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$125 Main Event Qualifier
Place Prize
1 $1,725 value (2022 Main Event Entry )
  • Weeks 1 - 27
  • Roto style scoring to determine the league winners
Position Count
C 2
1B 1
2B 1
SS 1
3B 1
OF 5
CI 1
MI 1
UT 1
P 9
Bench 7
  • $1,000 FAAB BUDGET
  • Weekly Free Agent Periods every Sunday 10PM EST
Each player ranks their draft order preference, then a random choice order selects which team owners KDS will be used first.
Statistics are accumulated each week for all players in your starting lineup and your team is ranked based on the following categories:
  • Runs
  • Home Runs
  • Runs Batted In
  • Stolen Bases
  • Batting Average
  • Strikeouts
  • Wins
  • Saves
  • Earned Run Average
  • WHIP
$125 Main Event Qualifier - Game Information
Entry Fee: $125.00
Teams Per League: 15
Scoring Style: Rotisserie
Draft: 30 Rounds, Serpentine, Various Draft Speeds Available
Free Agent Acquisition FAAB
Prizes: 1 in 15 win a League Prize
League Management Web Address

You can access your team and league via the Internet by going to 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 Prizes
1 $1,725 value (2022 Main Event Entry )
Random League/Draft Spot Selections
The NFBC will set each $125 Main Event Qualifier league as they fill on a first-come, first-served basis. Once that league is filled for that date, the league will be closed or signups will continue for a second or third league for that date and time.
Setting Kentucky Derby Style (KDS) Preferences

The NFBC will use Kentucky Derby Style (KDS) preferences for draft preferences in all $125 Main Event Qualifier leagues. The Draft Preferences are listed as soon as you click on your team link. There you will see a list of 1 through 15 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 15 BEFORE the leagues are randomly selected. Some owners would rather draft in the middle, 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:


If an owner wants the third pick 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. NFBC officials will look at every owner's Draft Preferences after the leagues and orders are randomly selected, pick the highest available preference for each owner and then announce the draft orders for each league.

KDS Lock / Draft Times
Venue Draft Time Time of Day KDS Lock Draft Time
Online When League Fills Between 8AM CST and 10:59PM CST 15 minutes from when league fills 30 minutes from when league fills
Online When League Fills Between 11PM CST and 7:59AM CST 15 minutes from when league fills 8:15AM CST
Online Set Draft Time Any 1 hour from when league fills Set Draft Time
Live Event Set Draft Time Any 5 days from league creation Set Draft Time

Online Drafts
All Online Leagues will hold their drafts at Once you have signed up, you'll find your team link for this league under MY TEAMS section. There you'll find a PRE-DRAFT RANK LIST link where you can rank the player default list for all online drafts and all of the players will show up in the draft room exactly as you have ranked them. If you do not setup a pre draft ranking, the player default list will appear as SportsHub Games Network, Inc. has it. Once the league has filled, the DRAFT ROOM link will appear and you'll be able to enter the draft room. There is a DRAFT BOARD link within the draft room that allows you to see colored stickers of every player being selected and to easily see the draft results.

All lineups must be legal before the season starts and the NFBC will correct all roster errors that may have been missed at the draft. All decisions by the NFBC commissioner involving final rosters are official.

Time Limit for Draft: There will be a 1 minute limit for each owner to make his/her pick during each round of the $125 Main Event Qualifier draft (see above). If a participant does not make a selection in the allotted time, the computer will select the top player from that owner's Player Queue and if no player is in the queue then the top available player from the player's default list will be selected. If there is a computer failure, an error made with a selection by an owner or any other type of technical malfunction, the draft moderator can stop the draft at any time and correct the error and then resume the draft. The NFBC reserves the right to allow the draft moderator to roll-back the draft if a technical error occurred, but if the desired player had already been selected before the draft was stopped, that player is no longer available to be drafted.

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.
Moderated Drafts
If there is a computer failure, an error made with a selection by an owner or any other type of technical malfunction, the draft moderator can stop the draft at any time and correct the error and then resume the draft. The NFBC reserves the right to allow the draft moderator to roll-back the draft if a technical error occurred, but if the desired player had already been selected before the draft was stopped, that player is no longer available to be drafted.
Position Count
Catcher 2
First Baseman 1
Second Baseman 1
Shortstop 1
Third Baseman 1
Outfielder 5
Corner Infielder (1B,3B) 1
Middle Infielder (2B,SS) 1
Utility Player (DH,C,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF) 1
Pitcher (SP,RP) 9
Bench 7
Position Eligibility
The NFBC will use the following position eligibility rules in 2024:

a) Players who played at least 20 games at any position in 2023 will qualify at that position for the entire 2024 NFBC season. Players who play 10 games at a new position in 2024 will be eligible at that position after they have played there for the 10th time during the 2024 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 2023 will be position eligible according to their minor-league games played status in 2023. They would qualify at the position they played the most games in the minors.

d) Players who played all of 2023 in the minor leagues will be awarded position eligibility for the 2024 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 2024 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.
Trades Between Managers
To minimize the possibility of collusion, there will be no trading allowed.
Free Agents
Free agent pickups during the season will include players who are on major-league rosters at the time or players who were selected on Draft Day and later dropped. Even players who were originally selected on Draft Day, cut and then sent to the minors are eligible during the regular season FAAB bidding period as once they are a part of that league they continue to be part of the free agent listing. If the players were good enough to be selected on Draft Day, they are then good enough to remain in that league's free agent pool.

Any player who is not on a team roster within your league and is on a major league roster or once was on an NFBC team in your league is considered a free agent for that league. Even players on the MLB disabled list are eligible to be picked up during the FAAB bidding process. The player pool is deemed closed of new free agents each Sunday at 7 AM ET before the FAAB bidding deadline and a player must have played at least 1 MLB game to be added to the pool at that time. Once a minor-leaguer plays his first game in the majors, he remains in every NFBC FAAB pool whether he returns to the minors or not. Once in the majors, he remains in all FAAB pools. Participants should also note that MLB unsigned veteran free agents at the time of Draft Day are eligible to be drafted in all NFBC leagues. However, after Draft Day they can only be added via free agency once they are added to an MLB 25-man roster.

Free Agent Bidding Process: The free agent system will be a blind bidding process for each individual league. Each team will start with 1,000 free agent dollars for the season, and will be permitted to bid for free agents on a weekly basis with a minimum bid of $1 per player. Teams will not be able to see other team's free agent bids. The team with the highest bid on any given player will be awarded that player. The amount of the winning bid will be deducted from the winning team's free agent dollars. For each winning bid, the winning team must drop a player to make roster room for the free agent acquisition. If a team's free agent dollars go to zero, that team will no longer be allowed to bid for the rest of the season. No bid will be accepted that is larger than a team's available free agent dollars. All bids must be in increments of dollars (no cents). Only winning bids and the runner-up bids on each player will be shown after the FAAB bidding period for each NFBC league.

Bids will be accepted on the league website from Monday at 3 PM ET until Sunday at 10 PM ET in each of these weeks. Rosters will be updated shortly after 10 PM ET on Sunday with the results of all successful bids.

Conditional Bids: Conditional bids can also be offered. In the event you may lose out on a player, you can place conditional bid(s) for other players during the bidding time frame. Subsequent conditional bids will become relevant only if the previous conditional bid fails. Bids do not require conditional bids. Bids may have several sequential conditional bids. Participants should note that the computer takes the HIGHEST BIDS and processes each bid in that order if you have multiple FAAB acquisition bids. ALL BIDS WILL BE PROCESSED IN THE ORDER OF DOLLAR VALUE ASSIGNED TO THOSE FREE AGENTS, highest to lowest.


Acquire Willie Calhoun, $19, cut Jorge Soler
Acquire Eloy Jimenez, $16, cut Jorge Soler
Acquire Nick Gordon, $2, cut Jorge Soler
Number of Bids Limit: There is no limit to the number of bids that may be submitted each week in which bids are permitted.

Tied Bids: If there is a tie bid during the season, the team that receives the player will be determined in order by

Worst league standing at the time FAAB was run (Sunday night using Saturday's standings).
Lowest standing the previous week.
Lowest draft position from Draft Day.
Any tied bids during the first FAAB period will be given to the team with the lowest draft order from Draft Day, whether there were a few games played before then or not.

Commissioner Review of Player Drops: All player drops for free agents are subject to review by the NFBC commissioner and can be revoked if the dropped player is deemed too valuable to be offered to that league's free agent pool, thus damaging the credibility of the overall contest. In the case of a star player being dropped in a league for a valid reason, the NFBC commissioner reserves the right to allow the cut but keep the player out of that league's free agent pool for any length of time, possibly the entire season. All decisions by the NFBC commissioner will be final.
FAAB Periods
Sunday, 3/24/2024 9:00 PM CST
Sunday, 3/31/2024 9:00 PM CST
Sunday, 4/7/2024 9:00 PM CST
Sunday, 4/14/2024 9:00 PM CST
Sunday, 4/21/2024 9:00 PM CST
Sunday, 4/28/2024 9:00 PM CST
Sunday, 5/5/2024 9:00 PM CST
Sunday, 5/12/2024 9:00 PM CST
Sunday, 5/19/2024 9:00 PM CST
Sunday, 5/26/2024 9:00 PM CST
Sunday, 6/2/2024 9:00 PM CST
Sunday, 6/9/2024 9:00 PM CST
Sunday, 6/16/2024 9:00 PM CST
Sunday, 6/23/2024 9:00 PM CST
Sunday, 6/30/2024 9:00 PM CST
Sunday, 7/7/2024 9:00 PM CST
Sunday, 7/14/2024 9:00 PM CST
Sunday, 7/21/2024 9:00 PM CST
Sunday, 7/28/2024 9:00 PM CST
Sunday, 8/4/2024 9:00 PM CST
Sunday, 8/11/2024 9:00 PM CST
Sunday, 8/18/2024 9:00 PM CST
Sunday, 8/25/2024 9:00 PM CST
Sunday, 9/1/2024 9:00 PM CST
Sunday, 9/8/2024 9:00 PM CST
Sunday, 9/15/2024 9:00 PM CST
Sunday, 9/22/2024 9:00 PM CST

Statistics are accumulated each week for all players in your starting lineup and your team is ranked based on the following categories:

Home Runs
Runs Batted In
Stolen Bases
Batting Average
Earned Run Average
Scoring Periods
Period Start End Deadline(s) Status
1 Wednesday, 3/20/2024 Sunday, 3/31/2024 - Complete
2 Monday, 4/1/2024 Sunday, 4/7/2024 - Complete
3 Monday, 4/8/2024 Sunday, 4/14/2024 - Complete
4 Monday, 4/15/2024 Sunday, 4/21/2024 - Complete
5 Monday, 4/22/2024 Sunday, 4/28/2024 - Complete
6 Monday, 4/29/2024 Sunday, 5/5/2024 - Complete
7 Monday, 5/6/2024 Sunday, 5/12/2024 - Complete
8 Monday, 5/13/2024 Sunday, 5/19/2024 - Complete
9 Monday, 5/20/2024 Sunday, 5/26/2024 - Complete
10 Monday, 5/27/2024 Sunday, 6/2/2024 - Complete
11 Monday, 6/3/2024 Sunday, 6/9/2024 - Complete
12 Monday, 6/10/2024 Sunday, 6/16/2024 - Complete
13 Monday, 6/17/2024 Sunday, 6/23/2024 - Complete
14 Monday, 6/24/2024 Sunday, 6/30/2024 - Complete
15 Monday, 7/1/2024 Sunday, 7/7/2024 - Complete
16 Monday, 7/8/2024 Sunday, 7/14/2024 - Complete
17 Monday, 7/15/2024 Sunday, 7/21/2024 - Complete
18 Monday, 7/22/2024 Sunday, 7/28/2024 - In Progress
19 Monday, 7/29/2024 Sunday, 8/4/2024 - -
20 Monday, 8/5/2024 Sunday, 8/11/2024 - -
21 Monday, 8/12/2024 Sunday, 8/18/2024 - -
22 Monday, 8/19/2024 Sunday, 8/25/2024 - -
23 Monday, 8/26/2024 Sunday, 9/1/2024 - -
24 Monday, 9/2/2024 Sunday, 9/8/2024 - -
25 Monday, 9/9/2024 Sunday, 9/15/2024 - -
26 Monday, 9/16/2024 Sunday, 9/22/2024 - -
27 Monday, 9/23/2024 Sunday, 9/29/2024 - -
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 21 years in Massachusetts) and are a resident of the United States of America or Canada. Notwithstanding the foregoing, residents of Arizona, Alabama, Delaware, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Vermont, and Washington State are not eligible to register or play at NFBC. All registrations must be in the full legal name of the primary team owner. 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.

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.


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.


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.

Notice To Ohio Users

From time to time, certain prizing elements may change although never below the guaranteed prize amounts listed on each NFBC contest page. Contest participants entering from the state of Ohio are eligible only for the stated guaranteed prize amounts listed on each NFBC contest page at the time registration for the contest opens.

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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