Lucerne Golf Club Senior Scramble results

first_imgDEDHAM — Results from the Lucerne Golf Club’s Senior Scramble on Thursday are as follows:First: Mike Dore, Mark Johnson, Royce Morrison and Tom Winston (-5); second: Dennis Kiah, Ben Sawyer, Charlie Perkins and Bob Mc Kenney (-4); Mel Mc Lay, Kerry Woodbury, Dick Baker and Daryl Briggs (-2); Barry Harris, Ron Allen, Roger Chandler and Bob Francis (-1). Closest to pin: No. 2 Mike Dore (8.05) and No. 6 Tom Winston (9.1).This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img

Big Ten reverses course, announces plan to play football beginning Oct. 24 weekend; 8-game season for each team

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Big Ten reverses course, announces plan to play football beginning Oct. 24 weekend; 8-game season for each team. September 16, 2020 Associated Press center_img Big Ten reverses course, announces plan to play football beginning Oct. 24 weekend; 8-game season for each teamlast_img

All set for JJTRC final leg

first_imgALL systems are in place or today’s final leg of the Jumbo Jet Thoroughbred Racing Committee (JJTRC) Triple Crown which gallops off at the Port Mourant turf club in Corentyne, Berbice.In an invited comment yesterday, organiser Nazrudeen Mohamed disclosed that close to 100 of the country’s top racehorses will be in action.The Triple Crown race promotion provides a bonus of $500 000 for whichever horse can complete three consecutive victories and, come this Easter, the mare Valentina, in the three-year-old Guyana-bred category, will be the only animal in the running for the Triple Crown bonus.The feature race will attract a total prize purse of almost $2M with the winner of that C Class and Lower race pocketing $1M.The winner of the three-year-old Guyana-bred race will pocket $400 000, the F Class winner $350 000, H Class $300 000, I Class $250 000, J Class; $230 000, K Class $220 000, L Class $200 000, L Class and Lower $140 000.The day’s event will be run under the auspices of the Guyana Horse Racing Authority (GHRA), therefore owners, groomsmen and trainers were asked to have their animals properly registered before today. Further, if this requirement is not met horses will not be allowed to participate in the day’s proceedings.On the other hand, outstanding individual performers including jockeys, trainers and stables will be presented with accolades, compliments of Ramesh Sunich of Trophy Stall, Bourda Market.Race time is 12:30hrs.last_img read more

Wisconsin headed to Crooked Stick

first_imgFreshman Thomas Welk made his tournament debut last weekend in Columbus for the Wisconsin men\’s golf team. Today, Welk and UW will look for more success as the Badgers head to the Crooked Stick Invitational in Indianapolis where they will face several Big Ten squads.[/media-credit]After a disappointing performance last weekend in Columbus, the Wisconsin men’s golf team is looking to bounce back Monday and Tuesday at the Crooked Stick Invitational in Indianapolis.The Badgers placed eighth out of 11 teams at the tournament, but with the combination of the tough Scarlet Course in Columbus and the youth of the team, the results were not unexpected.Freshman Thomas Welk, who made his tournament debut at the event, noted this was the toughest course he has played at yet, due to its total length, and “firm and undulating” greens, which made it difficult to keep approach shots on the green.“In the afternoon round we made some mistakes that we just couldn’t recover from,” head coach Jim Schuman said. “That just put us behind the eight ball, because it’s not a course you’re going to make up a ton of shots on. But there were some positive things for sure.”Eastern Michigan University was the winning team for the weekend, followed by Penn St. and Northwestern. Penn State’s Kevin Foley finished in first place overall in the individual race with an eight-under-par 205, which earned him Big Ten Golfer of the Week.Leading the Badgers was senior Jordan Elsen, shooting an eight over par for the tournament, good for 17th place. He also specifically mentioned the difficulty of the greens, calling them “rock hard.”“I played pretty well, but there were definitely things to improve on,” he said. “I hit a lot of shots thin, and with the greens, the long putting and approach shots were especially difficult.”The next stop for the Badgers is Indianapolis, at the Crooked Stick Invitational, where the going likely won’t get any easier.“It will probably play even tougher than Ohio State did,” Schuman said. “It might give us some room off the tee if we aren’t as accurate, but the greens will be very, very tough.”The Crooked Stick Golf Club has a bit of prestige and national recognition to it, as it played host to the 1991 PGA Championship, where John Daly was victorious. It also was the site of last year’s U.S. Senior Open, which was won by Fred Funk.Outside of the difficulty of the course, it will prove to be a good test leading up to the Big Ten Invitational, as five of the twelve competing teams are from the Big Ten — Illinois, Minnesota, Purdue and host Indiana in addition to Wisconsin.“The fields have been extremely strong and the courses very demanding,” Schuman said. “It’s great for our guys as far as their development, and will pay off down the road.”With Crooked Stick this week, the Badgers begin the busiest three-week stretch of the entire season. They return home from Indianapolis Tuesday night, only to turn around and take off for Purdue Thursday to play the Boilermaker Invitational next Saturday and Sunday.Then they travel to Minnesota for the Big Ten Championships the following Wednesday.Although the season has not gone as well as they would have hoped up to this point, they have kept a positive outlook on the remaining season. Schuman says the team’s attitude “has been admirable all season.”“The Big Tens is what we’re ultimately working towards as a team,” Elsen said. “If we can still go out there and put up some low numbers and have a good showing at the Big Tens, we can still qualify for Regionals.”As the season draws closer to the end, the Badgers’ strategy in preparation will continue as it has all season long. Schuman also noted that outside of practicing on the course, many of the courses have online previews that they can study, which gives them better insight as to what they may need to focus on during the week leading up to the event.General course layout, distances and elevations are just a few of the aspects they can learn.“It’s really just a long process,” Welk said. “Everyone’s learned a lot about their swings, and now it’s a matter of it all coming together at the right time for us.”last_img read more

Trojans ready to hit the diamond

first_imgFootball season is over and basketball is less than a month away from post-season play. Now it is time to focus on America’s pastime: baseball.  The 2012 USC baseball season is around the corner. The Trojans are preparing to take the field at Dedeaux on Feb. 17 and have their eyes fixed on Omaha, Neb. — a goal most believe to be nearly impossible for the USC baseball program.Rise of Troy · With the help of returners like redshirt senior Andrew Triggs, USC’s recruits will push the baseball program to new heights. – Carlos Acenas | Daily TrojanLed by coach Frank Cruz, the Trojans are primed to make a run for the Pac-12 title and, most importantly, improve upon last season’s lackluster record.In the offseason, USC has made significant moves to regain the respect it deserves. Not only did USC’s athletic director Pat Haden hire Cruz full-time in May 2011 after Cruz served as interim head coach for nearly two seasons, but the Trojans have also signed an impressive 2012 class.USC boasts a remarkable class of 2012 enrollees. In fact, it is the highest rated signing class for the Trojans in the past decade. The 19-man class consists of seven pitchers and 12 position players. Of the signees, several were drafted in the 2011 Major League Baseball draft.The 2012 class is a great addition to the already outstanding USC roster. Though losing key players, like infielder Ricky Oropesa (drafted by the San Francisco Giants in 2011), the 2012 USC roster will have the perfect mixture of veteran talent and young blood.Of the enrollees, USC signed left-handed pitcher Stephen Tarpley, outfielder and first baseman Ryan Garvey, right-handed pitcher Wyatt Strahan, third baseman Trent Boras and infielder Dante Flores.  The Trojans also signed two-time draftee and senior transfer right-handed pitcher Martin Viramontes on the 2012 enrollee roster.The 2012 class joins returning starter, right-handed pitcher Andrew Triggs, who was 5-4 in 2011 with a 3.67 ERA. Triggs allowed opponents 94 hits last season. Outfielder Garrett Houts is back for the 2012 season. Houts hit .324 during Pac-10 Conference play in 2011. Both Triggs and Houts provide leadership qualities, something that is vital to lead the Trojans to a conference title and, ultimately, the College World Series in Omaha.USC has not won a national championship in more than a decade — the last win occurred in 1998 under coach Mike Gillespie. It might seem hard to believe, but USC has all the pieces it needs to vie for a championship. Young talent, veteran leadership and solid coaching are all intact for the Trojans.With that said, it is not far-fetched to fantasize about the rise of the USC baseball program. Though other advertisements for athletic teams contain the obligatory message about the revival of a program, the USC baseball team without a doubt deserves just as much respect and publicity as the other athletic teams on campus.The resurgence of USC baseball is imminent and this prophecy could very well come true in 2012. Break out the sunscreen and baseball caps, ladies and gentlemen, Baseball season is here. “Armchair Quarterback” runs Tuesdays. To comment on this article, please visit dailytrojan.com or email Andie at ahageman@usc.edu.last_img read more

Gratulerer! EveryMatrix wins Norsk Tipping ‘Gaming Platform’ tender

first_img Submit Related Articles StumbleUpon Erik Nyman joins EveryMatrix as US lead August 6, 2020 Share MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 PartnerMatrix drives user engagement with two new deals August 13, 2020 Share Ebbe Groes, EveryMatrixIndustry platform and software provider, EveryMatrix has today announced that it has secured a ‘procurement’ with Norwegian state-owned gambling enterprise Norsk Tipping for the integration of its online gaming platform.Updating the market, EveryMatrix governance detailed that it had won the platform ‘contract’, following an open tender process against ten other industry services/provisions competitors.  Following the review, the EveryMatrix ‘CasinoEngine’ platform was selected by Norwegian State Lottery executives to service Norsk Tipping the exclusive legal provider of lottery, sports, and instant games in the Norwegian market.Detailing the platform agreement, Hans Erland Ringsvold, Head of VLT and iGaming in Norsk Tipping commented on EveryMatrix win; “EveryMatrix has done an excellent job by offering a rich and flexible solution that meets our present requirements. In conjunction with their competitive price model, EveryMatrix provides a solution catering for efficient integration to our different game vendors, scalability and redundancy, all operated in our own hosting environment.”A pleased Ebbe Groes CEO of EveryMatrix was delighted to continue the firm’s strong commercial momentum, which has seen the platform and software provider secure 26 new customers during 2016.“We have deployed important people and financial resources in the last two years to rebuild our gaming platform and improve our integration methods, always seeking the right balance between technology, product features, flexibility and a competitive price model.”“Norsk Tipping win is a confirmation of such. The team is proud of this win and we are delighted to be partnering with Norwegian State Lottery. We look forward to working with the team to deliver CasinoEngine platform and the most competitive casino product to their customers.”Further to its present agreement, EveryMatrix assumes responsibility for operational services and content provider support for a set contract period, which can be extended for up to 12 years.last_img read more

Richard Mifsud, Helio Gaming: The lottery cross-sell opportunity for sports betting operators

first_img SBC Digital Summit Latinoamérica’s Land-Based 2.0 track to focus on casinos, lotteries & payments June 11, 2020 Malta-based lottery provider Helio Gaming is gearing up for another busy period after a hectic first quarter in 2019. SBC caught up with CEO Richard Mifsud (pictured) to see what’s happening in the world of lotteries, and how other operators are getting in on the act.SBC: Can you give us a quick summary of where the world of lotteries is at and how things have changed in recent times?RM: For many years, lottery was seen as the ugly duckling of the gambling world, particularly when it came to innovation. Despite being a huge industry, and probably the most common form of wagering on the planet, it was beginning to wither on the vine. It was concentrated in the hands of very few, often state-run, operators, and primarily retail-focused, with an ageing demographic. Whilst other sectors embraced online, and mobile in particular, it wasn’t really making that transition. In truth, this was mostly because the majority of lotteries were sitting in a very comfortable and protected position as state monopolies. The advent of betting on lotteries has really shaken that up. There is a new-found desire to reach out to a newer, younger demographic with an improved product that chimes with modern consumer habits and is far more relevant to today’s casual gambler. These customers are looking for life-changing entertainment. This opportunity for growth is what we at Helio Gaming spotted and has been helping operators new and old with for a while now.SBC: How is the product evolving to cope with this new demand?RM: Players want far more regularity and accessibility when it comes to lottery, just like they get through other gaming verticals such as sportsbook and casino. The days of waiting for a weekly draw are well and truly over. We have a number of different lottery draws available in the Hero family of games, and our betting on international lotteries is very popular. We will shortly add a new dimension by broadcasting live lottery draws from our studios here in Malta that bring a unique interactive and visual excitement to the process. It is probably too early to compare the two as equals, but we are hopeful that this product will have a similar effect to what live dealer had to casino. Every operator now has this, with many deriving very good revenues from live dealer. We are very excited about taking our equivalent live product and are very confident that it will be well-received by players. As with all of our products, the beauty of live lottery for operators is that it is fully customisable so they can really take ownership and brand as they wish. This addition has positioned Helio Gaming in a very particular spot where we are the only lottery provider in the industry with a truly complete lottery portfolio.SBC: Do you expect established operators to cash in on this opportunity, or will it be embraced by other operators who are not currently in the sector?RM: The beauty of modern lottery products is that any operator can take advantage. State lotteries have been bolstering their offering with casino, but with a more nuanced and varied selection of lottery products they can engage their existing audience far more, as well as attracting new customers. But casino and sportsbooks can also set up their own lottery tab to attract new customers who might not ordinarily seek out their site. It is also a hugely attractive product to cross-sell to existing customers in between sports bets or casino sessions. Then there’s affiliates. You can probably count on one hand the number of traditional lotteries that have affiliate deals in place. The simple reason is that these businesses can’t afford to use affiliates, given the small margins on tickets. There is a great opportunity for affiliates to get involved on the ground floor. We would love to speak to more of them about how we can work together as this is great untapped opportunity, particularly as we come up with games that are also attractive to affiliates.SBC: Where in particular are you seeing growth?RM: The simple answer is everywhere! But I’d say that for us in particular, we’re looking at Asia and Africa. We were out in Manila last month attending various conferences and there was a lot of interest. We’ve also been very active in a number of different African companies. We already have clients live across the continent, but there are a number of other operators in countries who could really benefit from modern lottery products. We’re used to hearing about the successful sportsbooks and casinos, but outside of the big state lotteries there is very little being done to bring exciting, high frequency draws to the consumer. We are in the process of launching our first products in South Africa with a well-known sportsbook there and we are on the cusp of announcing an exciting deal with an existing operator in Nigeria. The small stake, big win opportunities that lottery presents really resonate in emerging markets.SBC: What has Helio Gaming got in the pipeline for the year ahead?RM: Live lottery will be launched very shortly, and we will be announcing more operator deals in the coming months. It would be interesting to see where we as a company and the industry as a whole will be in a years’ time. There was a report recently about lottery presenting a real opportunity for growth on mobile, and I firmly believe that we are about to ride the crest of a wave. If anyone wants to find out more about the role we can play, we’ll be at iGB Live in Amsterdam and would be happy to meet up. StumbleUpon SBC news network grows with Lottery Daily launch April 23, 2020 Related Articles Share Submit Lottery leaders to address COVID-19 crisis at SBC Digital Summit April 17, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Digitain strengthens live content with TVBET deal

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Share SBC Webinars and Digitain present Finding Value in Untapped Markets July 14, 2020 TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Share Why reliability of service is an integral part of TVBET’s strategy August 6, 2020 Submit TVBET has agreed to make its portfolio of live games available to Digitain after the two secured a new partnership.Under the agreement, Digitain customers can integrate all of the 11 TVBET streamed products, such as Poker, Keno, Backgammon, 1Bet, WheelBet and other games to its platform.Samvel Mkrtumyan, Head of External Communication for Digitain, said: “Thanks to their great skill and experience in producing specialised live gaming products, more and more market participants are choosing TVBET.“We are delighted to be able to offer our clients TVBET’s high-quality, highly entertaining products at these challenging times. The quality of their streaming and also the flexibility of their promotional engine make this a great opportunity for our clients and their customers.”TVBET currently supplies its live content to over 130 partners across the globe via its GLI-certified platform which ensures ‘full randomness and transparency of results’.Peter Korpusenko, CEO TVBET, added: “Due to the current situation – non-sports gaming products are delivering remarkable performances – and therefore TVBET are making every effort to provide their products globally to first-class operators, such as Digitain.“We at TVBET are thrilled to start working with the Digitain team to ensure that their customers receive the best possible streaming products.”last_img read more

Klas Bergqvist – Kappa Bar – Creating an esports bar

first_imgA few weeks ago we shared the news that Kappa Bar, the Swedish based esports bar had opened its third location in Jönköping, we reached out to Kappa Bar Co-Founder, Klas Bergqvist, to discuss what the future holds for Kappa, and delve into how the esports bar is working out for them.We also spoke to Emil “Heaton” Christensen, who has recently invested in Kappa Bar, to find out what made him decide to join the esports bar and get involved in the launch of their latest store.ESI: Tell us a bit about your background and what made you start Kappa Bar?Klas Bergqvist, Kappa Bar. Credit: Mattias Landström, JKPG NewsKlas Bergqvist: Like many others, I was gaming a lot in my younger days but I never was good enough to make a living off gaming (never even close haha). For the last twelve years, my colleagues and I have been running different kinds of restaurants(fine dining, event, nightclubs etc). When the scene got bigger and bigger I started to think that if we could take a lot of good decisions this actually could work and that we could grow! Our biggest challenge was to create a venue that attracted a big crowd as well as the hardcore gamers. We had to make an environment that is appreciated even by my mom. Esport isn’t in the basement anymore and we hope that our restaurants show that everybody can appreciate and visit an esports bar like Kappa Bar.“We never started Kappa Bar to have one shop in Gothenburg. Our goal is the entire world.”We never started Kappa Bar to have one shop in Gothenburg. Our goal is the entire world. In May 2016 we started our first Kappa Bar in Gothenburg. We wanted to start it in a market where we understand everything. We think that it’s really important to work with local entrepreneurs and in Gothenburg, we could be our own local entrepreneurs.ESI: What makes Sweden such a great place for an esports bar?Klas Bergqvist: Actually I don’t know if Sweden is better then any other places. Our government has many more rules than any other country for serving alcohol (that’s a good thing) but it makes it so much harder for people who don’t come from Sweden or have been living here for a long time. Besides that, we have the worlds highest tax for alcohol making it really expensive for people. If you can run restaurant in Sweden you can run it anywhere.On the upside, we Swedes have always been in the frontline with and for esports. We have a lot of great players, icons and influencers who have always been pushing it and getting more people interested. Just look at Heaton’s journey in Sweden and what kind of legend-status he has achieved. We went from `the dirty thing` to the big stage, concept restaurants, schools and all the big brands fighting to take just a small inch of the stage.ESI: You most recently opened in Jönköping, having opened in three locations in Sweden. Do you have plans to reach out further into Europe?Klas Bergqvist: Just like esports, Kappa Bar has no limits. We chose to expand by franchising to keep up the pace and have the chance to work side by side with all the great, driven entrepreneurs out there. We are working day and night to expand in both Sweden, Europe and the rest of the world. As our homepage says – Do you want to open the next Kappa Bar?ESI: What is the long-term goal for Kappa Bar?Klas Bergqvist: Kappa Bar wants to grow in Scandinavia and then the rest of the world and be The number one restaurant/bar for esport.ESI: How has the initial Kappa Bar concept worked out for you and do you plan to make any changes in the future?Klas Bergqvist: Good question! Our venues for today is hosting 150 people, approximately 90 of them is seated. Of course, we dream of having restaurants for 500 people but for now we think this is a good size for us. Our concept has worked out even better than we ever could imagine. The bold move from us was to link console games like FIFA, NHL, Worms together with CS, Dota, LOL etc. This was a strategic decision to attract a more broad public. But of course, we have changed a lot of small things from Gothenburg may 2016 until Jonkoping march 2018. We have a lot of people who visit all our restaurant and their response to Jonkoping has been amazing! We, like many others, have to always keep getting better, we can and will never be satisfied!ESI: Heaton recently joined the team at Kappa Bar, how much will his experience help shape Kappa Bar going forward? Klas Bergqvist: We are really amazed to have Heaton on our team. He is one of the biggest brands in esports and a really great guy. We think he will be a great player for our journey in Sweden but also in Europe and the rest of the world.Heaton: I think that my experience from both being a professional player to becoming a team owner has shown me all the sides of esport, and I’m confident that my experience will take Kappa Bar to the next level.“I visited the bar in Stockholm and the first feeling I got was, WOW, I need to be apart of this!”ESI: What made you want to invest in Kappa Bar?Heaton: I visited the bar in Stockholm and the first feeling I got was, WOW, I need to be a part of this! A place for esports fans to meet and watch the games together is something that I’ve been missing for so many years, and its finally here!What’s next for Kappa Bar? Klas Bergqvist: We recently launched our first franchise and we get approximately 5-10 requests per week so our main focus now is to take care, sort and meet all the potential people out there who wants to open the next Kappa Bar. If you are asking for the next city to be established you have to stay tuned to our social media and at www.kappabar.selast_img