Contest Rules

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Contest Date Range: March 27, 2017 12:00 pm - April 7, 2017 12:00 pm
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Contest open from 3/27/17-4/7/17 at 12pm.  Qualifiers must attend the Bochkini event on 4/10, arriving no later than 7am.  Prizing includes $1,000 for 1st Place and $500 for both 2nd place and 3rd place.  Complete rules available here 

Contest Date Range: March 24, 2017 3:00 pm - March 27, 2017 10:00 am
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Contest open from 3/20 – 3/31.  Maximum of 10 4-packs of tickets to be given away, 7th caller at 617-931-1AAF when solicited.  Winners must be 21+, otherwise WAAF General Contest Rules apply.  Each prize valued at $140.

Contest Date Range: March 24, 2017 3:00 pm - April 3, 2017 7:00 pm
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Contest entry period is 3/24-4/3.  Winner contacted on 4/4.  Prize valued at approximately $100.  WAAF General Contest Rules apply

Contest Date Range: March 21, 2017 3:30 pm - April 7, 2017 7:00 pm
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Contest open March 21, 2017 through April 7, 2017.  One winner will be selected from all entries.  Winner receives a guitar autographed by Linkin Park valued at $500.

Contest Date Range: March 20, 2017 12:00 am - March 24, 2017 5:00 pm
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Contest is open March 20, 2017 through March 24, 2017.  Grand Prize winner announced at approximately 6pm on March 24, 2017. Qualifying prizes are 2 tickets to Metallica at Gillette Stadium on 5/19, valued at approximately $120.  Grand Prize is the opportunity to escort Metallica to the stage, valued at $200.  WAAF General Contest Rules apply. 

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Contest Date Range: March 13, 2017 3:00 pm - March 16, 2017 7:00 pm
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Dates of entry available from Monday, March 13th at 3pm to Thursday, March 16th by 7pm. Prize value ranges from $27.75 to $57.50.

Contest Date Range: March 13, 2017 6:30 am - March 17, 2017 5:00 pm
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Contest open 3/13-3/17  Prize includes 2 tickets to Green Day at the DCU Center on March 17th and 2 tickets to Dropkick Murphys at the Agganis Arena on March 18th.  Total value of each prize is approximately $150.

Contest Date Range: March 8, 2017 12:00 pm - March 10, 2017 5:00 pm
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Contest is open from 3/8/17 at 12pm until 3/10/17 at 5pm.  Winner will be contacted on 3/13/17.  Tickets are valued at approximately $86.

Contest Date Range: March 8, 2017 7:00 am - March 16, 2017 11:00 am
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IMPORTANT: This template is for use ONLY if your station is conducting the March Bracket Challenge – Full (64 Team) Bracket Contest in 2017 under the following conditions: (i) entrant makes picks for full bracket up until 15 minutes prior to the start of the 1st game of the 1st round on March 16, 2017; (ii) your station will award LOCAL PRIZES ONLY, and (iii) at the end of contest, the entrant with the most correct picks for the entire contest will receive the one (1) grand prize.   

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2017 March Bracket Challenge – Full (64 Team) Bracket Contest Rules

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These contest rules are specific to the above contest conducted by Entercom Boston, LLC, d/b/a WAAF (“Station”).  Except to the extent specifically set forth below with respect to this specific contest, the Station’s general contest rules apply to this contest as well.  A copy of these specific rules and the Station’s general contest rules are available at the Station’s studio at 20 Guest Street, 3rd floor, Brighton, MA 02135 during regular business hours and on the Station’s website at www.waaf.com/rules.  To the extent that the Station’s general contest rules differ from these rules, these rules will govern and control with respect to this contest.

How to Enter and How to Win

No purchase is necessary to enter or participate in the WAAF Bracketball 2017 March Bracket Challenge – Full (64 Team) Bracket Contest (“Contest”).

The entry/registration process will require you to either log into an existing account, or create a free account with the game administrator, UPICKEM.  You may either elect the option to have your Facebook profile pre-load applicable portions of the entry form (Facebook account is not required to enter this contest), or complete the online entry/registration form by submitting the Entrant’s full name, address of legal residence, phone number (including area code), age, username (subject to acceptance by contest software to eliminate duplicate usernames), password, e-mail address, and other information requested (some of which may be optional).  Limit one (1) UPICKEM account per email address.  Limit one (1) entry per UPICKEM account. 

There will be six (6) separate rounds in this Contest, each based upon the rounds of the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament, as follows (each a “Round”):

Round 1:          Thirty-two (32) games March 16 – 17, 2017

Round 2:          Sixteen (16) games March 18 – 19, 2017

Round 3:          Eight (8) games March 23 – 24, 2017

Round 4:          Four (4) games March 25 – 26, 2017

Round 5:          Two (2) games on April 1, 2017

Round 6:          One (1) game on April 3, 2017

Note: the "First Four" play-in games, March 14 – 15, 2017 are NOT part of this Contest

To enter/register for this Contest from approximately March 9, 2017 at 12:00PM (although entry may open a few hours earlier that day) through fifteen (15) minutes before the start of the first (1st) game Round 1 of the tournament on March 16, 2017:

Go to the contest page on the Station website, www.waaf.com/bracket

Click on the Contest link;

Complete and submit the online entry/registration form with your contact information (name, address, phone number and email address),and confirmation that you are over eighteen (18) years of age; and

Select the team that you predict will win each game of each Round of the Men's College Basketball Tournament, and enter the score you predict for the designated tie-breaker game (Reminder: you will not be required to pick the winners of the "First Four" play-in games, March 14 – 15, 2017).

This contest requires that you determine and select the team that you think will win each game, in ALL six (6) Rounds of the tournament, up to and until fifteen (15) minutes prior to the start of the first (1st) game in Round 1 of the tournament on March 16, 2017.  YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE ANY ADDITIONAL PICKS OR CHANGE ANY OF YOUR PICKS AFTER THIS POINT. 

Each of the six (6) Rounds of the Contest is worth up to sixty-four (64) points, for a total of up to three hundred eighty-four (384) points, awarded as follows:

You will receive two (2) points for each Round 1 game you pick correctly;

You will receive four (4) points for each Round 2 game you pick correctly;

You will receive eight (8) points for each Round 3 game you pick correctly;

You will receive sixteen (16) points for each Round 4 game you pick correctly;

You will receive thirty-two (32) points for each Round 5 game you pick correctly; and

You will receive sixty-four (64) points for picking the winner of the Round 6 game.

If a game is canceled, forfeited, or indefinitely suspended for any reason, that game shall not count for any participant and scores will be computed as if the game did not exist.

If you fail to select a winner for any listed game in any particular Round, you will receive zero (0) points for that game.

Any player attempting to make game selections close to the deadline of fifteen (15) minutes prior to the start of the first (1st) game of Round 1 of the Contest on March 16, 2017, risks the chance of not getting in his/her changes on time.  Station is not responsible for late entries, server congestion, faulty Internet connections, etc. which may cause the changes to your picks to not be made. 

After April 3, 2017, the entrant who has the most overall total points for all Rounds combined will be the grand prize winner, subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the contest rules (each a “Grand Prize Winner”). 

In the event that two or more entrants are tied for the most overall total points, the Grand Prize Winner will be determined, subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the contest rules, as follows:  First Tie-Breaker – The entrant with the LOWEST “Score Approximation” will be deemed the Grand Prize Winner.  The “Score Approximation” for each tied entrant is based upon the score each such tied entrant entered for the designated tie-breaker game, and is calculated as follows:

Subtract the score that the entrant chose for the winning team in the designated tie-breaker game from the winning team’s actual score in the designated tie-breaker game, and square this value.

Subtract the score that the entrant chose for the losing team in the designated tie-breaker game from the losing team’s actual score in the designated tie-breaker game, and square this value.

Add the value from 1 and 2 above together to get such entrant’s "Score Approximation".

Second Tie-Breaker – If there is still a tie after determining the “Score Approximation” for each tied entrants, then the ties will be broken based on the following criteria, and in the following order:

The most points earned in Round 5.

The most points earned in Round 4.

The most points earned in Round 3.

The most points earned in Round 2.

The most points earned in Round 1.

Third Tie-Breaker – If there is still a tie, the winner will be randomly selected from among all remaining tied entrants.

Being in a private group has no impact on winning in this contest.  It is simply for entertainment purposes.  The winner within any private group is not entitled to any prizes in this contest, unless they win in accordance with these contest rules from among all of the Station entrants.

Prizes

The one (1) verified Grand Prize Winner will receive $500 paid by Entercom company check, $100 in gift cards good at Legal Seafoods, no expiration date.  Basketball autographed by the 2007-2008 Boston Celtics valued at approximately $500.

Odds of Winning

Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received and the relative college hoops knowledge of all entrants. 

Sponsors

This contest is sponsored by Entercom Boston, LLC and Town Fair Tire and Reliant Medical Group.

Other Rules Specific to this Contest

Station is conducting this contest using proprietary software owned by a third party known as Second Street Media Inc. (“UPICKEM”).  UPICKEM is not a sponsor of this contest but entrants may be required, as part of the entry process, to agree and consent to UPICKEM’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy (both of which are available via a link during the contest entry process) (collectively, the “UPICKEM Policies”) and may be required to register with UPICKEM.  While agreement to the UPICKEM Policies is required in order to enter this contest, the UPICKEM Policies are not a part of these contest rules but are a separate agreement between the entrant and UPICKEM.  With respect to the conduct of this contest by Station, in the event of any conflict between the UPICKEM Policies and the Station contest rules, the Station’s contest rules govern.

For entertainment purposes only, one or more Station employees may talk about their picks and/or how they are doing in this contest.  Such employees may appear on the Stats pages as entrants in this contest and/or winners or leaders in this contest.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event will any Station employee be an eligible participant in this contest and shall not be entitled to win any prizes in this contest. In the event that a Station employee is selected by the UPICKEM software as a winner, he/she shall be deemed ineligible and Station will manually award the entrant with the highest score (as set forth above) to be a winner in this contest.

Employees of UPICKEM and its affiliates, their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising sponsors and promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of each are not eligible to win in this Contest.  A

This contest is in no way connected with, affiliated with or endorsed by Facebook or the NCAA, or any of its affiliated teams, players, or players union. All references to any basketball name or term is purely nominative and not intended to imply any connection, affiliation, or endorsement.  This contest is not affiliated with or endorsed by the NCAA or any NCAA basketball team nor Facebook.

This game may not be used in connection with any form of gambling. This game is strictly for entertainment purposes only and in connection with the contest described above.  

Contest Date Range: March 6, 2017 2:00 pm - March 14, 2017 5:00 pm
Contest Rules:

WAAF General Contest Rules