2007 Gotpicks Handicapping contest.
**100% of all entry fees goes back to contestants.
Entry Fee: 50.00 payable to contest treasurer, Ricky at Gotpicks.
We will use the first 19 weeks of the MLB season that Starts Sunday April 1'st.
Each day I will post the lines to be used for the contest. There are no substitutes, you will use the lines posted each day.
Each handicapper will post 4 plays a week. They will be on a one unit system. They can play all 4 in one day, one a day, whatever you want. However, you will only be allowed 4 posts a week.
Each pick is worth 1 unit or 100.00. So..if you bet -150 ML on the yanks and lose,you will be counted at -150 for that play. If your pick is Tampa Bay +220 and you hit..you will be counted at +220. This contest is not BEST record, but best unit total.
After Week 12, the field will be cut down to the best 6 unit totals CTD (Contest to Date).
After Week 17, the field will be cut down to the best 4 unit totals CTD (Contest to Date) Important to note..we do not reset records after any cut. All records are based on YTD totals in the contest.
Week 18 will start a head to head final four based on seedings. The #1 overall handicapper YTD will face the #4 handicapper YTD and the #2 handicapper will face the #3 handicapper YTD.
Week 19 of MLB will be the finals and 3rd place game.
** All games ( 4 total in a week) have to be on a ML side play or a total play. In the event of a game not going the full 9 innings, the game will be NO ACTION in our contest and will not count. The game must go a full 9 innings.
** If there is a listed pitching change the game is a NO ACTION in our contest and will not count.
** Picks must be submitted 15 minutes BEFORE the first day game. Any game in the Eastern Time Zone that starts before 6:00PM EST is classified as a day game. All night picks must be submitted by 7:00PM EST. A night game is defined as a game that starts AFTER 7:00PM EST.
basically, get all day game in picks 15 minutes before the first game and all night picks 15 minutes before the 7:00PM EST games.
**You can play all 4 of your plays in a day, 2 on one day, whatever you want. BUT IT WILL ALWAYS BE 4 PLAYS A WEEK. You can not have 3 one week and 5 the next week.
**Anyone that does not have 4 plays each week will be penalized -1 unit for each play that does not go off.
**We will take the All Star break week off. however, everyone is elgible for 1 play (1 unit) on the All star game. Either ML side or a play on the over/under.
**In the event of a tie breaker for when we cut the field, here is the tie breakers:
1st tie-breaker: Best UNIT TOTAL IN WEEK 11.
2nd tie-breaker: Of all teams tied who has the best 1 Week total in Weeks 1-11.
Prize Pool Distribution:
15 entrants @50.00 = $750.00
50.00 donation to gotpicks for paypal fees at payout time =$700.00
**(60%) $420.00 in cash
**Gotpicks Trophy donated by PC
**Free room in Vegas if you choose to go to Vegas for NFL opening week. I, PC7588, the contest moderator picks the room. (And no, it won't be the Westward Ho Como!) Most likely wherever the rest of us are staying.
**$100.00 free play in Vegas NFL opening week on PC...must be in Vegas to collect on NFL opening weekend in 07.
** $50.00 free play in Vegas NFL opening week on PC...must e in Vegas to collect on NFL opening weekend in 07.
A set of Steak Knives
(borrowed 4'th and 5'th from one of my favorite movies, no actual steak knives and no, you won't be fired.)
Examples of Plays:
PC's mythical card for week 1:
Seattle -125 Ml A's ........L (-125)
KC +220 ML..................W (+220)
Milwaukee over 8 1/2 -120...L (-120)
Yanks under 9 +100 ............W (+100)
If those were my four plays for the week my total for that week would be +75.00 for Week 1. My record for week 1 would be +75.00.
RULES ON POSTING FOR YOUR PICKS
**Listed pitchers must go. If there is a pitching change, no action.
**You must list the Team you are playing on and the line from the post above.
**You must use the lines I have posted
**Once you post a play, it is final, any post that is edited by anyone other than PC7588 or Ricky will be considered a no action.
**You can not post a play on a team and then pull it off the board. Once it is posted, it is final. So, with that being said, make sure they are what you want when they go up. We will not allow you to change your mind after posting. (This is to insure fairness so that people will not change their plays based on what a competitor is doing.)
GL everyone...we will start with Week 1 rollin on the Sunday night game through the following Sunday night. MLB starts the season on a Sunday night. All weeks run Monday thru Sunday with Monday being the start of a new week.
If I missed anything I'll re edit this post. I cleaned up the thread by deleting all non relevant posts after we got people signed up. We currently have 14 playes with Superfly Snuka and 15 with Honicky. Contest is full. If either Snuka or Honicky don't settle up (which they both will, I play fantasy with Snuka and he's timely and Honicky is the same way) we will re do the prize money based on 14 entrants.
Ricky...can you give me a sticky for standings so I can post a League standings on the players?
PC's side action:
3-10-07..current balance: Como 2 breakfasts PC 0
**Best finish in the PC MLB Handicapping Invitational (How's that Como for a name).....Dinner at Bobby Flay's Mesa Grille NFL opening weekend.
**The Seattle mariners to finish at 500 or above.>PC Yes, Como NO..breakfast at the Mille