MEN'S POOL FINAL STANDINGS: Congrats to Andrew Klaprat, Jeremy Siemens and Manny Bairos for finishing in the Top 3 of the Basketball Manitoba March Madness Men’s Basketball Pool! CBS applied the Tie Breaker based on who got the closest in guessing the final game score in tonight’s championship game, giving the edge to Jeremy. They will take home $400, $200 and $100 respectively in cash prizes! We will contact the winners in the coming days on how you can claim your prize. Thanks to the 490 people who took part in the pool - our largest ever! We will do it again next year!



WOMEN'S POOL FINAL STANDINGS: Congrats to Romer Bautista, Nadia Clarke (Sensation) and Alexis Shaw for finishing in the Top 3 of the Basketball Manitoba March Madness Women’s Basketball Pool! ESPN applied the Tie Breaker based on who got the closest in guessing the final game score in tonight’s championship game, giving the edge to Nadia. They will take home $400, $200 and $100 respectively in cash prizes! We will contact the winners in the coming days on how you can claim your prize. Thanks to the 105 people who took part in the pool - we will do it again next year! 

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VIEW STANDINGS: Welcome to the 490 people who submitted their picks to the 15th annual Basketball Manitoba NCAA March Madness Men's Pool and the 106 people who submitted their picks into the 1st annual Basketball Manitoba NCAA March Madness Women's Pool! We invited ALL basketball fans to submit their picks into our pool for a chance to win some great prizes.  The deadline to enter the men's pool was Thursday, March 17 at 10:00 am and women's was Friday, March 18 at 10:00 am Manitoba time.  See more on how to enter below.  There is NO cost to enter either pool.


VIEW MEN'S STANDINGS (pool login required)

VIEW WOMEN'S STANDINGS (pool login required)


WOMEN'S POOL ADDED: Welcome to the 15th annual Basketball Manitoba NCAA March Madness Pool Challenge!  We are excited to add a women's pool option alongside the men's bracket with the same cash prizes up for grabs.  There is no cost to register to join our pools and they are open to any Manitoba resident to join for a chance to win some great prizes.  The deadline to enter the respective pools is listed below.


PRIZES
The top 3 finishers in each pool (men's and women's) will receive from Basketball Manitoba...
  • 1st Place - $400.00 cash prize 
  • 2nd Place - $200.00 cash prize
  • 3rd Place - $100.00 cash prize

PRIZE ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible to win one of the prizes below, you must be a resident of Manitoba and be or
become a Basketball Manitoba email newsletter subscriber and follow Basketball Manitoba on Instagram to be eligible for the prizes.


COST TO JOIN
There is NO cost to enter this pool.  There is NO cost to become a subscriber or follower of Basketball Manitoba. 


TIEBREAKER
In the event of a tie in overall points at the end of the tournament, the winner(s) will be determined by using the combined score you gave of the national championship game. The person picking the closest to this number will be given the win.


FORUMS / MESSAGE BOARDS
You are welcome to add comments to the Forums / Message Boards provided. We ask that you refrain from making personal or inappropriate comments. Those found doing so will be removed from the pool at Basketball Manitoba's discretion.


OTHER RULES
  • You must use your real name on the CBS or ESPN systems to be eligible for prizes.
  • Prizes are to be accepted as listed. No substitutions. 
  • Basketball Manitoba staff are eligible to enter the pool, but not eligible to win one of the prizes.  
  • A person can enter the men's and women's pool only one time (no multiple entries per person)

POOL TIMELINES
(Deadlines are set by the respective pool platforms and once closed cannot be reopened)
  • Selection Sunday: Sunday, March 13, 2022 (announced by early evening on CBS and ESPN)
  • Men's Pool Deadline: Thursday, March 17, 2022, 10:00 AM Central time
  • Women's Pool Deadline: Friday, March 18, 2022, 10:00 AM Central time


HOW TO JOIN THE MEN'S POOL - POWERED BY CBS SPORTS
  1. CLICK HERE to visit the CBS Sports website.  
  2. New Members select the "Sign Up" button at the top right of the page and complete the online registration form with all the required fields.
  3. Returning Members select the "Log In" button at the top right of the page and enter your CBS Sports username and password (a lost password option is provided if needed).
  4. Enter the Basketball Manitoba pool password when requested:  basketballmb
  5. Set your "CBS Sports" name to your real first and last name so we can identify the pool winners and award the prizes.
  6. Return to the CBS Sports site between Sunday, March 13, 2022, and before 10 am Manitoba time on Thursday, March 17, 2022, and submit your picks.
  7. Sign-up with the Basketball Manitoba email newsletter and follow Basketball Manitoba on Instagram to be eligible for the prizes.

NCAA MEN'S POOL GROUP SCORING

RoundPoints for Correct Pick*
Round 11 x seed
Round 22 x seed
Round 34 x seed
Round 48 x seed
Round 516 x seed
Round 632 x seed

* The seed of the winning team is multiplied to the correct pick total. For example, if the 8th seed wins in the third round, then 24 points (8 x 3) you would be credited for those pool points. 


HOW TO JOIN THE WOMEN'S POOL - POWERED BY ESPN
  1. CLICK HERE to visit the ESPN website.  
  2. New Members select the "Play Now For Free" button at the bottom middle of the page and select the "Sign Up" option in the new pop-up window.  Complete the online registration form with all the required fields.
  3. Returning Members select the "Play Now For Free" button at the bottom middle of the page and enter your ESPN username and password in the new pop-up window.
  4. Enter the Basketball Manitoba pool password when requested:  basketballmb
  5. Set your "ESPN Screen Name" to your real first and last name so we can identify the pool winners and award the prizes.
  6. Return to the ESPN site between Sunday, March 13, 2022, and before 10 am Manitoba time on Friday, March 18, 2022, and submit your picks.
  7. Sign-up with the Basketball Manitoba email newsletter and follow Basketball Manitoba on Instagram to be eligible for the prizes.

The points scoring system will follow the default one used by ESPN


DISCLAIMER 
These pools are intended for entertainment purposes only. Basketball Manitoba does not endorse gambling or sports betting in any form.
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