As I'm not a "happy holidays" kind of guy, I hope that everyone has a safe and Merry Christmas!
My 2013 quest to qualify for a first time to the National Handicapping Championship fell short this season, officially ending this Sunday with a sub-par effort in the NHCQualify.com qualifier.
Realistically, I needed a Top 6 finish to make it to NHC XV next month, considering I slid down to 270th in the NHC Tour points standings and there were not enough tour points outside of, say, a Top 4 finish to qualify through the back door.
I plan on a richer recap to the season after Christmas, but in general come away feeling that as a part-time/weekend player, anything short of direct qualification (i.e. just winning a qualifier) is a reach, and the Tour points route is a bit of a pipe dream.
Well, at least the 2014 season starts bright and early, with the first of 4 Simulcast Series Challenges at Monmouth Park slated for Saturday, January 4!
I hope to see some of you there!