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Basketball Challenge Rules

HIGHLIGHTS

  • One “Early Bird” Challenger who registers and pays their registration fee before Friday, February 22, 2019 will win a $30 Scholarship (free play).
  • Everyone must register at KevinAndrewOnline.com before Friday, March 08, 2019.
  • 100% of all collected $30 Registration Fees is returned as Cash Prizes.
  • There are Six (6) opportunities to WIN a Cash Prize!
  • Challengers predict outcomes round-by-round during the tournament (8 total pick sheets).
    1. Round 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 games
    2. Round 2 (one half) . . . . . . . . 8 games
    3. Round 2 (other half)  . . . . . . 8 games
    4. Sweet 16  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 games
    5. Elite 8 (one half)  . . . . . . . . . 2 games
    6. Elite 8 (other half) . . . . . . . . 2 games
    7. Final 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 games
    8. Championship Game   . . . . . 1 game + tie-breaker game (Women’s National Championship)
  • Predictions are made online and may be CHANGED up until each deadline.
  • Points are awarded for accurate predictions.
  • Updated cumulative rankings are posted every Day throughout the tournament.
  • After the $30 “Early Bird” Scholarship is paid, all remaining Prize Money is distributed as follows:
    • 50% awarded to the Madness Champion.
    • 20% awarded to the Madness Runner Up.
    • 15% awarded to the 3rd Place Finisher.
    • 10% awarded to the 4th Place Finisher.
    • 5% awarded to the Wild Card Winner.
  • Challengers may play more than one Handle Name, as long as a registration fee is paid for each.

OFFICIAL RULES

  1. One “Early Bird” Challenger who registers and pays their registration fee before Friday, February 22, 2019 will win an “Early Bird” Scholarship (free play).
  2. You must Register at KevinAndrewOnline.com before Friday, March 08, 2019.
  3. The winner of the “Early Bird” Scholarship will be determined by the closest score prediction for a separate game not included on the first pick sheet (submitted via e-mail).
  4. 100% of all collected Registration Fees is returned as Cash Prizes.
  5. NO “Administrative Cut” is retained. Kevin does this because he is insane.
  6. There are Six (6) opportunities to WIN a Cash Prize!
  7. Challengers predict outcomes round-by-round during the tournament (8 total pick sheets).
    1. Round 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 games
    2. Round 2 (one half) . . . . . . . . 8 games
    3. Round 2 (other half)  . . . . . . 8 games
    4. Sweet 16  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 games
    5. Elite 8 (one half)  . . . . . . . . . 2 games
    6. Elite 8 (other half) . . . . . . . . 2 games
    7. Final 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 games
    8. Championship Game   . . . . . 1 game + tie-breaker game (Women’s National Championship)
  8. Predictions are made online and may be CHANGED up until each deadline.
  9. Prediction deadlines are at 10 pm (Eastern) on announced dates.
  10. Sorry, the automated system will “lock” when each deadline passes and will not accept Late Picks.
  11. First round match-ups will be revealed on “Selection Sunday”March 10, 2019.
  12. Points are awarded for accurate predictions.
    • 3 points for only correctly predicting the Number of Points Scored by one of the teams.
    • 7 points for only correctly predicting the Winning Team.
    • 10 points for correctly predicting the Winning Team & Point Difference, but not the exact score.
    • 10 points for correctly predicting the Winning Team & Number of Points Scored by just one of the teams.
    • 20 points for correctly predicting the Exact Score of a game.
  13. Updated cumulative rankings are posted every Day throughout the tournament.
  14. The highest ranked (previously unrecognized) Challenger after results are tabulated at the end of each pick sheet will receive special recognition as a “Super Challenger” and have their name added to a special “banner” that will hang from the rafters at the KokOasis.
  15. In the event of a tie for Super Challenger recognition, the tied Challenger with the closest prediction for the final game of the day will be declared the winner.  Priority: predicted winner, total points scored, point difference – in that order.
  16. The Challenger who earns the greatest number of points during the tournament is the Madness Champion.
  17. Other Challengers among our “Top Four” Winners include the Madness Runner Up, 3rd Place Finisher & 4th Place Finisher.
  18. The Challenger whose score prediction for National Championship game is closest to the actual score is the “Wild Card” Winner.
  19. Challengers who are among our “Top Four” Winners are INELIGIBLE to be the Wild Card Winner.
  20. After the $30 “early Bird” Scholarship is paid, all remaining Prize Money is distributed as follows:
    • 50% awarded to the Madness Champion.
    • 20% awarded to the Madness Runner Up.
    • 15% awarded to the 3rd Place Finisher.
    • 10% awarded to the 4th Place Finisher.
    • 5% awarded to the Wild Card Winner.
  21. In the event of a tie for any of the Top 4 Cash Prizes, the tied Challenger with the most accurate prediction for the National Championship Game will be declared the winnerPriority: predicted winner, total points scored, point difference – in that order.
  22. In the event of a tie for the Wild Card Winner the tied Challenger with the highest cumulative score will be declared the winner.
  23. In the unlikely event of a game that is canceled for any reason, results will be tabulated for the games that were played.
  24. In the highly unlikely event of a system failure of any kind, alternate deadlines and/or methods of submitting picks may be announced.
  25. Challengers may play more than one Handle Name, if they wish.
  26. The registration fee is $30 per Handle Name played.
  27. Mail payment to: Kevin Jeske-Polyak | 445 W. Blount Ave., No. 216 | Knoxville, TN 37920 before Friday, March 08, 2019.

2019 PICK DEADLINES (10 pm, Eastern Standard Time)

Madness 1 ——————————————————–
Wed, Mar 13 . . . . 32 predictions (games played Thu/Fri, Mar 14 & 15)
Madness 2 ——————————————————-
Fri, Mar 15  . . . . . . 8 predictions (games played Sat, Mar 16)
— Madness 3 ——————————————————-
Sat, Mar 16 . . . . . . 8 predictions (games played Sun, Mar 17)
Madness 4 ——————————————————-
Wed, Mar 20 . . . . . 8 predictions (games played Thu/Fri, Mar 21 & 22)
Madness 5 ——————————————————-
Fri, Mar 22  . . . . . . 2 predictions (games played Sat, Mar 23)
Madness 6 ——————————————————-
Sat, Mar 23 . . . . . . 2 predictions (games played Sun, Mar 24)
Madness 7 ——————————————————-
Fri, Mar 29  . . . . . . 2 predictions (games played Sat, Mar 30)
— Madness 8 (Championship Game) —————————
Sun, Mar 31 . . . . . . 1 prediction (game played Mon, Apr 1)
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