On Saturday May 12th, we're holding our first NBA 2K12 video game tournament at Maggie's Sports Bar - 1186 Western Ave., Albany! 

The first 16 people to sign up will play for ultimate bragging rights and some pretty sick prizes!  Teams will not be duplicated by players, so the teams you request are not guarenteed.  First come, first serve! 

Make sure you bring your family, neighbors, friends or whoever else will give you the competitive edge.  Trash talking is PERMITTED!   Just make sure if you or your crew is talking smack you can back it up.

Fill out the form below to enter, we'll reach out to you shortly after.

 

OFFICIAL RULES

Contest Name:  NBA 2K12 Tourney

Station:  Hot 99.1
Station Address: 1241 Kings Road, Schenectady, NY 12303
Telephone:  518-881-1515
Townsquare Media, its subsidiaries and affiliated companies (together, the “Company”), will conduct the Contest substantially as described in these rules, and by participating, each participant agrees as follows:


Description of the Contest and How To Enter
:

To participate in the contest, listeners must visit hot991.com, select the link for this contest and follow the instructions to register to participate in the NBA 2k12 tournmanet that will be taking place on Saturday, May 12th, 2012 from 2pm-6pm at Maggie’s Sports Bar. Entrants must provide their name, address, phone number, e-mail address, date of birth, and list 5 professional basketball teams in order of preference (i.e. first choice, second choice, third choice, fourth choice, fifth choice) that they would like to play as in the tournament for which they are registering. Entrants may only select current pro basketball teams that appear in the NBA 2k12 video game. If an entrant’s first team of choice has already been selected by an entrant who registered prior, then they will be given their second choice team; if the second choice team has already been selected by an entrant who registered prior, then they will be given their third choice team…and so on; and if all five choices have already been selected by other entrants, then, provided teams are still available, a station representative will call/e-mail the entrant to give them a list of available teams from which to choose from. The station will choice sixteen (16) eligible entrants who register for the 5/12/12 tournament to participate in the contest on the tournament date for which they registered.  A station representative will call the 16 entrants prior to the tournament date to confirm participation. Entry into the tournament will be granted on a first come, first served basis until sixteen (16) slots have been filled.

 

For the tournament, the 16 entrants will be randomly assigned to a 16 team bracket by tournament organizers. Play will begin at 2pm and players must be signed in at least 20 minutes prior to the start of the tournament to remain eligible to participate. Tournament brackets will be posted at the tournament site 10 minutes prior to the start of the tournament. The tournament format is a 1 vs. 1 format. Before each game of the tournament, the organizer will flip a coin and the winner of the coin toss will decide if he/she wants to be the home or away team. This is a single elimination tournament, with no pausing, delays or rewinds allowed. If a player does pause a game (by hitting the START button), then they will be penalized one (1) timeout. If the player has no timeouts left, the player will be required to turn the ball over to the other player. The player that wins the game will advance to the next round of the tournament; any player that loses a game will be eliminated from the tournament.

 

No gaming consoles will be available for warm-up prior to the competition. All consoles, games, and controllers will be supplied at each tournament. The Xbox 360 system will be used in each tournament. No cheats will be allowed, nor will the use of objects external to the controllers be allowed. Should a participant be caught cheating or using an external object, they will be immediately disqualified.

 

Game settings will be as follows:

-          Quarter length: 4 minutes

-          Skill: Super Star

-          All other settings will be default.

 

Overtime will decide all ties. Rosters as provided from the inception of the game will be used.  

 

By participating in this tournament, competitors agree to be bound by the decisions of the tournament organizers. Persons who violate any rule, gain unfair advantage in participating in the tournament, or obtain winner status using fraudulent means will be disqualified. No sideline coaching or gambling on games allowed. Unsportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing or threatening behavior is prohibited. Foul language of any kind will not be permitted or tolerated. No memory cards or saved games allowed. Shaking, jiggling (looking left and right in rapid succession to shake the screen) is prohibited. Any other action designed to disrupt the opposing player’s view of the game, or ability to select controlled players, is prohibited. All scores are final, negative remarks to the Tournament Administrator or personnel of the tournament organizers will not be tolerated. The tournament organizers will interpret the rules and resolve any disputes, conflicting claims or ambiguities concerning the rules of the tournament and the tournament organizers’ decisions concerning such disputes will be final. If the conduct or outcome of the tournament is affected by human error, any mechanical malfunctions or failures in any kind, intentional interference or any event beyond the control of the tournament organizers, the tournament organizers reserve the right to terminate the tournament, or make such other decisions regarding the outcome as the tournament organizers deem appropriate. Any intentional distraction to the players while they are playing will result in immediate disqualification and removal from the premises, including turning off the game. Controllers are supplied by the tournament. If controller is defective, a player will be permitted to pause the game to notify a tournament organizer. If a player plays with a defective controller, all results are counted. All decisions will be made by tournament organizers and are final. The tournament organizers may waive any of these rules in their sole discretion and/or may make determinations and rulings that are contrary to rules in the spirit of fairness.

Valid Contestants must be at least 21 years of age to participate. 

Dates of Contest:
The Hot 99.1 NBA 2k12 Tournament will begin on 4/20/12 at 12:00pm and will end on 5/12/12 at 6:00pm.   

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE ODDS OF WINNING. Void where prohibited. All decisions of the judges will be final.

Grand Prize Winner:

Prize(s).  One (1) grand prize will be awarded in this contest, a (dollar amount) gift card from (prize provider).

The Station reserves the right to post or not to post the grand prize winner on Hot 99.1’s website—www.hot991.com. 

Prizes are not transferable, redeemable for cash or exchangeable for any other prize.  All prizes must be redeemed within 30 days of the contest end date.   If a winner cannot be contacted or is disqualified, the Company reserves the right to determine an alternate winner or not to award that winner’s prize, in its sole discretion.

Winner will be notified on-site and provided with the prize.

Eligibility and Limitations.  Participants and winner(s) must be U.S. residents at least 21-years old as determined by the Company.  Only one (1) entry per person.  Only one (1) prize per household for the Contest.  Only one (1) prize per household from any of the Company’s stations within any thirty (30) day period.  Employees of the Company, and the Contest’s participating sponsors and their advertising agencies, employees of other radio or television stations, and members of the immediate family of any such persons are not eligible to participate and win.  The term “immediate family” includes spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents and grandchildren, whether as “in-laws,” or by current or past marriage(s), remarriage(s), adoption, co-habitation or other family extension, and any other persons residing at the same household whether or not related.

Delivery DisclaimerThe Company disclaims all liability for any delays, mis-delivery, loss, or failure in the delivery of any item sent by mail, courier, express, electronic transmission, or other delivery method.  The Company is not responsible for mechanical, technical, electronic, communications, telephone, computer, hardware or software errors, malfunctions or failures of any kind, including:  failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed transmission of online entries, traffic congestion on telephone lines, the Internet or at any website or lost or unavailable network connections which may limit an online entrant's ability to participate in the Contest, and any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in or downloading any information necessary to participate in the Contest.  Entry forms in a register-to-win contest must be handwritten.  No photocopies or mechanical reproductions of entry forms is permitted. 

Publicity; Use of Personal Information.  By participating, where allowed by law, all participants and winner(s) grant the Company exclusive permission to use their names, characters, photographs, voices, and likenesses in connection with promotion of this and other contests and waive any claims to royalty, right, or remuneration for such use.  By participating in the Contest, where allowed by law, participants agree that the Company may disclose personal information obtained from participants in the Contest to third parties and use such information for marketing and other purposes. 

Release.  By participating in the Contest, each participant and winner waives any and all claims of liability against the Company, its employees and agents, the Contest’s sponsors and their respective employees and agents, for any personal injury or loss which may occur from the conduct of, or participation in, the Contest, or from the use of any prize.  In order to receive a prize, participants must sign an official waiver form provided by the Company.

Taxes.  Any valuation of the prize(s) stated above is based on available information provided to the Company, and the value of any prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law.  Each winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes related to the prize(s) and paying any expenses associated with any prize which are not specifically provided for in the official rules.  Each winner must provide the Company with valid identification and a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number before any prize will be awarded.  Any person winning over $600 in prizes from the Company will receive an IRS form 1099 at the end of the calendar year and a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS.

Conduct and Decisions.  By participating in the Contest, participants agree to be bound by the decisions of Company personnel.  Persons who violate any rule, gain unfair advantage in participating in the Contest, or obtain winner status using fraudulent means will be disqualified.  Unsportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing or threatening behavior is prohibited.  The Company will interpret these rules and resolve any disputes, conflicting claims or ambiguities concerning the rules or the Contest and the Company’s decisions concerning such disputes shall be final.  If the conduct or outcome of the Contest is affected by human error, any mechanical malfunctions or failures of any kind, intentional interference or any event beyond the control of the Company, the Company reserves the right to terminate this Contest, or make such other decisions regarding the outcome as the Company deems appropriate.  All decisions will be made by the Company and are final.  The Company may waive any of these rules in its sole discretion. 

Miscellaneous.  Each winner must submit proof of eligibility and sign the Company’s release form to claim the prize.  The Company may substitute prizes, amend the rules or discontinue the Contest at any time as announced on the Station(s).  The Company disclaims any responsibility to notify participants of any aspect related to the conduct of the Contest.  For a copy of the rules, or where required by law, a list of winners, visit the business office of the Station during normal business hours or mail a written request with a stamped, self-addressed return envelope to the Station’s address, listed above.  All entries become the property of the Company and will not be returned. 

Compliance with Law.  The conduct of the Contest is governed by the applicable laws of the United States of America, which take precedence over any rule to the contrary herein.  Station(s) shall follow the applicable laws for conducting contests, including notice to the state attorney general or consumer affairs office, posting of a prize bond, furnishing lists of winners, running specific on-air disclaimers, providing specific written information about the Contest, etc. as required by local and state law.  

 

OFFICIAL RULES 

Contest Name:  NBA 2K12 Tourney

Station:  Hot 99.1
Station Address: 1241 Kings Road, Schenectady, NY 12303
Telephone:  518-881-1515


Townsquare Media, its subsidiaries and affiliated companies (together, the “Company”), will conduct the Contest substantially as described in these rules, and by participating, each participant agrees as follows:


Description of the Contest and How To Enter
:

To participate in the contest, listeners must visit hot991.com, select the link for this contest and follow the instructions to register to participate in the NBA 2k12 tournmanet that will be taking place on Saturday, May 12th, 2012 from 2pm-6pm at Maggie’s Sports Bar. Entrants must provide their name, address, phone number, e-mail address, date of birth, and list 5 professional basketball teams in order of preference (i.e. first choice, second choice, third choice, fourth choice, fifth choice) that they would like to play as in the tournament for which they are registering. Entrants may only select current pro basketball teams that appear in the NBA 2k12 video game. If an entrant’s first team of choice has already been selected by an entrant who registered prior, then they will be given their second choice team; if the second choice team has already been selected by an entrant who registered prior, then they will be given their third choice team…and so on; and if all five choices have already been selected by other entrants, then, provided teams are still available, a station representative will call/e-mail the entrant to give them a list of available teams from which to choose from. The station will choice sixteen (16) eligible entrants who register for the 5/12/12 tournament to participate in the contest on the tournament date for which they registered.  A station representative will call the 16 entrants prior to the tournament date to confirm participation. Entry into the tournament will be granted on a first come, first served basis until sixteen (16) slots have been filled.

 

For the tournament, the 16 entrants will be randomly assigned to a 16 team bracket by tournament organizers. Play will begin at 2pm and players must be signed in at least 20 minutes prior to the start of the tournament to remain eligible to participate. Tournament brackets will be posted at the tournament site 10 minutes prior to the start of the tournament. The tournament format is a 1 vs. 1 format. Before each game of the tournament, the organizer will flip a coin and the winner of the coin toss will decide if he/she wants to be the home or away team. This is a single elimination tournament, with no pausing, delays or rewinds allowed. If a player does pause a game (by hitting the START button), then they will be penalized one (1) timeout. If the player has no timeouts left, the player will be required to turn the ball over to the other player. The player that wins the game will advance to the next round of the tournament; any player that loses a game will be eliminated from the tournament.

 

No gaming consoles will be available for warm-up prior to the competition. All consoles, games, and controllers will be supplied at each tournament. The Xbox 360 system will be used in each tournament. No cheats will be allowed, nor will the use of objects external to the controllers be allowed. Should a participant be caught cheating or using an external object, they will be immediately disqualified.

Game settings will be as follows:

-          Quarter length: 4 minutes

-          Skill: Super Star

-          All other settings will be default.

 

Overtime will decide all ties. Rosters as provided from the inception of the game will be used.  

 

By participating in this tournament, competitors agree to be bound by the decisions of the tournament organizers. Persons who violate any rule, gain unfair advantage in participating in the tournament, or obtain winner status using fraudulent means will be disqualified. No sideline coaching or gambling on games allowed. Unsportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing or threatening behavior is prohibited. Foul language of any kind will not be permitted or tolerated. No memory cards or saved games allowed. Shaking, jiggling (looking left and right in rapid succession to shake the screen) is prohibited. Any other action designed to disrupt the opposing player’s view of the game, or ability to select controlled players, is prohibited. All scores are final, negative remarks to the Tournament Administrator or personnel of the tournament organizers will not be tolerated. The tournament organizers will interpret the rules and resolve any disputes, conflicting claims or ambiguities concerning the rules of the tournament and the tournament organizers’ decisions concerning such disputes will be final. If the conduct or outcome of the tournament is affected by human error, any mechanical malfunctions or failures in any kind, intentional interference or any event beyond the control of the tournament organizers, the tournament organizers reserve the right to terminate the tournament, or make such other decisions regarding the outcome as the tournament organizers deem appropriate. Any intentional distraction to the players while they are playing will result in immediate disqualification and removal from the premises, including turning off the game. Controllers are supplied by the tournament. If controller is defective, a player will be permitted to pause the game to notify a tournament organizer. If a player plays with a defective controller, all results are counted. All decisions will be made by tournament organizers and are final. The tournament organizers may waive any of these rules in their sole discretion and/or may make determinations and rulings that are contrary to rules in the spirit of fairness.

Valid Contestants must be at least 21 years of age to participate.

Dates of Contest:
The Hot 99.1 NBA 2k12 Tournament will begin on 4/20/12 at 12:00pm and will end on 5/12/12 at 6:00pm.   

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE ODDS OF WINNING. Void where prohibited. All decisions of the judges will be final.

Grand Prize Winner:

Prize(s).  One (1) grand prize will be awarded in this contest, a (dollar amount) gift card from (prize provider).

 

The Station reserves the right to post or not to post the grand prize winner on Hot 99.1’s website—www.hot991.com. 

Prizes are not transferable, redeemable for cash or exchangeable for any other prize.  All prizes must be redeemed within 30 days of the contest end date.   If a winner cannot be contacted or is disqualified, the Company reserves the right to determine an alternate winner or not to award that winner’s prize, in its sole discretion.

Winner will be notified on-site and provided with the prize.
 

Eligibility and Limitations.  Participants and winner(s) must be U.S. residents at least 21-years old as determined by the Company.  Only one (1) entry per person.  Only one (1) prize per household for the Contest.  Only one (1) prize per household from any of the Company’s stations within any thirty (30) day period.  Employees of the Company, and the Contest’s participating sponsors and their advertising agencies, employees of other radio or television stations, and members of the immediate family of any such persons are not eligible to participate and win.  The term “immediate family” includes spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents and grandchildren, whether as “in-laws,” or by current or past marriage(s), remarriage(s), adoption, co-habitation or other family extension, and any other persons residing at the same household whether or not related.

Delivery DisclaimerThe Company disclaims all liability for any delays, mis-delivery, loss, or failure in the delivery of any item sent by mail, courier, express, electronic transmission, or other delivery method.  The Company is not responsible for mechanical, technical, electronic, communications, telephone, computer, hardware or software errors, malfunctions or failures of any kind, including:  failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed transmission of online entries, traffic congestion on telephone lines, the Internet or at any website or lost or unavailable network connections which may limit an online entrant's ability to participate in the Contest, and any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in or downloading any information necessary to participate in the Contest.  Entry forms in a register-to-win contest must be handwritten.  No photocopies or mechanical reproductions of entry forms is permitted. 

Publicity; Use of Personal Information.  By participating, where allowed by law, all participants and winner(s) grant the Company exclusive permission to use their names, characters, photographs, voices, and likenesses in connection with promotion of this and other contests and waive any claims to royalty, right, or remuneration for such use.  By participating in the Contest, where allowed by law, participants agree that the Company may disclose personal information obtained from participants in the Contest to third parties and use such information for marketing and other purposes. 

Release.  By participating in the Contest, each participant and winner waives any and all claims of liability against the Company, its employees and agents, the Contest’s sponsors and their respective employees and agents, for any personal injury or loss which may occur from the conduct of, or participation in, the Contest, or from the use of any prize.  In order to receive a prize, participants must sign an official waiver form provided by the Company.

Taxes.  Any valuation of the prize(s) stated above is based on available information provided to the Company, and the value of any prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law.  Each winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes related to the prize(s) and paying any expenses associated with any prize which are not specifically provided for in the official rules.  Each winner must provide the Company with valid identification and a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number before any prize will be awarded.  Any person winning over $600 in prizes from the Company will receive an IRS form 1099 at the end of the calendar year and a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS.

Conduct and Decisions.  By participating in the Contest, participants agree to be bound by the decisions of Company personnel.  Persons who violate any rule, gain unfair advantage in participating in the Contest, or obtain winner status using fraudulent means will be disqualified.  Unsportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing or threatening behavior is prohibited.  The Company will interpret these rules and resolve any disputes, conflicting claims or ambiguities concerning the rules or the Contest and the Company’s decisions concerning such disputes shall be final.  If the conduct or outcome of the Contest is affected by human error, any mechanical malfunctions or failures of any kind, intentional interference or any event beyond the control of the Company, the Company reserves the right to terminate this Contest, or make such other decisions regarding the outcome as the Company deems appropriate.  All decisions will be made by the Company and are final.  The Company may waive any of these rules in its sole discretion. 

Miscellaneous.  Each winner must submit proof of eligibility and sign the Company’s release form to claim the prize.  The Company may substitute prizes, amend the rules or discontinue the Contest at any time as announced on the Station(s).  The Company disclaims any responsibility to notify participants of any aspect related to the conduct of the Contest.  For a copy of the rules, or where required by law, a list of winners, visit the business office of the Station during normal business hours or mail a written request with a stamped, self-addressed return envelope to the Station’s address, listed above.  All entries become the property of the Company and will not be returned. 

Compliance with Law.  The conduct of the Contest is governed by the applicable laws of the United States of America, which take precedence over any rule to the contrary herein.  Station(s) shall follow the applicable laws for conducting contests, including notice to the state attorney general or consumer affairs office, posting of a prize bond, furnishing lists of winners, running specific on-air disclaimers, providing specific written information about the Contest, etc. as required by local and state law.