Congratulations to â€˜jcolem65â€™, the winner of the 2017-2018 OSGA College Bowl Bonanza! â€˜jcolem65â€™ beat out over 100 other players by picking twenty one out of 32 College Bowl games correctly, against the spread! He hit at a fantastic win percentage of 66%. However, ‘sunshine’ also picked 21 games correctly! So we had to go to
Congratulations to â€˜jcolem65â€™, the winner of the 2017-2018 OSGA College Bowl Bonanza!
â€˜jcolem65â€™ beat out over 100 other players by picking twenty one out of 32 College Bowl games correctly, against the spread! He hit at a fantastic win percentage of 66%. However, ‘sunshine’ also picked 21 games correctly! So we had to go to the tie-breaker, the total number of points in the College Football Championship. When the game went into overtime, it got really interesting, but the total still ended up low compared to Alabama’s last National Championship win in 2017. â€˜jcolem65â€™ had 43, but ‘sunshine’ had 57, going over the total. According to the rules going over in the tie-breaker means a bust and thus ‘jcolem65’ picked up the Grand Prize of $500 cash, courtesy of OSGA. â€˜sunshineâ€™ didn’t make out too badly with 2nd place and a cool $250.
The Bowl Contest ended up in tie for third place with five players ending the bowl season with a total of 20 wins. Again, the tie-breaker was the deciding factor as ‘da gators’ was the only player to pick under the total and thus claimed the 3rd place prize of $125, courtesy of OSGA. Despite the game going into overtime, four other players still ended up going over the total. Those four players will split the the 4th and 5th place prizes, according to the rules. The two prizes are $75 and $50, so they will each get a 25% share, or $31.25!
â€œItâ€™s hard to believe that after 32 games Against the Spread that two players had 21 wins,â€ said OSGA President Jim Quinn. â€œThis marks the 5th time in the history of our College Bowl Contest that the tie-breaker needed to be used to determine the overall winner.â€
The OSGA College Bowl Bonanza has had many years where it all comes down to the final game. But, unfortunately, more than 3/4 of the field picked Clemson, who lost to Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Again this year the contest was using the point spread, adjusted prior to the start of the contest to Â½ points to avoid pushes, and to see that players hit more than six 6 out of 10 games right for over three weeks is pretty amazing.
This year the College Bowl Bonanza also featured two extra prizes, a Consolation Prize consisting of a $25 Free Play at contest sponsor Diamond Sports and a Bad Beat Prize for players who went 0-3 during the College Football Playoff games. Surprisingly only one player did not pick more than 10 games correctly and earned a consolation prize. And, with Alabama winning the National Championship, nearly 1/5 of the field is eligible for the Bad Beat Prize, where Elite-rated BetDSI.eu will give players a $100 match play based on a $100 deposit.
Thank you to everyone who participated in another great free contest from OSGA. Check back with OSGA for more free contests, including the Super Easy, Super Bowl Contest and Members-Only Super Bowl contest and our huge March Madness contest.