Tie Break Rules updated 2009 (still to be revised)
2009 SR/TB Rules.
The TT OOP should have in its contents:
-The Round for which you are tipping;
-15 Set Ratio matches and 3 of those should be Tie Break matches too;
-The person/people picks should be sent to and the deadline to send picks.
Procedures to determine a winner:
1-The player who has more correct tips is the victor.
In the case of a tie in the number of correct tips the victor should be determined by this order:
Player A wins if he has more correct set ratios than player B. In case there is a tie in the number of correct SR's you should use the SR shootout method.
If both players have the same number of SRs correct then you'll have to look at the SR's by their order and check who's the first player to have a SR correct while the other hasn't.
Venus wins in 2; Zheng wins in 3.
Let's look at SR1: Both have Venus in 2.
Let's look at SR2: Player A has Zheng in 2 vs. Player B has Zheng in 3.
Zheng won in 3. Player B is the winner.
Unlike the TB procedures, if a player gives a set to the winner and the other player does not, you do not win on the SR shootout. It must be a correct set ratio.
A set ratio shootout implies identical winners. If one person had Venus, for example, and the other had Dulko. The one who chose Venus would win on SR1.
If a winner isn't determined after this we'll use the TB method.
In case Player A and Player B chose the correct winner for the TB1 match and both have the correct/incorrect Set Ratio for that match, winner should be determined by this order:
Player has 2 set scores in the correct order > Player has 2 set scores in the wrong order > Player has 1 set score in the right order > Player has 1 set score in the wrong order.
If you can't find a winner after all this use the who's closer method:
Example: Sharapova wins a match 6-3 6-3
Player A chose her: 6-0 6-0
Player B chose her: 7-6 7-6
Total number of games in Sharapova match: 6+3+6+3=18
Total number of games in Player A pick: 6+0+6+0=12
Total number of games in Player B pick: 7+6+7+6=26
Player A: |18-12|=6
Player B: |18-26|=8
Player A wins as he is closer to the real score.
In case you chose the loser for the TB1 match:
Player A and Player B chose the loser of the TB1 match but Player A gives a set to the winner and Player B doesn't --> Player A wins.
Player A and Player B chose the loser of the TB1 match and no player gives a set to the winner ---> Use TB2/TB3 and do the same steps.
None of the TB's could produce a winner after using this method --> Use the old TB method where the Player who gives the winner the most games will win.
In Case everything is tied after the use of the TB’s use tournament Countback (CB) as a manner of untying things. If, after the use of CB everything is still tied make players send for the next round and the one with the best picks will win.
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Last edited by Rui.; May 1st, 2009 at 03:17 PM.