Tipping 118: Fed Cup 2011, R1, final scores in post #80!
TIPPING FEDERATION CUP
Welcome to the first ever tipping of Federation Cup matches! This is the 118th tipping event overall and 4th in 2011.
HOW TO PLAY
First of all, you have to sign-in and specify the team you'll play for. You can choose to join one of the existing teams (listed below), or select any other country. There are no restrictions regarding the number of players per team.
You do, however, have to sign-in before the start of the first match if you'd like to play for an existing team. If you are a bit late, you can still play, but for some country that still has no players representing it. Changes of team choices are possible until the start of the competition. You can switch teams later in the season, however, you will be able to transfer to an existing team for the future rounds only if members of that team state that they don't object you joining in.
Tipping is like Tennis Tipping but different. You don't play other people and you don't have to tip the score which makes it an easier game to play. Everyone can play!
Playing Tipping is very easy. I will post the schedule and then you just tip who you think will win.
e.g If the schedule was...
Ivanovic vs Sharapova
V. Williams vs S. Williams
This is how you would tip...
We play only main draw singles matches and only "live" matches, so when one team gets to 3 points and wins the tie, we don't count any matches played later on.
If there's 1 point played in a match then the match counts (walkover or retirement doesn´t count).
Deadline for posting your tips is until the scheduled start of the match in question, so check this info due to time zones etc.
Do NOT edit your post. If you want to change your picks do it in a new post. Edited posts will make all your picks invalid.
World Group I first round: 4 points per correct tipp
World Group II first round: 2 points per correct tipp
After all the matches of the day are played, we'll sum up all the points earned by the players of each team and divide by the number of players of that respective team. So for example, a sum of points earned by 4 players of some team during the day, will be divided by four to give the team's score.
Scores from each Fed Cup weekend will count towards the end of season team winner, but will also be taken to form continuous, 52-week team rankings. So each season the points earned last year will have to be defended. Points earned during Fed Cup weekends will not count for your individual tipping rankings (points earned playing tournaments).
FIRST ROUND TIES
World Group I
In Hobart, Australia
Australia vs. Italy
In Moscow, Russia
Russia vs. France
In Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Slovak Republic vs. Czech Republic
In Antwerp, Belgium
Belgium vs. USA
World Group II
In Tallinn, Estonia
Estonia vs. Spain
In Maribor, Slovenia
Slovenia vs. Germany
In Novi Sad, Serbia
Serbia vs. Canada
In Helsingborg, Sweden
Sweden vs. Ukraine
Matches will take place on the 5th and 6th of February. Complete Order of play will be posted here as soon as it is available.