Centurion BallOfSpray Cash Prize Basics

HortonHorton Posts: 24,616 Administrator
It seems like a lot of skiers still do not understand the format. Here is a stripped down explanation.

At each event pro and amateur skiers alike will compete for prize money. Each event is comprised of 2 rounds of prelims and a final. Every competitor will ski 3 times and every competitor has an opportunity to take home prize money. The top 16 skiers at each event will compete in a head-to-head final and the remaining skiers will compete for prize money in a handicap final.

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  • scokescoke Posts: 617 Baller
    edited September 2016
    Sounds like fun BUT

    The first annual BOS tourney was won by a professional, second place was won by professional. Taking home the cash!

    The next stop, somewhere in the NW, was won by a professional. Taking home the cash!







    wtrskiorMattPjayski
  • skidawgskidawg Posts: 3,126 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    An amateur will win in Austin
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    RazorRoss3
  • Razorskier1Razorskier1 Posts: 3,425 Mega Baller
    Its still fun to ski against open rated skiers even if you don't win. I missed advancing in the round of 16 by one ball (to an open rated skier). I still had a great time -- head-to-head is a fun way to ski.
    Jim Ross
  • skidawgskidawg Posts: 3,126 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Come ski and have some fun @scoke
    Mr. Mom is Horton's favorite movie!
  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,616 Administrator
    @scoke the vast majority of the cash prize to date has gone to amateurs. If you had come to Bell Acqua I assume you would have been in the middle of the H2H group and would have won some $. If you had come to Hilltop- it was 100% handicap so again you would have had as good a chance as anyone.

    The idea of the event is to take the best 16 skiers and let them battle it out for 1/2 the cash prize and the remaining skiers ski against their average for other 1/2 of the cash prize. In a perfect world there are 16 elite skiers at each event and 24 regular ballers.

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  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,616 Administrator
    @scoke also your facts are way off.

    Stop #1 was won by Asher and a 28 off skier
    Stop #2 was by a skier you have never heard of
    Stop #3 was won my Corey Vaughn and a M1 skier no one had seen in years.

    If you have a better format pony up a sanction fee and lets go.

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  • scokescoke Posts: 617 Baller
    edited September 2016
    Way off? Laughable. Correct on 2 of 3.

    "Stop #2 was by a skier you have never heard of"

    Then give me the facts. Or was this the stop you had to cancel because the only entries you had was Jody Seal(I love Jody btw, he and i get along like he's my big brother :) ) vs a former professional skier?

    Stop#3, Corey Vaughn. Great guy and a hell of a professional skier. One of only 6-8(?) professional skiers to run 41. Don't play me (no one had seen in years) lol.

    I vote with my wallet. Sorry if i hurt your feeling.
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  • jdarwinjdarwin Posts: 1,379 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I'm sandbagging my average for a shot next year......at least, that's what I keep telling myself....
    Joe Darwin
  • jdarwinjdarwin Posts: 1,379 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @scoke - certainly, there is room for improvement in any format but this is better than the Big Dawg (yawn) that has turned into nothing more than a Senior PGA event (former pros).
    Joe Darwin
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,616 Administrator
    @Scoke Dave Phillips won Seattle

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  • MattPMattP Posts: 5,957 Mega Baller
    @Horton somehow failed to note that the prize money in the H2H final AND Handycapped final are EQUAL. I have the same chance of winning the same money as Asher, Ward, Vaughn, or Miller(guys who would normally make the H2H.
    RazorRoss3
  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,616 Administrator
    @MattP no I did not fail to mention it but yes that is a point that needs to be repeated.

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  • Razorskier1Razorskier1 Posts: 3,425 Mega Baller
    To me the cash prize is the least of my considerations for attending. Sure I'd like some cash, but what I really thought was fun is the format allows you to ski against everybody there. If you are good enough (or lucky enough) to make the sweet 16, you get the fun of a head-to-head with some super good, super nice competitors. If you don't make it, you get to fight it out against boys, girls, men and women, all skiing against their handicap. And you get to watch some people just plain throw down! At Aquaplex last year I was astounded by the number of skiers who ran 38s and 39s in a wicked tailwind -- repeatedly! I met a lot of great people and had a great time, and that's why I'm heading back for another serving in 2016!
    Jim Ross
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  • KelvinKelvin Posts: 1,002 Crazy Baller
    Sounds like a fun event. Too bad I had conflicts for every stop this year.
    Kelvin Kelm, Lakes of Katy, Katy Texas
  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,616 Administrator
    @Kelvin yea every time I pick a date it is like Whackamole and I am the mole

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  • jdarwinjdarwin Posts: 1,379 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @Horton - check the LSU football schedule next time.....
    Joe Darwin
  • skidawgskidawg Posts: 3,126 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Looks like the Big Dawg finals and US open are the same weekend....? Everyone who doesnt fit in these two events should enter the bos cash.
    Mr. Mom is Horton's favorite movie!
    MattP
  • RazorRoss3RazorRoss3 Posts: 1,269 Mega Baller
    @skidawg, that could really make it anyone's game to qualify for the head to head... Could be really interesting this time around.
  • skidawgskidawg Posts: 3,126 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    It definately levels the playing field, It will be the best one yet and its anyone's ballgame
    Mr. Mom is Horton's favorite movie!
    Bruce_Butterfield
  • Mike GileMike Gile Posts: 249 Solid Baller
    I skied the Seattle stop and loved it. I had never skied in a head to head and although I didn't make it out of the first round it was a blast. Talking trash at each end of the lake adds a whole new dimension to most of us.

    I would propose, time permitting, that the bottom 16 do a handicapped head to head as well, not just another round.
  • bishop8950bishop8950 Posts: 945 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Mixing up the H2H with OM/OW/MM/AMs is the BEST part of this format. Watching Manon against Parsons was fantastic. I got my ass handed to me by Asher in Austin as he ran a blistering tail 39 and I enjoyed it. Yes, to win the H2H bracket you will have to be a damn good skier, and it may often go to and Open or Masters skier. So for the AMs you attend to mix it up in the H2H with the best skiers on earth or you get to ski with all the AMs in the handicap bracket for the SAME prize money. You are guaranteed a shot at money in either case! You dont have to win the H2H to get paid or have fun.

    Our event in Sacramento was super fun. A fun chill vibe and the blend of skiers was great. Watching the H2H unfold was really entertaining for spectators and skiers. So as far as tournament enjoyment goes I would say it was really high. Better than any Class C or Record I have attended. On that basis I would say this format is a huge success.

    Austin will be fun and will be a different field. Many of the OM/OW/MM skiers will be in FL for the Big Dawg and US Open. I look forward to skiing how that impacts the H2H. In any case the Aquaplex is sweet and they put on a great event.
    MattPRazorRoss3
  • John BrooksJohn Brooks Posts: 281 Crazy Baller
    I commend @Horton and all those involved in setting up and running these events. I have set up a number of different formats and handicap techniques and none are perfect. There usually is someone who feels they had a disadvantage. This approach looks pretty good to me. But what is most important to me is the number of smiling faces and the amount of comradery that evolves. No one is going to make a living from winning one of these events and the organizers are busting their tails to set up the events, not to mention the countless hours trying to raise prize money and goods. When skiers come to these events with a good attitude, they have fun. This is sport / entertainment and do it for fun.
    bishop8950DaveD
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