Welcome to the 2016 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:

Julie ArmstrongRoy Williams Groupie114yes
Troy LeistikoFull Metal Bracket109yes
Rob BrandtMake America Great Again109yes
Brett AllenHuck it for the bucket109yes
Russ Francetichrustypump2106yes
Russ Francetichrustypump1106yes
Jacob MandellCobb106yes
Tyler KirkWinner winner chicken dinner103yes
KariDonald Trumps small hands102yes
Mike LoweryGlobo Gym102yes
Brianthe thoughtful and creative bracket101yes
Jesse FortuneCreative Bracket Name99yes
Travis Huismanbracket up98yes
kyle dornbergerwho actually looks like their real life self on the Eclipse X-mas card?96yes
Taylor LeistikoLeave the gun take the cannoli 87yes
Cory LairdBill Raftery copied my bracket86yes
Ashley KetlerLets Go Peay!85yes
Kyle ThomasOnions84no
Jason BrownMy Grandma Doesnt Wrestle but you Should See her Box83yes
fred jenneskensTom Izzoes Larynx83yes
Jen BrandtMarch MadBadSadness83yes
Chad TaylorIs this the fantasy football?82yes
Michelle MandellShorty Shelly82yes
Kaehl LoweryCashious-Quaill1078yes
Noah KetlerBaylor!?! I Hardly Even Know Her!77yes
Rolf ArmstrongDa Big Svede76yes
Dave LoweryLast Man Standing69yes
Paul MarcumMINI ME67yes
Christopher L ThomasOnions!67yes
Diane JenneskensFinal Fourgasm66yes
Kolten KnatterudMo Alie-Cox Hair Treatment66yes
Izzy Armstrongle bonbon framboise bleu64yes
Sam ArmstrongTurtle Power63yes
rod huismanRarch Radness58yes
Tylor TrenaryWhat aint no county!56yes

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