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terapined
March 9th, 2018 at 8:09:35 AM permalink
I wanted to get this up earlier in the week but I was behind on life. Here are some basic rules. If anything needs adjusted we can do so on the fly.

Brackets will be done on espn.com. I believe you can make it so none of your info is showing or just create a fake account.
The group name is Wizard of Vegas and the password is wizardofvegas. Once you create your bracket you are able to edit your espn name. Please make your ESPN name match your forum moniker. If you do not have it listed on there you must indicate in this thread what your screen name is or your entry is not valid. This must be done prior to the first games on Thursday the 15th. Once you create the name on ESPN please also post in here that you did and how many to validate the entry.
Here is the link
http://games.espn.com/tournament-challenge-bracket/en/group?redirect=tcmen%3A%2F%2Fx-callback-url%2FshowGroup%3FgroupID%3D2253770&ex_cid=tcmen2018_email&groupID=2253770&groupp=d2l6YXJkb2Z2ZWdhcw%3D%3D&inviteuser=ezdCNjQ0NTgwLUE4MjUtNEE5OC1BNDQ1LTgwQTgyNTNBOThFOH0%3D&invitesource=email

Group: Wizard of Vegas
Password: wizardofvegas

Entry is $20 per bracket with a maximum of 2 brackets per person. Payment will be made within 10 days of the conclusion of the tournament. Payment methods will be paypal or amazon gift card or if the winner is ok with other methods that can be addressed between the 2 parties. If for whatever reason the winner or losers would prefer me to act as a go between I would be glad to do so.

Only people eligible for this are members of the wizardofvegas forum who are not considered new members and have not had any history of welching. If you have a family member or friend outside of here that wants to submit an entry that is fine but it must be submitted under your name. There is no definition of a new member and will be reviewed as need be. My decision is the final decision when invalidating an entry.

Scoring will be (I don't know why they do it in 10s instead of just 1) (official scoring is done on the site so if my numbers are wrong below ESPN has the final and correct numbers)
Round of 64 10 points per correct pick
Round of 32 20 points per correct pick
Sweet Sixteen 40 points per correct pick
Elite Eight 80 points per correct pick
Final Four 160 points per correct pick
Championship 320 points per correct pick

Payout will be top 2 finishers. First place will win approx 80% of total and 2nd place will win approx 20%. The final payouts will be adjusted to create easy payouts. The totals will be rounded to the nearest $20 at my discretion. There will be no tie breaker to determine final winner. I believe the software will ask for final total but it is not required. If there is a tie for 1st then the prize poll will be split between those parties and there will be no 2nd place payout. If there is a tie for 2nd place then the 2nd place prize poll will be split between those parties.

In order for this tournament to be a go there needs to be a minimum of 10 brackets submitted. IF there are 9 or fewer brackets then this tournament is cancelled. I have 2 entered already so just 8 more.

If there are 25 brackets or more entered then we will have a YOU SUCK prize of 1 free entry. I was going to make this an actual prize but then we would see brackets of 16 vs 16 in finals. So a free entry seems fair for being the worst picker here.

DISCLAIMER: PLEASE ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK. I AM NOT GUARANTEEING THAT ALL PRIZE MONEY WILL BE PAID OUT. ALSO THE OWNERS AND MODERATORS OF WIZARDOFVEGAS.COM ARE NOT GUARANTEEING PRIZE MONEY NOR ARE THEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OR ENDORSING SAID CONTEST.
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GWAE
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March 9th, 2018 at 8:17:21 AM permalink
side bets are also welcome but those are obviously between parties outside this contest.
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gordonm888
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March 9th, 2018 at 8:45:00 AM permalink
Okay, i have entered a bracket
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terapined
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March 9th, 2018 at 10:17:08 AM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

Okay, i have entered a bracket


Really
You know who is in and who is out
You already know the 1st round games?
Please share :-)
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March 9th, 2018 at 12:42:09 PM permalink
Quote: terapined

Really
You know who is in and who is out
You already know the 1st round games?
Please share :-)



haha, I entered a bracket too. I did the auto prefill. That way when I forget to add my picks I will be all set.
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Keeneone
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March 9th, 2018 at 2:55:45 PM permalink
I am all set up with 2 entries. Thanks for getting this organized.
gordonm888
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March 9th, 2018 at 3:32:25 PM permalink
Quote: GWAE

haha, I entered a bracket too. I did the auto prefill. That way when I forget to add my picks I will be all set.



Exactly. I did the auto pre-fill as well. We can all change our brackets as many times as we want until they are frozen before the beginning of the 1st game -and obviously I'll be changing my automatically generated bracket. But it does immediately establish my entry in the contest.
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March 9th, 2018 at 6:39:00 PM permalink
I think I have a pre-filled bracket in the WoV group, but I'm having some difficulty navigating the site. GWAE, next time you look at it, could you verify I'm showing properly, please?

There's an anon sign up there at the moment, as well, but all those who signed up match those who've commented, so I don't have a hint who that might be.
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March 9th, 2018 at 7:19:34 PM permalink
Quote: GWAE

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DISCLAIMER: PLEASE ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK. I AM NOT GUARANTEEING THAT ALL PRIZE MONEY WILL BE PAID OUT. ALSO THE OWNERS AND MODERATORS OF WIZARDOFVEGAS.COM ARE NOT GUARANTEEING PRIZE MONEY NOR ARE THEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OR ENDORSING SAID CONTEST.



No guaranteed prize pool?
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March 10th, 2018 at 1:23:10 AM permalink
Quote: Vegasrider

No guaranteed prize pool?



People are paying $20 to enter. I am facilitating the t
Contest but are certainly not going to put up money if a member decides to not pay.
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