A stomach bug has ravished the offices of The Corrugated Box Official Committee for the Oversight of Office Wide Gambling Affairs (CBOCOOWGA, for short), so please excuse the (relative) brevity of this missive. But as the CBOCOOWGA motto goes, “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of staying up all night due to severe stomach pain stays these couriers from the swift completion of their building-wide NCAA tournament pools.”
For those that have participated in years past, the rules should be pretty similar and you may have already received an email from CBS Sports. For those new to the game, here’s a quick run-down:
- <As CBox does not condone gambling. Please contact the “Chancellor” for details.>
- Each round has a total of 32 possible points, which breaks down to 1 point for first round games, 2 points for second, 4 for third, 8 for fourth, 16 for the final four games and 32 for the final.
- Adding to that will be the number of the seed that you correctly picked to advance. So, for example, if you pick North Carolina (1 seed) to beat Eastern Kentucky (16 seed) and UNC wins, you will get 2 points (1 for the game in the first round and 1 for the seed). If you instead pick Eastern Kentucky and they win, then you will get 17 points (1 for the game in round 1 and 16 for the seed). This rewards people who pick the upsets (but not too much).
If you’re interested, just notify <dmacnelly at 3north.com> and I’ll make sure to add you to the invite list on the website. From there, you should get an email from CBS Sports and it should be pretty self-explanatory. And feel free to send me the email addresses of any friends and family that would be interested – they’re welcome to play. You can either give the $10 to Andrea up front or, if you dare, you can venture to far recessed of the 3north offices and find me in the far back corner.
The deadline will be this Thursday at noon (no one pays any attention to the Wednesday games).
Chancellor of the Exchequor
201 West 7th Street
Richmond, Virginia 23224