Welcome to the 16thAnnual Elmer Tremain Memorial Pool!
237 This Year! Thank you!
Congrats to Craig Beddow!

WELCOME BACK! It's 2016 which means it's time for our 16th Annual Pool! Every year I try to have more participants than the previous year (220 entries in 2015!) It's going to be tough, but I'd love to top that this year. So tell your family, tell your friends, tell your co-workers.

We again have some exciting Prize Breakouts and a LOSER/BOOBIE Prize. See Prize information for more details!

NEW FOR 2016: I posted a poll on the site last year, asking "if we have over 200 entries, would you be in favor of paying out the top FIVE spots instead of just the top THREE. Overwhelmingly, you said Yes. So, if we have over 200 entries we will pay out first through fifth places. Prizes to be determined accordingly.

68 Teams::  This is the sixth year for the "First Four" - And in an effort to correct the error of their ways, the NCAA in no longer referring to these games as the "first round". WE DO NOT PICK these "first four" play-in games. But if you need a refresher of how we handle the 68 team field, Click here.


My Uncle Elmer loved college basketball. The Kansas Jayhawks in particular (but if you knew him or any of his kids you already knew that), but he also rooted for the Tigers (whenever they weren't playing KU that is!). For you youngsters, there was once this thing called the BIG 8, then the BIG 12. And since my dad was a huge MU fan, the KU/MU rivalry always took center-stage! Someone could always expect a phone call following those games: if KU won, Uncle Elmer would always call my dad to rub it in, and Dad would always call Uncle Elmer when the Tigers pulled out a win over the Chickenhawks. I remember the fun and camaraderie come tournament time too: entering NCAA pools, making side wagers, the bravado, the trash-talking... In my opinion, in all of sports, the best and most exciting time of the year!!

So back in 2001 I began an online NCAA bracket and once again enjoyed the fun that goes along with it, the bragging, the trash talking, the hopes of coming out on top... But more than that, it was a way to stay close with family and friends...getting family from literally all over the country to participate in the Tournament Pool. And it was a lot of fun. Mike, Dale and Judy all commented then on how much Uncle Elmer would have enjoyed this. It was at that point that I decided to rename this annual pool in his memory.

Thank you for participating in the 16th Annual Elmer Tremain Memorial Pool.
Good Luck and Have Fun!

Scott Tremain



    1st Place: $1190: Craig Beddow 4 (181)
    2nd Place: $475: Holly Hotop (158)
    3rd Place: $235: Jake Troughton (157)
    4th Place: $165: Linda Miller (151)
    5th Place: $70: Brian Mitchell (144)

     Last Place/Booby Prize: You get your $10 entry fee back: Griffin Hotop

I will be contacting all winners via email tomorrow to arrange your payouts!

Report Name
Report Package
Customizable batch of reports that links reports together
Current Standings
Standings based on current point totals
Projected Standings
Standings based on potential point totals
Configurable Standings
Standings sorted by up to 3 custom sort fields
Player Listing #
Listing of players (optional filter criteria)
Player Scenarios *
Mathematical elimination report showing best/worst finish
Tournament Results
Bracket report of the tournament results
Champions Summary
Shows breakdown of teams picked to win
Tournament History
Listing of prior tournament information
Tournament Summary
Summary of tournament teams and their pick breakdowns
Player Summary
Consolidated report of player picks combined on one sheet
Tournament Prizes
Shows any special prizes for your pool..
Tip: You can print a copy of your bracket by going to Player Listing and picking your bracket and clicking the PRINT PICKS link.
# only available after ALL brackets have been submitted
* only available after the third round
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Complete TV coverage! Every game will be televised! Here is how this year's TV schedule will break down:
  • First Four - truTV
  • First and Second rounds - CBS, TBS, TNT, and truTV
  • Regional Semifinals and Finals (Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight) - TBS and CBS
  • National Semifinals (Final Four) and National Championship - TBS

  • Thursday TV Schedule, Tip-off Times

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