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  1. #1 March Madness Contest Proposals 
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    March Madness is 4 weeks away. Here are 4 proposals as to what format we can use to gain the most entries.
    Looking at a flat $50 entry fee no matter which one we choose. Up to 3 entries per poster.
    Post below which format you prefer. Top vote getter will be what flies. If there are 2 formats neck & neck, we may go with both.

    Deadline to get a vote in is Monday, March 5th.

    4 Contest Options: Choose one.
    Details & Rules for each option are listed below.
    Scrolling down further you will fill out the registration form for each contest you plan to enter.
    $50 Entry Fee for all contests.

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    Option 1: Auction Style Bracket
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    TheRx is happy to again bring you the RX March Madness Challenge for 2018. This is our sixth year staging this unique auction style Bracket Contest which has proven to be a popular event. Hoping for a big turnout.

    Deadline to enter picks is Thursday, March 15th @ 12:00 PM EDT.

    The entry fee is $50 payable to Betallsports via Pay Pal or Money Order. When you register, you will receive his Pay Pal & Mailing Addresses. Posters may submit up to 3 entries @ $50 each. If you registered for multiple entries, please add a #1, #2, #3 at the end of your Poster Name below to signify that it is another paid entry.

    Prizes: (depending on entries)

    1-10 Entries:
    1st Place - 100%

    11-25 Entries:
    1st Place - 75%
    2nd Place - 25%

    26+ Entries:
    1st Place - 60%
    2nd Place - 30%
    3rd Place - 10%

    Last Year's Bracket:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...=0&single=true

    RULES:

    * Picks Selection Will Begin ASAP After Selection Sunday's Official Bracket Announcement (March 11th @ 6pm EDT).
    * Pick the outright winner for each of your selections below. (No spreads)
    * Make 16 selections following the instructions for each group. There are 4 Groups with 4 selections each and a tiebreaker.
    Group 1: The total sum of the seeds for your 4 selections in Group 1 must be 32 or greater. One point for each win.
    Group 2: The total sum of the seeds for your 4 selections in Group 2 must be 26 or greater. Two points for each win.
    Group 3: The total sum of the seeds for your 4 selections in Group 3 must be 21 or greater. Three points for each win.
    Group 4: The total sum of the seeds for your 4 selections in Group 4 must be 16 or greater. Four points for each win.
    Tiebreaker: Total Points Scored in Championship Game (Closest Above or Below Wins)
    * Most points accumulated throughout the Tournament will be the winner.

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    Option 2: Point Spread Madness
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    * $50 Post Up - Need 64 Players To Complete The Field
    Total Pot (if filled) - $3200

    1st Place: 50% - $1600
    2nd Place: 30% - $960
    3rd Place: 10% - $320
    4th Place: 10% - $320

    How To Play:
    * Runs Thur, Mar 15 - Mon, Apr 2
    * All you do is sign up by filling out the entry form that will be provided.
    * Player/Team Matchups Will Be A Blind Draw Using A Random Matchup Generator
    * Drawing Will Be Conducted As Soon As We Fill The 64 Spots on the Roster.
    * Watch Selection Sunday (March 11th - 6pm EST on CBS) to see who your team(s) will be.

    Rules:
    1. All entries will be randomly matched to one of the 64 spots in the 2016 NCAA Basketball Tournament. (South 2 seed, Midwest 5 seed). On Selection Sunday, you will find out who your team is to begin the 1st Round. (The 4 Play-in games in Dayton will not be included other than the 4 teams that advance)
    2. Whoever wins vs the point spread advances to the next round, and will inherit the team that advances Ex: [If Duke (-15) beats Kentucky (+15) by only 7, the poster who had Kentucky moves on the next round with Duke as their new team).
    3. Point spreads will be determined by the closing line @ http://www.scoresandodds.com/. All spreads that are a whole number will have ˝ added to ensure there are no pushes.
    4. Payments ($50/1 team, $100/2 teams, $150/3 teams) must be made thru Pay Pal or Money Order by Thursday, March 15, 2018 by 12:00 PM EDT. On Pay Pal, choose "Send Money To Friends and Family in the US" to avoid fees. In memo of payment please indicate your poster name and nothing else. Pay Pal & Mailing Addresses (for Betallsports) found in confirmation of submitting this form.

    Last Year's Bracket Here:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...X-p_mh/pubhtml

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    Option 3: Ted Gooley Point System
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    Pick the Outright Winner of all Games in the Tournament
    Points awarded as shown:

    Seed 1st 2nd Sweet 16 Elite 8 Semis Final
    1 1 1 1.8 2.8 4.8 8.3
    2 1 1 2.3 4.2 7.9 15.4
    3 1.1 2 3.2 6.7 14.2 31.6
    4 1.3 2 5.3 11.4 27.2 68.2
    5 1.4 3 7 17.1 45 124.9
    6 1.5 4 10.1 27.2 77.8 234.6
    7 1.7 5 13.2 39.2 120.3 388.2
    8 2.1 8 21.1 62.9 206 708.3
    9 1.9 8 22.5 72.3 254.4 939.9
    10 2.5 10 31.2 115.5 444.4 1806.8
    11 3 11 38.2 162 705.1 3290.6
    12 3.4 12 64.1 275.3 1422.2 8069.8
    13 4.5 13 87.4 456.3 2960.3 21888.8
    14 8.2 24 158.5 1185.9 10228.6 105886.3
    15 27.2 83 480.2 4650 55928.1 862483.7
    16 212 662 4086.4 48453.7 837255.8 20049447

    Most Points Win
    Prizes: (depending on entries)
    Max 3 entries per poster

    1-10 Entries:
    1st Place - 100%

    11-25 Entries:
    1st Place - 75%
    2nd Place - 25%

    26+ Entries:
    1st Place - 60%
    2nd Place - 30%
    3rd Place - 10%

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    Option 4: ATS
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    Pick All Games vs the Spread.
    Lines will be posted ASAP for each new round
    Picks need to be in by Tip Off of First Game of the Day
    Sides Only - No Totals - No Money Lines
    Scoring will use the posted Odds for each play.
    Champion is Top Money Winner.

    Prizes: (depending on entries)
    Max 3 entries per poster.

    1-10 Entries:
    1st Place - 100%

    11-25 Entries:
    1st Place - 75%
    2nd Place - 25%

    26+ Entries:
    1st Place - 60%
    2nd Place - 30%
    3rd Place - 10%
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    In for all 4! So my vote helps & doesnt really i guess. Lol
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    I would be in for all 4 but if I had to pick one, I would do Auction Style Bracket.
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    I vote for picking straight up winners rather than ATS, but I'm indifferent on the point scale. Is there interest in doing $100 per entry versus $50?
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    In addition to a straight points bracket, I'd also join the Point Spread Madness.
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    My vote would be for option 3 or 4. I would prefer to pick all the games either ats or straight up. If I had to pick one I would say straight up (option 3) but I vote for option 3 or 4. Also, like the $50 entry price. Feel if its higher it might deter some. Would love to get as many peeps as possible. Can't wait for the Dance!
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    Would love 1 & 3.

    2 and 4 do not interest me.
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    I like 1,2,4
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    #1 would be my first choice, willing to go up to $150-200
    #4 would be my second choice, $50-100
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    Where we stand...

    Option 1: Auction Style Bracket ......... XXXX
    Option 2: Point Spread Madness ........ XX
    Option 3: Ted Gooley Point System .... XX
    Option 4: ATS ................................. XXX

    Remember, the Point Spread Madness calls for 64 entries. Tough to fill.
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    Would be interested in the ATS
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    option 4
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    auction style but I'm doing all 4 most likely b/c I love the GD tournament and I'm a degenerate and love to gamble money on this SHITE
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    Where we stand...

    Option 1: Auction Style Bracket ......... XXXXX
    Option 2: Point Spread Madness ........ XX
    Option 3: Ted Gooley Point System .... XX
    Option 4: ATS ................................. XXXXX

    Remember, the Point Spread Madness calls for 64 entries. Tough to fill.
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    Love option 2 but doubt you will get 64 entries. Could do it with 32 though.

    Option 4 would be my next choice.
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    love all 4
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    Where we stand...

    Option 1: Auction Style Bracket ......... XXXXXX
    Option 2: Point Spread Madness ........ XXXX
    Option 3: Ted Gooley Point System .... XXX
    Option 4: ATS ................................. XXXXXX
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    Love all 4 will play them all again this year if you have them!
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    Best to pick one OR two at the most. I won't be running all 4... unless someone else wants to.
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    Option 4.

    KISS and let there be a clear cut winner.
    $50 or $100 with up to three intries per participant.

    64 teams inter and only one wins...nice to see a contest the same.
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    1,2,&4
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    will be fun
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    Where we stand...

    Option 1: Auction Style Bracket ......... XXXXXXXX
    Option 2: Point Spread Madness ........ XXXXXX
    Option 3: Ted Gooley Point System .... XXXX
    Option 4: ATS ................................. XXXXXXXXX
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    Did my vote count towards Option 1? Just want to be clear since I won't be participating if we land on option 4. Thanks as always, JOH!
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    That's probably a lie, I'll still join, but my preference would be Option 1.
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