Introducing the 1st Annual
Pest Control Industry NCAA March Madness Basketball Pool
It's free to enter and there are great prizes, but best of all, you get to dominate and trash talk your competitors!
Who is the best Pest Controller out there? It could be you!
Fill out the form below and we will email you registration instructions.
What Can You Win?
1st Place: $500 cash & industry bragging rights
2nd - 6th Place: Birchmeier Backpacks
7th - 11th Place: $100 Qspray.com gift certificates
Last Place: Birchmeier Backpack & industry bragging rights
We want to thank our sponsor, Birchmeier Backpacks for generously donating the backpacks. We love Birchmeier Backpacks because they make the best backpack out there. It is completely rebuildable and with a little care it will provide many years of service.
How does the Pool work?
You pick your brackets. (NOTE: You don't need to know anything about Basketball to play. You just click on a team to pick it!) .
Each round is worth more points than the previous round.
To reward the selection of underdogs, you get extra points when your underdog wins. The underdog's seed is added to the points for that round. This will also help ensure players are paying attention deep into the tourney. For example, Round 1 games are worth 1 point each. If you pick the underdog #5 seed in the first round and they win, you will get 6 points (1 point for the round + 5 points for the underdog seed).
Fill out this short form and we will email you instructions on how to register. Contest rules are at the bottom of this page.
Pest Control 2018 NCAA Pool Rules:
RULE #1 - NO WHINING!
This is a Pick-The-Bracket pool where you pick all 63 games in the NCAA Men's Division 1 Basketball tournament. You get points for every winning pick and the person with the most points at the end wins.
You earn points by correctly predicting the straight-up winners of each tournament game (not including the play-in-games). There are 6 rounds and a total of 63 games, 32 games in the first round, 16 games in the second round, etc.
The pool manager set the point values per win as follow:
Round - Pts/Win
of 64 - 1
of 32 - 2
Sweet 16 - 4
Elite 8 - 8
Final 4 - 16
Finals - 32
This pool does not use point spreads. Wins are determined on a straight-up basis.
SEED SCORING - BONUS POINTS
This pool uses seed scoring and you get the points shown above plus the team seed for each win. For example, if you picked a #5 seeded team to win in the 4th round, you would get 13 points (8 pts/win * 1 win + 5 seed = 13). If you choose a #1 seed team to win the same game, you would get only 9 points (8 pts/win * 1 win + 1 seed = 9).
The pool standings are based primarily on points. The person with the most points wins. If 2 or more people have the same points, the first tiebreaker is the Championship Game Point Total Prediction. The person who most closely predicts the total combined score by both teams in the Championship game (going over or under doesn't matter since this isn't the Price Is Right) wins this tiebreaker. If 2 or more people are still tied, the next tiebreaker is Wins. The person with the most Wins wins this tiebreaker.
The pool manager has set the deadline for Thu, 15-Mar-2018 9:15 AM Pacific. You may enter and change your picks until this time. The pool manager may change this deadline but no entries will be accepted once games start.
The pool manager can enter picks for anyone at any time, even after the tournament has started. When this happens, the website flags the late picks in the standings pages so that everyone knows that a late change has been made.
It is your responsibility to confirm that your own picks are accepted by the website. You can do this in a number of ways including the pick confirmation email and by returning to the pick sheet to see that your selections are prefilled. The picks shown on the website after the deadline has passed are your FINAL picks regardless of any paper printouts or confirmation emails or other proof you might have. In the event of any dispute with individual picks, we will always go by what is shown on the website.
The pool manager, whose username is ANDREW GREESS, has registered an email address of firstname.lastname@example.org
Pool open to Pest, Landscape & Related Industry Companies and their employees only.
Prizes will be shipped to US addresses only.
Pool manager breaks all ties and sets all rules.
You must be on the Qspray.com mailing list in order to be eligible for prizes
Pool manager can change the rules at any time