I have a blast filling out March Madness brackets each year and following my teams throughout the tournament. In the past I’ve created a list of free March Madness contests that Canadians are eligible to join, and although I’ll be doing that again this year, I wanted to take it one step further and also host my own March Madness bracket.
If you’re a regular visitor to the site you’ll know that I run an NHL bracket contest each year. This contest will run the exact same way. You will fill out your bracket and earn points if your teams win games throughout the tournament. The number of points for each correct pick increases each round and I’m also throwing in a curve ball that I will get into in the point structure section below.
At the bottom of this page I outline how to earn up to 3 entries into the bracket, so be sure to read to the end.
Before reading further I’m sure you want to know what you can win.
The prize pool is small to kick things off this year, but there is $300 up for grabs, including $200 to first place.
- 1st place – $200 voucher for betting on sports online.
- 2nd – 5th place – $25 sports betting vouchers.
**All prizes are in Canadian dollars.
Here’s how you earn points in the bracket:
- 1st round wins = 1 point
- 2nd round wins = 3 points
- Sweet Sixteen wins = 5 points
- Elite Eight wins = 7 points
- Final Four wins = 9 points
- National Championship = 12 points
***There will also be bonus points equal to the upset seeding differential in each round. For example, if a #10 seed beats a #7 seed in round 1 that team will earn 4 points (1 +3) for that win.
Having been in brackets with this format before I will say that the bonus points are extremely important, so be sure to avoid a completely chalk bracket because that likely won’t get you the win. The upsets coming through for you is a ton of fun and it can earn you big points in this format.
I will be running the contest through Office Pool Junkie. Click here to join.
It’s a great site that only requires your name and email to create an account.
***Please read how to earn entries. Any entries that aren’t accounted for via one of the following three methods will be void.
Every person is allowed up to 3 entries. In order to earn these entries I ask that you follow us on social media and sign up to our newsletter.
Entry 1. Like the Sports Betting Canadian Facebook page. Click the ‘Like’ button below to follow us on Facebook.
Entry 2. Follow me on Twitter.
Details here: https://t.co/oVV6AQ1cL4
$200 top prize, 5 places paid.
Reply with your handle. pic.twitter.com/vg1coy1URR
— Niko SBC (@BettingCanadian) 13 March 2017
Follow me and reply to the pinned contest tweet with the handle of your second entry.
Entry 3. Join our newsletter by entering your email below. You can unsubscribe at any time following the contest if you don’t enjoy our content.
Remember to comment on the contest posts on Facebook or Twitter with your bracket username to confirm entry!
****3 entries per person by completing the entry requirements above.