From the original post last year, the details are the same....
40 beans to enter, must be in by first game tip off. All funds go back out to winners, minus officefootballpool.com fee which is $1 per entry. I keep nothing.
Not a standard format here - scoring includes bonus points for picking upsets. For example, round 1 wins are worth 1 point. If you pick a #2 seed to win in round one, you are awarded 2 points. If you pick a #10 seed to win in round one, you are awarded 10 points.
In round 2, winners are worth 2 points. So that #2 seed win is worth 4 points. #10 seed winner is worth 20 points, etc.
Subsequent rounds are worth 4, 8, 16 and 32 points. So if your #6 seed pick wins it all, you will get 192 points for that win. The scoring essentially makes you get creative and not just fill out the chalkiest bracket. Having done it before, it's a lot of fun, has wild swings in the leaderboard and will be the most interesting Madness contest you'll be in.
I will have the link up for the contest as soon as the brackets are available. If you want to get your beans in now, great. But as long as they're in by the first tip off on Madness Thursday, you're good to go.
I have venmo and paypal for entry fee holding.
Ven mo - @charliekennedy1 (profile pic is my house with a US flag out front)
pay pal - charliekennedy1@g mail .com
when sending funds, please include your Pregame username I will list paid entrants as they come in, like Fishzhang does for his NFL supercontest.
Pay outs will be 60%, 20%, 10%, 10% for the top 4 spots. We had 45 players last year but that was only Pregamers and a few of my friends. I'll be sending out to a wider audience this year, so I'm hoping to break 100 entrants.
Tournament starts on Thursday, March 17 at 12pm. Entries close and beans are due then. Let me know if you have any questions. Like Doughboy's Bakery, all are welcome.
Congrats to defending champ, Rishard101 , who won it all before the final four was even played since he correctly picked the exact final four (by mistake lol). You can check that out here.
Good luck to all who enter.