Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Melbourne, Australia
NEW GAME/SIGN UP: oz Open betting
This is a new game I plan on running for next year; all Grandslams and Tier 1's and the Sanex Championships will be<br />included so 14 tournaments all together. It is essentially a game of the punt. All contestants will begin with $2000 and will be able to bet any amount they wish on a player winning a tournament or making the final, with the return being at the final odds taken before the tournament.<br />This is different to normal betting because final decisions must be made prior to the tournament.
Players can put as much money as they like on as many players as they like (within the amount of money they have of course).
Players must punt on each event.
We ARE NOT of course playing for real cash.
If you have no money left, you will be out of the game at any given point.
Odds will be updated according to how well backed each player is.
The winner will be the player who has collected the most money over the season.
THE GAME WILL START WHEN I HAVE ATLEAST 20 PLAYERS. ENTRIES CLOSE on the 28th of December.
<br />This is my opening betting market for the 2002 Australian Open, being an avid punter I will consistently update these odds as the big event draws closer. On the strength of her 2001 season, VENUS WILLIAMS will be installed as nominal favourite for the years first GS.
Opening Australian Open Market
Player (winning price/runner up price)<br />Venus Williams $2.00,$1.30<br />Lindsay Davenport $4.00, $2.00<br />Serena Williams $5.00, $2.50<br />Martina Hingis $7.00, $3.00<br />Jennifer Capriati $7.00, $3.00<br />Monica Seles $8.00, $5.00<br />Kim Clijsters $10.00, $5.00<br />Justine Henin $12.00, $5.00<br />Amelie Mauresmo $20.00, $10.00<br />Elena Dementieva $30.00, $15.00<br />Meghann Shaughnessy $30.00, $15.00<br />Sandrine Testud $40.00, $20.00<br />Barbara Schett $50.00, $25.00<br />Amanda Coetzer $50.00, $25.00<br />Arantxa Sanchez Vicario $50.00, $25.00<br />REST OF FIELD $100.00, $100.00
[ December 18, 2001: Message edited by: tennisaddict. ]</p>