaments that SUCK!

HortonHorton Posts: 24,616 Administrator
edited July 2016 in Other Stuff
Many Ballers think that they are not good enough to be competitive at the Centurion BallOfSpray Cash Prize and that is a TOTAL misunderstanding of the format. These events are designed to give EVERYONE a chance to win. These events are designed to be fun for everyone and to be the antidote to water ski tournaments that SUCK.

Here is how it works:
If you are one of the best 16 skiers in the event you will end up in the Head to Head final and will compete for $3K in prize money. If you are one of those skiers you know how it works. Send me your entry.

If you are not one of the 16 top skiers - you will ski in a handicap final with $3k in prize money. A 22 off skier has as much more chance to win the handicap final as a 38 off skier. In the case of a 22 off skier vs a 38 off skier – the 22 off skier only has to run ¼ ball over their average to beat a 38 off skier who does the same.

Example: Your average is 78 balls (6 @ 22 off) and my average is 102 (6 @ 38 off*). If you run 1.25 at 28 off and I run 1 at 39 you beat me. There is a slight weighting in the tables so if skiers tie the skier with the higher average wins but not by much. (the original tables from last year had a different weighting – I have leveled it out a lot more)

A few more things about the handicap round. Chances are there will not be any skiers with an average into 38 in the handicap round. Skiers with lower averages generally have a better chance of busting out a big score and winning it all.

Official Rules Here

(*this is not my average at the moment but it is a nice round number for the example)

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  • RazorRoss3RazorRoss3 Posts: 1,269 Mega Baller
    To add something to @Horton's comments about the handicap bracket, your placement in the handicap is not dependent on your raw score compared to anyone else. you could be at long line and beat out someone in blue line (me). the placement is determined by your raw score compared to your tournament average. this largely favors skiers with fewer tournament rounds under their belt since people who ski more tournaments have a higher 3 tournament average since they average the 3 best. so if you don't ski many tournaments and think you can show up and beat your tourney average by a few buoys you'll be in the money for sure. especially against me since my tournament best is [email protected], and my tournament average is [email protected] because in all 3 tournaments I skied last year I first set and then tied a new tournament best which is also 1.5 buoys short of my all time personal best.. so in other words the odds of me breaking my average by much are pretty damn slim. so show up, win money, laugh at Horton for any of the thousands of reasons he gives us to on a daily basis, and so on.

    *I'm not currently registered but I'm 23, I have no money, and I literally don't know which of the 50 states I'll be living in by the time either of the upcoming events rolls around. as any of those variables become less preventive I will likely be sending in an entry.
  • RazorRoss3RazorRoss3 Posts: 1,269 Mega Baller
    @richarddoane, that certainly sounds appealing! We'll see what I can do. Its dependent a a couple factors still.
    MattP
  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 1,499 Crazy Baller
    Great stuff ! Very nice job with this @Horton . Can't make the trek this year. Maybe we'll see you in the northeast next year?
  • thagerthager Posts: 3,987 Mega Baller
    @MS You ready?
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • MSMS Posts: 4,485 Mega Baller
    I dont have any sand bag scores.
    Shut up and ski
    Bill22
  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,616 Administrator
    @ms chicken

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  • MSMS Posts: 4,485 Mega Baller
    I am trying to get to Austin but wont know until sep. Keep a spot open
    Shut up and ski
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 5,749 Mega Baller
    I am trying to figure out how to make Austin work. I won't have enough scores for handicap, and I definitely won't be good enough for top 16, but I'd sure love to do it once to meet more folks face-to-face.
    Realistically, my chances seem low. But fingers crossed.
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • Bill22Bill22 Posts: 1,308 Crazy Baller
    Horton, thank you for making tournaments that don't SUCK!
    Can't make it this year.
    wolfgang
  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,616 Administrator
    edited July 2016
    @Bill22 i will forgive you provided you find someone to take your spot.

    (Go to lake tell other skiers they should enter)

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  • Bill22Bill22 Posts: 1,308 Crazy Baller
    It's a good thing that you cleared up the handicap for us guys at longer lines. I thought it really only helped give you a chance to win if you had an average at -32 or -35.

    I thought that due to a comment made last year after the BOS Centurion Cash prize tournament.
  • mmosley899mmosley899 Posts: 472 Water Ski Industry Professional
    If I can sell enough bindings, I will make one of the events! All a matter of timing. But they sound like fun anyway!
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,616 Administrator
    @Bill22 last year the was more advantage for a 35 off skier but not a huge advantage. It was a very small tweak to the formulas.

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  • RazorRoss3RazorRoss3 Posts: 1,269 Mega Baller
    Ok, so a few of my attendance restraints have been removed. I'll certainly be at Austin.
    Than_Boganrico
  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,616 Administrator
    @RazorRoss3 & Seattle?

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  • RazorRoss3RazorRoss3 Posts: 1,269 Mega Baller
    We'll see, the new job is in Austin, depending on what I learn about my relocation timeline and access to short term PTO today I may or may not be able to do.
    Horton
  • RazorRoss3RazorRoss3 Posts: 1,269 Mega Baller
    just realized I asked a question in the wrong thread, oops.
    @Horton, what days do these run again, was it practice Friday, tourney rounds Saturday and Sunday or were there tournament rounds on Friday as well?
  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,616 Administrator
    In Seattle and in Austin practice Friday tournament Saturday Sunday

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  • colo_skiercolo_skier Posts: 765 Solid Baller
    @Horton Call me stupid or give me a panda but I am unable to ascertain the Austin dates for the Friday Saturday Sunday. Just trying to find out when there will be a beer rush in Austin.
    Not sure I know what I am doing. The boat goes I follow. Trying to perfect the deep water start. Squirrel!
  • Bill22Bill22 Posts: 1,308 Crazy Baller
    edited July 2016
  • smalorsmalor Posts: 63 Baller
    I have a family trip in conflict with the Hilltop event otherwise I would be there. Hope everyone has a great time and the event is a big success so I can attend next summer.
  • 628Skiier628Skiier Posts: 3 Baller
    Is there a minimum amount of tournaments you need to ski this year to create your "average?" What if it's only one. Or none.
  • MattPMattP Posts: 5,957 Mega Baller
    @628Skiier To be eligible for the handicap round, a skier must have scores from 5 or more different USAWS tournaments in the previous 12 months

    Handicaps will be calculated from each skier's USAWS 12 month 3 score average
    BallOfSpray reserves the right to tweak individual handicaps and entry qualifications as needed
    Non USAWS skiers who can provide documentation of scores from other federations will be admitted at the discretion of the event organizer
    @Horton
  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,616 Administrator
    Correction. 3 events are requested. I am happy to accommodate any skier as long as i have enough information to create a fair handicap.

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  • gt2003gt2003 Posts: 672 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited July 2016
    @MattP , I believe there was a rule change to 3 tournaments instead of 5. @Horton , is that correct?
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  • RazorRoss3RazorRoss3 Posts: 1,269 Mega Baller
    edited July 2016
    @gt2003, you are correct
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  • Razorskier1Razorskier1 Posts: 3,425 Mega Baller
    I will only be able to make Austin. Took last week off to move Mitch there, and I need to go to Iowa the weekend of Seattle to move my daughter back to college and visit my mom, who fell and broker her pelvis.
    Jim Ross
  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,616 Administrator
    @Razorskier1 you pulled the Mom card... ok

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