It is that time of the season again for the Puroresu Central Tournament Pick'em! This Spring the current plan is to do three tournaments: The New Japan Cup, the All Japan Champion Carnival, and the Big Japan Death Match Survivor.
Here is the way the prizes work: each tournament will have its own prize that goes to the entry with the most points. Then, the person with the most points overall with all the tournaments included will win the Grand Prize. You do not have to enter in all the tournaments to be eligible for prizes, so if you only want to enter the New Japan Cup Pick'em, that's perfectly fine, you can still win the prize for the New Japan Cup. Also you can win multiple tournaments so in theory one person can win every prize. Free shipping to the US and Canada, if you live somewhere it is really expensive to ship items to then we'll have to come up with Plan B. But we will figure out something.
If you already sent in an entry from one tournament, when sending an entry for an additional tournament please use the same email address so I can add the points for the Grand Prize. You can submit your entries separately or combine multiple tournaments in one email. The tie-breaker is when I receive the picks for each individual tournament so if you know now who you think will win, go ahead and submit it just in case, although I've never had a tie before.
You can change your entry anytime up to due date, I will always use the last received entry. If there is an injury replacement before the tournament starts but I don't receive an updated entry from you, I will just put the substitute wrestler in their place on your entry.
Dates: March 5th - March 15th
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Toru Yano
The New Japan Cup is a single-elimination tournament. Each correct First Round pick is worth one point, Second Round is worth two points, Semifinal is worth four points, and then eight points for picking the correct overall winner for a total of 32 possible points. I listed the matches above in the order they are in the tournament, so the second round would be the winner of Tanahashi/Yano vs. the winner of Ibushi/Gallows, etc. As always I have made an example ballot entry here just to give you an idea of what an entry would look like but as long as I can understand who you are picking, we're good. Remember it is due by March 4th, each tournament pick'em will have its own due date depending on when the tournament starts. Email picks to firstname.lastname@example.org, I will email you back to confirm I got them.
Dates: March 1st - April 19th
- Ryuji Ito
- Abdullah Kobayashi
The Big Japan Death Match Survivor is a Round Robin Tournament. Each correct Block placement is worth one point, having the correct Block winner is worth three points, and picking the correct tournament winner is worth six points. If Big Japan does not specify wrestler placement in the case of a tie, you'll get credit for the point if you have the wrestler in that spot (for example if you have Ueki in third in Block B, and he is tied for second/third, you'll get a point). Miyamoto and Numazawa have a match on March 1st with the loser going into the tournament.