It's time for prognosticators to be gearing up
for The Landmark's eighth annual NCAA Basketball
Tournament bracket contest.
Here's all you need to know: To enter, fax your
completed bracket to The Landmark at 816-858-2313
by 11 a.m. Thursday, March 25
Prize money and a free meal are at stake in this
year's event. First place winner gets $50 and
a meal on the town with Ivan Foley and Mark Vasto
of The Landmark. Entry is free and limited
to one per person. Contestants of all ages are
invited to take part.
The bracket pairings will be announced Sunday,
March 14. To enter The Landmark's contest,
fill out a copy of the bracket (clip one out of
the daily papers or pull one off the Internet)
predicting winners for every tournament game.
As a potential tiebreaker, write in how many
total points you think will be scored in the championship
There are several ways to get your entry to us.
The most convenient way is to fax it to 816-858-2313.
Entries can also be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org,
or brought to The Landmark office at 252
Main St., Platte City.
Entries are due by 11 a.m. on Thursday, March
18. Be sure to put your name and phone number
on your bracket.
Weekly updates on the standings of the contest
will be reported on in the Between the Lines column.
Those who enter will be able to test their prognosticating
skills against Landmark staffers Ivan Foley,
Mark Vasto, Greg Hall, CK Rairden and Brian Kubicki.
Also, Dave Stewart of Metro Sports Television
will be taking part as a celebrity contestant.
Off the Couch Columnist Greg Hall is so confident
this year that he has said any on-air personality
in the KC media who enters and can beat him will
get three sentences written by Hall in a future
OTC filled with nothing but complimentary niceties.
Sounds like a challenge.
The Landmark's scoring system is slightly
different this year than last. Scoring will be
done this way:
Two points will be awarded for each correct first
round selection; four points for each second round;
six points for a third round; eight points for
a correct fourth round; 10 points for a correct
fifth rounder; and 20 points if you correctly
choose the tourney champion.