Let the madness of March begin! The tournament that seems to strike the interest of basketball fans and non-fans is here, and you are in charge of organizing the bracket challenge for your Tuesday night trivia group this year. Last year was the first year the group participated, and everyone had to make their own bracket. It turned out to be an unorganized mess, and the person in charge ended up just giving everyone their money back. Not this year!
You go online to find a solid bracket template with all of the teams, game times and locations. Instead of a grainy black-and-white version, you use your color inkjet printer to print high-quality pages for the group. In addition, since some of the participating members have no knowledge of basketball, let along college basketball, you have including a print out of the President’s completed bracket.
One of the newer members of your group is a former women’s college basketball star, and is currently working as an assistant coach at the local community college, so in her honor, you decide to print out copies of the women’s bracket. Though most people won’t know much about any girl’s team, it could be fun to go into this bracket blind.
It is important to print these brackets on paper that can easily be written on and not be smeared. Depending on how ‘official’ you want this to be, you can laminated the papers once people have filled them up to maintain clarity throughout the tournament. Make sure you have a folder or file to keep organized, as well as a clear points system. Make copies for everyone so they can check their choices against the winners, and be sure to add up points every few days to keep the participants in the loop. Using your color inkjet printer will make this year’s bracketology challenge much more fun.