MARCH MADNESS - HOW TO PARTICIPATE
STEP 1 – Register online here.
STEP 2 – Choose from the Registration Options available that include both the complete full tournament and/or Sweet 16 tournament. An electronic tax receipt for the allowable amount will be emailed to you in the confirmation of your purchase.
STEP 3 – Online instructions & passwords will be emailed to you to access the www.hoopness.com tournament website after your registration and payment have been received.
STEP 4 - Fill out the online brackets on hoopness.com. Brackets will be available on the tournament website the evening of Selection Sunday on March 12th, 2023 after 6:30pm. To qualify for the tournament, each registered participant must submit their own online brackets by noon on Thursday, March 16th, 2023. Entries will not be accepted after this time. The first round of the March Madness tournament begins at 12:15pm on Thursday, March 16th, 2023.
STEP 5 – Enjoy the Tournament! Follow the standings by checking the reports generated on the tournament website www.hoopness.com which will be available following the completion of each round of games.
Each registered entry must have a completed online bracket.
Points awarded for every game picked correctly with the winner having the most total points. Scoring will be determined as follows:
Round 1 - 1 point per win
Round 2 - 2 points per win
Sweet 16 - 4 points per win
Elite 8 - 8 points per win
Final Four - 10 points per win
Championship - 14 points per win
If a winner is not listed in the provided space, the higher seeded team will be chosen. If no tiebreaker is chosen, 130 will be selected. In the event of a tie, the total points of the championship game listed on the bracket will be used. The entry with the number of points closest to the cumulative final score of the championship game, without going over, is the winner. If a tie still exists, the prize will be split evenly.
PRIZES FOR FULL TOURNAMENT MARCH MADNESS
1st place: $6,500
2nd place: $2,500
3rd place: $1,500
4th place: $1,000
5th place: $500
In addition to our full tournament, Our SWEET SIXTEEN TOURNAMENT continues this year complete with a 50/50 prize structure, top winner receiving 60%; 2nd place winner receiving 25%; third place winner receiving 15%. Sweet 16 starts with Round 3 of the tournament, when the field has been cut down to 16 teams on Thursday, March 23, 2023. If a tie exists, the prize will be split evenly.