Well the madness is over and what a great championship game it was!!! It is time to crown the winner of the 2015 OSGA NCAA Tournament Challenge.
‘jakesbombers’ took the lead during the Elite 8 round and did not relinquish it, despite having Wisconsin as his NCAA Champion. He finished in 1st place with 135 points to take the Grand Prize of $250 courtesy of OSGA. Unfortunately for ‘jakesbombers’ he is not an OSGA member or he could have collected double the prize and received a check for $500!
So many players picked Kentucky, that this contest was wide open once the ‘Cats lost in the Final Four. Ironically the 2nd place finisher also had Wisconsin in the Final. “Hold em’ managed to get 131 points for the 2nd place prize – a $250 Free Play from Elite–rated BetOnline. The top prize for a player who picked Duke went to third place finisher “DueTime’. “DueTime ended up with 128 points, good enough for a $100 Free Play from BetOnline.
In all only 7 players had picked Duke to win it all and places 4 and 5 were awarded to more winners who had Wisconsin. ‘tonky’ placed 4th with 125 points and ‘tmoore’ ended up with 120. Neither player is an OSGA Member and thus they get the 1X prizes or $75 and $50 respectively.
It really got interesting for the standings once we got to 6th place. Places 6 and 7 were tied with 119 points. Then the next several spots were all tied with 115 points. This meant that places 8-12 were also tied, and though the stated contest prizes were only available to places 1-10, our excellent sponsor, BetOnline, decided to give the same prizes for places 6 through 10 to the 11th and 12th place finishers as well. All players are eligible for a Free ‘no strings attached’ $25 bet at BetOnline.ag.
For bragging rights, ‘beastmodejr’ and ‘Dawk20’ tied with 119, but ‘beastmodejr’ was closer to the final score of the championship game, the 1st tie-breaker. Both players had Duek as their champion and both are eligible for the $25 free bet at BetOnline. “Dawk20’, a regular in the OSGA contest offerings, ‘colem65’, ‘mike191’ and ‘irbyjenn’ each had 115 points and are also eligible for the free $25 bet.
This was the 14th year for the OSGA NCAA Basketball Challenge and again this year the standings flipped and flopped from day-to-day and even game-to-game. We enjoy bringing these contests to everyone, but wish we had seen an OSGA member cash-in with one of the biggest benefits of membership, 2X prizes in all of our contests. We also want to thank one of the longest supporters of our free contests, BetOnline, who not only does a great job for bettors, but for our contests as well.
Players should check back often for more free contests and we urge players to enroll in our annual football contests come September. In 2015, OSGA is committed to offering more contests, with more great prizes for all members, fans, friends and visitors.