MOP $20 Entry - $2,500 March Madness Survivor

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March Madness returns! We have a free entry public pool and two pay-to-play pools.

This is our $20 entry pool. $2,500 to the winner! The pool is limited to 150 entries. Purchase multiple entries. The deadline to enter is Thursday, March 17th at 12:15 pm Eastern.

Join now to reserve your spot(s)! You can edit your picks any time up to the deadline. Pay when you join the pool or send an Interac email money transfer to mike@myofficepool.ca. Good luck!
Pool Comments · Comment Board
Mike (Apr 7): You are welcome!
sarah0089 (Apr 4): Hi Mike, I think I changed my email in the last couple of years, I just wanted to make sure that you sent/send to the email I have on file with myofficepools. Thanks again for a great pool!
Mike (Apr 2): Looks like we've got a 4-way tie here. All of the Kansas pickers already picked North Carolina.
Mike (Apr 2): I've triple-checked the database and backup system, and there were no pick changes after the deadline.
Mike (Apr 2): There we go Matt. Little issue with the time zone on the server, but I can go back and check when exactly every pick was submitted, so I will do that.
mattflash (Apr 2): Why are picks not locked?
Mike (Apr 2): Back at it today!
Mike (Mar 27): Down to 7 with two rounds to go!
Mike (Mar 25): Congrats to our final nine. Elite Eight schedule is in and pick is due by 6:09 pm Eastern on Saturday.
Mike (Mar 25): Indeed! Purdue 12.5 point favourites, hard to pass on them.
Cacciatorini (Mar 25): GO COCKS!
Mike (Mar 25): For the number of upsets last night, not too many exits. Let's see what today holds. First game 7:09 pm Eastern, St. Peter's vs. Purdue.
Mike (Mar 24): Yep, you were right they weren't going all the way, just a round too early. Crazy. Why we play indeed.
SassySPA (Mar 24): WTF? I picked Zaga now thinking that they would lose in the NEXT round! First my beloved Kentucky goes down, and now Zaga. That's why we play the games... Good luck everyone
Mike (Mar 24): Sassy!
Mike (Mar 24): Where did the week go? We are back at it today! First game 7:09 pm Eastern.
Mike (Mar 21): Sweet 16 schedule is in! Deadline Thursday.
Mike (Mar 20): Another rough day and we are down to 39. Are we looking at a fourth day with another wave of knockouts?
Mike (Mar 19): Cleaner second day but not perfect. Schedule is in for Sunday. Good luck today!
Mike (Mar 18): Same! Damn, that was a close one Illinois.
Cacciatorini (Mar 18): This is my worst showing ever in MOP.
Mike (Mar 18): Down goes 'Bama! I think I actually called this in my bracket.
Mike (Mar 18): Make sure to get your pick in for today before 12:15 pm Eastern. Schedule is in for Saturday.
Mike (Mar 17): Rough day 1 and still 7 games to go! Kentucky in OT!
Mike (Mar 17): And we're off!

Format · Classic Survivor!

  • Get pumped for incredible college basketball action!
  • Pick one team to WIN its game
    • If they win, advance to the next round
    • If they lose, take a strike
  • Once you have one strike , you are out of the pool
  • You CANNOT pick the same team twice
  • Last entry to survive is the winner!

Prizes · Max Entries · Deadline

  • Winner receives $2,500 CAD
  • $20 CAD per entry
    * Plus GST/HST for Canadians
  • Limited to 150 entries
  • First Round Thursday opening tipoff start!
  • Deadline to enter Thursday March 17, 2022 at 12:15 pm

How to Join

To join the pool, submit an entry (or multiple entries) and send payment prior to the entry deadline - no exceptions! The first 150 paid entries are in the pool. To pay, use INTERAC e-Transfer (email money transfer) through your online or mobile banking, as follows:

  • Send payment to email: mike@myofficepool.ca
  • Send payment to name: MyOfficePool.ca, Inc.
  • Use security question: What is my MOP username?
  • Security answer: Your exact username at MyOfficePool.ca (case-sensitive)

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.

Rules Summary

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 Friday games, First Round Saturday games, Second Round Sunday games, Second Round Monday games, Sweet 16, Elite 8, Final Four and the National Championship game.

If necessary, the pool will run through the National Championship game on Monday April 4, 2022.

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.

Make sure to review the Tie Breakers and Mass Knockout Rule described below.

Important Points

Pick Deadline

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:

RoundDate*Time*
First Round Thursday Thu Mar 17, 2022 12:15 pm
First Round Friday Fri Mar 18, 2022 12:15 pm
Second Round Saturday Sat Mar 19, 2022 12:10 pm
Second Round Sunday Sun Mar 20, 2022 12:10 pm
Sweet 16 Thu Mar 24, 2022 7:09 pm
Elite Eight Sat Mar 26, 2022 7:09 pm
Final Four Sat Apr 2, 2022 6:09 pm
Championship Mon Apr 4, 2022 12:20 am

* Dates and times are tentative until the official schedule is released.

The deadlines will be strictly enforced! There will be no exceptions for picks not being submitted on time.

Default Pick

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.

Alternate Pick Submission

If you are having difficulty submitting your pick online, then send the pick by email to mike@myofficepool.ca. 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.

Tie Breakers

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.

Mass Knockout Rule

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.

Multiple Winners

If more than one entry is still alive at the end of the pool, then those alive entries are all considered equal winning entries.

Terms and Conditions

This contest, named the MOP $20 Entry - $2,500 March Madness Survivor 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.

Premium 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 $20. Canadian residents add GST/HST.

Restricted Access Entry

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.

Minimum Entries

A minimum of 113 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.

Eligibility

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

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.

Internet/Technology Problems

If, for any reason, this contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of MyOfficePool.ca, Inc. which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the contest, MyOfficePool.ca, Inc. reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest. MyOfficePool.ca, Inc. assumes no responsibility for any error, omissions, interruption, deletion, defect or delay in operation with transmission, communications, line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or allegation of entries. MyOfficePool.ca, Inc. is not responsible for any problem or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, equipment or software, failure of any email or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, phone lines, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to a participant"s computer related to or resulting from participation in this contest. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PARTICIPANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, MYOFFICEPOOL.CA, INC. RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Disclaimers

MyOfficePool.ca, Inc. is not responsible for any late, lost, garbled, misdirected, incomplete, or damaged entries; any contest disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of MyOfficePool.ca, Inc. or any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the contest. MyOfficePool.ca, Inc. is not in any way responsible or liable for any damage, loss or injury (including death) resulting from participation in the contest and/or acceptance and use of any prize won. MyOfficePool.ca, Inc. is solely responsible for enacting, administering, enforcing the rules, and maintaining the integrity of the contest. MyOfficePool.ca, Inc. and this contest are not sponsored or endorsed by the National Football League or related associations.

Release

By participating in this contest, you release and agree to hold harmless MyOfficePool.ca, Inc., its owners and employees from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the contest or acceptance, possession, or use of any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries and losses related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.

Official Rules

This contest is subject to all federal, provincial and municipal laws, and to the contest rules, and cannot be used in connection with any form of gambling. By entering this contest, you agree to abide by the terms of the contest rules, including these terms and conditions, and by the decisions of MyOfficePool.ca, Inc., which are final on all matters pertaining to the contest. MyOfficePool.ca, Inc. reserves the right to change the official rules at any time, in its sole discretion.