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Bryan Leonard Advances in Leroy's Contest
by Bryan Leonard - 11/01/2006
Handicappers Bryan Leonard and Marc Lawrence advance to Round 2 of the Leroyâ€™s Money Talks $100K Invitational Football Handicapping Tournament this weekend. The two will square off Friday night, November 3rd, from the Silverton Casino. John Kelly and Jimmy Vaccaro will host on the radio and Internet live. The winner will receive $80,000 with the second place finisher cashing $20,000.
Only 16 participants were invited and Leonard advanced to Round 2 after topping handicapper Al McMordie. Participants were selected by a committee that evaluated sports handicappers around the country, limiting it to 16. Only eight remain.
Each handicapper will release seven selections. Those plays are rated from 1 to 7 in that each contestant will risk a mythical 110 to win 100 on his weakest selection, increasing in 110/100 increments to the Best Bet which risks 770 to win 700. The contestant with the most money won advances to the next round.
The contest airs over Las Vegas radio station KBAD (AM 920) at 7 PM Pacific and is available live on the Internet at www.americanwagering.com. The two contestants who win their first three matches will meet in the Finals on Friday, December 15, 2006, and are assured of winning either $20,000 or $80,000.
Leonard is in his 23rd year as a handicapper and has finished No. 1 as documented by The Sports Monitor in every major sport. His tournaments include finishing first in the Millennium Invitational Handicapping Contest, second place in the Vegas Sportswire Handicapping Contest in 2002, and second place in the Station Casinos All-Star Handicapping Invitational in 2001.