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Contest: NFFC Super Auction
Entry Fee: $2,500
Teams Per League: 14
Prizes: 1 in 4.7 Win League Prize
Highly Experienced Player Badges
Has played in at least 500 contests
Has played in at least 1000 contests
Has won at least 3 contests with a payout of $1,000 or more OR has won at least 5 contests with a cumulative total payout of $2,500 or more
Has played in at least 500 contests AND has won at least 3 contests with a payout of $1,000 or more OR has won at least 5 contests with a cumulative total payout of $2,500 or more
Has played in at least 1000 contests AND has won at least 3 contests with a payout of $1,000 or more OR has won at least 5 contests with a cumulative total payout of $2,500 or more
Team Owners # Teams Badge(s)
Chris Eibl 1
John Pausma 1
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Auction

The NFFC Super Auction League will be held in the form of an open auction. Each team must acquire the requisite number of the starting 23 players at a total cost not to exceed $260, using only the league player pool. Teams will nominate players for bidding counter-clockwise from the auctioneer. The pool of players that may be bid upon includes members of every AL, NL major league organization and in the minors. Unsigned free agents at the time of the draft also may be acquired via auction.

As for the live auction, an auctioneer will entertain bids from any team who has the dollars and roster space for that player. All decisions of the auctioneer as to the team last recognized as having made the high bid are final. The auctioneer will award the player to the owner that is the high bidder. The owner who acquires the player will have his/her budget reduced by the amount of the winning bid, accordingly. The owner also must announce the roster position that the player will fill. The process is repeated, with successive team owners introducing players to be bid on, until every roster is filled.

No team owner may make a bid for a player that it cannot afford. For example, a team with $3 left and two openings on its roster is limited to a maximum bid of $2 for any one player. An owner that bids over his/her limit will not be allowed to obtain that player and the auctioneer will determine whether to give that player to the next highest bidder or to put that player up for auction again (if the error was discovered too late).

No team owner may bid for a player who qualifies only at a position (or positions) that his/her team has already filled. For example, a team that has acquired 2 catchers and whose utility spot (or DH spot) is occupied may not enter the bidding for any player who qualifies ONLY at catcher. If the error is not discovered until after another player is nominated, the auctioneer will determine whether to enter that player back into the bidding.

Team owners must fill their 23 required starting positions through the auction. The serpentine draft for the reserve roster allows teams to acquire players at any position they want. This is a serpentine draft, 1-14 in odd-numbered rounds and 14-1 in even-numbered rounds for seven rounds.

League Management Web Address

You can access your team and league via the Internet by going to playnfbc.shgn.com. You will need an email address and a password to access the game site. Contact [email protected] if you are signed up for the contest and do not have log-in information.

Prizes

Cash prizes are awarded in U.S. dollars and are awarded to the principal owner of the team. Teams can split prizes among multiple owners by filling out the proper paperwork with SportsHub Games Network, Inc.' accounting department before season's end. In the event of a tie, cash prizes are divided evenly among those who have tied.

League
League Prizes
1 $16,500
2 $6,000
3 $2,750
Most Points $2,500
Best Record $2,500
Consolation Prizes
1 $500
Setting Kentucky Derby Style (KDS) Preferences

The NFBC will use Kentucky Derby Style (KDS) preferences for draft preferences in NFBC Auction leagues. The Draft Preferences are listed as soon as you click on your team link. There you will see a list of 1 through 14 in order and an "Edit Preferences" link. Edit your list as often as you'd like and just save your preferences each time before the required deadline for this league.

Here's what KDS does: The KDS process allows owners to rank their order of preference for Draft Day, ranking their preferences 1 through 14 BEFORE the leagues are randomly selected. Some owners would rather be in the middle for the auction and the serpentine reserve draft, if they are selected early in their league; others like to stay near the top and others like to move down to the lower end. KDS allows that if you are fortunate enough. A sample KDS from an owner could look like this:

3
1
2
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14

If an owner wants the third pick in the reserve round and he is selected No. 1 overall in his league, he would choose 3 as his top option and he would then be moved to third in that league on Draft Day if he were picked first out of a computer program. NFBC officials will look at every owner's Draft Preferences after the leagues and orders are randomly selected and then announce the draft orders for each league.

If an Auction League does not fill exactly with the full amount of teams, the NFBC reserves the right to cancel that league completely. Teleconference auctions will not be used if at all possible.

Draft & Initial Acquisition of Reserves

Teams will have a seven-man reserve roster, which will be acquired after the auction through a regular draft process. The order of the reserve draft will be determined before the auction and the draft will be held in a serpentine fashion, meaning 1 through 14 in odd-numbered rounds, 14 through 1 in even-numbered rounds. Each team will be allowed only seven reserve players and they can move them freely in and out of their starting lineup each week. At no time can a team have more than seven players on their reserve roster. Teams will be allowed to list their Nomination spot preference (KDS) on their team pages before Draft Day (just click on your team link and Edit Draft Preferences will be right there) and the NFBC will seed owners accordingly after randomly picking the nomination order for each league.

Additional Rules for Draft Day

Time Limit for Auction: There will be a 1-minute time limit for each owner to nominate a player in the auction portion of the draft and a 1-minute time limit for each owner to make his/her pick during each round of the reserve-roster draft. If a participant does not make a selection in the allotted time, he is passed over until the next participant makes a player selection. The passed-over participant follows after the next person's pick and again has one minute to make his/her pick. Picks are official once the league facilitator announces the selection and all decisions by the league facilitator are final. In the event that a participant selects a player who no longer is available, the participant will get an additional 15 seconds by the draft facilitator to select a new player. If the participant then again selects someone who is off the board, his/her turn will be skipped and the participant will be allotted a full minute to make another selection after the next team's selection has been made.

Commissioner Decisions: All decisions made by the NFBC commissioner are final. Tough decisions sometimes must be made about eligibility rules, lineups, etc., and NFBC participants must accept the unbiased ruling of the NFBC commissioner.

Seating: Every team will have two draft spots available at the table and each team will be seated in their draft order. If you do not have a co-manager, we will remove the second chair and you will have more room to spread out.

Electronic Equipment: Participants can use electronic equipment during the draft as long as it fits in the allotted draft spot at the table. There will be NO Internet connections or electrical outlets, so participants bringing laptops will have to supply their own power. Cell phones are allowed at the draft table, but we encourage participants to use them sparingly and not in a way that interrupts the draft process. We request that participants limit their usage to outgoing calls during the draft, not incoming calls, and anyone planning to remain on the phone for the entire draft needs to inform the NFBC about that ahead of time.

Breaks: There will be a 15-minute break after several rounds of auctioning and another one about two-thirds of the way to the finish. The auctioneer in each city along with the participants will pick the appropriate break times. There will also be a short break after the auction and before the reserve round. In addition, NFBC Auction leagues will have money checks before each break.

Smoking/Drinking: Smoking will not be allowed in the Draft Room. There will be a cash bar available in the Draft Room, but we ask that each participant drink responsibly.

Roster Requirements

Maximum of 20 players at all times.

Starting Lineup Requirements

Starting lineups will consist of:

    * 1 Quarterback

    * 2 Running Backs

    * 3 Wide Receivers

    * 1 Tight End

    * 1 FLEX

    * 1 Kicker

    * 1 TDSP

There is a 0 innings pitched minimum requirement for all NFFC Super Auction leagues, but no minimum requirement for the number of starting pitchers or relief pitchers on each roster. Should any team not reach the required limit of 0 innings pitched by the end of the season, the rankings will be altered to show that team getting 1 point in both ERA and WHIP. No other teams will switch positions in the standings, but the team that didn't reach the minimum IP will automatically earn 1 point in ERA and WHIP.

Position Eligibility

The NFBC will use the following position eligibility rules in 2018:

a) Players who played at least 20 games at any position in 2017 will qualify at that position for the entire 2018 NFBC season. Players who play 10 games at a new position in 2018 will be eligible at that position after they have played there for the 10th time during the 2018 MLB regular season. Any player who missed all of the previous season to injury or retirement will qualify at the position he last was eligible for in the majors.

b) If a player did not appear in 20 games at any position, he qualifies at the one position he played most frequently the prior season in the majors. Designated Hitter is considered a position for these purposes (pinch-hitting is not). A player who only qualifies as a DH may only be assigned to the UT position. If a player's most games played at a position is less than 20 and tied among more than one position, the NFBC commissioner will assign eligibility at one position only.

c) Those players who only pinch-hit in the majors in 2017 will be position eligible according to their minor-league games played status in 2017. They would qualify at the position they played the most games in the minors.

d) Players who played all of 2017 in the minor leagues will be awarded position eligibility for the 2018 NFBC season based on the most games played at all levels in the minors. SportsHub Games Network, Inc. will determine that one eligible position before Draft Day and that will determine that player's status for 2018 once he is called up to the majors. Those players who only pinch-hit or DH in the minors will only be UT-eligible.

e) The NFBC commissioner will rule on player eligibility prior to the draft as he deems necessary. Those eligibility lists are final and will be available to all owners prior to Draft Day.

Lineup Submission
Trades Between Managers

To minimize the possibility of collusion, there will be no trading allowed.

Taxes

If the principal team owner's prize winnings are $600.00 or greater (or any other threshold subsequently established by the IRS), the NFBC must file a Form 1099 with the IRS at the end of this calendar year. We will request your social security number and signature on this form. The form contains the amount paid to you and you will receive a copy of the form for tax purposes. SportsHub Games Network, Inc. pays the principal team owner of each NFBC team that was submitted on the entry form and you are responsible for paying any taxes that result from your cash prize; please consult your income tax advisor for filing advice. In the event that the awarding of any prizes to winners of the Contest is challenged by any legal authority, SportsHub Games Network, Inc. reserves the right in its sole discretion to determine whether or not to award such prizes. After 12 months, any unclaimed prize will be forfeited.

Eligibility & Registration

The NFBC is open to individuals who are at least 18 years of age or older (19 years in Nebraska and Alabama, and 21 years in Massachusetts) and are a resident of the United States of America or Canada. Notwithstanding the foregoing, residents of Arizona, Delaware, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Vermont, and Washington State are not eligible to register or play in the NFBC. All registrations must be in the full legal name of the primary team owner, though owners will have the option to add a co-manager(s).

Official Rules

Registration for, and continued participation in, the NFBC constitutes your full and unconditional agreement to these official rules ("Official Rules") and to SportsHub Games Network, Inc. decisions relating thereto. SportsHub Games Network, Inc. decisions in regards to these Official Rules and all matters pertaining to the NFBC are final and binding.

Refunds

Once a participant submits valid payment, no money will be refunded unless the NFBC event for which such participant has registered has been canceled. A team spot is considered filled when the entire entry fee is paid. SportsHub Games Network, Inc. reserves the right to cancel any entries which are not part of a full league. In addition, SportsHub Games Network, Inc. retains the right to deny, at its sole discretion, eligibility of any individual to register for any NFBC game or event and/or participate in any NFBC game or event, even after the registration fee has been paid, but in such case, the entry fee will be refunded. Under no condition shall SportsHub Games Network, Inc. be held responsible for any loss or liability related to any expenses incurred by a denied entrant or any person affiliated with that denied entrant. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, in the event that any participant or co-manager is banned from the NFBC as the result of any violation of the Official Rules, then no refund will be given.

Cancellation

At its sole discretion, SportsHub Games Network, Inc. reserves the right to terminate any NFBC game, event or league at any time prior to the completion of the season due to any acts of God, natural disasters, terrorism, change in applicable law, interruption of the season (including strikes, lockouts and/or use of replacement players), or any other situation beyond the control of SportsHub Games Network, Inc.. In the event of any such termination by SportsHub Games Network, Inc., all entry fees will be refunded, with the exception of any live event fees (if such live event has already occurred).

At its sole discretion, SportsHub Games Network, Inc. reserves the right to terminate any NFBC game, event or league (including the NFBC Main Event) if there are an insufficient number of teams prior to the scheduled start of the league. In this unlikely event, SportsHub Games Network, Inc. will refund all entry fees within 48 hours of cancellation notice and/or provide a new application form with the newly stated prize figures. In this situation, all pre-registered applicants have the right to a full refund or to agree to play for the newly announced prize structure. SportsHub Games Network, Inc. is not responsible for any loss or liability incurred by any participant or co-managers due to cancellation of any NFBC game, event or league, including but not limited to travel or hotel expenses, time taken off from employment, etc.

Code of Conduct

All participants and co-managers are expected to behave in lawful, respectful and sportsman-like fashion at all live draft events, throughout the NFBC season, and during use of any NFBC website, including, but not limited to comments posted on any NFBC message board. Additionally the NFBC events, games and/or leagues may not be used for any form of gambling. Any conduct or message board post by a participant, co-manager or other person which is deemed by SportsHub Games Network, Inc., in its sole discretion, to be unlawful, or to have the effect of intimidating, harassing, offending or otherwise harming any other participant, co-manager, guest, or NFBC/SportsHub Games Network, Inc. representative, is strictly prohibited. SportsHub Games Network, Inc. reserves the right, in its sole discretion to ban any person from current and/or future participation in the NFBC and/or from use of the message boards if such person engages in any such prohibited conduct or is otherwise in violation of any of these Rules. In addition, any person engaging in such conduct forfeits any rights to a refund, as well as any potential rights to a prize award. SportsHub Games Network, Inc. shall not be responsible or held liable to any person for damage to property or personal injury or death arising from the acts or omissions of any third parties. Any participants or co-managers who collude, or attempt to collude, or who attempts to blackmail, bribe or otherwise influence any representative of SportsHub Games Network, Inc./NFBC, or who otherwise attempts to sabotage the league, in an effort to alter the results or outcome of any NFBC game will be disqualified and will be prohibited from winning any prize award. If a participant is banned from participation in a current NFBC game, then SportsHub Games Network, Inc. reserves the right, to take those actions which it sees fit, in its sole discretion with respect to such banned participant?s team. Any criminal behavior may be referred to the appropriate authorities.

Errors

The deadline for submitting any dispute or claim regarding the operation of any league draft is one hour after the conclusion of the draft itself; further, leaving any live draft event without submitting any dispute or claim regarding the draft constitutes your waiver of any right to challenge any aspect of the draft. You are strongly urged to double-check your lineups, trades, and free agent moves throughout the season, as SportsHub Games Network, Inc./NFBC will not be held liable for any errors in entering lineups, trades or free agent moves, and SportsHub Games Network, Inc./NFBC will not intervene or alter a transaction after lineups, trades or free agent moves are due.

Prize Splitting

Prize splitting amongst the principal registrant and co-managers is available, provided that the principal registrant has authorized payment to his co-managers in writing and in advance of the completion of the season. In order to authorize prize-splitting, the principal registrant must completely fill out and sign the authorization form designated by SportsHub Games Network, Inc. (including the name and address of the co-manager(s) and the applicable prize percentage to be paid to each co-manager(s)). Both the principal registrant and each co-manager designated on a prize-splitting form will be required to fill out a W-9. No prize money will be distributed until all necessary forms have been received by SportsHub Games Network, Inc.. Both the principal registrant and the co-manager(s) will receive IRS Form 1099 reflecting the prize money paid to each. If SportsHub Games Network, Inc. deems, in its sole discretion, that the appropriate documentation and/or authorization has not been received, or has not been received in a timely fashion, then SportsHub Games Network, Inc. will pay prize payments only to the principal registrant.

Communication Access

All NFBC team owners must have internet access and a valid e-mail address for communication. SportsHub Games Network, Inc. is not responsible for any issues which impede or interfere with the transmission or receipt of any transaction, including but not limited to, draft selections, trades, free agent moves and lineups. SportsHub Games Network, Inc. is also not responsible for the failure of any telephone networks/lines, internet connections, software/hardware, or internet congestion/transmission rates.

Hold Harmless

Each participant and co-owner hereby releases and holds harmless SportsHub Games Network, Inc. and its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and representatives from and against any and all liability for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind to person (including death) and property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly from participation in any NFBC event, game or league, as well as acceptance or use of any prize award.

Disputes; Limitation of Liability; Disclaimer

Each participant and co-owner agrees that (i) all issues and questions regarding the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or your rights and obligations in connection with the NFBC shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the state of Illinois, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules; and (ii) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the NFBC or any prize awarded will be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, or the appropriate state court located in Hennepin County, Minnesota; and (iii) in no event shall SportsHub Games Network, Inc. liability to you for any and all damages, losses or causes of action exceed $250; and (iv) in no event shall SportsHub Games Network, Inc., its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and representatives, be liable for any punitive, incidental and consequential damages. If your jurisdiction does not allow limitations or exclusions of liability for incidental or consequential damages, the above may not apply to you. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EACH NFBC GAME, EVENT, LEAGUE,WEBSITE, AND BULLETIN BOARD/FORUM IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. IF YOUR JURISDICTION DOES NOT ALLOW FOR THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Notice To California Users

Per California Code Section 1789.3, please be advised that the provider of services is SportsHub Games Network, Inc. with its principal offices located at 323 Washington Ave N Ste 320 Minneapolis, MN 55401. Entry fees and other charges for participation in the Contest vary and are subject to change from time-to-time in the sole discretion of NFBC. Please review the official rules of the Contest for all fees and other charges which may be applicable. If you have a complaint regarding any services provided by NFBC or questions regarding entry fees or other charges, please contact NFBC at telephone number (888)-636-7559 or by writing NFBC at the above office address. For complaints, you may also contact the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (800) 952-5210.

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