Close to 100 people set out to beat the GameTimePA reporters in our District 3 basketball bracket contest. The GameTimePA crew came out on top in five of the eight brackets but got schooled in the other three.
Now, the stakes are higher. Teams from across the state have earned their spot in the PIAA basketball tournament. Once again, it's time to pit your high school hoops knowledge against the GameTimePA crew.
Enter our bracket challenge to predict all eight PIAA basketball tournaments for a shot at a GameTimePA prize pack.
You'll be competing against GameTimePA.com reporters from Fulton to Bucks counties, and everywhere in between. And you'll be able to track your accuracy with a searchable leaderboard to see how you stack up to our reporters and the rest of the competitors.
There are eight chances to win -- the person (outside of the GameTimePA.com reporters) with the most points in each bracket will collect a GameTimePA prize pack. The eight winners will then have a shot at winning a gift card in a random drawing to be announced on the GameTimePA and GameTimePA-Southeast Facebook pages on March 24.
The challenge starts with the first round of each tournament. The boys' Class AAA and A and girls' Class AAAA and AA tournaments start Friday, March 7. Boys' Class AAAA and AA and girls' Class AAA and A start Saturday, March 8. You must submit your bracket via the links below before the first-round tip-off times.
For scoring, you'll get 1 point for each correctly predicted first-round game, and points double for each additional round. So correct second-round predictions are worth 2 points, third round is worth 4 points, and so on.
Tiebreakers are based on date/time the bracket was completed, awarded to the earliest prediction, so fill out your brackets early to get an edge.
Select a bracket below to get started.
Here's how it works:
And check the PIAA basketball tournament brackets to start planning your picks.
Eligibility. Winners will be notified by phone and/or email. All residents of the USA, 18 years or older are eligible. Employees, the representatives of the York Newspaper Company and MediaOnePA (which includes the York Daily Record, York Sunday News, The York Dispatch, The Evening Sun, the Lebanon Daily News, & the Public Opinion) and the subsidiaries, affiliates and parent companies of such entities, and the members of the immediate families or household of such individuals are not eligible.
Prizes. Winners will be determined by highest number of points per bracket and by time of bracket submission. Grand-prize winner will be chosen in a random drawing from the eight winning brackets. The random drawing will be held on March 24. Odds of winning depend on the total number of brackets won. All taxes and fees associated with acceptance of the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. No substitutions of cash will be permitted. No transfer or assignment of prize is permitted. Additional restrictions may apply; contact MediaOnePA for further details. MediaOnePA reserves the right to substitute any and all prizes with prizes of equal or greater value, if an advertised prize becomes unavailable for any reason. Winner will arrange with the MediaOnePA Marketing Department in York, PA to take delivery of prize within one week of notification of winning. Winner waives and releases all legal actions and claims or liabilities, damages, injuries or losses of any kind whatsoever, against GameTimePA,, MediaOnePA, and the affiliates, subsidiaries, parent companies, employees, officers and directors of such entities arising out of the prize winners participation in this contest and/or the acceptance and use of the prize. Winner consents to the use of their name, entry, photographs or other likenesses for the advertising, promotions, public relations or broadcasting purposes on behalf of MediaOnePA without compensation to the winner for such use. Two forms of ID are required before award can be granted.
Entry. No purchase necessary to enter drawing. Entry is at www.GameTimePA.com. No photocopies or facsimiles will be accepted. Subject to all federal, state and local taxes where applicable. Void where restricted or otherwise prohibited by law. Deadline for entry is 5 p.m. March 7 and 3 p.m. March 8 for certain brackets.. All entries must be received by the entry deadline. All information must be complete and accurate. Purchase does not increase an individual s chances of winning. York Newspaper Company, MediaOnePA, its affiliates, subsidiaries and parent companies are not responsible for damaged, late, lost or misdirected mail, entries or communications. Any and all disputes, questions or claims will be decided by MediaOnePA in accordance with these rules and in their sole discretion. By participating, all entrants agree to abide by all of these rules and the decisions of the York Newspaper Company, which shall be final in all matters relating to the contest.