2016 Crapsforum College Football Bowl Game Challenge For bragging rights. For fun. No gambling. No entry fee. Nothing to purchase. Oh, and in the spirit of Christmas, there will be a prize (gift) awarded to the winner -- a copy of the book Craps: Everything You Need to Know by basicstrategy777, courtesy of random_roller. Please carefully review this post, especially all of the RULES and GAME PLAY provisions. Also double-check your entry before submitting to make sure it is complete and compliant. BTW, I ran this through the outside legal team at Sioux, Wynne & Prophet. Not quite sure about those guys; some might only have mail order degrees. Nonetheless, in order to get their buyoff (translation: as justification for their billable hours), they came up with additional terms and conditions. Read on. RULES: Contestants submitting an entry must be a legal resident of the United States and twenty-one (21) years of age or older. By submitting an entry, the individual acknowledges these requirements and certifies his/her compliance. Limit one (1) entry per person, regardless of the number Crapsforum member names under control. Honor system, please. Multiple and/or revised entries are *NOT* permitted and will void all entries from that person. The completed entry -- including picked winners and assigned confidence points for all 14 evaluated bowl games -- must be posted to this thread ("2016 Crapsforum College Football Bowl Game Challenge") on or before 9pm Central on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. Only the first thirty (30) valid entries posted to this thread ("2016 Crapsforum College Football Bowl Game Challenge") on or before 9pm Central on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 plus one (1) from random_roller will be eligible to compete for the prize. Based upon response, random_roller reserves the right to allow up to ten (10) additional valid entries (on a case-by-case basis) to be eligible to compete for the prize, provided such additional entries were posted to this thread ("2016 Crapsforum College Football Bowl Game Challenge") on or before 9pm Central on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. Failure to comply with any and all of the RULES or GAME PLAY provisions may result in a voided entry. A late or voided entry will not be accepted and is ineligible for the prize. Subject to any tie breaker (if applicable), the valid entry eligible for the prize with the highest score wins. If there are multiple valid and eligible entries each submitted at a different time by a different person but otherwise identical (e.g., the same winners picked and same assigned confidence points for each winner for all 14 evaluated bowl games), the entry that was received first in time (e.g., based upon date/time stamp when posted to "2016 Crapsforum College Football Bowl Game Challenge" thread) owns the tie-breaker -- without further consideration of the TIE BREAKER criteria below -- between those otherwise identical entries should all finish the contest with the highest score. Errors or omissions may be corrected, and clarifications added, by random_roller at any time without prior notice. All decisions by random_roller are final. GAME PLAY: There are fourteen (14) evaluated bowl games, as follows: Pick who you think will be the winning team for each of the fourteen (14) evaluated bowl games. This is a straight-up pick (e.g., no point spreads are involved). Only (1) winning team may be picked per bowl game. The teams for Game #14 (CFP National Championship) must be the winner you selected for Game #8 (Chick-fil-A-Peach Bowl, Washington vs. Alabama) and Game #9 (PlayStation Fiesta Bowl, Ohio State vs. Clemson). For example, if you picked Alabama to beat Washington in Game #8 and Ohio State to beat Clemson in Game #9, your teams for Game #14 would be Alabama vs. Ohio State, regardless of whether or not Alabama and/or Ohio State actually makes it to the CFP National Championship; thus, in this example you would pick either Alabama or Ohio State as the winner of Game #14. Assign 1 to 14 confidence points (1 = least confident pick, 14 = most confident pick) to each of the fourteen (14) evaluated bowl games based upon the winning team you selected. Note that each evaluated bowl game must have a different assigned confidence point value (1 to 14). Assigning a confidence point value should be based upon how likely you think a winning team will prevail in its bowl game relative to all of the other winning teams you have picked prevailing in their respective bowl games. For example, if you think Louisville is an absolute "lock" to beat LSU in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl and all of the other evaluated bowl games are "toss-ups", you would pick Louisville as the winner of the Citrus Bowl and assign 14 confidence points to that game. Since the teams for Game #14 (CFP National Championship) won't be finalized until well after the entry deadline, you should give careful thought as to the confidence points assigned to this game. For each correctly picked winning team in the entry, the assigned confidence points for that bowl game will be awarded. Awarded confidence points will be summed to determine the score for that entry. No confidence points will be awarded for incorrect or missing picks in any of the fourteen (14) evaluated bowl games. In the event an evaluated bowl game is cancelled or not completed, that game will be removed from the scoring process; however, no adjustment will be made to the confidence point assignment on any entry. TIE BREAKER: In the event multiple valid and eligible entries are tied for the highest score, the following tie-breaker(s) will be applied to determine the one (1) oveall winner of the 2016 Crapsforum College Football Bowl Game Challenge: First, correctly picking the winner of Game #14 (CFP National Championship). Second, highest number of confidence points awarded for Game #14 as a result of correctly picking the winner of Game #14 (CFP National Championship). Third, highest number of correctly picked winners in evaluated bowl games involving the service academies: Game #1 (Louisiana Tech vs. Navy), #2 (Army vs. North Texas), and #5 (South Alabama vs. Air Force). Fourth, highest total (summed) number of confidence points awarded from correctly picked winners of games involving the service academies, Games #1. #2, and #5. Fifth, coin flip by random_roller. PRIZE After the outcome for all fourteen (14) evaluated bowl games has been decided, random_roller will calculate the score from all valid entries eligible for the prize and determine the winner. Identity of the winning entry and associated Crapsforum member name will be posted in this thread ("2016 Crapsforum College Football Bowl Game Challenge"). One (1) prize will be awarded. The awarded prize will go to the winner -- the person whose eligible entry has the highest score. In the event there are multiple eligible entries tied with the highest score, the person with the entry that prevailed after application of tie-breakers will be deemed the winner. The awarded prize is a copy of the well-received book Craps: Everything You Need to Know by basicstrategy777 -- an active member of Crapsforum -- and is subject to availability from the author. Random_roller will notify basicstrategy777 as to the winner of the 2016 Crapsforum College Football Bowl Game Challenge. In the event a copy of the book Craps: Everything You Need to Know by basicstrategy777 is not available from the author by February 28, 2017 , a Starbucks gift card will be substituted as the awarded prize in lieu of a copy of the book. In order to claim the awarded prize, the winner will need to provide contact information (USPS verified mailing addresses in the United States only) on or before January 31, 2017. Winner is responsible for all applicable taxes. SAMPLE ENTRY: Information highlighted in yellow (Game Number, Winner, Confidence Points) in the sample table below needs to be included in entry. Good luck to all participants and thanks for helping to make Crapsforum an open community and the best of its kind on the internet. Edit #1 (12/19) -- (1) Attached Zip file of Rich Text Format (.RTF) Entry Form; (2) Corrected typos, formatting; (3) Added "CFP Championship Game" to TIE BREAKER #2.