The Affordable Trophies Tournament Contest is a NCAA basketball bracket contest, similar to office pools.|
There is no cost to enter the contest, but only Affordable Trophies customers are invited to participate.
The winner will receive a magnificent trophy like that pictured on the left! (With the winner's name, and the current year, of course!)
Click on the image for a closer view.
View the final standings for the 2017 contest
Entering the Contest
This year we are again using a private group named AT Tournament Contest within
the ESPN Tournament Challenge.
To enter the contest, you must sign up for the contest mailing list using the form below. You will be sent information on how to submit your bracket on the ESPN Tournament Challenge site after your request has been approved.
IMPORTANT! Please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your email contacts to help ensure that our email
messages land in your inbox, and not in a spam filter.
- We will be using the ESPN Tournament Challenge scoring rules:
- 10 pts for 2nd round games
- 20 pts for 3rd round games
- 40 pts for Regional Semi-Final games
- 80 pts for Regional Final games
- 160 pts for Final Four games
- 320 pts for the National Champion
- The winner shall be the person who has accumulated the most points at the end of the contest.
- In the event of a tie, the person who picks the national champion correctly shall be declared the
winner. In the event that does not break the tie, then the person who picks the most final four
teams shall be declared the winner. If neither of those breaks the tie, then the winner shall be
the person picking the number closest to the actual number of total points in the championship
game (under beats over).
- Current standings will be available on the ESPN web site. Email updates will be sent out periodically
throughout the contest.
- This contest is only open to Affordable Trophies purchasing customers.
- Affordable Trophies may, at its sole descretion, extend or deny participation previleges in this contest.
- One entry per person.
- It is the participant's responsibility to make sure that they can receive email
messages; Affordable Trophies will not be responsible for any circumstances due to email not being read due to
incorrect email address provided, problems with a participant's email service, or messages trapped in spam filters.
- For those following
Affordable Trophies on Twitter (@AffTrophies) or on
Facebook, we will post updates there as the contest progresses.
- This contest will be held entirely on the web; no entries or adjustments shall be made for any requests made in any
other manner. In the event of a web site failure, Affordable Trophies shall determine the best way to proceed at
- Should any rule not be clear enough to cover any situation, Affordable Trophies shall be the sole judge in determining
how the situation shall be handled.
- Neither Affordable Trophies nor this contest is affiliated with the NCAA or ESPN.