How does a calcutta work? (not the reel) in tounies? How does a calcutta work? (not the reel) in tounies?
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    How does a calcutta work? (not the reel) in tounies?
from bassinfool  
4/7/2005 10:00:00 AM


 I have yet to figure it out

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   Bottom line is .. from Bob (  4/7/2005 10:22:00 AM
 You can buy another team(to highest bidder) or you can bid and buy your self. Can give you two or more chances to win...or to loose more. Also in some calcutta's folks who aren't fishing the tournament can bid on teams..

   calcutta from j (  4/7/2005 11:47:00 AM
 teams are auctioned off with the stronger teams selling for higher sort of handicaps the field by bids.Usually after the auction a team has the right to purchase half their team at half the bid price. pretty fair deal. j

   You lost me there from bassinfool  4/7/2005 12:43:00 PM
 Ok now I am real confused. I will give you an example. I fished a tourney with 17 boats and two brought in fish 1 had a limit and won the tourney and we brought in 2 fish and took second. The 1st place boat took 1st and the calcutta (i think). Now for what ever reason I thought it was like the boat with 5 fish limit no matter what place it was and then carries over until that limit is caught (if there is more than one then highest weight wins) I have never understood it now more than ever :)

   Calcutta / Gambling from Richard (  4/7/2005 3:01:00 PM
 The Calcutta is generally a separate gambling deal. The night before the competition, the auction off the teams. Whoever bids the highest on a team, owns the team and would win the calcutta money if that team won.

   I'll try too from MET  4/7/2005 3:09:00 PM
 A calcutta is nothing more than a way to raise prize money....they do it in golf tourneys alot also. All of the teams or individuals go up for bid and people buy these teams based on who they think is most likely to win. Some favorites can sell for many times more than no-names. You can bid on your own team if you want, you can bid on owning other teams if you think they are more likely to win. All you are doing is trying to own the team/s that are going to finish in the money of the tourney. Like the guys above said....usually if somebody outbids you and buys your team, they will give you the opportunity to buy a part-share in your own team after the bidding. As mentioned is possible that people not participating in the event can also purchase teams if they wish. Sonetimes all teams are not purchased and thus not in the calcutta pool. All of the money that people paid for buying teams is then collected and goes in the calcutta pot. It is designated in advance the amount and number of places that will be paid. NOW.....when the event is over, the highest finishing team that is in the calcutta will get 1st place money regardless of how much their team sold for and so on down the line. Now if a team that was not in the calcutta finishes 1st, they get nothing and they move down the list to the highest finisher in the calcutta. Whoever bought these teams is who gets the money......not always the same people. If I bought your team, and you finished first.....I get the 1st place calcutta get a thank you from me. If you bought your team and you finsh 1st, you get the money. If I bought your team and sold you half a share after the calcutta and you finish first....we split the calcutta money. Make sense now????

   Brent from BASSMAN IA.  4/7/2005 7:37:00 PM
 I don't know anything about the above post-- the way it works here is YOU are betting you will finish 1st,2nd,or 3rd. Every tourney I have fished it works that way. Some tourneys pay 50% of the calcutta money to the winner, then 30% to 2nd place and 20% to 3rd place

   yes much better now thanks from bassinfoool (  4/7/2005 7:50:00 PM
 I think i got it



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