### March Madness 63 Game Block Pool

The bottom of this page gives complete directions on running this pool, if you're confused by the redrawing of numbers for each round check out our normal March Madness Squares, where each person/square has the same two numbers for every game of the tournament. |

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How to run a March Madness Block Pool |
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Step 2 The March Madness tournament has 6 rounds, therefore you will draw 6 different sets of numbers for both the winning team's squares and the losing team's squares. Example 1: Write the numbers 0-9 on pieces of paper and place them in a hat.
After determining the drawing method, draw the numbers one at a time, placing the numbers from left to right starting with the first gray square box of the winning team, round 1 top row, continue across the top row until the numbers are gone. After that is complete you will redraw the numbers for the losing team round 1, this time placing the drawn numbers in the gray square boxes in the left column, starting at the top and going to the bottom until all ten numbers are gone. After that, follow the same steps for Rounds 2-6.
Example 1: In Round 1 Ohio State beats Georgia by a score of 94 to 85. Go to the round 1 numbers find the number 4(last digit of 94) under the winning team's score then go to the round 1 numbers and find the number 5(last digit of 85)under the losing team's score. Find where these two numbers intersect and the winner is Mark(highlighted in green). You will do this for all 32 games in Round 1 of the tournament, which will give 32 winners for the round. Example 2: In Round 2 Duke beats Tennessee by a score of 99 to 93. Go to the round 2 numbers find the number 9(last digit of 99) under the winning team's score then go to the round 2 numbers and find the number 3(last digit of 93)under the losing team's score. Find where these two numbers intersect and the winner is Alex(highlighted in purple). You will do this for all 16 games in Round 2 of the tournament, which will give 16 winners for the round.. Example 3: In Round 3 Wake Forest beats Gonzaga by a score of 85 to 75. Go to the round 3 numbers find the number 5(last digit of 85) under the winning team's score then go to the round 3 numbers and find the number 5(last digit of 75)under the losing team's score. Find where these two numbers intersect and the winner is Danny(highlighted in orange). You will do this for all 8 games in Round 3 of the tournament, which will give 8 winners for the round. Example 4: In Round 4 North Carolina beats Duke by a score of 108 to 101. Go to the round 4 numbers find the number 8(last digit of 108) under the winning team's score then go to the round 4 numbers and find the number 1(last digit of 101)under the losing team's score. Find where these two numbers intersect and the winner is Sara(highlighted in blue). You will do this for all 4 games in Round 4 of the tournament, which will give 4 winners for the round. Example 5: In Round 5 Ohio State beats North Carolina by a score of 85 to 78. Go to the round 5numbers find the number 5(last digit of 85) under the winning team's score then go to the round 5 numbers and find the number 8(last digit of 78)under the losing team's score. Find where these two numbers intersect and the winner is Tiffany(highlighted in red). You will do this for both games in Round 5 of the tournament, which will give 2 winners for the round. Example 6: In Round 6(the championship game) Ohio State beats Kansas by a score of 82 to 76. Go to the round 6 numbers find the number 2(last digit of 82) under the winning team's score then go to the round 6 numbers and find the number 6(last digit of 76)under the losing team's score. Find where these two numbers intersect and the winner is Chris(highlighted in yellow). There will be only one winning square for the last round.
Squares can win multiple times per round, if every single final score in round 1 was 95 to 85, Mark would win all 32 games.
Round 2 - 16 games Round 3 - 8 games Round 4 - 4 games Round 5 - 2 Games Round 6 - 1 Games For a total of 63 games/square winners.
Payouts Payout Example 1: Each round's payout is a different dollar amount, increasing as the tournament progresses.If the squares were sold for $10 each that would be $1,000 in the prize pool. Round 1 - $5 to each of 32 winners ($160) Round 2 - $10 to each of 16 winners ($160) Round 3 - $20 to each of 8 winners (160) Round 4 - $40 to each of 4 winners ($160) Round 5 - $90 to each of 2 winners ($180) Round 6 - $180 to 1 winner ($180) If squares are being sold for more or less, just multiply or divide the payouts accordingly. If each square was sold for only $5 just take the above payouts and divide them by 2.
Payout Example 2: Take the total prize pool and divide it 63, each winning square would be paid the same amount. Again we will use the example that each square was sold for $10 , that would be $1,000 in the prize pool. 1,000 divided by 63 would be about $15.87 for each winning square. It's not likely that you are going to want to be paying out the .87 cents in change. So the best option would be to pay the first 62 games $15 each($930) and pay the winning square from the championship game $70. If you're selling the squares for an amount other than $10, you'll just have to do a little match to figure out your best payout options.
When Does The March Madness Tournament Start?
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