EDIT: – I posted the deadline wrong for the 2nd set of games, those are due on March 7th at 5pm – that has been changed in the post. Also, I did not include the West Coast Conference in the first set of games. When looking through entries, I will contact anyone who hasn’t included the WCC to get that pick in.
With it being 4 days from March, and conference tournaments starting up, I really wanted to provide a “pre-tournament” sweat, and the guys who run the Jerome (@JeromeXV) have a great and simple conference tournament challenge they run. I wanted to do it for us DFS guys, and give all CBB fans a reason to tune into all of the conference tournament championships. We have a good number of us already interested and playing, I just wanted to post it here to capture any more players that might want to be in.
Basically, this is how it works.
There are 31 conference tournaments, and you need to pick the winner of each one by e-mailing me a list of your picks. The first picks are going to be due March 1st at 5pm EST and you will need to pick the winners of the America East, Atlantic Sun, Big South, Colonial Athletic, Horizon, Metro Atlantic, Missouri Valley, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southern, Summit, and WCC conferences. The rest of the conference picks are due on March 7th at 5pm.
If your team makes the final of the conference tournament, you get 2 points. If your team wins the tournament, you get 3 points for a total of 5. There’s also a 2 point bonus if you pick a team who is seeded 3rd or worse in the conference tournament and plays less than 3 tournament games on its home court and wins the tournament.
(For conferences who seed with Divisions like the MAC, any team who didn’t win their division are eligible for the bonus).
The tiebreaker will be the total number of seed upsets in the Power 5 conference games (ACC, Big 10, Big 12, Pac-12, SEC).
Buy-in is $100, and I will be the escrow through PayPal, so when you submit your first entry, you will also need to send me the $100 through PayPal to lock in the entry.
I will be updating current entries and selections and scores through a Google Sheet once the first tournaments have locked.
My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org and it’s the same for my PayPal e-mail as well. When sending money, please send as friends and family and include your RG username in the memo!
Any questions, you can get me on twitter @Bronzesword or e-mail.