General Information

Registration Open 12/07/2018
Contest End 07/01/2019


1st : $1000 AMEX or VISA Card
2nd : YETI Cooler – Tundra 110 - $500 value
3rd : YETI Cooler – Soft Side Hopper Two 30 - $300 value
4th : $100 AMEX or VISA Card
5th : $50 AMEX or VISA Card


Bracket Madness Tournament Challenge


  1.  The Contest
  2.  Eligibility
  3.  How to Enter
  4.  How to Play
  5.  Scoring System
  6.  Standings and Updates
  7.  Winners and Prizes
  8.  Terms and Conditions


1.  The Contest

Bracket Madness Tournament Challenge (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Banner Solutions, (the “Contest Sponsor”).  This on-line Contest coincides with the college basketball championship tournament (the “Tournament”). The Contest commences on March 21, 2019 and concludes with the final game of the Tournament scheduled for April 8, 2019 (the “Contest Period”). The Contest is based upon an entrant’s predictions of the performance of various college basketball teams in various rounds (each a “Round”) in the Tournament. The Contest allows you to select which team(s) you think will win in each Round. From all eligible entries received, the winners will be determined according to the scoring rules set forth in these Official Rules. The Contest is intended for recreational purposes only and may not be used for any form of gambling. The Contest is administered by Fantasy Sports Services Inc. ("FSS", the “Contest Administrator”) on behalf of the Contest Sponsor.

2.  Eligibility

The Contest is only open to current customers of Banner Solutions. The following persons and their dependants are not eligible to enter or win:  employees, temporary employees, interns, or independent contractors of the Contest Sponsor(s), the Contest Administrator and the parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies, and the spouses, children, and members of household of each of the above. LIMIT one (1) entry (registration) per person AND/OR per e-mail address. Multiple entries per person or email address will be disqualified and/or ineligible for prizes. 

3.  How to Enter

Register by visiting the contest website and following the on-line instructions to obtain a Fantasy Sports Services Username and Password ("log-in ID").  Please remember your log-in ID so that you may return to the site to enter the Contest, make changes to your selections (up to the Contest Entry Deadline) and check standings and updates during the Contest.  You may enter the Contest up until the Contest Entry Deadline. You will accumulate fantasy points (“Fantasy Points” or “FPs”) based on selections you have submitted that are confirmed before the Contest Entry Deadline.  If the Contest Entry Deadline has passed before you submit your selections, you are no longer eligible to enter the Contest.

4.  How to Play

Contest Entry Deadline

IMPORTANT: to be eligible for the Contest your completed Entry Form (Bracket) must be submitted no later than:

Thursday, March 21 2019, 12:00 P.M. ET.

Using the on-line entry form ("Entry Form") select games in each of the Rounds (by clicking on the appropriate team) until you have predicted the outcome of all sixty-three (63) games in the Tournament (see 'Tournament Round Schedule", below). Submit your entry form prior to the Contest Entry Deadline. You can make changes to your selections up until the Contest Entry Deadline. The last changes you submit, which are confirmed before the Contest Entry Deadline, are your official selections for the duration of the Contest.

IF YOUR ENTRY FORM IS NOT CONFIRMED, YOUR ENTRY FORM WILL BE NULL AND VOID. Upon the successful submission of your Entry Form you will see a verification page including a link to an Entry Code.  Unless you have disabled this setting in your Account Info, you should also receive a confirmation email including the Entry Code.  You are encouraged to copy and save this Entry Code and/or save your confirmation email in case we require this information later to confirm your selections or resolve any issues related to your submission.

*Tournament Round Schedule

Round 2: Thirty-two (32) games scheduled for March 21 and 22, 2019
Round 3: Sixteen (16) games scheduled for March 23 and 24, 2019
Round 4: Eight (8) games scheduled for March 28 and 29, 2019
Round 5: Four (4) games scheduled for March 30 and 31, 2019
Round 6: Two (2) games scheduled for April 6, 2019
Round 7: One (1) game scheduled for April 8, 2019

*PLEASE NOTE: "First Four" games scheduled for March 19-20 are NOT included in the Contest.

5.  Scoring System

Entries will receive Fantasy Points based on the scoring system set forth below.  Please note that teams are ranked one (highest ranked) through sixteen (lowest ranked) in their region.  A lower ranked team receives more Fantasy Points for winning a game than a higher ranked team. 

PLEASE NOTE:  For the purpose of the semifinal and final Rounds, if two or more teams are ranked equally within their respective regions, both teams will be scored as the higher ranked team.


Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

Round 5

Round 6

Round 7

Higher Ranked Team Win







Lower Ranked Team Win







Incomplete Games: No points will be awarded for any game listed on the Contest game form that is postponed, cancelled, delayed, suspended, or considered incomplete for any reason by 7 a.m. E.T. on the day immediately following the scheduled starting time of the game. This incomplete game will be considered null and void and no entry will receive any Fantasy Points in the Contest.

6.  Standings and Updates

The updated standings will be posted daily as applicable. Eligible Registrants will be ranked in order from most number of Fantasy Points to least.   

 Final, UNOFFICIAL standings will appear on-line one day after the end of the Contest Period and, unless otherwise changed, will become final, OFFICIAL standings one week later.

7.  Winners and Prizes

The five (5) entrants with the highest number of Fantasy Points will be declared the winners.

Tiebreakers – In the event of a tie, the following tiebreakers will be used in the order listed below until all ties are broken to determine a winner:

1.         The entrant that correctly selects the winner of the final championship game;

2.         The entrant whose prediction was closest to the actual total combined score of both teams in the final championship game;

3.         The entrant whose prediction was closest to the actual total combined score of both teams in the final championship game without going over the score; and

4.         The entrant whose original contest registration was submitted at the earliest date (and time, if applicable) as confirmed in the contest database entry log.

Grand prize:  $1,000 AMEX or VISA Card
2nd Place prize: YETI Cooler – Tundra 110
3rd Place prize: YETI Cooler – Soft Side Hopper Two 30
4th Place prize: $100 AMEX or VISA Card
5th Place prize: $50 AMEX or VISA Card

All expenses not stated herein (including, but not limited to, taxes and fees on the prize and other personal expenses incurred in connection with the redemption, receipt and/or use of the prize or participating in any prize-related activity) are the responsibility of the winner.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: all winners are unofficial for a one week period following the conclusion of the Contest Period.  In the event you believe that the standings are incorrect, please notify the Contest Administrator at the following e-mail address: within the one week period at the conclusion of which time the standings will become final  and official for the purpose of awarding prizes.

8.   Terms and Conditions

By participating, all entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Contest Sponsor and the Contest Administrator, which shall be final and binding on all matters relating to this Contest.  Winners will be notified by the Contest Sponsor via e-mail and/or telephone, within six (6) to eight (8) weeks after the standings become official.  Winners will be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability release, and where legal, a publicity release, within fourteen (14) days after issuance of notification.  Noncompliance with the above may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. If attempted prize notification fails or the requisite documents are returned as undeliverable or are not returned within fourteen (14) days of receipt, prize may be forfeited in its entirety without further notice and awarded to an alternate winner.  Prizes are not transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash and no substitutions are allowed (except by the Contest Sponsor due to prize unavailability, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be substituted).  All entries become the property of the Contest Sponsor and will not be returned to entrants.  The Contest Sponsor reserves the right to correct and all printing, typographical or mechanical errors.

Online entries by Internet will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry.  "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, education, institution, etc.) responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.  Contest Sponsor is not responsible for entries not received due to lost, failed, delayed or interrupted connections, including Internet/Web-server/network/phone-line connections or miscommunications, or other electronic malfunctions, computer or telephone, hardware or software failures, malfunctions, or garbled or jumbled transmissions.  The Contest Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the Contest should virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes beyond the control of the Contest Sponsor, in the Contest Sponsors' sole opinion, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness, or proper operation or play of the Contest and, in any such event, select winners, either by highest scores achieved prior to event requiring such termination, cancellation or suspension or, if necessary, by random drawing from all eligible registrations received prior to event requiring such action. All entries become the property of Contest Sponsor and will not be returned to the entrants.

The Contest Sponsor(s) reserves the right to verify the eligibility of any participant.  Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and/or civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Contest Sponsor(s) reserves the right to disqualify the entrant and seek damages and other remedies to the fullest extent permitted by law. By participating, each entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and further agrees that: (i) if legally permissible, the Contest Sponsor(s) and its parents, subsidiaries and affiliate have the right to publicize his or her name, voice, city/state of residence, photograph and/or likeness for advertising, trade and/or any other purpose in any media or format now or hereafter known without further compensation, authorization or remuneration; and (ii) the Contest Sponsor(s) and the Contest Administrator and their respective parents, affiliates and subsidiaries and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents shall have no liability whatsoever for any loss, injury, or damage to entrant or any other person or entity, including personal injury, death, or damage to personal or real property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize or participation in this Contest.  This Contest is not affiliated in any way with the NCAA college basketball championship tournament.

All federal, state and local laws apply.  Contest void where prohibited or restricted by law.

9. Odds of Winning

Odds of winning are dependent upon the following factors:  the timely submission of entries, the total number of eligible entries, the entrants’ knowledge of the various teams and the accuracy of entrants’ predictions.

If you have questions or comments about this website, send e-mail to Fantasy Sports Services at:

10.  Winner’s List

For winner information, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope, with your request, to: Fantasy Sports Services Inc., 30 Britannia Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6N 3T7 prior to July 31. Be sure to include the name of the Contest for which you are inquiring.