Tipping 126: Fed Cup 2011, R2, Japan vs. Argentina day 2 OOP in post #151!
TIPPING FEDERATION CUP
Welcome to the second round of Tipping Federation Cup 2011! This is the 126th tipping event overall and 11th in 2011.
HOW TO PLAY
First of all, you have to sign-in and specify the team you'll play for. If you have played R1 (the first Fed Cup weekend, back in February), you don't have to sign-in again, unless you'd like to play for another team. New players 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 as a new player. 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 as the season goes, but you will be able to transfer to an existing team only if members of that team state that they don't object you joining in.
ENTRY LIST at the moment looks like this:
AUSTRALIA: Kev., Buitenzorg, hessie
BRAZIL: Broseghini, wtatourfan
CHINESE TAIPEI: coolfish1103
CROATIA: ma re
CZECH REPUBLIC: ronim1
FRANCE: *Jean*, Djezonfly
GERMANY: Magdalena Ry, KeisukeHonda
ITALY: Ralph214, VIKtorious
NETHERLANDS: Sasja, Wrongagain
POLAND: Spain07, Beesley
RUSSIAN FEDERATION: NDee
UK: no-hay-igual, british_player, Inktrailer
USA: KittyTennis, Vaxey
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 a pre-match 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.
Fed Cup semifinals: 5 points per correct tipp
World Group play-offs: 3 points per correct tipp
World Group II play-offs: 1 point 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). Fed Cup rankings and race standings after R1 can be found in the Games -> tipping section of the forum, along with all the rules.
SECOND ROUND TIES
In Moscow, Russia
Russia vs. Italy
In Charleroi, Belgium
Belgium vs. Czech Republic
World Group play-offs
In Stuttgart, Germany
Germany vs. USA
In Lleida, Spain
Spain vs. France
In Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Slovak Republic vs. Serbia
In Melbourne, Australia
Australia vs. Ukraine
World Group II play-offs
In Minsk, Belarus
Belarus vs. Estonia
In Kobe, Japan
Japan vs. Argentina
(NOTE: due to circumstances in relation to the devastating earthquake and tsunami that have hit Japan, this tie is postponed and will be played on the 16th and 17th of July; we will be here then to play this remaining tie, in this same thread).
In Koper, Slovenia
Slovenia vs. Canada
In Lugano, Switzerland
Switzerland vs. Sweden
Matches will take place on the 16th and 17th of April (except Japan vs. Argentina). Complete Order of play will be posted here as soon as it is available.
Have fun and good luck!
Last edited by ma re; Jul 18th, 2011 at 12:05 PM.