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To join the pool, submit an entry (or multiple entries) and send payment prior to the entry deadline - no exceptions! The first 60 paid entries are in the pool. To pay, use INTERAC e-Transfer (email money transfer) through your online or mobile banking, as follows:
This pool is open to Ontario residents who are legal age of majority, and residents of other jurisdictions where it is considered legal. Please read the terms and conditions to ensure you are eligible to play.
Starting the first round of the pool (the pool excludes the play-in games) you have to pick one team that will win its game straight up (no point spreads).
If the team you picked wins, then you survive to the next round to pick another team to win.
If the team you picked loses, then you receive a strike. Once you collect one strike, then you are eliminated from the pool.
The rounds of the pool are as follows: First Round Thursday games, First Round Friday games, Second Round Saturday games, Second Round Sunday games, Sweet 16, Elite 8, Final Four and the National Championship game.
If necessary, the pool will run through the National Championship game on Tuesday February 4, 2020.
You cannot pick the same team more than once during the pool.
The last person in the pool still alive after all others have been eliminated, our Survivor, is the winner.
The pool will continue as long as there are entries still alive or until the pool's final round, whichever comes first.
The final deadline for making your pick is opening tipoff of the first game of each round. The deadline for each round, all times Eastern, are as follows:
|First Round Thursday||Wed Feb 19, 2020||12:15 pm|
|First Round Friday||Thu Feb 20, 2020||12:15 pm|
|Second Round Saturday||Fri Feb 21, 2020||12:10 pm|
|Second Round Sunday||Sat Feb 22, 2020||12:10 pm|
|Sweet 16||Wed Feb 26, 2020||7:09 pm|
|Elite Eight||Fri Feb 28, 2020||6:09 pm|
|Final Four||Tue Feb 4, 2020||6:09 pm|
* Dates and times are tentative until the official schedule is released.
If no pick is submitted prior to the deadline, then a default pick will be assigned a maximum of once per entry for the length of the pool. If an entry already used a default pick in a previous round, then no pick is assigned and the entry takes a wrong pick for that round.
The default pick will be the team with the best (most favoured) point spread line for the round.
If you are having difficulty submitting your pick online, then send the pick by email to email@example.com. Make sure to clearly state the name of the pool, your username, entry number, round of the pool and pick. The email must be received time stamped prior to the deadline and from the email account associated with your username.
We take no responsibility for email being delayed past the deadline or not being delivered. Everyone should use the online system to make their picks and only send an email in the case of an emergency.
As the March Madness tournament is an elimination, it is possible to run out of available teams to select, so the following tie breakers exist:
An entry that survives a round but does not have any teams left to pick from is deemed to have survived further than an entry that does not survive that last round.
An entry that can pick a team but loses in a round is deemed to have survived further than an entry that had no teams to pick from at the start of that round.
If more than five entries are all eliminated in the same round and these eliminations would result in the conclusion of the pool, because there are no more alive entries, then these entries will be considered still alive and play on if there are available rounds remaining in the pool.
If five or fewer entries are all eliminated in the same round and these eliminations result in the conclusion of the pool, then those entries are all considered equal winning entries.
If more than one entry is still alive at the end of the pool, then those alive entries are all considered equal winning entries.
This contest, named the MOP $40 Entry - $2,000 March Madness Survivor Pool March Madness Survivor, is considered a contest of skill. The winner is determined by the objective criteria provided in the contest rules described above. From all entries received, the winner is determined by the individual who uses their skill, knowledge and analysis of relevant information to result in the most correct picks to survive the longest.
The contest is operated for entertainment purposes. Chances of winning this contest depend on the total number of eligible entries.
There are two methods to join this contest, by purchasing a Premium Access Entry or by submitting a Restricted Access Entry.
A Premium Access Entry to this contest entitles the purchaser to become a registered member of this website, and allows use of the online system to submit and edit their picks up to the deadline each week, receive pick confirmation emails after submitting their picks, and review the contest results and stats for the length of the contest. Each Premium Access Entry purchase includes one entry ticket in the contest. There is no limit on the number of Premium Access Entries an individual member can purchase, to the extent of the limited number of Premium Access Entries still available for the contest. Each Premium Access Entry is $40. Canadian residents please add $5 HST ($45 total).
A Restricted Access Entry to this contest does not allow for the benefits of the Premium Access Entry. There is no access to the contest results and stats before, during or after the contest, and no ability to submit picks online or on per round basis. There is a maximum of one Restricted Access Entry allowed per household, as determined by MyOfficePool.ca, Inc. To request a Restricted Access Entry, send by regular mail your full name, address, phone number, email address, and picks for each round of the March Madness tournament (the potential length of the contest), to MyOfficePool.ca, Inc., 15 Spencer Drive, Barrie, Ontario L4N 0Y9. A valid Restricted Access Entry must be received prior to the last Wednesday before the pool entry deadline to be eligible for the contest.
A minimum of 45 Premium Access Entries must be sold or MyOfficePool.ca, Inc., at its discretion, may cancel the contest prior to the deadline. In the event of the contest being cancelled, all paid Premium Access Entries will be fully refunded.
This contest is open to Ontario residents who are legal age of majority, and residents of other jurisdictions where it is considered legal. Participants are required to determine if they are eligible in accordance with their local laws. The contest is void for residents where it is prohibited by law. Residents of the United States are not eligible to participate. Owners, employees and immediate family members of MyOfficePool.ca, Inc. are not eligible to participate.
Prizes are awarded in Canadian dollars. Taxes, if any, are the responsibility of the contest winner(s). A mathematical skill-testing question is required to be answered prior to the awarding of prizes.
Appropriate identification is required prior to the awarding of any prizes to ensure the correct member receives their prize. In the event of dispute about the identity of any entrant, entries made online are declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. A potential winner can be required to provide proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the winning entry.
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