2014 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship Bracket Challenge Official Rules
The WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship Bracket Challenge is a free bracket-style
game that lets users test their PGA TOUR knowledge by picking who they believe will
be the winners in each match-up of the 2014 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.
The Championship is scheduled to be competed February 19-23, 2014.
The Challenge is open to individuals eighteen (18) years of age or older as of February
16, 2014 who registered for PGA TOUR Fantasy Golf 2014. Neither (a) legal residents
of any jurisdiction other than the 50 United States and the District of Columbia
nor (b) employees of PGA TOUR Inc., PGATOUR.COM LLC, or STATS LLC, and each of their
parent, subsidiary, affiliate, agent or representative companies, and the members
and employees of each, (collectively, the “Challenge Entities”)
are eligible to win any prizes, nor are members of Challenge Entities’ families
or households. By registering, users agree to accept and be bound by all terms of
these Official Rules and the decisions of Administrator and Challenge Entities,
which shall be final. Challenge may not be used in connection with any form of gambling.
Challenge is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void
where prohibited or restricted by law.
The Challenge begins on February 16, 2014, and ends February 19, 2014 prior to commencement
of competitive play in the Championship. Users may register at any time January
20th through the Challenge Period.
January 20, 2014:
Early registration available for general public to sign up and create leagues
February 16, 2014:
Message made available to registered users of PGA TOUR Fantasy Golf 2014 to create
a Bracket entry for the Challenge.
February 16, 2014:
Bracket is made available to registered users for picks to be made.
February 19, 2014:
Deadline to submit picks is 5 minutes before the first tee time of the tournament. Championship begins.
HOW TO PLAY:
Users may create entries and make selections at any time during the Challenge Period.
To make selections, a user must complete the entire bracket entry by predicting
one (1) winner for each match-up in the Championship. The user will make the prediction
by clicking on the golfer name they believe will advance to the next round of the
After completing all selections, users will then be asked to enter a prediction
for the tiebreaker question: How many total holes will the champion play during
the Championship? The tiebreaker question will be used to determine a winner in
the event that there is a tie for the most points awarded (see Scoring below). All
selections, including the tie-breaker prediction, must be submitted during the Challenge
Users may have the opportunity to create a private group and invite friends to play
along and/or join a private or public group that has already been created. No additional
prizes will be awarded in connection with groups.
Users will score points for every correct pick made. The longer selections survive
in the Championship, the more points will be awarded.
1 (Round of 64)
1 point for each correct selection (32 total points possible)
2 (Round of 32)
2 points for each correct selection (32 total points possible)
3 (Round of 16)
4 points for each correct selection (32 total points possible)
4 (Round of 8)
8 points for each correct selection (32 total points possible)
5 (Round of 4)
16 points for each correct selection (32 total points possible)
32 points for correct selection (32 total points possible)
Maximum possible points = 192 points
The winner will be determined by the single highest cumulative points total from
among all entries during the Challenge Period. If multiple users score the same
highest cumulative points in the Challenge, the user with the closest correct answer
to the tiebreaker question without going over will be determined the winner.
Two winners (first and second place) selected using the criteria above (total points
+ tiebreaker if necessary) will win. The first place winner (with the highest cumulative
points total) will win a Michelob Ultra Mountain Bike with an approximate retail
value of $399. The second place winner (with the next highest cumulative points
total) will win Bose QuietComfort 20i Acoustic Noise Canceling headphones with an
approximate retail value of $299. The reporting and payment of any tax liabilities
incurred by the winners as a result of the Challenge are the sole responsibility
of the winners. No alteration, substitution or transfer of prize or cash redemption
permitted. Administrator reserves the right to substitute any prize or any portion
thereof with an item of equal or greater value. Prizes are awarded “AS IS” with
no warranty or guarantee either express or implied. Winners may be required to sign
and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (where legal)
and/or IRS Form W9 within 14 days of notification attempt or the prize may be forfeited
and an alternate winner may be selected. Return of prize or prize notification as
undeliverable or inability to reach winner using information provided during registration
may result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected.
By entering the Challenge, users grant Challenge Entities the right, without obligation,
to use their names, game and group names, city and state of residence, score, ranking,
voice, pictures and likeness, without compensation, for the purpose of executing
the Challenge and also for the purpose of advertising and publicizing the goods
and services related to the Challenge in any manner or medium throughout the world
in perpetuity unless prohibited by law. All material submitted becomes the sole
property of Administrator and will not be acknowledged or returned. Users assume
all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation
in this Challenge or use or redemption of any prize. Users release Challenge Entities
and all others associated with the development and execution of this Challenge from
any and all liability for damages, losses or injury resulting from participation
in the Challenge or acceptance or use of any prize. Challenge Entities not responsible
for any typographical/other error in administration/prize announcement in connection
with this Challenge. Contest Entities are not responsible for incomplete, illegible,
misdirected, damaged, lost or late entries or for any human error which may occur
in the processing of the entries. In the event of sabotage, acts of God, computer
virus or other events or causes beyond Challenge Entities’ reasonable control that
corrupt the integrity, administration, security or proper operation of the Challenge,
Administrator reserves the right to modify or terminate entry and/or cancel or suspend
the Challenge. If the Championship is cancelled, postponed, delayed or rescheduled
for any reason whatsoever, Administrator may elect to cancel, postpone, delay or
reschedule the Challenge. Notice of cancellation will be posted at
WWW.PGATOUR.COM. Administrator reserves the right to award prize from among
eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to any cancellation.
For a list of winners, available after March 31, 2014, send a stamped, self-addressed
envelope by June 30, 2014, to: WGC-Accenture Match Play Challenge 2014 Winners,
Attn: Legal Department, PO Box 3112, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32004.
PGATOUR.COM, LLC, PO Box 3112, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32004.
Presenting sponsor: Accenture Global Services GmbH.