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Contest time: March Mayhem is here

LAKE TAHOE ” Play the Tahoe Daily Tribune March Mayhem Men’s College Basketball Contest and you could win $1 million!

Are you a college basketball fanatic? Or just a fan during March when the NCAA basketball tournament comes around? Either way, don’t miss the chance to win $1,000,000 dollars, in the Tahoe Daily Tribune March Mayhem Men’s College Basketball Contest.

Log on now to http://www.Tahoe Daily Tribune.com/MarchMayhem to play.

There are two options you can register for ” a traditional Pick Upfront bracket where you choose all games in advance, and a Pick By Round bracket that allows players to start fresh in each round of the NCAA basketball tournament ” and best of all, you can register for both.

And once you sign up, you can invite friends and family to compete against you. After you register and log in, just click on “My Private Groups” which will appear in the upper-left hand corner of the page. After that page loads, click on “Create a Private Group” and follow the instructions ” a great way to compete in an online pool with friends, family or co-workers.

Selection Sunday is coming up on Sunday, March 15, so register today to be ready to make your picks before the tournament starts on Thursday, March 19.

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Local sponsors include:

n Paradise Beauty

n Park Tahoe Inn

National grand prize:

n $1,000,000 for players with a perfect bracket!

n $10,000 if you only miss one or two games.

n $1,000 if you only miss three games.

n For complete prize details (including how ties are broken) see our rules page online at Tahoe Daily Tribune.com/MarchMayhem

FAQs:

Q: What’s the difference between the Pick By Round contest and the Pick Upfront contest?

A: For the Pick By Round contest, players pick the winner for each game up to 20 minutes before it is scheduled to start. If you don’t pick in time the computer will select the most-picked team for you. So, instead of predicting the entire tournament before it happens you get to pick the winner of each game as it goes along.

For the Pick Upfront contest, players pick who they think will win each game in the bracket before the tournament starts, just like a traditional tournament bracket.

Q: What’s the difference between local prizes and national prizes?

A: Local prizes are only available to players in the Tahoe Daily Tribune March Mayhem Men’s College Basketball Contest, hosted by the Tahoe Daily Tribune. National prizes are available to all players in the national UPickEm bracket contests, of which the Tahoe Daily Tribune March Mayhem Men’s College Basketball Contest is a part.

Q: The tournament hasn’t started yet. Can I register now?

A: Yes. You can register for both contests right now. That way you’ll be ready to make your picks when the NCAA tournament field is named on selection Sunday, March 15, 2009. Tournament games start on Thursday, March 19, and run through April 6, so be sure to log back in and make your picks before then.