Contest Rules: BRACKET MAYHEM Contest

Red River Dodge

 

KTHV’s BRACKET MAYHEM CONTEST

OFFICIAL RULES

 

1.         NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING.  SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

 

This Contest is not intended to be used for gambling purposes. If it is determined that a participant is using the Contest for gambling purposes, he/she will be disqualified.

 

2.         Eligibility.  Subject to the additional restrictions below, the KTHV’s BRACKET MAYHEM (the “Contest”) is open to legal U.S. residents of the states or counties within the station’s DMA who are 18 years or older at the time of entry. Employees and contractors of KTHV (“Sponsor”), TEGNA Inc., Red River Dodge Chrysler Jeep, LLC, Second Street (“Contest Administrator”) and each of their respective affiliated companies, and advertising and promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with, any such employees or contractors, are not eligible to enter or to win. 

 

3.         How to Enter.  The Contest will begin at 12:01 a.m. (C.T.) on March 03, 2017 and end at 11:59 p.m. (C.T.) on April 3, 2017 (the “Contest Period”).  Enter online by visiting the www.thv11.com, or KTHV’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thv11 clicking on BRACKET MAYHEM. Limit one (1) entry per valid email account. By entering, you agree to the terms of these Official Rules and to receive e-mails from Sponsor or those directed by Sponsor.  You can opt-out of the receipt of such e-mails by following the directions in any email received from Sponsor.

 

               Full Bracket Game

In the "Full Bracket" game, you pick the winner of each game of each round of the tournament prior to the start of the first full round of the tournament (the round of 64 teams) (hereafter referred to as the "First Round").Select the team that you predict will win each game of the Men's College Basketball Tournament and enter the score for the designated tie-breaker game. You may enter your picks until fifteen (15) minutes before the start of the first game of the First Round of the tournament. You will not be required to pick the winners of the "First Four" play-in games. Limit one (1) entry per person.

 

Each round of the tournament is worth up to 64 points. There are 6 rounds in the tournament worth up to 384 points. You will receive 2 points for each First Round game you pick correctly.

You will receive 4 points for each Second Round game you pick correctly. You will receive 8 points for each Third Round game you pick correctly. You will receive 16 points for each Fourth Round game you pick correctly. You will receive 32 points for each Fifth Round game you pick correctly. You will receive 64 points for picking the winner of the Championship 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.

 

The participant with the highest score for each round will be deemed the round winner, subject to verification. The participant with the highest total score for all rounds combined will be deemed the Full Bracket Grand Prize winner, subject to verification of eligibility.

 

In the event of a tie for the highest score in any round, the winner for the round will be randomly selected from among the tied participants.

 

In the event of a tie for the highest overall score, the "Score Approximation Formula" outlined below will be used to determine the Grand Prize winner.

 

Score Approximation Formula:

1.        Subtract what the participant chose as the score for the winning team from the actual winning team's score and square this value.

2.        Subtract what the participant chose as the score for the losing team from the actual losing team's score and squares this value.

3.        Add the value from 1 and 2 above together to get the participant's "score approximation." The tied participant with the lowest "Score Approximation" will be deemed the winner. If there are still ties, the ties will be broken based on the following criteria in this order:

 

4.     The most points earned in the Fifth Round.

5.     The most points earned in the Fourth Round.

6.     The most points earned in the Third Round.

7.     The most points earned in the Second Round.

8.     The most points earned in the First Round.

9.     If there is still a tie, the winner will be randomly selected from the remaining tied players.

 

16 Team Bracket Game

In the 16 Team Bracket game, you pick the winner of each game of each round of the tournament remaining prior to the start of the third full round of the tournament (the round of 16 teams) (hereafter, the "Third Round"). The 16 Team Bracket game may not be offered by all local affiliates.

 

Select the team that you predict will win each game of the Men's College Basketball Tournament from the Third Round on and enter the score for the designated tie-breaker game. You may enter your picks until fifteen (15) minutes before the start of the first game of the Third Round. Limit one (1) entry per person.

 

Each remaining round of the tournament is worth up to 64 points. There are 4 rounds remaining in the tournament worth up to 256 points. You will receive 8 points for each Third Round game you pick correctly. You will receive 16 points for each Fourth Round game you pick correctly. You will receive 32 points for each Fifth Round game you pick correctly. You will receive 64 points for picking the winner of the Championship 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.

 

The participant with the highest total score for all rounds combined (Third Round through the Championship game) will be deemed the 16 Team Bracket Game winner, subject to verification of eligibility.

 

In the event of a tie for the highest overall score, the "Score Approximation Formula" outlined below will be used to determine the winner.

 

Score Approximation Formula:

 

1.        Subtract what the participant chose as the score for the winning team from the actual winning team's score and square this value.

2.       Subtract what the participant chose as the score for the losing team from the actual losing team's score and squares this value.

 

3.        Add the value from 1 and 2 above together to get the participant's "score approximation." The tied participant with the lowest "Score Approximation" will be deemed the winner.

 

 

If there are still ties, the ties will be broken based on the following criteria in this order:

4.     The most points earned in the Fifth Round.

5.     The most points earned in the Fourth Round.

6.     The most points earned in the Third Round.

7.     If there is still a tie, the winner will be randomly selected from the remaining tied players.

 

 

4 Team Bracket Game

In the 4 Team Bracket game, you pick the winner of each game of each round of the tournament remaining prior to the start of the fifth full round of the tournament (the round of 4 teams) (hereafter, the "Fifth Round"). The 4 Team Bracket game may not be offered by all local affiliates.

 

Select the team that you predict will win each game of the Men's College Basketball Tournament and enter the score for the designated tie-breaker game. You may enter your picks until fifteen (15) minutes before the start of the first game of the Fifth Round of the tournament. Limit one (1) entry per person.

 

Each remaining round of the tournament is worth up to 64 points. There are 2 rounds remaining in the tournament worth up to 128 points. You will receive 32 points for each Fifth Round game you pick correctly. You will receive 64 points for picking the winner of the Championship 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.

 

The participant with the highest total score for all rounds combined (Fifth Round through the Championship game) will be deemed the 4 Team Bracket Game winner, subject to verification of eligibility.

 

In the event of a tie for the highest overall score, the "Score Approximation Formula" outlined below will be used to determine the winner.

 

Score Approximation Formula:

 

1.        Subtract what the participant chose as the score for the winning team from the actual winning team's score and square this value.

2.        Subtract what the participant chose as the score for the losing team from the actual losing team's score and squares this value.

3.        Add the value from 1 and 2 above together to get the participant's "score approximation." The tied participant with the lowest "Score Approximation" will be deemed the winner.

If there are still ties, the ties will be broken based on the following criteria in this order:

4.     The most points earned in the Fifth Round.

5.     If there is still a tie, the winner will be randomly selected from the tied players.

 

5.         Prizes and Odds. There will be Three (3) Prize Winners who will be the one (1) participant with the highest score in the Full Bracket Game, the 16 Team Bracket Game and in the 4 Team Bracket Game.

 

The Full Bracket Prize Winner will receive a $1,500 Gift Card.

 

The 16 Team Bracket Game Winner will receive a Grizzly Cooler with an ARV of $305.99.

 

The Four Team Bracket Game Winner will receive a Grizzly Cooler with an ARV of $305.99.

 

Odds of winning depend on total number of eligible entries received, the skill and knowledge of the contestants, and the comparative ability of the basketball teams competing in a particular week.

 

6.         Winner Notification and Acceptance.  Winners will be notified on or about April 4, 2017 at the telephone number provided on winner’s entry form. Sponsor will call during regular business hours at number provided on entry form and will leave no messages.  Failure to reach winner by phone after three (3) attempts, return of email notification as undeliverable, or failure of winner to respond to email notification may result in disqualification of winner, forfeiture of his or her interest in all prizes, and selection of a substitute winner from among all remaining eligible entries. To claim prize, each winner must personally visit Sponsor’s offices at 720 S. Izard St. after notification (office visits must be between the hours of 9 a.m. (C.T.) and 5 p.m. (C.T.) weekdays) and must present a valid photo identification.  Winners may waive their right to receive prizes.  Prizes are nonassignable and nontransferable.  No substitutions allowed by winner.  Prizes are not redeemable for cash.  Prizes and individual components of prize packages are subject to availability and Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value.  Winners are solely responsible for reporting and payment of any taxes on prizes.  Winners may be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility/liability and publicity release (except where prohibited by law) which must be returned as directed by Sponsor.  Failure to sign and return the affidavit or release, or to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules, may result in a winner’s disqualification, the forfeiture of his or her interest in the prize, and the award of the prize to a substitute winner.  Except where prohibited, acceptance of any prize constitutes winner’s consent to the publication of his or her name, biographical information and likeness in any media for any commercial or promotional purpose, without limitation the Internet, or further compensation.  Prizes not won and claimed by eligible winners in accordance with these Official Rules will not be awarded and will remain the property of Sponsor. 

 

7.         Participation.  By participating, contestants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor.  Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify persons found tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of this Contest as solely determined by Sponsor.  In the event the Contest is compromised by a virus, non-authorized human intervention, tampering or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor which corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper operation of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest.  Should the Contest be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, Sponsor reserves the right to award prizes based on the entries received before the termination date.  Sponsor will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, late, misdirected or illegible entries, or for failure to receive entries or votes or other electronic communications due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any network, hardware or software, whether originating with sender or Sponsor. The authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry will be considered the entrant. An “authorized account holder” shall mean the natural person assigned to such e-mail account by the Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with such e-mail account. A potential winner may be requested to provide proof that. In the event of a dispute, all online entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the ISP account from which they were sent.  For these purposes, an ISP account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such ISP account by the Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning ISP addresses for the domain associated with such ISP account.  Any questions regarding the number of entries, or votes submitted or the owner of an ISP account shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. By participating in this Contest, each entrant agrees to fully release, forever discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, KTHV-TV, TEGNA Inc., Red River Dodge Chrysler Jeep, LLC and Facebook from and against all claims, costs, liabilities, losses, injuries, and damages arising out of the Contest, including, but not limited to, any claims for personal injury, death or damage to or loss of property or any other harm arising out of entrant’s participation in the Contest, the receipt, use, or misuse of any prize, or any travel or activity that is related to the Contest or any prize. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

 

8.         GENERAL RELEASEBy entering the Contest, contestants release each of the Sponsor, TEGNA Inc., Second Street Media, Inc., KTHV, Red River Dodge Chrysler Jeep, LLC and each of their respective affiliated companies, directors, officers, employees, representatives, partners and agents, from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Contest or with the acceptance, possession or use of any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light).

 

9.         Construction. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.  In the event that any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.

 

10.       Sponsor. KTHV’s Bracket Mayhem is sponsored by KTHV. The decisions of Sponsor and the Contest judges regarding the selection of winners and all other aspects of the Contest shall be final and binding in all respects.  Sponsor will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the Contest. For a list of winners (available after April 4, 2017 or a copy of these Official Rules, visit www.thv11.com or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to “Winners List/Official Rules” (as applicable), KTHV’s Bracket Mayhem, 720 S. Izard St. Little Rock, AR 72201.  If you have any questions regarding this Contest, please contact KTHV marketing director Jessica Amis at (501) 244-4527.   

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