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March Madness Contest

 

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2019 MARCH MADNESS BRACKETS

2019 Printable Brackets

How-to-use guide for the March Madness Brackets Feature

Welcome to March! and as we can’t wait for the madness to begin, this is our March Madness Brackets Contest.

Track your picks from Selection Sunday into the Sweet Sixteen, right thru the Elite Eight and down the road to the Final Four! Leaving two to battle for the Men's College Basketball National Title.

The NCAA basketball tournaments (men's and women's) are an American tradition that sends millions of fans from around the globe into a synchronized frenzy each year.

It's this chaos that gives the tournament its March Madness moniker.

NCAA March Madness brackets allow you to follow 68 teams divided into four regions all vying for a shot at the NCAA Men's Basketball National title. 67 games will be played in just over three weeks during March and April.

Each day of basketball action will reveal bracket busters, epic upsets, and broken Cinderella dreams.

Easy, convenient and so much fun!

To win our March Madness Bracket Contest all you need to do is pick the most winners with the point system giving more weight to later round winners. Keep reading to view the full chart below.

The March Madness Bracket feature will be available March 7th, and the day after Selection Sunday (March 17th) you will be able to start filling out and editing your brackets right until the first game of Round of 64 starts (March 21st)

You can also create brackets for the Second Round, Round of 32 (March 24th) and the Sweet 16 Round (March 28th) only. These bracket selections will be available once the previous round is complete up until the tip-off of first game of the round. Brackets for the Elite 8 or Final Four will not be offered.

IMPORTANT! All stats are not updated in real time and they are intended to be used as a reference only. Please verify all stats before submitting your bracket. Once a bracket is purchased, it can NOT be deleted and is NOT refundable.

All March madness brackets transactions will be linked to your account. You can identify your bracket debits or credits in your transaction history by bracket number and in the case of group purchases you can identify your group creation debits in your transaction history by group number.

Anytime, anywhere! This convenient March Madness Brackets Contest App can be used on your computer or your mobile device !

For questions, please contact Customer Service Department via Live Help.

 

 

Steps

2019 MARCH MADNESS TOURNAMENTStep 1.
Create your profile

Enter a nickname and choose an Avatar. The avatar pic added will go under review by our support team (Inappropriate images are not allowed)

 

2019 MARCH MADNESS TOURNAMENTStep 2.
Create your Bracket

Select “Purchase Bracket” button to start. Before each round, select your winners. Once the round starts, your picks will be locked.

2a .Every time you create a bracket it will go into the General Pool where it will compete with all created brackets in that specific category and prize, for example, if you buy a Round of 64 $1 bracket, it will only compete among brackets in that same category and prize. Please remember that purchased brackets can NOT be deleted and are NOT refundable.


Choose your Winner
Every single round of the bracket needs to be completely filled to be able to be submitted. Once the Tournament begins all brackets will be locked in.

2b. On the upper part you’ll see the team matchup of each game and on the lower part the map of the bracket. Each time you choose the winner in a matchup it will automatically move onto the next matchup. All selections will be highlighted in green on the map. Once you finish selecting your winners, enter a championship game possible score and click the right arrow to move onto the next step.

2c. Once you’ve reached the championship game matchup, you must introduce a final score as a tie breaker, by either using the number keys on the keyboard, or by using the arrows.

2d. Every single round on the bracket needs to be completely filled to be able to be submitted. Once the Tournament begins all brackets will be locked in.
Once you finish selecting all your winners and entering a score ,click the right arrow to move onto the next step.

 

Step 3.
Name your bracket

Pick a unique Bracket name of up to 50 characters.

 

Step 4.
Choose $ value for your bracket

The options are $1, $5, $10 or $25.

 

Step 5.
Complete your purchase.

You can complete the purchase by selecting the button “Purchase


5a. You will get a purchase confirmation with the details of your bracket.

 

Step 6.
Go see your bracket.

Once the purchase has been completed, you can see the pool information by selecting the button “Go To My Brackets” 6a.


6a. Brackets and groups only compete within the same round.
i.e.: $1 General pool Round of 64 Brackets can only compete with brackets for that amount in that category.
In the general pool, you can see all your brackets for that pool, the prize, the total of brackets and the total of players.

 

Home Page

Your Home screen will hold all your activity in the contest. The amount of brackets you own, sorted by category and value.

 

Step 7
Create a Group (Optional):

To create your own group and compete with your friends, first, select the button “Create a Group

Each player has the chance to create 1 group.
An additional group fee will be deducted from your balance to create your group and any time a player wants to join, will need to cover the fee.

  • Choose any value for your group fee: $1, $5, $10 & $25.
  • Create a unique group name for your group.
  • Make your group public for any player to join, or private, where the system will automatically create a group password that only the creator can see and share with his invitees.
  • The groups will have a maximum of 10 brackets. However, the group creator can choose an amount within 2-10.
  • Once the group is full no more brackets can join.

 

Step 8
Select the bracket you want to join the group with.
You can select one bracket from the list of all the brackets created.

 

Step 9
Choose a name for your group.

Pick a unique Group name of upto 128 characters.


9a .Keep in mind that groups will have a maximum of 10 brackets. Once the group is full no more brackets can join .

 

Step 10
Choose the privacy of your group.

You can choose your group to be public for any player to join, or private, where the system will automatically create a group password that only the creator can see and share with his invitees.
The password will be sent in an email invite to your friends.

 

Step 11
Choose your Group Fee .

Select the group pool you want to join. If you do not choose a group, your bracket will be participating in the general entry fee category ($1 pool, $5 pool, $10 pool and $25 pool) .

A separate group fee will be charged every time one of your brackets is added to a group. Please remember that group joined brackets can NOT be deleted and are NOT refundable .


11a. Invite Friends (Optional)
To create a bracket all your friends need is an active account with us. Invite as many friends as you wish to join our March Madness Contest.
You can invite your friends via Facebook or Twitter.
Once your group is created you will get a purchase confirmation with the details of your group.

To invite a friend, you will need the email. Once you send the invitation, your friend will receive a email with the information on how to join your group.


 

 

Step 12
Replicate a Bracket (Optional)

Do you think you have a winning bracket and want to play it twice? You can do that.

If you chose to replicate a bracket, the additional fee will be deducted from your account. You can choose any value you want for the new replicated bracket: $1, $5, $10 & $25. Please remember that replicated brackets can NOT be deleted and are NOT refundable.
To replicate a bracket, first select the button “Replicate Bracket”.


12a. Choose the bracket you want to replicate.


12b. Choose a unique name for your bracket with up to 128 characters.


12c. Select the pool your want your bracket to compete in. The options are $1, $5, $10 or $25.


12d. Once you have completed the process, you will see a summary with information on the replicated bracket.

 

Step 13
Join a Group (Optional).

If you want to compete against other people, but don't want to create your own group, the way is to Join to an existing group.

First you need to select the boton “Add Bracket to a Group”

  • Select the group/pool you want to join. If you do not choose a group, your bracket will be participating in the general entry fee category ($1 pool, $5 pool, $10 pool and $25 pool).
  • The 5Dimes Group will offer several groups for all the categories that you can join.
  • The groups will have a maximum of 10 brackets. Once the group is full no more brackets can join.
  • A separate group fee will be charged every time one of your brackets is added to a group.
    Please remember that group joined brackets can NOT be deleted and are NOT refundable.

13a. Then, you will need to select a Bracket to compete with.


13b. Then, select the group you want to Join from the list, remember that if you join a group, there will be an extra fee charged to your account, and the amount is NOT refundable.


13c. Once you have completed the process and join the group, you will see a summary of the action with the informacion on the purchase and the fee.

 

 

The House Groups

5Dimes Group has created different groups available for joining. Everyone is welcome to be part of any and all groups. Each group has a specific entry fee that will be charged when joining. At the end of the contest, 100% of the group pool prize will be awarded to the bracket with the highest score.
The groups will have a maximum of 10 brackets. Once a group is full no more brackets will be able to join.

Available Groups & Fees

 

Special Groups for Die-Hard First Seed Fans:

 

We also have different round groups.

Once the tournament has started you can begin brackets at different times. These later brackets have specific house groups. 5Dimes Group will offer these groups for the round of 32 and round of 16 specifically.

These groups are all Public and anyone can join. The maximum brackets per group is 10 brackets . Hurry up and join the fun, claim your spot!

 

Scoring

When the Division 1 - NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament concludes, brackets winners will be calculated and prizes will be awarded to the top scorers.

There are 6 rounds to the NCAA tournament, for each correct winner picked, a player is awarded points based on what round the winner is picked and the points per round increase as the tournament progresses. The chart below shows scoring by round.

Players will earn points based on correct prediction of winning teams in the Division 1 - NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament games. The number of points awarded for each correct pick of a winning game of the Tournament will increase with each round of the Tournament.

A maximum of one-hundred twenty-four (124) points can be earned if all games are predicted correctly. The four (4) play-in games (The First Four), scheduled to take place prior to the First Round of the Tournament, are NOT included in the Bracket Contest.

The chart below shows scoring by round.

 

Tie-Breaker

In the case of a tie of 2 or more brackets in a group, the championship score will be used to determine the winner.

The tie-breaker will be the bracket with the score prediction closest to the total amount of points scored by both teams in the final game without going over.

e.i:
Championship game total score: 190
Bracket A score 70 points: Championship game total score prediction: 193
Bracket B score 70 points: Championship game total score prediction: 180
Bracket C score 70 points: Championship game total score prediction: 185 Winner!!!

 

 

Prizes

When the Division 1 - NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament concludes, brackets will be calculated and prizes will be awarded to the top scoring.

The pool prize will be awarded to the top scoring bracket of each bracket category or group. Pool prizes have a 100% payout and will be determined by the amount of participating brackets in the pool.

The 5Dimes Group will also offer prizes for the Perfect Bracket Winners for the Round of 64:

  • Fill out the $25 bracket, pick all 64 games correctly for a chance to win $25,000,000.
  • Fill out the $10 bracket, pick all 64 games correctly for a chance to win $10,000,000.
  • Fill out the $5 bracket, pick all 64 games correctly for a chance to win $5,000,000.
  • Fill out the $1 bracket, pick all 64 games correctly for a chance to win $1,000,000.
  • Only ONE March Madness Bracket Contest winner per category.

 

ROUND OF 32 BRACKET RULES

Once the tournament begins and the first round is completed, you can start brackets at the Round of 32, Second Round. These brackets will follow the same rules as the full bracket contest.

You will be able to start filling out and editing your brackets as soon as the Round of 64 is completed right until the first game of Round of 32 starts. You can also create brackets for the Sweet 16 Round; Brackets for the Elite 8 or Final Four will not be offered.

IMPORTANT! All stats are not updated in real time and they are intended to be used as a reference only . Please verify all stats before submitting your bracket. Every time you create a bracket it will go into the General Pool where it will compete will all created brackets in the category and prize it belongs in, if you buy a $1 Round of 32 bracket, it will only compete among brackets in that same round, category and prize.

Please remember that purchased brackets can NOT be deleted and are NOT refundable.

Bracket Values are: $1, $5, $10 & $25.

Once the first game in that round starts the bracket will be closed and no further edits will be allowed. All purchased brackets starting from round of 32 will be part of the general pool.

 

Goups

  • Select the group/pool you want to join. If you do not choose a group, your bracket will be participating in the General Pool Round of 32 categories ($1 pool, $5 pool, $10 pool and $25 pool).
  • 5Dimes will offer groups for all the categories that you can join.
  • The groups will have a maximum of 10 brackets. Once the group is full no more brackets can join.
  • A separate group fee will be charged every time one of your brackets is added to a group. Please remember that group joined brackets can NOT be deleted and are NOT refundable.

 

Available Group & Fee

We offer a special group for you to join with these brackets:
This group will be available for you to join as soon as the Round of 64 games are completed

All of the groups the company offers are Public and anyone can join. The maximum brackets per group is 10 brackets . Hurry up and join the fun, claim your spot!

 

Scoring

When the Division 1 - NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament concludes, brackets winners will be calculated and prizes will be awarded to the top scorers.

There are 6 rounds to the NCAA tournament, for each correct winner picked, a player is awarded points based on what round the winner is picked in. The points per round increase as the tournament progresses. The chart below shows scoring by round starting at round of 32.

 

Prizes

When the Division 1 - NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament concludes, brackets will be calculated and prizes will be awarded to the top scoring.

The pool prize will be awarded to the top scoring bracket of each bracket category or group. Pool prizes have a 100% payout and will be determined by the amount of participating brackets in the pool.

 

 

ROUND OF 16 BRACKET RULES

 

Once the tournament begins you can start brackets at the Round of 16, Sweet 16 Round. These brackets will follow the same rules as the full bracket contest.

You will be able to start filling out and editing your brackets as soon as the Round of 32 is completed right until the first game of Round of 16 starts. Brackets for the Elite 8 or Final Four will not be offered.

IMPORTANT! All stats are not updated in real time and they are intended to be used as a reference only . Please verify all stats before submitting your bracket.

Every time you create a bracket it will go into the General Pool where it will compete will all created brackets in the category and prize it belongs in if you buy a $1 Round of 16 bracket, it will only compete among brackets in that same round, category and prize.

Please remember that purchased brackets can NOT be deleted and are NOT refundable.

Bracket Values are: $1, $5, $10 & $25.

Once the first game in that round starts the bracket will be closed and no further edits will be allowed. All purchased brackets starting from round of 16 will be part of the general pool

 

Groups

 

  • Select the group/pool you want to join. If you do not choose a group, your bracket will be participating in the General Pool Round of 16 categories ($1 pool, $5 pool, $10 pool and $25 pool).
  • 5Dimes will offer several groups for all the categories that you can join.
  • The groups will have a maximum of 10 brackets. Once the group is full no more brackets can join.
  • A separate group fee will be charged every time one of your brackets is added to a group. Please remember that group joined brackets can NOT be deleted and are NOT refundable.

 

Available Group & Fee

We offer a special group for you to join with these brackets:
This group will be available for you to join as soon as the Round of 32 games are completed.

All of the groups the company offers are Public and anyone can join. The maximum brackets per group is 10 brackets . Hurry up and join the fun, claim your spot!

 

Scoring

When the Division 1 - NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament concludes, brackets winners will be calculated and prizes will be awarded to the top scorers.

There are 6 rounds to the NCAA tournament, for each correct winner picked, a player is awarded points based on what round the winner is picked in. The points per round increase as the tournament progresses. The chart below shows scoring by round starting at round of 16.

 

Prizes

When the Division 1 - NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament concludes, brackets will be calculated and prizes will be awarded to the top scoring.

The pool prize will be awarded to the top scoring bracket of each bracket category or group. Pool prizes have a 100% payout and will be determined by the amount of participating brackets in the pool.

 

2019 MARCH MADNESS TOURNAMENT

Groups

Different groups are available for joining. Everyone is welcome to be part of any and all groups. Each group has a specific entry fee that will be charged when joining. At the end of the contest, 100% of the group pool prize will be awarded to the bracket with the highest score.

If you do not choose a group, your bracket will be participating in the General Pool of the respective round and category ($1 pool, $5 pool, $10 pool and $25 pool).

The groups will have a maximum of 10 brackets. Once a group is full no more brackets will be able to join.

A separate group fee will be charged every time one of your brackets is added to a group. Please remember that group joined brackets can NOT be deleted and are NOT refundable.

 

The House Groups

5Dimes Group has created groups available for anyone to join.

Available Groups & Fees

 

Special Groups for Die-Hard First Seed Fans:

 

 

Different round house groups

Once the tournament has started you can begin brackets at different times. These later brackets have specific house groups. 5Dimes Group will offer these groups for the round of 32 and round of 16 specifically.

 

Create your own group

You can create your own group and compete with your friends.

Each player has the chance to create 1 group.

An additional group fee will be deducted from your balance to create your group and any time a player wants to join; will need to cover the fee.

You may choose a value for your group fee: $1, $5, $10 & $25 and give your group a unique name.

Players have the possibility to make their own group public, for any player to join, or private, where the system will automatically create a group password that only the creator can see and share with his invitees.

The groups will have a maximum of 10 brackets. However, the group creator can choose the amount of brackets within 2-10. Once the group is full no more brackets can join.

For more rules on brackets, house groups or player groups, please refer to General Rules.

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