Here's the details for 2017 Tout Daily. We'll run it like we have in the past, this season the host will be DraftKings. As of this writing, we don't have formal sponsorship, though we do have an affiliate program with them so if you are new to DraftKings, please hold off on registering until I can share the link.
While we are still looking in every nook and cranny for sponsorsip to fund a prize pool, we've decided to set up a side pool, regardless whether we are successful securing sponsorship.
Buy-in is $50 for the season (works out to $10 for each four-week scoring period). Half of the period's $10 per person will go to a payout for that period, the other half will go to the championship contest.
PAY STRUCTURE FOR EACH PERIOD (not individual week)
1st 40% plus ticket to Tout Daily Championship
2nd 30% plus ticket to Tout Daily Championship
3rd 15% plus ticket to Tout Daily Championship
PAY STRUCTURE FOR TOUT DAILY CHAMPIONSHIP (September 1)
We'll allow buy-ins at the beginning of each scoring period, equal to number of periods remaining x $10.
The period payout structure only applies to the top-5 that joined the side pool. All prizes will be awarded regardless if someone playing for free finishes in a top-5 spot. We'll just bump up the next highest paid finisher into that money spot.
NEW THIS SEASON: The person scoring the most points over the full 20 weeks paying the full $50 side pool will be awarded a wild card ticket into the Tout Daily Finals.
In order to collect entry fees, we'll start Period 1 on April 14. We'll set up a contest this Friday for those that want to get a feel for the DraftKings site. Those points will not count in the overall competition.
Peter will also continue the tradition of soliciting a hitter and pitcher pick which he'll put together and post on the Tout Wars web site. DraftKings used two pitchers which adds a little diversity to the pitching picks.
If interested in playing for free or in the side pool, please send me your DraftKings username and I'll invite you to the contests. If you don't have an account but are interested, please let me know and I'll send you the affiliate link once I get it.
Questions? Feel free to e-mail me.