POOL RULES

  • $20 per entry. Many options this year. See PAYMENT INFO
  • You can enter more than once
  • Entries due by first tip-off (12:20 PM EST Thu. 3/21)
  • Entry fee due by Monday 4/1 (doubled to $40 if late)
  • Each bracket entered will be eligible to enter the Sweet 16 Pool for free
  • Bonus points will be given for correctly picking an upset team
  • Bonus is awarded only if the team you pick beats a higher seed
  • Example: you pick a #10 seed that beats a #7 seed = 3pt bonus
  • Brackets that are "incomplete" at first tip-off are still entered and still require an entry fee
  • After first tip-off, all incomplete brackets will be automatically populated with highest seed
  • All entry fees go back out as prizes except for a donation to a local charity in Glenview, IL (MLB of Glenview)

SCORING

POINTS BY ROUND
Round 1:5 points/game
Round 2:7 points/game
Round 3:9 points/game
Round 4:12 points/game
Semi Finals:16 points/game
Finals:24 points
Upset Bonus:Seed Difference

PRIZES

OVERALL PRIZES
1st Place:50% of the pot after payout of prizes below.
2nd Place:25% of the pot after payout of prizes below.
3rd Place:8% of the pot after payout of prizes below.
4th Place:4% of the pot after payout of prizes below.
5th Place:2.5% of the pot after payout of prizes below.
6th Place:2.5% of the pot after payout of prizes below.
7th Place:2% of the pot after payout of prizes below.
8th Place:2% of the pot after payout of prizes below.
9th Place:2% of the pot after payout of prizes below.
10th Place:2% of the pot after payout of prizes below.

NOTE: Payouts for the other Prizes will depend on the number of total brackets. We have had over 400 brackets each year since 2003, but I raised the entry fee in 2010. We still had nearly 400 brackets.

SWEET 16 PRIZES
Brackets:< 200200-299300-399> 400
1st Place:$125$250$375$500
2nd Place:$75$150$225$300
3rd Place:$25$50$75$100
PRIZES BY ROUND
Brackets:< 200200-299300-399> 400
R1 Day 1:$50$100$150$200
R1 Day 2:$50$100$150$200
Round 2:$50$100$150$200
Round 3&4:$50$100$150$200
PRIZES BY REGION
Brackets:< 200200-299300-399> 400
East:$50$100$150$200
West:$50$100$150$200
South:$50$100$150$200
Midwest:$50$100$150$200
OTHER PRIZES
Brackets:< 200200-299300-399> 400
Last Place:$50$100$150$200
Charity:$100$200$300$500

PAYMENTS

  • $20 per entry
  • Many electronic payment options this year. See PAYMENT INFO
  • Or, Cash or Check to: Scott Williams, PO Box 117, Golf, IL 60029
  • Entry fee due by Monday 4/1 (doubled to $40 if late)

SUPPORT

If you have any questions or problems, please email me at scott@scottandlis.com
Please put the word NCAA in the subject line, or I may miss it in the spam.