3rd ANNUAL FOUNTAIN PEN
Hosted by: ATLAS STATIONERS
The 3rd Annual March Madness Fountain Pen Tournament hosted by Atlas Stationers is here! 64 of the community’s favorite fountain pens will square off head-to-head tournament style!
The tournament will feature four regions of 16 unique fountain pens. Each region is named after one of Brendan's catch phrases: Crispy, Saucy, Smooth, Peace.
This year, each pen was randomly placed in a region to determine all matchups.
Overview: Atlas Stationers is excited to present the 3rd Annual Fountain Pen Tournament Challenge! Fill out the tournament bracket, submit it, and have a chance to win big prizes.
How to Play: Find the bracket here and determine your champion! Each round will consist of “games” between two of the community’s favorite fountain pens. Choose the winner for each game and move that pen to the next round. Continue until your champion pen is selected.
*Please note once you submit your prediction bracket you will not be able to make changes. If you submit your bracket and need to make a change please email our customer service team - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit your bracket by Thursday, March 9, 2023 to be eligible to win. At the sole discretion of Atlas Stationers, incorrectly filled out brackets may be voided. Limit of one bracket submission per person.
After the submission deadline has passed, your bracket is locked in. Next, the voting round begins!
How the Winner of Each Game Will be Chosen: Participants will vote for their favorite pen in each matchup (see voting schedule below). The pen that receives the majority vote will move on to the next round. For example, let’s say the first game in the “Saucy” region is ‘PEN A’ versus ‘PEN B’. If more participants vote for ‘PEN A’ over ‘PEN B’, ‘PEN A’ wins and will advance to the next round. For each correct “game” picked, points will be awarded to your bracket’s overall score.
Tournament Schedule (CDT):
(IG Live = Instagram Live Video @atlasstationers)
|Bracket Released||February 28|
|Bracket Submission Deadline||March 9|
|Round 1 Voting||March 13 - 16|
|Round 1 Results||March 17|
|Round 2 Voting||March 18 - 21|
|Round 2 Results||March 22|
|Round 3 Voting||March 23 - 26|
|Round 3 Results||March 27|
|Quarterfinals Voting||March 28 - 30|
|Quarterfinals Results||March 31|
|Semifinals Voting||April 1 - 2|
|Semifinals Results||April 3|
|Championship Voting||April 4 - 6|
|Championship Results||April 7|
Scoring: Your bracket will be awarded points for each correct “winner”. The awarded points increase after each round.
Round 1: 2 points
Round 2: 4 points
Round 3: 8 points
Quarterfinals: 16 points
Semifinals: 32 points
Championship: 64 points
Prizes: Prizes will be awarded to the top five scoring brackets at the end of the tournament. Additionally, prizes will be awarded to the top three scoring brackets after each round (independently). Should there be a tie, a random drawing will be held. All participants who submit a bracket successfully, will be entered into a Visconti Homo Sapiens Skylight ($1,195) giveaway! Winners of each round will be announced on Instagram Live and will be contacted based on the information they left when submitting the bracket. Each prize will be complimented with a Ferris Wheel Press Ink Bottle! Must live in the U.S. as prizes will ship at no-charge.
First Place Overall: Pineider Matrix Fountain Pen ($2,598)
Second Place Overall: Platinum Izumo Bamboo Fountain Pen ($1,800)
Third Place Overall: Montegrappa Elmo 02 Fountain Pen ($495)
Fourth Place Overall: S.T. Dupont Defi Millennium ($395)
Fifth Place Overall: Esterbrook Camden Fountain Pen ($350)
Top 3 Scores Round of 64:
Conklin All American Fountain Pen ($100) Faber-Castell Ambition Fountain Pen ($100) Parker 51 Fountain Pen ($120)
Top 3 Scores Round of 32:
Pilot Gift Basket ($125) Parker Sonnet Fountain Pen ($145) Nahvalur Chicago Voyage Fountain Pen ($150)
Top 3 Scores Round of 16:
Ystudio Revolve Fountain Pen ($175) Aurora Duocart Fountain Pen ($195) Diplomat Aero Fountain Pen ($235)
Top 3 Scores Round of 8:
LAMY 2000 Fountain Pen ($249) Pineider Twin Tank Touchdown ($250) Platinum #3776 Fountain Pen ($260)
Top 3 Scores Round of 4:
Maiora Alpha Fountain Pen ($295) Otto Hutt D04 Blue Guilloche Fountain Pen ($295) Pelikan M200 Golden Beryl Gift Set ($310)
Top 3 Scores Round of 2:
Tibaldi Bononia Fountain Pen ($325) Pineider Rocco Fountain Pen ($350) Waldmann Xetra Vienna ($550)
Extra Prizes For Voting Sessions
Waterman Allure Fountain Pen ($30) Monteverde Ritma ($50) Caran d’Ache 849 Fountain Pen ($70) Parker IM Fountain Pen ($70) Conklin Duragraph ($75) Monteverde Innova ($85)
Thank you to all our sponsors who help make the Fountain Pen Tournament Challenge such an amazing event. A big shoutout to Yafa, Kenro Industries, Luxury Brands, Coles of London, Faber-Castell, Pilot, Newell Brands, Lamy, Pelikan, and Ferris Wheel Press.