1998 Pennant Challenge Rules
Read our terms and conditions.
- CONTEST TERM: From 12:00 p.m. noon PT on March 31, 1998,
to 11:59 p.m. PT on the day of the last game of
the 1998 World Series.
- MEANS OF ENTRY: No purchase necessary to enter. All entries
must be made via the official Major League Market web page
No written, faxed, or phone entries accepted. Each player may only
enter once; players who enter more than once may be disqualified.
HOW TO PLAY; GAME OF SKILL: For purposes of this contest, each participant is the owner of a fictional new stock portfolio with a fictional balance of $2 million dollars (the "Portfolio"). Based on participant's knowledge of the players' and teams' prospects, skills, ability to reach expectations, injury status, and changes in lineup, and other factors contributing to the success of an MLB player or team, participant must invest his or her portfolio in the Major League Market's stock exchange by buying or shorting stocks of teams or players that participant feels will provide maximum return on his or her investment of the fictional money in his or her Portfolio.
Each player stock held by participant at the end of the season will be removed from his or her portfolio in exchange for an amount of fictional cash equal to a dollar value based on the statistical performance of each player ("Delist").
The prices of each stock throughout the season, player or team, depends solely on buy and sell orders of the participants.
- WINNER SELECTION: The Grand Prize will be awarded to the
eligible participant whose Portfolio has the most growth in value between March 31, 1998 and the last day of the 1998 World Series Playoffs.
In the event of a tie for the Grand Prize, a tiebreaker contest based on skill will be held, details of which will be announced on the Major League Market Web site.
The All-Star Prize will be awarded at the 1998 season's All-Star Break and will be awarded to the participant whose Portfolio has the most growth in value between March 31, 1998 and the 1998 season All-Star Break.
In addition, no player may win a monthly prize more than once. However, a player can win a monthly prize and still be eligible for the Grand Prize and the All-Star Prize.
- NOTIFICATION: The prize winners in each of the contests will be
notified by e-mail and regular mail (to the mailing address that was provided to the Major League Market at signup) within ten (10) business days after the drawing date.
- PRIZES: The Major League Market reserves the right to substitute any prize offering with another prize offering of similar value. The Grand Prize is a large screen television set. The All-Star Prize will consist of a catered tail-gate party for ten people. Prizes for the runners-up are to be announced.
- ELIGIBILITY: This contest is only open to residents of the United
States and Canada.
Void where otherwise prohibited by law. Employees of
Residents and/or citizens of Canada may be required to
correctly answer a mathematical skill question as an additional
requirement of eligibility.
- TERMS: Contest entrants agree to abide by the terms of these
Official Rules and by the decision of the judges, which are final on
all matters pertaining to this contest. All federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply. All taxes will be the sole
responsibility of the prize winners. MAJOR LEAGUE MARKET
AND PARTICIPATING PROMOTIONAL COMPANIES, IF
ANY (collectively "Sponsors") AND THE AFFILIATES,
PARTNERS, PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, DIRECTORS,
OFFICERS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS
OF EACH (collectively "Related Parties") ARE IN NO WAY
RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR DAMAGE, LOSS OR
INJURY RESULTING FROM COMPUTER MALFUNCTIONS, LATE, LOST, OR MISDIRECTED
ENTRIES, OR ACCEPTANCE AND USE OF THE PRIZE.
WINNER AND GUEST ASSUME LIABILITY FOR INJURIES
CAUSED OR CLAIMED TO BE CAUSED BY
PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST, OR BY ANY PRIZE.
BY ENTERING, PARTICIPANT AGREES THAT NO CLAIM
RELATING TO SUCH LOSSES OR INJURIES SHALL BE
ASSERTED AGAINST SPONSORS AND/OR RELATED
- INTERNET: If for any reason the Internet portion of the program is
not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer
virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical
failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Major League Market which corrupt or affect the administration, security,
fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this contest, Major League Market reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate,
modify, or suspend the contest. Major League Market assumes no
responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect,
delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft,
or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries.
Major League Market is not responsible for any problems or
technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer
on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment,
software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by the Major League Market on account of technical problems or traffic congestion
on the Internet or at any Web site, or any combination thereof,
including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's
computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading
any materials in this contest. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY
ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB
SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF
THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND
CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE
MADE, MAJOR LEAGUE MARKET RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK
DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST
EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
- RULES:This contest is subject to the Official Game Rules as posted on the site.