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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old Jun 20th, 2006, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
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Changes made to Moorilla Hobart International

In 2007 the prize money will be increased to $170,000 instead of $145,000. The final will be played on a Saturday instead of a Friday, meaning both SFs will be played on the Friday. The draw has been increased to 48 players instead of 32.

Also the tournament is investigating into the option of televising the final to an international sporting audience.


These changes sound great to me

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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old Jun 20th, 2006, 08:31 AM
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48 player draw for a Tier IV? or is it upgrading to Tier III?
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Sweet! 48 is like Birmingham? $170.000 = Tier III?


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48 player draw for a Tier IV? or is it upgrading to Tier III?
Yeah I thought that was strange as well but the article didn't mention the Tier level of the event

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seems another Birmingham
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post #6 of 35 (permalink) Old Jun 20th, 2006, 09:37 AM
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cool - so more players can play down under, means more lower ranked player can enter the qualifying

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$170,000 means Tier III.

This has been done due to the cancellation of the Canberra event. More players can now enter Hobart
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yeah its a Tier III now
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48 draw??? That sounds like getting rid of either Canberra or qualifying in these events...

I mean, is not like players are queing to get into Hobart draws...I believe some unranked girls were accepted in qualys and if I'm not mistaken there were byes too

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48 draw??? That sounds like getting rid of either Canberra or qualifying in these events...

I mean, is not like players are queing to get into Hobart draws...I believe some unranked girls were accepted in qualys and if I'm not mistaken there were byes too
Yep, as I said above the Canberra event has been cancelled.
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Congrats to the Hobartians! Now remember to invite Crown Princess Mary.
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This has been done due to the cancellation of the Canberra event.
Ok, clear now

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I'm sorry, but this is a fucking joke. I'm happy for this tourney and all. But the ASB Classic has better facilities, and has 10 x the pulling power of this tourney. We have asked to be updated to a Tier III for years now. This year we had sell outs for every day of the tourney.

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