Barston and Bellis have again managed an exciting pool with the winners almost required to select Kentucky-as #1 to get the bonus points. The overall winner, collecting $100, was Jim Hartzer; John Barston won both 2nd and 5th place pulling in $65; Dick Paterniti came in 3rd for $50; and Jack Fitzgibbons was 4th collecting $50.
The winners all had long shots winning early, but this year the Cinderella teams were gone before the Elite Eight. The Final Four had two #1 seeds, one #2, and one #4. This year’s 5th place winner had 90 points. There were no entries with points in the 80s and only five entries with points in the 70s. The moral: don’t concentrate on picking the favorites, at least in thee early rounds.