1. This is a bracket contest which starts at the First Round of the US OPEN . Entries need to be submitted no later than 11:00am Australian EST on MONDAY JANUARY 16TH.
2. Each person is to PM ME their winners all the way through from the First Round until the Final before the first match commences. I'll post everyone's picks at some point in the day so all of us can follow along. I suggest using one of the free bracket sites to make your picks and then simply PM me the results of each round in the format I've supplied below. PLEASE USE THE FORMAT I PROVIDE - THIS MAKES IT MUCH EASIER ON ALL OF US. If you do not use the format I provide, I cannot guarantee your picks will be entered correctly and that will be your responsibility.
3. SCORING FORMAT
First Round correct picks receive 1 point(s)
Second Round correct picks receive 2 point(s)
Third Round correct picks receive 3 point(s)
Fourth Round correct picks receive 5 point(s)
Quarterfinals correct picks receive 10 point(s)
Semifinals correct picks receive 20 point(s)
Finals correct picks receive 30 point(s)
4. In the event of a tie when grading for contest purposes, the first tiebreak will go to the person who picked the highest number of number of dog winners correctly throughout the first round. The second tiebreak will go to the person who picked the number of Second Round winners correctly.
*** In the event of a retirement, if one set is complete then the advancing player will count as the winner.
The entry fee is 20 POINTS which MUST be paid before the commencement of the first match of Round 1 unless you have made special arrangements with me. If you're a Non Pro who begins to pay points yet stop at any point throughout the contest, your entry will be voided and all points paid forfeited.