This year's Madness comp will be at the same site as last year. A bracket for 2011 has been setup once again at cbssports.com .. for those of us who played last year, you're half-way there, as invite emails have been sent by csbssports.com to all of last year's participants (using last year's email addresses); the email shows your reg'd ID.
|The scoring system remains unchanged. There are 63 games in |
this comp; we pick all of them in one go on the cbssports.com website:
1st Round (32 games) : 1 pt
2nd Round (16 games) : 2 pts
3rd Round ( 8 games) : 3 pts (regional semis ) Sweet Sixteen
4th Round ( 4 games) : 4 pts (regional finals) Elite Eight
5th Round ( 2 games) : 6 pts (national semis ) Final Four
6th Round ( 1 game ) : 9 pts (national final)
Seedings: additional pts added for each correct pick, being the team's seed.
Group password: [removed]
If you've sucessfully logged in, you will see this in the top LH corner of the screen:
March Madness at FT
2011 Tipping Comp
- if you'd like to join the Madness tipping comp but do not have a cbssports ID, there's a link on that page to register. You must have a cbs ID to play in this comp! Please note - you may, but don't have to, use your real name to register (surname, first name); but pick something for those two fields that looks like your FT username (so that we know who you are).
- this also applies to those who played last year, but can't remember their ID and/or have changed their email address and thus can't retrieve their password (which they've forgotten) .. you will need to re-register.
- please check your reg'd email address in your account settings/profile after you login.
|This year's tipping comp is the 10th edition of March Madness (strewth, where have those 10 years gone). No one has retained their title in this comp, and no one has won it twice (but some have been on the podium twice). The defending title-holder is illiniman14 (silver and bronze went to LeoDaVinci and jonnowales) .. the winner of the 2008 comp, ralzzz, holds the record for the biggest winning margin (see summary tables of last 9 comps at end of this post) .. and doomed won bronze that year the hard way; he failed to pick any of the Final Four! Howie72 holds the record for the most correct picks with 51/63, achieved in the 2007 comp.|
2002 LordAndry gtho4 TemplarLLM
2003 izzi gtho4 rudogg
2004 wez Sarah606 gtho4
2005 ElfTwinkle kevinatilusa linkan
2006 Blinkybill LeoDaVinci ElfTwinkle
2007 Howie72 dg_dave Nannanut
2008 ralzzz LeoDaVinci doomed
2009 jonnowales dg_dave Sypher
2010 illiniman14 LeoDaVinci jonnowales
btw have a look at the silver medal for the last 5 years .. dg_dave and LeoDaVinci have been playing musical chairs.
The Madness starts on Thu 17-Mar-2011 and the final is on Mon 4-Apr-2011. The bracket will open for tipping when the field is inserted by cbssports.com, which should happen on Sun 13-Mar-11 (same day as Round One of the F1GP tipping comp, in Bahrain). However, the last four teams to qualify will not be known until Monday and Tuesday (they will enter the comp as the four #16 seeds); btw a #16w seed has never won a game against their #1 seed opponents since the NCAA started the current Madness format in 1985): www.collegebasketballtournament.net/
Last Four play-in: Mon/Tue 15/16 March
First Round: Thu-Fri March 17-18
Second Round: Sat-Sun March 19-20
Third Round: Thu-Fri March 24-25
Fourth Round: Sat-Sun March 26-27
Final Four: Saturday 2 April
Championship: Monday 4th April
Final Four play-offs at Reliant Stadium, Houston TX
Deadline: cbssports/com will close the bracket
of 63 picks at noon EDT on Thursday 17 March.
Good luck remembering your password (if you receive the email) or your ID (if you're reg'd but have changed your email address) .. and good luck registering if you're new! To confirm you're in and that everything's hunky dory, please post in the Group Message Board (it's in the Brackets drop-down menu).
| wez |
|37 216 |
kevinatilusa . .
|43 220 |
| Blinkybill |
ElfTwinkle . .
|32 205 |
|51 260 |
| ralzzz |
|46 243 |
kevinatilusa . .
pts for first 2 comps were 1-1-2-3-4-5 plus seedings
then from 2004 onwards 1-2-3-4-6-9 plus seedings