Since it would be only logical that we also play this event in Tipping, we have to figure out how we'll apply the rules to our game, so I created this thread where all of us will give our opinions, suggestions and ideas to make this event a great one.
The problem is that we can't copy the exact rules for qualifying for this event from real tennis, cause there only those winners of IS events that are ranked outside of top20 are allowed to play Bali. Applying that rule in Tipping wouldn't really be possible, cause probably only about 2-3 players would fit that criteria by the end of the year, and that's not enough players to make the tournament interesting. So here are a few ideas, feel free to say if you like any of them or express your own if you think you've come up with something better
a) Only winners of IS (international series) events qualify, if someone wins two such events it doesen't matter, we'll have less players qualifying.
b) Winners of IS events qualify, but if someone wins more than one such event, we allow the best runner-up of the season (the one with the most points won in an event in which he/she was ranked 2nd) to qualify, so that there is the same number of players in Bali as there is international series events.
c) In case of someone winning his second IS event, the runner-up from that particular event gets to qualify, even if he's not the best runner-up of the season.
d) Only winners of IS events who haven't qualified for Doha and those players who have earned the most points overall on IS events get to play Bali, for a total of 11 players (same as the number of IS events) - so if 4 IS winners qualify, the other 7 places will go to players who have earned the most points playing IS events.
So give your votes for a), b) or c), or give an idea on the subject if you have one.
Another problem is that we never decided if players will be allowed to qualify for both, Bali and Doha (in real tennis that's not possible), so here are some options/ideas:
1) Anyone can qualify for both.
2) If you play Doha you can't play Bali.
Those are all of the ideas I came up with, so cast your votes (a simple post with something like "a and 2"
or "c and 1"
will do) or give some opinions if you think things should be done otherwise.
Here's how a list of qualifiers by tournament looks at the moment (I'm also listing runner-ups, just in case we decide to allow some of them to qualify as well):
1st *Jean*, 2nd Drake1980
1st Lover_of_myskina, 2nd *Jean*
1st Elle-marie, 2nd Tennisfan_77
Ponte Vedra Beach
1st Tennisfan_77, 2nd Tales
1st Tennisfan_77, 2nd Gemeos
1st Ma re, 2nd Sasja
1st KittyTennis, 2nd Volume3d
1st Broseghini, 2nd Drake1980