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Tuesday, August 30, 2016 This Week's Paper
Fill out a bracket for a chance to win Mariners tickets!

It’s that time of year again! March Madness is back, and it looks like this year’s tournament is setting up to be one of the wilder tourneys in recent history. The action starts off with two full days of games on March 21-22. We here at Tacoma Weekly invite you to fill out a bracket and compete against our staff. The top overall bracket wins four tickets to the Seattle Mariners game vs. the Houston Astros on June 10 at Safeco Field!

Here’s how it works. Print out the bracket below, fill it out and either scan and email it to or fax it to our office at (253) 922-5305. Send in your bracket by Wednesday, March 20th at 4 p.m. for consideration. Make sure your full name and contact info (phone number or email) is on the page. We will post your bracket up on our website at along with our staff’s picks. Check back throughout the tournament to see how you are doing.

The scoring system is as follows: 1 point for each correct first-round pick, 2 points in the second round, 3 points in the Sweet Sixteen, 4 points in the Elite Eight, 6 points in the Final Four and 10 points for the correct national champion.

Here is the bracket we will be using.

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