In the last two installments, we have covered pretty well the subject of 11-spot way tickets both for amusement and tournament play. There are several way-11’s that we might find useful in tournaments and will conclude with them today.
You may find yourself in the situation where you want to play a 20-way-11 for 50 cents or 25 cents per way, and if you do -- here are two of them. The first is marked using 16 numbers grouped 3-3-3-2-2-1-1-1.
ticket offers a nice symmetry with the 3s and 1s. The 2s are in the middle as pivots. Of interest also is that this ticket has a 30-way-8, so playing the eights and 11’s together will give you an interesting ticket with an even 50-ways on it.
Another way to play 20-way-11s is to mark a field of 5 with six deuces (5-2-2-2-2-2-2) using 17 numbers total. This ticket also has a 15-way-9 and 15-way-8 if you want to play 50. The field is very important on this one, and I would cover it with a straight $1 5-spot bet just in case.
A third way to accomplish this is by marking 19 numbers and grouping those 3-3-3-3-3-2-2. Not only will this give you 20-way-11’s but also 10-way-10, 10-way-9, 10-way-6 and a 10-way-5, giving you lots of even combinations of 40 or 50 for tournament play.
This last ticket has an interesting "sibling" because if you add one more spot by changing one of the deuces to a 3-spot, you get 20 numbers grouped 3-3-3-3-3-3-2 and it gives a 20-way-11 as well. A mathematical curiosity for sure!
The last 20-spot is the best. Just mark 3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2 and you will find this is a very pleasing 20-way-11. The 3-3-3-2 makes 16 of the ways and 3-2-2-2-2 makes the remaining four ways. Can you visualize them? If so you can, hand check your ticket easily.
You may even want to try a 100-way-11. Mark 20 numbers and group them 4-4-3-3-1-1-1-1-1-1. At 10 cents a way, this makes a nice $10 ticket! Let me know how you do. Just contact me at: [email protected]