NTRA Individual Tour Membership (“Membership”) is mandatory when competing in paid entry tournaments in order to be eligible to win a berth in the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship (“NHC”) in January 2017.
The Membership fee is $50 per individual annually and is good for the 2016 calendar year, regardless of time purchased. Membership is limited to one (1) per person. All Tour Members are required to provide their name, mailing address, e-mail address and phone number. Tour Members will receive the following benefits:
Eligibility to compete for a seat at the January 2017 NHC; Eligibility to compete for $300,000 in prize money awarded to Tour point leaders;
Eligibility to compete in free online tournaments offering 20 seats to the 2017 NHC;
Exclusive discount from Daily Racing Form on unlimited DRF Classic or DRF Formulator past performance plans—15% discount for first-time Tour Members and 10% discount for those renewing their Tour Membership;
Individual membership in the NTRA, which include benefits and discounts from NTRA Advantage partners;
Individuals finishing among the top 150 points leaders on the year-end NHC Tour Leader Board, who have not already qualified to the 2017 NHC at an onsite or online NTRA-sanctioned Tournament, will automatically qualify for the 2017 NHC;
The individual accumulating the most Tour Points as of January 1, 2017, will be declared the overall Tour Champion and receive the first prize consisting of $75,000, a trophy and a berth in the 2018 NHC;
Individuals finishing among the top 40 points leaders on the year-end NHC Tour Leader Board will be eligible to compete for a minimum $25,000 bonus and a berth in the 2017 NHC, with both the $25,000 and the 2018 NHC berth awarded to the individual who finishes highest among the 40 eligible individuals in the overall NHC standings.
Season-ending points leader will be eligible for $2 million bonus* should he or she win the January 2017 NHC; and
Weekly e-newsletter featuring recaps of previously held tourneys, player profiles, schedules and links to upcoming Tournaments, etc.
*The NHC Tour winner will be eligible for a $2 million bonus if he/she wins the 2015 NHC. The bonus will be paid in the form of an annuity and is subject to the terms and conditions set forth by the insurance carrier.