Alphabet Racing is back for 2019

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 1:41 PM

Over the last few years, our past Players & Officials Association (PP&OA) have the fun “Alphabet Racing” competition. It is on again this year, with potential starters now being called for. Although based on the local Saturday races you don’t have to be a racing enthusiast to be involved.

How it works:

  • The competition runs for 20 weeks from late March/early April to the middle of August.
  • 26 entrants are formed into a group.
  • There is no limit to the number of groups.
  • Each week, each entrant is randomly drawn a letter of the alphabet.
  • Entrants are then advised prior to the Saturday, via email or SMS, which letter they have drawn.
  • An entrant whose letter for that week corresponds with the first letter of a winner of the races at the Ascot/Belmont meeting is allocated 5 points. 3 points are given for a horse running second and 1 for third place.
  • Each entry costs $100, based on $5 per week. The total amount needs to be paid prior to the commencement of the competition.

The prizes:

  • At the end of the day the highest points scorer for that day wins $40, second highest $15 and third highest $10.
  • At the end of the 20 weeks the highest cumulative points score wins that person $250, second $100 and third $25.
  • In the event of a tie, either weekly or at the end of the period, the prize money is shared.

Where does the money go?

The amount raised is to be utilised for junior football development and other football related programs for the Perth Football Club.

How to join:

Please contact to Brian Sweetapple on 0411 133 038 or by emailing to advise of your interest in being involved. 

The PPO&OA require entrants to be in place a week prior to commencement.

If paying by bank transfer, the PP&OA bank details are BSB 066 106, Account No. 0090 2843.