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NCAA BRACKET RULES

2005 NCAA BRACKET POOL

How to Play

 

The object of this game is given a bracket of 64 teams (we are not counting the play in game) predict the winner of each game through the National Championship, the one who scores the highest number of points wins

 

Rules

 

1)      All brackets and money are to be received by Phil, Sean, or Eric by 12 PM Thursday March 17th, there are no exceptions

2)      Anyone that is caught trying to cheat (IE trying to change their picks during the tournament) will be disqualified and the entry fee for each entry will be forfeited

3)      Your picks and other information on your bracket must be legible, if not the pick or information is automatically wrong or discounted.

4)      Any bracket is acceptable but CBS Sportsline brackets are preferred 

 

Scoring and Prizes

 

Our Philosophy is the person that wins the bracket pool should have a strong overall bracket and not just one that has the final four and the national champion correct. So this is a balanced scoring per round format

 

Round 1: 32 picks * 1 point/pick = 32 points

Round 2: 16 picks * 2 points/pick= 32 points

Round 3: 8 picks * 3 points/pick=24 points

Round 4: 4 picks * 5 points/pick=20 points

Round 5: 2 picks * 8 points/pick=  16 points

Round 6: 1 pick * 12 points/pick= 12 points

 

                                    Total 136 points

 

People that receive prizes will be determined by who gets the highest scores, in the event of a tie breaker we will use the question that asks how many points total will be scored in the national championship game, if that doesn’t break the tie the tying brackets will be compared beginning with the championship game for correct number of picks/round.

 

 The cost is $10 per entry, you are allowed as many entries as you wish. The prizes will somewhat depend on how many entries there are

 

Under 25:                                26-49                           50+

1st Place: 70%                         65%                             60%

2nd Place: 20%                        20%                             20%

3rd Place: 10%                        10%                             10%

4th Place: 00%                        05%                             07%

5th Place: 00%                        00%                             03%

 

There will be three people running this pool, Sean Drapeau, Eric Nelson, and Philip Parker. In compensation for time, effort, printing fees, etc. each person running the pool will get one free entry which will be available to the pool entrants at any time to uphold the integrity of the game.

 

Each Bracket will be scored after every round then double checked at the end of the tournament. Prizes should be awarded about a week after the championship game It is your responsibility to claim your prize from either Phil, Eric or Sean (see contact information at the end of this sheet

 

Email Reports

For many of you that were in last years bracket pool some noticed and complained that they was no updating on the scores via email reports; last year we were too busy but this year we have devised a way to do it through excel that will not take as much time, we will issue reports after each weekend of the tournament (2nd round, elite 8, championship) the third email report that will be issued April 5th will be official. To receive an email report we must receive an email from you!!

Contact Information

 

Eric Nelson

359 West Main St. Apt 5w

New Britain, CT 06052

Cell: 1-203-767-3400

Email:Nelson_ErM@yahoo.com

AIM Name: Enviabl53

 

Sean Drapeau

1045 Forbes ST

East Hartford CT 06118

Cell: 1-860-977-7685

Email: sdrapeau@snet.net

AIM Name: Cballman82

 

Philip Parker

38 Branch Drive

East Hartford CT 06118

Cell: 1-860-965-9361

Email: redsoxmanager@yahoo.com

AIM Name: Jaundiceboy11

 

IF YOU CANNOT GIVE THE MONEY AND THE COMPLETED BRACKET TO ANY OF US IN PERSON, THEN PLEASE MAIL THE BRACKET AND A CHECK FOR $10 TO ANY OF THE ABOVE ADDRESSES. 

This pool is open to whoever feels free to join. Happy tournament everyone