Welcome to the 2015 NCAA Basketball Bracket Challenge!

The object of the challenge is to score more points than the other participants.

Entry Fee:

$10.00 per bracket. You may submit as many brackets as you wish.
You can pay your entry fee with PayPal. PayPal charges a 2.90% + $0.30 fee, so your entry fee will be $10.61 for one bracket, $20.91 for two brackets, $31.21 for three brackets, $41.51 for four brackets, or $51.81 for five brackets.
Or you can get your cash/check to me in which case there will be no surcharge.

Payouts (based on the results of last year's SurveyMonkey.com survey):

First Place: 60% of the total entry fees paid.

Second Place: 30% of the total entry fees paid.

Third Place: 10% of the total entry fees paid.

Any dispute or grievance must be emailed to troyL@eeimt.com by 5 pm Tuesday 4/7/15 as the payoffs will be mailed on Wednesday 4/9/15 unless a controversy arises.

Base Scoring:

0. The first four games are worth nothing. (4) games.
1. The round of 64 games are worth 1 point each. (32) games.
2. The round of 32 games are worth 2 points each. (16) games.
3. The sweet sixteen games are worth 4 points each. (8) games.
4. The elite eight games are worth 8 points each. (4) games.
5. The semi-final games are worth 12 points each. (2) games.
6. The final is worth 16 points. (1) game.

The total points possible is 168.

Bonus Scoring (new and approved by your SurveyMonkey.com results):

Each upset you pick correctly earns you bonus points.
1. The bonus equals the differnece between the higher and lower seed numbers.
2. The formula is the same for all six rounds.
3. Example 1: If you correctly pick (14)Montana over (3)Gonzaga in the first round, then you earn 11 bonus points.
4. Example 2: If you correctly pick (2)Wisconsin over (1)Virginia in the final game, then you earn 1 bonus point.

Tracking your progress:

Everybody's score is listed below. Click on a name to see their full bracket entry.

Click here to view the live bracket.

Here are the official entries with the LIVE scores:

JesseThat is a Pretty Color149yes
Jason BrownJBro Jackson134yes
Cory LairdBob Loblaw131yes
Tony MorettiBroke It119yes
Chris RiggsI dont want to do this119yes
Rob BrandtFuture Prom Funds117yes
Kevin OpitzIrish Saints117yes
Kolten Knatterudkknatterud116yes
Chris ThomasGrizChris109yes
katie huismankatie choice108yes
JesseFortunate Girls107yes
Lynn GmeinerLG104yes
brian hansonthrowing money away100yes
courtney francetichcourtneys picks99yes
Scott FrydenlundPang! Pang!99yes
Troy LeistikoHot Tamale Pie96yes
Tyson BogumillT BOGS95yes
Brett AllenBallen Uncontrollably94yes
Chad TaylorO.G. Mack or Wannabe Player91yes
Julie ArmstrongDa Big Svedes Arm Candy91yes
travistravis picks89yes
Angie Moravec Boom Skaka Shaka86yes
Emily GmeinerwHOOP wHOOP86yes
Curt HammillHambone85yes
Kyle Dornbergerthats right85yes
Nicquo HopeNHope84yes
Tyloreasy money81yes
Craig JenneskensSo Youre Telling Me Theres a Chance80yes
Kaehl LoweryDucksNation379yes
fred jenneskensthe ferd79yes
Scott SowinskiMarch Sadness78yes
Dave Lowerymagic man76yes
Russ FrancetichMiners75yes
Jen BrandtJ FARM 70yes
Troylor LeistikoSanctions and Violations70yes
rod huismanrods picks68yes
Rolf ArmstrongDa Big Svede67yes
Shane HopePoor Guesses66yes
Patty LoweryA Shot in the Dark47yes

Click here to view the live bracket.

by Troy Leistiko

If you have any questions, call me at (406) 721-5733, or email me at troyL@eeimt.com