GOODE Virtual Water Ski Bracket Challenge
GOODE Virtual Water Ski Bracket Challenge™
The GOODE Virtual Water Ski Bracket Challenge™ is back, once again pitting many of the world's best 34 mph water skiers against each other in head-to-head match-ups and testing fans' skiing knowledge with a March-Madness like contest.
World champions and record holders, up-and-coming stars, Senior Worlds and Big Dawg champs, and perennial National title contenders. The 2018 Bracket Challenge is loaded.
Like previous years, there will be some serious prizes on the line for the top finishers in the online fan contest.
The overall winner will win a free GOODE high-performance slalom ski, while the second- and third-place finishers will receive prize packages from GOODE's online store.
But you can't win if you don't enter. Fill out your bracket before the June 26th deadline.
How it Works / Rules
The GOODE Bracket Challenge has four rounds: 16, 8, 4 and 2 competitors. In each round higher seeds will face off against lower seeds in head-to-head bracketed match ups. For example, in the first round match ups will include seed No. 1 vs. No. 16, No. 2 vs. No. 15 and so on.
It's "virtual" because the first three rounds use scores from any nationally (any country) sanctioned tournaments competitors ski in during the months of June (round 1), July (round 2) and August (round 3). At the end of each month, the skier that has the single highest score will win that bracket and advance. In other words, during the first three rounds skiers won't ski head-to-head at the same tournament, we'll just use their top single score from that month — any location, any sanctioning classification — to determine the winner. If there is a tie we go to each skier's second-highest score and so on. If all scores are the same, the highest seed will advance.
The final round format is TBD depending on the availability of, and agreement between the two finalists. Options include a head-to-head match up if both competitors are competing in the same tournament during September, or the same scoring system (highest round of the month) as the first three rounds of the Bracket Challenge.