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Marchitto Captures First SSC Qualifier of 2017

February 18, 2017

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Playing in his first-ever handicapping contest, Joseph Marchitto of Freehold captured Monmouth Park’s first Simulcast Series Challenge Qualifier of the 2017 season. 

Marchitto bested a total field of 197 entries by turning his $150 starting bankroll into $1,084.45.  For his efforts, Marchitto takes home first prize of $8,385 and qualifies – along with the rest of Saturday’s Top 15 – to the SSC Invitational on Saturday, April 29.  The Top 2 finishers of the April 29 contest will earn a seat in the 2018 NHC in Las Vegas.

Monmouth Park’s next SSC qualifier takes place on Saturday, March 11.  For more information, players can email Brian Skirka at

Saturday’s Official Top 15

1stJoseph Marchitto$1,084.45$8,385
2ndStanley Lue$720.70$3,354
3rdKen Jordan$712$2,012.40
4thScott Carson$638.25$1,173.90
5thThomas Clark$599.75$586.95
6thRoger Hammer$559.50$251.55
7thBart Fooden$488$251.55
8thMichael Samples$462.50$251.55
9thDavid Conover$408.50$251.55
10thWade Chubbuck$400$251.55
11thJames Michael$394
12thBill Wynne$388.25
13thDarryl Mays$372
14thDavid Nelson$350
15thMatt Mungiole$345.40