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Basketball Rules

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Register at KevinAndrewOnline.com before Friday, March 10, 2017
  • 100% of all collected $30 Registration Fees is returned as Cash Prizes.
  • There are Six (6) opportunities to WIN a Cash Prize!
  • One “Early Bird” Challenger who registers and pays their registration fee before March 1, 2017 will win a $30 Scholarship (free play).
  • 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
  • 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. You must Register at KevinAndrewOnline.com before Friday, March 10, 2017.
  2. One “Early Bird” Challenger who registers and pays their registration fee before Wednesday, March 1, 2017 will win an “Early Bird” Scholarship (free play).
  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. Eight (8) different pick sheets are submitted throughout the tournament, with fewer and fewer games each time.
  9. Predictions are made online and may be CHANGED up until each deadline.
  10. Prediction deadlines are at 10 pm (Eastern) on announced dates.
  11. Sorry, the automated system will not accept Late Picks under any circumstances.
  12. First round match-ups will be revealed on “Selection Sunday”- March 12, 2017.
  13. Points are awarded for accurate predictions.
    • 20 points for correctly predicting the Exact Score of a game.
    • 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.
    • 7 points for only correctly predicting the Winning Team.
    • 3 points for only correctly predicting the Number of Points Scored by one of the teams.
  14. Updated cumulative rankings are posted every Day throughout the tournament.
  15. The highest ranked (previously unrecognized) Challenger at the end of each day a game is played leading up to the “Final Four” will receive special recognition as a “Super Challenger” and will have their name raised on one of the eight banners that will hang from the “Rafters at KokOasis”.
  16. 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.
  17. The Challenger who earns the greatest number of points during the tournament is the Madness Champion.
  18. Other Challengers among our “Top Four” Winners include the Madness Runner Up, 3rd Place Finisher & 4th Place Finisher.
  19. The Challenger whose score prediction for National Championship game is closest to the actual score is the “Wild Card” Winner.
  20. Challengers who are among our “Top Four” Winners are INELIGIBLE to be the Wild Card Winner.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. In the event of a tie for the Wild Card Winner the tied Challenger with the highest cumulative score will be declared the winner.
  24. In the unlikely event of a game that is canceled for any reason, results will be tabulated for the games that were played.
  25. In the highly unlikely event of a system failure of any kind, alternate deadlines and/or methods of submitting picks may be announced.
  26. Challengers may play more than one Handle Name, if they wish.
  27. The registration fee is $30 per Handle Name played.
  28. Mail payment to: Kevin Jeske-Polyak | 445 W. Blount Ave., No. 216 | Knoxville, TN 37920 before Friday, March 10, 2017.

2017 PICK DEADLINES (10 pm, Eastern Standard Time)

Madness 1 ——————————————————————————————————————–
Wed, Mar 15 . . . . 32 predictions (games played Thu/Fri, Mar 16 & 17)
Madness 2 ——————————————————————————————————————–
Fri, Mar 17  . . . . . . 8 predictions (games played Sat, Mar 18)
— Madness 3 ——————————————————————————————————————–
Sat, Mar 18 . . . . . . 8 predictions (games played Sun, Mar 19)
Madness 4 ——————————————————————————————————————–
Wed, Mar 22 . . . . . 8 predictions (games played Thu/Fri, Mar 23 & 24)
Madness 5 ——————————————————————————————————————–
Fri, Mar 24  . . . . . . 2 predictions (games played Sat, Mar 25)
Madness 6 ——————————————————————————————————————–
Sat, Mar 25 . . . . . . 2 predictions (games played Sun, Mar 26)
Madness 7 ——————————————————————————————————————–
Fri, Mar 31  . . . . . . 2 predictions (games played Sat, Apr 1)
— Madness 8 (Championship Game) ———————————————————————————-
Sun, Apr 02 . . . . . . 1 prediction (game played Mon, Apr 3)
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