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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who can play?

A: Anyone can play.  Coworkers. Friends. Family. Neighbors. Even distant family that want to follow the game with you.

Q: Can I use this pool at my Super Bowl Party?

A: Yes!  Get everyone to pick some squares and you'll have the best Super Bowl party ever!  It will draw even the most disinterested people out of the kitchen and into the game.  Everyone will be anxiously watching for score changes to see what happens to them in the pool grid.  Even granny will be rooting for that missed extra point because of where it puts her in the pool grid!!  :)

Q: What is the password to enter a square?

A: elitex

Q: Do I have to pay on-line?

A:  No. You can pay any elite-x softball member directly.

Q: How are winnings paid out?

A: winnings are paid through the elite-x member you bought from or directly from Elite-X Softball electronically.

Q: How are the proceeds split?

A: 50% of the proceeds go towards winnings.  50% of the proceeds goes towards Elite-X player fees, tournament and travel expenses, etc. 

Q: What are the best squares to play?

A: Since it's completely random, there is no best square. EVERY square has an equal chance of winning. So it really doesn't matter which squares you choose.  Pick your lucky #.  :)

Q: What if the score doesn't change from quarter to quarter?

A: Then the same squares win again!

Q: How are the numbers assigned to each column and row?

A: The website random assigns numbers from 0-9 to the columns and rows before the start of the game. Once the pool grid is locked, the numbers cannot be changed.

Q: Can I purchase open squares after the game has started?

A: No. The pools are locked at the start of the game.

Q: How long do I have to pay for my squares?

A: You should pay for your square within a day or so.  Payments taken directly by an elite-x softball member will be turned in weekly.  Any squares not paid for will be released for another person to choose.

Q: How many pools can I play in?

A: You can play in as many pool grids as you like.

Q: What are my odds of winning?

A: Your odds depend on how many squares you purchase.  However, the odds of winning are higher in this format because we include the adjacent squares as winners.  One square has a 1:5 chance of winning.

Q: Why do adjacent squares win too?

A: Because it's more fun!  It engages more people and allows for up to 20 winners in a single pool grid.

Q: Can I pick the Scores? What is the Strategy to win?

A: No, you do not pick scores.  The column and row numbers are assigned randomly, so there is virtually no strategy to win. It's all random so any square has an equal chance of winning!