Madness Squares Pools

For the Men's College Basketball Tournament

March Madness is a three week period packed will buzzer beaters, cinderella teams, and it's a sports poolers dream. But how can you keep the excitement alive when most of your members have had their brackets busted? A great option is our Madness Squares pool format, as every game of the tournament will have a winner!

How Do Madness Squares Work?

If you are familiar with Super Bowl Squares, the core concept is the same for March Madness. A 10x10 grid of boxes is setup and each row and column are assigned a number from 0 to 9. Just like a Super Bowl Squares pool, each square of the grid can be claimed by a pool member.

  • Pool members login and click grid squares to claim them.
  • Grid numbers are hidden from your members until you decide to show them or the Tournament begins, whichever comes first.
  • Unlike the Super Bowl where there is only ONE game, members' squares are theirs for EVERY game, starting with the round you choose.
  • At the end of every game, we automatically compare the last digit of both teams' score is to determine a winner.
  • We will list each individual winner as well as as aggregate count of how many times each pool member has won.

Picking Squares

Throw away the poster board! Get rid of the colored markers! Members of your March Madness Squares pool will simply login to the website and click the square(s) they want. You'll have no more issues with squares containing illegible names and members will be unable to pick more squares then your pool allows. Members of your pool can join and participate from anywhere in the country ... or the world.

Results and Winning Squares

Winning boxes are determined by looking at the final score of each game. The top row of numbers (horizontal) represents the winning team while the side (vertical) represents the losing team.

Example

In this example, North Carolina is the winning team and the last digit of their score (73) is 3. We would look for the 3 across the top of the grid. Miami's score was 64, so we look for the 4 down the left side of the grid.

In the sample grid below, the winner in this example would be Paul Lombardi. However, you would not be required to find the winner, as we do that work for you, as you can see in the Game Results and Winning Squares section below.

Pool members see the squares grid and all other pool members picks online, in real-time. The completed squares grid can also be printed out and distributed so members don't need to be near a computer to see who has won.

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6 Bob Hagan Paul Lombardi     Stephanie Ryan   Erik the Dictator     Vera Padden
7 Luisa Rivera   Claire Donaldson       Stephanie Ryan   Vera Padden  
1   Stephanie Ryan     Vera Padden   Claire Donaldson Jeff Padden    
3       Erik the Dictator     Paul Lombardi Luisa Rivera    
5     Jeff Padden     Rahul Sidiqqi Bob Hagan     Stephanie Ryan
8   Rahul Sidiqqi     Claire Donaldson     Paul Lombardi   Big Lou Romano
4 Paul Lombardi   Bob Hagan Erik the Dictator       Luisa Rivera    
9     Luisa Rivera     Team Cooper   Rahul Sidiqqi Luisa Rivera  
2 Vera Padden       Team Cooper         Mike Reynolds
0   Mike Reynolds   Team Cooper   Big Lou Romano        

Game Results and Winning Squares

Winning Team (Top) Losing Team (Side) Winning Member Top Score Side Score

Round 1

 
(7) North Carolina  
 
(10) Miami (FL)   Paul Lombardi 73 64
 
(8) George Mason  
 
(9) Villanova   Stephanie Ryan 62 57
 
(4) Kentucky  
 
(13) Princeton   [Empty Square] 59 57
 
(11) Marquette  
 
(6) Xavier   Stephanie Ryan 64 55

Winning Members

Member # of Winning
Squares
Stephanie Ryan 2
Paul Lombardi 1
[Empty Square] 1
Member # of Winning
Squares
Stephanie Ryan 2
Paul Lombardi 1
[Empty Square] 1
Member # of Winning
Squares
Member # of Winning
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Member # of Winning
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Member # of Winning
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Member # of Winning
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Options for Pool Administrators

RunYourPool.com gives Pool Administrators numerous options to make your Squares pool as flexible as possible:

Brand your Pool

Add your company or organization logo to customize the look of your pool. For more information, see our Brand Your Pool page.

Private Message Boards

Every March Madness Squares pool hosted at RunYourPool.com includes a free, private message board. Your pool's message board, accessible only to your pool members, is a great way to communicate with members who aren't lucky enough to join you for the March Madness.

Madness Squares Pool Pricing

Your pool can contain an unlimited number of grids. The total cost to run an March Madness Squares pool for up to 100 members is $19.95 PER GRID.

Included in the cost is the added benefit that we retain your pool information and members from year-to-year. Simply reset your pool next year and have your members log back in to pick again.

Start your Pool Today!

Start your March Madness Squares pool with us today. If you have any additional questions, please contact us via email at sales@runyourpool.com. We're happy to answer any questions you may have.


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