2005 Chase for the Cup Rules
  1. The pool covers the last 10 points races of the NASCAR Nextel Cup 2005 season.
  2. Entry Fee is $10.00 due at season start.
  3. The league is run through a website located at http://nascar.boorman.us/
  4. The contest is played as follows:
    1. Each week you pick one of the ten drivers that are eligible per NASCAR rules for the Chase to the Cup. If more than 10 drivers are eligible the selection field is expanded to include those drivers.
    2. Your first weekly selection will also include a guess at the number of races that the championship winner will have won over the final 10 race stretch, to be used for a final week tie-breaker.
    3. You may play each eligible driver in only one race.
    4. Driver selections must be made no later than one-half hour prior to the scheduled start of the race.
      1. There is a 15-minute grace period built into the deadline. The website will inform you of how much actual time is left for pick submittal.
      2. In the event that a player fails to enter a weekly pick, the player will receive the lowest scoring driver from his/her remaining eligble drivers.
      3. Each week you will enter the order for the remaining drivers in the remaining races. You will be able to alter the order of the remaining drivers in the remaining races on a weekly basis. This allows you to enter your picks once for the entire Chase if you so desire.
    5. All players' picks for that specific week will be posted after the entry deadline has passed and with the results after scoring is completed.
  5. The contest is scored as follows:
    1. The Official NASCAR results (as posted on NASCAR.COM) for the race will be used for scoring this pool. These are usually posted at the end of the next business day following the completion of the event. Television and Radio coverage results are considered unofficial results and often differ slightly from the official results. For a Sunday race, league results are typically on the league website by 10:00 p.m. Monday.
    2. You are awarded points based on your picked driver's actual Nextel Cup Points earned in that race.
    3. The maximum number of points possible is 190.
    4. The minimum number of points possible is 34.
  6. The monetary awards are handled as follows:
    1. All monetary awards are held in non-interest-bearing escrow and paid out in lump sums at the end of the league season.
    2. Of the total entry fees collected, 100% goes to the league-end monetary fund.
      1. The league-end monetary fund pays out at league end to the three (3) players with the highest scores.
      2. The player with the highest score will receive 50% of the league-end monetary fund.
      3. The player with the second-highest score will receive 30% of the league-end monetary fund.
      4. The player with the third-highest score will receive 20% of the league-end monetary fund.
      5. The Week 1 Tie Breaker will be used to break a tie at any of the finishing positions. If there still remains a tie, then the following will be used:
        1. If there is a tie for first and second place, then those players will share equally in the sum of the first and second-place awards.
        2. If there is a tie for second and third place, then those players will share equally in the sum of the second and third-place awards.
        3. If there is a tie for first, second, and third place, then those players will share equally in the total league-end monetary fund.
        4. If there is any tie for third-place with the fourth and lower positions, then the third-place award will be split equally among all players involved in the tie for that position.
    3. Example based on 10 players is: 1st-place: $50.00; 2nd-place: $30.00; 3rd-place: $20.00.
  7. Legality:
    1. For the legality of this pool in New York State, please visit the following links:
      1. (NYS Penal Code) http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/nycodes/c82/a55.html (see Section 225.00 para. 5)
      2. (NYS Appellate Case Law)  http://www.law.cornell.edu/ny/ctap/I95_0309.htm
    2. In summary it states that this pool is completely legal because all money taken in is paid out, and everyone has an equal chance to win the pool.