The winner of the CM Racing Competition is … PETE MAIDMENT! With a score of $54,651,621.90 he narrowly edged our JOSH on $50,818,951.72 as recorded at 12 noon (WST) on November 5 2009.
We had a total of 154 players participating, and a hard fought battle towards the end saw Pete Maidment take out the honours after Josh made a huge charge towards the finish line. In third place we had Bjorn Hevroy on $1,331,130.00, with BuddyLuv on $819,202.55 in fourth, and Matt on $144,999.40 rounding up fifth place.
If you’re wondering how Pete did it – you can read his testimony here!
"Being a horse racing/gambling tragic from way back, when the email arrived about this little CM Racing game I was most intrigued. My initial aim was to beat McNuff07 who I assumed to be a fella I used to work at Wembley but as I tumbled from my opening $1000 back to $10 I noticed that he had disappeared from the leader board as well and he never popped up as a threat again.
After about and hour stuck on $10 (with the occasional small win) I figured that the roughies were coming in a little more frequently than their odds suggested they should. With a tremendous amount of restraint (something that I do not have with real money) I bet the $10 to place on the roughie until it came in. I continued with this until I figured that I had enough to raise it to $20 and so on. I also noticed that the most common winner of the long shots was the $72.10, so if it ever came up, I also bet on the win.
Getting back to $1000 was a milestone! It took 10 mins to lose it all and about 10 hours to get it all back. I think at the end of the first day I was at $173 000 or thereabouts.
Somewhere the next night I got into a bit of a grudge match with Buddyluv (a fellow fantasy NFL league member) as we swapped 1st & 2nd a few times. My greatest early tragedy was when a bet on a $72 horse paid over $1000000 and a glitch did not allow the pay out. Another million dollar non-payout, and a note to the developers and I settled back into a betting pattern to make sure that my payouts would be less than 1 million. It was during this run that the ante was upped by Josh who not only over took my total, but had me completely dominated for a while. The competitive streak flared up again and I had to get back on top. A few rash bets and things looked bad for a while, but moving back to what I knew best, the total started to build again. Once the million dollar payout glitch was fixed I had a few big wins (and many big losses) but went to bed on Wed night with $54.6 million, knowing I would not get to the computer all day and hoping it would hold up.
Luckily, it was just enough but congrats to Josh who really came at me the last 2 days and forced me to spend even more time with the game. When you live in South Hedland, something like this to whittle away the hours is a godsend!
Thanks to everyone involved and well done to the developers."
Pete Maidment now gets to choose between the $100 Event Cinemas movie gift voucher or a carton of the "Connoissuers Pack of Beer" from the International Beer Shop as his prize.
The top 50 are as below:
|1st Place||PETE MAIDMENT||$54,651,621.90|
|3rd Place||BJORN HEVROY||$1,033,130.00|
Many thanks to all who played – now you can get back to work!
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