Let the Madness Begin! Join us for the 2019 edition of The Uncle Joe Pool!
To sign up, go to the site and click on “Make Your Picks Now.” This will take you to a sign up page where you need to enter your full name, user name and email. Phone number is not necessary. When completed, Hit Submit.
Once you sign up you will receive a confirmation email with a Picks Entry Code. Please save that information, as you will need that to reference your entry.
You can sign up for the pool NOW and return shortly after the Tournament teams are announced on Sunday, March 17, 2019 to make your picks. Scoring for each round is listed below. PLEASE, note the bonus for picking the underdog. If Lower Seed Wins, Double the Round Point Values!
- Round 1: 1 + if Lower seed wins, double the value
- Round 2: 3 + if Lower seed wins, double the value
- Round 3: 5 + if Lower seed wins, double the value
- Round 4: 7 + if Lower seed wins, double the value
- Round 5: 15 + if Lower seed wins, double the value
- Round 6: 25 + if Lower seed wins, double the value
Pick Cutoff Time: The Pick cutoff time will be the official start time of the first game on Thursday, March 21, 2019.
The BYU Rule: If you recall, a few years ago in the NCAA Basketball tournament, the selection committee goofed and had BYU playing on a Sunday if they won their first round game. The remedy they came up with was, if BYU won their first game, they would trade places with another team in another bracket that had a Saturday date. Should something similar happen in this tournament, the teams would not be switched in the pool, and the results for each of the switched teams would count for the team they switched with from the point of the switch on.
The Entry fee for The Uncle Joe Pool is $25.00 per bracket and you can play up to 5 different brackets.
No duplication of brackets is allowed. $5.00 of each entry will go to our chosen charities, Angela’s Angles and The Marisa Fund. All brackets must be paid for prior the start of the Sweet Sixteen Round.
Speaking of Sweet Sixteen, we will once again offer a second chance Sweet Sixteen Pool. This will be a “winner take all” bracket pool minus the charitable donation.
You can pay for all your brackets by using Paypal. Remember you do not need a PayPal account to use PayPal, just follow the link and use your own debit or credit card.
Good Luck everyone and be sure to spread the word!!