Bachelor in Paradise

How Does Bach Bracket’s Bachelor In Paradise Fantasy League Work?

The Official Bachelor In Paradise Fantasy League Starts Tomorrow!

The Bachelorette has ended, and it’s time for everyone’s favorite debauchery-filled guilty pleasure show to return to our TVs. After the potentially devastating news that we might not have a BIP Season 4, the sweet reality of knowing that the show returns tomorrow is that much better.

We’ve been getting a lot of questions about how the Bachelor In Paradise fantasy league works, so we thought we’d lay out all the details in one convenient location.

Q: Why is there only one league type to choose from?

A: This is our Advanced League and, trust us, you’ll love it. Because the contestants switch out so frequently in BIP, it doesn’t really make sense to make conventional bracket picks. Many of the contestants who will appear on this season won’t even be announced during the first episode, some you won’t even see until the second half of the season. That’s why there is only one game type for Bachelor in Paradise, which is our advanced league!

Q: Okay, great. So how does an Advanced League work?

A: In our Advanced League, you will choose a team of contestants for each episode that will win or lose you points based on things that happen.

Q: What kinds of things?

A: Glad you asked. Our full list of rules for this season are listed below. Some can be earned repetitively, others can only be earned once.

Bachelor In Paradise Season 4 – Fantasy Rules

Makeout on sand or in ocean 2
First kiss of the season    (Earned by Jasmine & Nick, 8/14) 2
First person to mention their child 2
First boat ride 2
First to be asked on a date with date card   (Earned by Dean, 8/14) 2
First 1 on 1 date   (Earned by Kristina & Dean, 8/14) 2
First to mention Tanner and Jade 2
First to mention Carly and Evan   (Earned by Raven, 8/14) 2
First person to be told they’re loved by someone else 2
First plane or helicopter ride 2
Gets engaged 2
Has offsite overnight date 2
Gets asked on a date 2
Contestant says “I’m not here to make friends” 2
Contestant is seen taking a shot 1
Contestant is seen slow dance 1
Receives a rose 1
First to ask someone on a date with date card   (Earned by Kristina, 8/14) 1
First to steal someone from another contestant   (Earned by Ben Z, 8/14) 1
First hot tub date 1
First live musician during a 1 on 1 date   (Earned by Kristina & Dean, 8/14) 1
Contestant is shown eating during the episode (max one per contestant per episode) 1
Contestant uses prop (drink, costume) in paradise intro (max one point per contestant all season) 1
Receives a date card to give out 1
Contestant says someone is “Not here for the right reasons” 1
Contestant says “This is a beautiful place to fall in love” 1
Jumping into water holding hands 1
Says they’re falling in love with another contestant 1
Has 1 on 1 conversation with Chris Harrison 1
Has 1 on 1 conversation with Wells 1
Contestant receives first ever rose at a Rose Ceremony 1
Contestant has a black box over them -1
Leaves on their own accord -1
Requires an ambulance being called -1
First person to kiss Robby   (Earned by Raven, 8/14) -1
Vomits -1
Cries -1
Contestant gets physical (push, punch) with another contestant -1
First person to say some variation of “I’m not ready to leave paradise” -2
First to disregard a friend on the show to ask a person of interest on date -2
Gets rejected when asking another contestant on a date -2
Is shown talking to an animal -2
First cry of the season   (Earned by Lacey, 8/14) -2


Q: How often will our brackets be scored?

A: Leagues will automatically be scored after every episode. You’ll be able to see scoring breakdowns of who got points and why the were awarded every day following an episode.

Q: How often can I change who is on my team?

A: You’ll be able to choose new contestants after every episode.

Have other questions we didn’t answer? Let us know & we’ll add them to our FAQ. Not sure where to get started? We encourage you to join our Official Bach Bracket League, or Create a League of your own!