Rules: 3-Wk Diamond Challenge Qualifier - Points (May 23-Jun 12)
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Overview
The 3-Wk Diamond Challenge Qualifier - Points (May 23-Jun 12) Contest is a salary cap fantasy baseball skill game in which you pick a starting lineup of 28 players within the constraints of a 60,000,000 salary cap and a bench of 15 players. You have the ability to adjust your roster each week for that week’s slate of games. The contest runs all weeks of the professional baseball regular season.

Using the points style scoring method, points are accumulated each week for all 28 players on your roster based on the contests scoring system to rank teams overall and in each league and overall.
3-Wk Diamond Challenge Qualifier - Points (May 23-Jun 12) - Game Information
Entry Deadline: May 23, 2022 06:00 PM CT
Entry Fee: $10.00
Teams Per League: 35
Scoring Style: Points
Prizes: Top 4 Win Prizes
Max Entries Per User in Contest: 1
Salary Cap $60,000,000
League Management Web Address

You can access your team and league via the Internet by going to https://nfc.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.

League Fulfillment
Cash prizes are awarded in U.S. dollars. In the event of a tie, cash prizes are divided evenly among those who have tied. In the event that a league does not contain 35 teams, NFBC reserves the right to cancel the league and entry fees from that league will be refunded.
League
League Prizes
Other *2023 Diamond Challenge - Points Free Entry ($250)
2 $25
3 $15
4 $10
Roster Overview
During signup, you select, from the listed players a starting lineup of 28 players within the constraints of a 60,000,000 salary cap, as well as a bench of 15 players . These players remain on your team until you decide to modify your team. All roster modifications must be made on the website.
Roster
Position Count
Catcher 2
First Baseman 2
Second Baseman 2
Shortstop 2
Third Baseman 2
Outfielder 6
Utility Player (DH,C,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF) 2
Starting Pitcher 6
Relief Pitcher 4
Bench 15
Salary Cap and Player Positions
The $60,000,000 salary cap, as well as the player salaries and player positions are assigned by NFBC and do not change.
Listed Players
You can select listed players at any time before or during the Contest. Listed players can be selected for your starting lineup and bench effective immediately upon submitting your entry.

NEW FOR DIAMOND CHALLENGE: The NFBC will use the following position eligibility rules in 2022:

a) Players who played at least 20 games at any position in 2021 will qualify at that position for the entire 2022 NFBC season. Players who play 10 games at a new position in 2022 will be eligible at that position after they have played there for the 10th time during the 2022 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 based on prior year minor league games played.

c) Those players who only pinch-hit in the majors in 2021 will be position eligible according to their minor-league games played status in 2021. They would qualify at the position they played the most games in the minors.

d) Players who played all of 2021 in the minor leagues will be awarded position eligibility for the 2022 NFBC season based on the most games played at all levels in the minors for the previous year. NFBC will determine that one eligible position before Draft Day and that will determine that player's status for 2022 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.
How To Modify Roster
New for 2021 Floating Deadline: Roster changes such as Free Agent Acquisitions, Bench Switches and Flex shifts can be made each week for the Monday - Thursday slate of games. Players will lock at their game-time on Monday if the player does not have a game-time on Monday then the player will lock at the game-time of their first game of the week.

Mid week bench switches (Hitters only) can be made for the Friday - Sunday slate of games. Players will lock at the game-time of their first game of the Friday - Sunday slate of games.

Modify Roster
To modify your roster, click the appropriate navigational link on the Contest website, login using your email address and password (if you haven't already done so), modify your starting lineup within the constraints of the salary cap, and your bench, as needed. Submit the modifications and record the confirmation number you receive for them.

There are 4 types of modifications:

(1) Free Agent Acquisition
A Free Agent Acquisition occurs when you add a new player to either your starting lineup or bench and drop a player from your roster. You may acquire any listed or unlisted player not on your current roster. Free Agent Acquisitions are limited to SIX (6) per roster during the 3-Week Contest and must involve players listed at the same position when you are dropping a player from your starting lineup. Free Agent Acquisition example: Acquire Anthony Rendon, Drop Matt Davidson.

(2) Bench Switch
A bench switch occurs when you replace a player from your starting lineup with a player from your bench. Bench switches are Unlimited during the Contest and must involve players listed at the same position. Bench switch example: Start JT Realmuto, bench Wilson Contreras.

(3) Flex Shift
A flex shift occurs when you move the utility player in your starting lineup to another position in your starting lineup. Flex shifts are unlimited during the Contest and must be accompanied by a bench switch and/or a free agent acquisition. Flex Shift example: Shift Mike Trout to outfield for Ronald Acuna

(4) Mid Week Bench Switch (Hitters Only)
A mid-week bench switch occurs when you replace a hitter from your starting lineup with a hitter from your bench effective Friday - Sunday. You must make mid-week bench switches by Friday's deadline to be effective for games played Friday through Sunday each week during the Contest. In the event that one or more games begin before Friday's deadline, then those players will lock 5 minutes before their game. Note: mid-week bench switches are NOT effective for any games played before the Friday deadline. Mid-week bench switches are unlimited during the Contest. Mid Week Bench switch example: Start Austin Riley Bench Matt Chapman.

Before the Contest begins (until6:00 PM CDT, Monday, May 23, 2022 ), all modifications to your team are unlimited. Modifications are also accepted via our toll-free number 1-888-636-7559.

Please note that there is no roster expansion in the Contest.
Unlisted Players
You can select unlisted players at any time before or during the Contest. However, all unlisted players are assigned a default salary as follows:

All positions: $1,500,000

Unlisted players can be selected for your starting lineup and bench effective immediately upon submitting your entry. An unlisted player's position will be determined by NFBC, in its sole discretion.

To request that an unlisted player be added to the salary file in order to be selected, contact us through the website.
Scoring Details
Using point-style scoring method, points are accumulated each stat week (consisting of games played Monday through Sunday) by all players in your starting lineup based on the following statistics.

* Fractional points are awarded for each partial inning pitched (1 out = 0.33 points)

Points are accumulated weekly for all starting players.

All points accumulated by the players in your starting lineup, regardless of what position they actually play, contribute to your team's points total. Points scored by your bench, points by a player before being placed on your bench, as well as preseason and playoff points, do not contribute to your team's point totals.

Pitchers' hitting points do not count. Hitters' pitching points do not count.

To determine standings, all teams in the Contest and all teams in their respective leagues are sorted by point total. The team with the highest point total finishes first and the team with the lowest point total finishes last.

Preseason, All-Star game and post-season points do not contribute to your team's points totals. Statistics will be used from playoff games, if needed, to decide post-season teams, division winners, or seeding in the post-season.
Scoring Categories
Type For Every Points
Runs 1 1.00
Single 1 1.00
Double 1 2.00
Triple 1 3.00
Home Runs 1 4.00
Runs Batted In 1 1.00
Stolen Bases 1 2.00
Walk 1 1.00
Type For Every Points
Innings Pitched 1 1.00
Strikeouts 1 1.00
Wins 1 10.00
Saves 1 10.00
Scoring Periods
Period Start End Deadline(s) Status
8 Monday, 5/23/2022 Sunday, 5/29/2022 - In Progress
9 Monday, 5/30/2022 Sunday, 6/5/2022 - -
10 Monday, 6/6/2022 Sunday, 6/12/2022 - -
Disclaimers
NFBC is not responsible for delays or failure to perform if the delays or failure to perform is caused by the occurrence of an act, omission, or condition beyond its control, whether or not foreseeable, including without limitation, acts of God, riots, terrorists' acts, war, fire, flood, or power failure. In addition, is not responsible for any late, lost, garbled, misdirected, incomplete, or damaged entries or for printing or typographical errors in any materials and content associated with the Contest. Neither the Contest nor the Contest website are sponsored or endorsed by either.
Compliance with Official Rules
The Contest is subject to applicable United States laws, and these official rules, and cannot be used in connection with any form of gambling. By entering the Contest, you agree to the terms of the official rules (including the legal restrictions) and the Terms of Use applicable to the Contest website, and you agree to abide by the decisions of NFBC, which are final on all matters pertaining to the Contest. NFBC reserves the right to change the official rules, in its sole discretion. No waiver of any provision of the official rules at any time shall be deemed to be a further or continuing waiver of such provision or any other provision.
Legal Restrictions
THE CONTEST AND ALL SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH THE CONTEST ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. NFBC MAXIMUM LIABILITY TO ANY PARTICIPANT IN THE CONTEST FOR ANY CLAIM (INCLUSIVE OF ATTORNEYS' FEES) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST, WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE FOR LOSSES OR DAMAGES SUSTAINED BY THE PARTICIPANT IS LIMITED TO THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF ALL FEES PAID BY THE PARTICIPANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONTEST. IN NO EVENT SHALL NFBC, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, RELATED PARTIES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, MANAGERS, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, CONTRACTORS, LICENSORS, OR CONTEST SPONSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Internet/Technology Problems; Tampering
If, as a result of viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or other causes beyond the control of NFBC, the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest is corrupted or compromised, NFBC reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. NFBC is not responsible for any problem or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, equipment or software, failure of any email or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, phone lines, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to a participant's computer related to or resulting from participation in this Contest. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PARTICIPANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF LAW. NFBC reserves the right to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process or Contest operation, provides false entry information, or disseminates false or misleading information about the Contest. NFBC reserves the right to seek recovery of damages from such individual to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Game of Skill
The Contest is a game of skill. From all entries received, winners are those individuals who use their skill and knowledge of relevant professional baseball information and fantasy baseball rules to accumulate the highest point totals during the Contest according to the official Contest rules.
Prizes
Winners are determined and prizes are awarded as provided in the official rules of the Contest. Prize winners will be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release and may be required to provide a certification for tax withholding (including, without limitation, a W-9). Prize winners may also be required to provide evidence that the information in the entry for the Contest is accurate. The prize will only be paid to the person who is identified by NFBC as having submitted the entry for the Contest. Failure to submit accurate and complete information at any time may result in forfeiture of prizes. All taxes associated with the receipt or use of any prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. You are advised to consult your tax advisor for tax advice concerning your prize winnings. In the event that the awarding of any prizes to winners of the Contest is challenged by any legal authority, NFBC reserves the right, in its sole discretion to determine whether or not to award such prizes. If NFBC determines that a team is owned indirectly by a customer in order to circumvent the Eligibility Requirements, NFBC reserves the right, in its sole discretion to determine whether or not to award prizes or disqualify the team.

Cash prizes are awarded in U.S. dollars. In the event of a tie, cash prizes are divided evenly among those who have tied. In the event that a league does not contain 35 teams, NFBC reserves the right to cancel the league and entry fees from that league will be refunded.

Please allow 2-3 weeks, from the time your signed affidavit and release (and certification for tax withholding, if applicable) is returned to NFBC, to receive your prize. All prizes are awarded regardless of the number of entrants or amount of entry fees received. No substitution or transfer of prize is permitted.
Prize Notification
Winners are notified by email or regular mail within ten (10) days after the official final results (and associated winners) are posted at the conclusion of the Contest. Winners are also posted on the Contest website. Winners are required to complete an affidavit and release and certification for tax withholding, if applicable. There forms must be completed and returned via the website, email or regular mail, within 15 days following attempted notification. Failure to comply with this requirement can result in disqualification and forfeiture of prizes. Any prize notification returned as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. After six (6) months, any unclaimed prize will be forfeited.
Complaints And Requests To Be Removed From Mailing Lists
The Contest operator is SportsHub Games Network, Inc./NFBC with its principal office located at 333 Washington Ave N Suite 104 Minneapolis, MN 55401. Please contact NFBC at its principal office if at any time you wish to be removed from any mailing list (including any email list) or have any complaint regarding products or services provided by NFBC.
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.
Eligibility & Registration
The NFBC is open to individuals who are at least 18 years of age or older (19 years in Alabama and Nebraska, and 21 years in Massachusetts). By entering an NFC contest, you are further representing and warranting that:

-- you are a citizen or resident of the United States of America or Canada and that you have an address in the United States of America or Canada;

-- at the time of contest entry, you are physically located in the United States of America or Canada in a jurisdiction in which participation in the NFC is not prohibited by applicable law;

-- at the time of contest entry, you are not physically located in of any of the following U.S. states or Canadian Provinces: Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Vermont, Washington, Ontario;

-- when entering an NFC contest, you are not an employee or operator of another fantasy sports website that charges entrance fees or offers cash prizes;

-- you are not listed on any U.S. or Canadian Government list of prohibited or restricted parties;

-- you are not subject to backup withholding tax because: (a) you are exempt from backup withholding, or (b) you have not been notified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that you are subject to backup withholding as a result of a failure to report all interest or dividends, or (c) the IRS has notified you that you are no longer subject to backup withholding;
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./NFBC with its principal offices located at 333 Washington Ave N Suite 104 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.

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

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