29-Year-Old Deutsch Wins SSC Invitational

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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29-Year Old Derek Deutsch crossed the wire first in Saturday's 2015 SSC Invitational earning him a spot in the 2016 DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas.  Finishing second was Donald Fischer, who as a result will be joining Deutsch in Vegas.

Deutsch, a native of Nazarath, PA, best 79 other players in the Invitational - a contest that matched the Top 20 finishers from each of the four previous SSC Qualifiers.

Deutsch and Fischer finished just dollars apart at the top and it was $340 back to Ron Rios in third.

The complete Top 5 order of finish with bankrolls and prizes is as follows:


Finish Name Bankroll Prize
1st Derek Deutsch $1,345.20 NHC Spot
2nd Donald Fischer $1,334.00 NHC Spot
3rd Ron Rios $994 $1,000
4th Bernard Reilly $845.50 $500
5th Anthony Kite $800 $250

Monmouth Park's next handicapping contest will be on Saturday, May 30.  The $300 buy-in will award 2016 NHC seats to the TOP 5 overall finishers.  For more information, contact Brian Skirka at