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The DJC college basketball championship contest

"Nothing but Net" is the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce's NCAA tournament contest where Northwesterners predict the outcome of this year's basketball tournament. You can enter in just a few minutes using our simple signup page.

Sponsored by
Winners will win the respect and envy of their peers, and great prizes that highlight what makes the Northwest great: fine dining and fine geography.

"Nothing But Net" offers these great features:

  • Regularly updated contestant rankings (check this page) at the online site as soon as results are known so you can easily follow your progress from work or home (be sure and bookmark this page)

  • Leader Board prominently displayed in the paper so your peers and coworkers can justly admire your hoops know-how.

Final Results

« Click for full results »
1stScott Labenz, Grouparchitect
2ndRick Ianello, Ultrablock
3rdTanya Gonzales, Blueberry Gardens
4thGary Sanders, Kiewit
Busted Bracket Winner
Jason Thompson, Moss Adams

First place
Stay and Play at Gamble Sands
Two night stay at Inn, two rounds of 18 holes, practice balls and pull cart and breakfast for Two at the Danny Boy Bar & Grill. Package is valid June 1 to Oct 22, 2017.
Second place
$400 gift card to Chambers Bay
Home of the 2015 U.S. Open. Gift card good in Pro Shop and at Chambers Bay Grill. Can not be used for caddie services.

Third place
$200 John Howie Steak Gift card
Experience the Northwest’s premier dining experience. Comfortable surroundings, prime custom-aged steaks, side dishes that define culinary excellence and an award winning wine list
Fourth place
$75 Jack’s BBQ Gift Card and Two Tickets to 2017 major league baseball game
Busted Bracket Bonus
Two Club Level Seattle Sounders tickets vs. Toronto FC (Sat. May 6, 2017 at 1 pm)
It's never over until it's over. The player that guesses the combined final score in the final game will received the busted bracket bonus prize. Even if your Bracket gets Busted you still have a chance to win something nice in the final.

  1. No purchase is necessary to win. You must be a legal resident of the state of Washington, Oregon, Idaho or Alaska to participate.

  2. All entrants must be 18 or older. Only one entry per HOUSEHOLD. Multiple entries or aliased entries will result in disqualification of any and all entries by participant as well as bad karma.

  3. The DJC online contest begins shortly after the brackets are announced. Visit the website at and click on the 'Nothing but Net' link then click on enter. You will be asked for name, company name, phone # and email address, (we promise not to sell or tell this to any third parties.) Players will then be taken to a tournament bracket to select winners for each game. As a tie-breaker provision, you will also be asked to predict the number of total points scored in the championship game. Brackets must be completely filled out for the contestant to be eligible. Entries must be received 15 minutes before tip-off of first game, Thursday March 16th.

  4. Scoring. Contestants will get points for each game in which they correctly guess the winner. The points awarded for each game increment after each round as follows:

    • Round 1: one point per win
    • Round 2: two points per win
    • Round 3: three points per win
    • Round 4: four points per win
    • Round 5: five points per win
    • Championship: six points

    The highest total number of points wins first prize, next highest wins second, etc. In the event of tying point totals, total points in the final game will be used to determine prize winners. If there is still a tie, DJC editors will draw out of someone's hat.

  5. Prizes. None are redeemable for cash, transferable, substitutable, etc. Any taxes on the prizes are the responsibility of the prize winners.

  6. Winners will be announced at the conclusion of the contest and will be notified shortly thereafter.

  7. All entrants agree to allow their name to be used promotionally if they win, and for their name to appear on the leader board and online during the contest.

  8. 'Nothing but Net' is being put on by the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, 83 Columbia St, Seattle WA 98104. Use this address to request a list of winners.

  9. This promotion is meant to provide fun and entertainment only. We are not responsible for errors and/or omissions that may occur in the process of communicating and/or tabulating entries. Nor are we responsible for any problems logging on to the site, online congestion, etc.

  10. Employees and family members of DJC and the contest sponsors are not eligible.

  11. DJC reserves the right to amend this contest due to errors or misprints.