Gontram Architecture’s NCAA Basketball Pool is complete!

Congratulations to the University of Virginia for winning the 2019 NCAA Men’s National Championship! Also, congratulations to Kaler Walker (Raleigh, NC) for finishing in FIRST PLACE in the #GAPool!  Alpesh Karsalia finished in 2nd, John Veazey in 3rd.  And poor Susan Shrager finished all the way down in Last Place to claim the Horse’s Butt trophy!  See the Reports below to see the final results.

A very special “Thank You” to our sponsors:  Atlantec Engineers, C.E. Ham Electric, Ten Penny Construction, Harris Structural Design and Wind Designs – The Flag Shop!  Without your continued support, this Pool would not be as much fun!

Welcome to Gontram Architecture’s Annual NCAA Men’s NCAA Basketball Pool, where brackets look SO GOOD when you enter them, and quickly turn to garbage by the end of the 1st day. This is truly the best time of the year (aside from the Women’s College World Series, that is). Follow the “Madness” by checking out the reports listed below. You can also follow our Blog and check us out on Twitter.  Tweet your comments using #GAPool.

IMPORTANT:  Due to a change in web hosting for the pool data, the pool entry page, player reports, etc. are not mobile-friendly. So, if you try to enter the pool or check reports, you may get an “Under Construction” page. Don’t worry, it is fixable:

  • For iOS, Safari: Once you have tried and get an “Under Construction” page, hold down the refresh button in your browser and select “Request Desktop Site.”
  • For Android, Google Chrome:  Once you have tried and get an “Under Construction” page, click on the 3 dots in the upper right and select “Desktop Site.”

Reports & Info:

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 Past Pool Results:  2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Picks were due by 11:00 AM EDT, March 21st.  (Note:  The first round (“play in”) is not included in our Pool.)  If you are not able to get your picks in on time, make sure to register for the Men’s NCAA Basketball Pool HERE.  That way, you will receive updates before the tournament pool next year!

Gontram Architecture’s version of the traditional office NCAA Basketball Pool is unique.  Our Pool is FREE – no money, no trouble with the authorities.  It’s open to anyone. (We don’t encourage folks under 18 yrs old to play, but we don’t object either.)  A couple of years ago, 6 of the top 10 finishers were still in elementary school!  We have great prizes from great sponsors!

This year, as in years past, there is NO entry fee, but lots of great prizes to be won! There’s even a nice trophy for the biggest loser.

It doesn’t even matter if you know anything about college basketball – trust me, it doesn’t.  In fact, an average amount of knowledge seems to be a hindrance as I have not even SNIFFED a prize position in the history of the Pool.