Annual prizes: R150 000 cash - co-sponsored by Gold Circle and Phumelela
1st Prize: R85 000
2nd Prize: R45 000
3rd Prize: R20 000
Competition starts: 24 November 2007
Competition ends: 2 August 2008
ELIGIBILITY FOR ENTRY
Tipstar is open to all print publications that provide horseracing tips and are distributed in South Africa.
The racing editor or official tipster of the participating publication must register for the competition and must agree to participate for the full duration of the annual competition.
If more than one tipster provides different selections within the publication, or if several tipsters take turns to provide one set of selections, one person from the team of tipsters must be nominated to submit tips and receive prizes on behalf of the team.
If a publication has more than one tipster making different selections in the publication at the same time, one set of selections must be identified in advance by the publication as the official competition entry for Tipstar, and this set of selections must be used for the duration of the competition.
SCOPE OF TIPS
Participating publications must submit their predictions for the race of the first, second, third and fourth horses past the post in every Grade One race plus the two Grade 2 races which will form part of the All Star Series.
Each publication will be allowed to enter one set of tips for each race.
The tips which are submitted for the competition must be identical to the publication's published tips.
Should only three tips be published then only three will be allocated a score.
If a selection is scratched the remaining selections will move up the list to replace the scratched horse.
Equal points will be awarded but with the place following being discarded. The points for the deadheat position and the place following that position will be added before being awarded equally.
Example 1: Deadheat for first - 1st + 2nd points = 18 points - points given to tipster would be 9 and no 2nd place points to be paid out.
Example 2: Deadheat for second - 2nd + 3rd points = 10 points - points given to tipster would be 5 with no 3rd place points to be paid out.
Example 3: Deadheat for third - 3rd & 4th points = 6 points - points given to tipster would be 3 with no 4th place points to be paid out.
Example 4: Deadheat for fourth - 4th & 5th points = 2 points - points given to tipster would be 1.
SUBMISSION OF TIPS
Participants must fax or email their selection to Gold Circle by 12 noon the day before Graded race.
NOTE: Should your emailed tips not be submitted by 12 noon they will not be processed and will be reflected as no tips submitted - no late submissions will be accepted.
Thereafter proof of published selections must be submitted directly to Gold Circle.
The fax number for submission of tips is: 031 - 3141647.
The email address for the submission of tips is: gills@#64;goldcircle.co.za
Once ALL emailed tips are received (12 noon) these will be posted on both the Gold Circle and tabGOLD websites for members of the public to view.
The onus of submission remains with the publication at all times.
Scoring will be based on the accuracy of the predictions compared to the result of the race.
Points will be allocated for predicting the finishing position of each horse, and bonus points will be awarded if the tipped horse runs in the first four places.
Any horse not finishing in the published order but completing the race in the first four placings will be awarded 2 bonus points.
Tipsters will accumulate points on the following basis:
PREDICTED FINISH RESULT POINTS 1st 1st 12 2nd 2nd 6 3rd 3rd 4 4th 4th 2 BONUS 2
The publication that attains the highest score for series will be deemed the winner. In the event of a tie, the prize will be shared equally.
All prizes will be awarded as cash and all winners will be notified of the official prize presentation.
A running log and results of the scores will be posted on the Gold Circle and tabGOLD websites.
Press releases will be issued by Gold Circle periodically to keep the public informed of the official log standings.
The results of the competition will be subject to audit by a registered auditor.
The audited results will be deemed to be final.