How do I run a simple online NCAA Tournament pool?
March 13, 2006 4:19 PM Subscribe
What's the easiest and least-intrusive way to run an NCAA tournament pool online?
posted by brain_drain to sports, hobbies, & recreation (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I may get stuck running my office's NCAA basketball tournament pool this year. Traditionally, it is administered using paper entries. This requires a lot of manual labor to tally up the picks for each round of games and to calculate overall results.
I would love to be able to set up an online pool that would allow people to submit their entries on a website, and that would automatically tally up the results and show the standings. ESPN and CBS Sportsline have services like this. However, those sites require registration, and I fear that many of my colleagues, some of whom are not internet-savvy, will balk at having to register to enter the pool (and, more importantly, will come complaining to me about having to do so).
Are there any websites that would allow me to run the pool as described above, but would not require users to fill out detailed registration forms? It doesn't have to be fancy or secure -- just simple and non-intrusive.
Thanks in advance for any advice!