March Madness Challenge
In early march we announced a March Madness Bracket Challenge for the upcoming 2023 College Basketball tournament. This exciting event was an opportunity for all of our members to showcase their skills in predicting the winners of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament and compete against each other for prizes and bragging rights. With the hype surrounding the tournament growing and prizes up for grabs people jumped at the opportunity to join. Overnight we gained over 80 entries making it the largest bracket challenge we have hosted.
Challenge For The Prize
The rules of the Bracket Challenge were simple. Participants must fill out a bracket with their predictions for the winners of each game in the tournament, which consists of 68 teams playing over three weeks in March and April. Points are awarded for each correct pick, with the number of points increasing as the tournament progresses.
In addition to competing against each other for the top spot on the leaderboard, participants in the Idaho Watch Collective’s March Madness Bracket Challenge also had the chance to win some amazing prizes. The winner of the competition won an Oris 7730. There were also prizes for the second and third place which consisted of selected merchandise from the Idaho Watch Collective clothing line.
Shown below is the Oris Aquis 7730 that was up for grabs by winning the Bracket Challenge.
Sports And Watches
Our March Madness Bracket Challenge is not just about competition and prizes, however. It is also a great opportunity for watch enthusiasts to bond over their shared love of watches and sports. Members will be able to connect with one another, share their predictions and cheer on their favorite teams together.
Overall, we had a great turnout of members and support throughout the tournament. After the month long single-elimination tournament we had many upsets and busted brackets. Although no-one had a perfect bracket many picked the correct upsets and progressed in the ranks of the tournament. With the final game of the tournament, UConn Men’s Team came out victorious over San Diego State. Ending a great March Madness tournament with new memories and new opportunities for new members. (Below is the winning bracket from IWC Member Alex Griffin.