Thursday, March 11, 2021

The 2021 Chippens Tournament Challenge -- Special 20th Edition

The Chippens Tournament Challenge is back, and we are ready for you to MAKE YOUR PICKS!

We here at Chippens are so pleased to host the Special 20th Edition of the Chippens Tournament Challenge. All the things you love about the Chippens Tournament Challenge will return in 2021, plus some enhanced features! Yes, the Daily Recaps will be back and Extra Spicy. (Watch out, Cotter!)

Special In 2021 -- Enhanced Extra Booty

Because we missed last year, this year Chippens is ROLLING OVER last year's prize booty into this year's tourney. Enhanced Extra Booty will be available to players who participate in the fundraising efforts. Fundraising link will be available later this week. 

Tournament Rules & Regulations

  • The deadline to MAKE YOUR PICKS this year is Friday, March 19 at 12:00 noon eastern time, 11 a.m. central. Games are running Friday-Monday this year instead of Thursday-Sunday. This gives you an extra day to study your bracket. 
  • As always, entry is FREE and there is a great lineup of prizes for the winners. 
  • First place will receive the Grand Prize T-Shirt and Eternal Chippens Glory. 
  • Second place wins a bumper sticker. 
  • Third place wins a fridge magnet. 
  • One entry per person. All entrants must make their own picks and be old enough to do so. Must submit a valid email address. 
  • If you want to change your picks, you can submit a new bracket or email me the changes. If you submit a second bracket, it will automatically supersede your first bracket. 

 St. Jude Fundraiser

As in prior years, the Chippens Tournament Challenge will be run in coordination with an optional fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a cause very close at heart to the Chippens Organization. Donate by clicking the link below! 


No family ever receives a bill for anything at St. Jude.

Angel to the Innocents: Donate $100 or more and you are an Angel to the Innocents. Beat all the other Angels who also donated at least $100, and you will win the MUG OF MAGNIFICENCE. The mug, beautifully adorned with an apt yet understated message befitting its eventual owner, will make a superb breakfast time complement to anyone who proves worthy enough to win it. Click HERE to become an Angel. 

***Enhanced Extra Booty*** The winner will also receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card.

Cancer Conqueror: Donate $50.00 to $99.99 and you are a Cancer Conqueror. If you become a Conqueror and beat all the other Conquerors in the Chippens Challenge, you will win the tasteful dinner plates. This set of 8 paper plates, in an appetizing color, will surely make all the guests at your next dinner party green with envy. Click HERE to become a Conqueror. 

***Enhanced Extra Booty*** The winner will also receive a $30 Amazon Gift Card. 

Gold Club Competitor: Donate $o.01 to $49.99 and you are Gold Club Competitor. Gold is the color of childhood cancer awareness. If you become a member of the Gold Club and beat all the other Gold Club Competitors, you will win the Gold Button. The Gold Button comes with a wonderful message to raise awareness of both childhood cancer and of the wearer's supreme dominance in this year's tournament. Click HERE to become a Gold Club Competitor. 

***Enhanced Extra Booty*** The winner will also receive a $20 Amazon Gift Card. 

  • If I donate $0.01-$49.99 to become a Gold Club Competitor, am I competing against the Angels and the Conquerors, too? No, you are only competing with others in your "class." 
  • Do I have to donate to play or to win the traditional prizes? No.
  • What if I finish at the top of my donation class and also finish in the top three overall? Then you win the prize for your class and the corresponding traditional prize as well. For example, you would win the Mug and the Grand Prize T-Shirt if you donated at least $100 and finished in first place overall. 
  • What if my spouse and I donate $50 or $100 together? I'll ask you to clarify what you want in terms of "class" membership.  
  • Can I see how I'm doing in the standings for a couple weeks before I donate? You can donate at any time, but to be eligible for the prizes, you must donate by the picks entry deadline of Friday, March 19, 2021 at noon eastern time. 
  • Will I know who the other players are in my class? What if I want to make an anonymous donation? Anyone can make an anonymous donation. However, to ensure complete transparency in giving out the prizes, anonymous donations will not be prize-eligible. 

Now without further ado, here are the PRIZES





Donate at least $100 and you could enjoy your breakfast coffee or tea every morning with this magnificent prize, which reads "I donated a massive sum of money to help end pediatric cancer and also crushed like tiny little insignificant bugs all of my feeble competitors in the 2021 Chippens Tournament Challenge."

Donate $50-$99.99 and become a Cancer Conquerer eligible to win this tasteful set of 8 paper plates.


The person who donates $0.01-$49.99 and beats everyone else who did the same will get to wear this button proudly 24/7.

Good luck, and enjoy the tournament! 

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