This weekend, the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa will host Atlantic City’s First-Ever Free Throw Shooting Tournament regulated by New Jersey where participants will walk away with their share of $10,000 in cash.
Starting at 10am Saturday, March 21 in the Signature Room, ballers can take their shot at the first place prize of $5,000, but you better get there early as the competition is only open to the first 750 entrants.
For the $20 buy-in (and an optional single rebuy in Round 1), players will have 60 seconds to sink as many of the 15 balls as they can. Each made shot with a standard ball counts for 1 point, but 2 special colored balls will count for 2 points each setting the max possible score for Round 1 at 17. The top 64 players will advance to the Semifinal Round. which will have the same structure as Round 1.
From there, the top 16 scores will advance to the Final Round where they will be randomly paired in 4 heads up matches and play down to a winner.
The prize pool will be distributed as follows:
1st Place 50% $5,000+
2nd Place 30% $3,000+
3rd Place 10% $1,000+
4th Place 10% $1,000+
Note that the overall prize pool may exceed the $10,000 guarantee! Check out the Borgata web site for all the details.
One must wonder if there is any chance that former UB scam victim and then former UB spokesman, Prahlad Friedman will show up for this competition.