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Post rules here, then start the game and when you have more than 16 players you'll get subforum for your game.
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Exactly. If there are specific questions about a subforum, they can be sent to me.
ONE SHOT TENNIS (OST)
Ok so the game I would like to introduce is called
ONE SHOT TENNIS (OST).
This game will have some similar aspects to P-A-W (Pick a winner) just to make scoring easier, and which part exactly will be used from that game will be explained below.
So, the game is called ONE SHOT TENNIS for a reason. Over the duration of a tournament, you will be able to choose a certain amount of players based on the SIZE of the tournament DRAW.
You will always select a NEW player for every match you play. This means that as soon as you have used a certain player (e.g. Maria Sharapova), you will NOT be able to use her again. In other words, she may only bring you points once! Even if a player you have selected has WON their match, you still CANNOT use that player again. The only EXCEPTION to this rule, is if you use a ''Player Wildcard'' (more info provided in the 'Bonus section' below).
Limit of matches you are allowed to select during a tournament:
During 128 or 96 player draws: 28 players
During 64 player draws: 21 players
During 32 player draws: 15 players
During round robin draws: 5 players
Players must be spread out over the course of the draw.
So for example, if you are playing a tournament with a 128-player draw or 96-player draw, then you have to spread your players in the following way:
Round 1 – Choose 7 players
Round 2 – Choose 6 players
Round 3 – Choose 5 players
Round 4 – Choose 4 players
QF – Choose 3 players
SF – Choose 2 players
F – Choose 1 player
TOTAL players for 128 player draw / 96 player draw =
28 players.
Similarily, if you are playing a tournament with a 32 draw, you will be allowed a total of 15 players arranged in the following way:
Round 1 - Choose 5 players
Round 2 – Choose 4 players
QF – Choose 3 players
SF – Choose 2 players
F – Choose 1 player
TOTAL players for 32 player draw =
15 players
Draws with a 64-player field, will obviously begin with R1 having 6 players and the following 5 rounds (R2, R3, QF, SF and F) having a player less each time. So in total, you should be having
21 players chosen in a 64-player draw tournament.
EXAMPLE
If you are playing a 32-player draw, you are allowed a total of 15 player picks.
An example of a 32-player draw (taken from the 2013 ASB Classic Auckland Open) is displayed below. As stated earlier, you are allowed a total of 15 player picks during the course of a 32-player draw tournament. Players must be selected according to the format provided earlier for 32-player draws.
Points allocated for every correct pick are taken from the P-A-W (Pick a winner) score ratios already given in that game.
(1)Radwanska vs. (LL) Arn (03-36)
Halep vs. Rus (08-12)
(WC) Bouchard vs. Vesnina (14-7)
Arruabarrena-Vecino vs. (6) Shvedova (14-7)
(4)Zheng vs. Hampton (07-13)
(Q) Dubois vs. Erakovic (14-07)
Kuznetsova vs. Bertens (10-10)
Watson vs. (5)Cirstea (12-09)
(7)McHale vs. Parmentier (08-12)
Voskoboeva vs. Flipkens (12-08)
(Q) Luangham vs. Oprandi (19-05)
Rybarikova vs. (3)Wickmayer (13-08)
(8)Barthel vs. (Q) Min (05-20)
(WC) Daniilidou vs. (WC) Vandeweghe (10-10)
Larsson vs. Doi (09-11)
(Q) Sevastova vs. (2)Goerges (24-02)
You picked the following 5 matches from Round 1:
OST01 Daniilidou over Vandeweghe
OST02 Rybarikova over Wickmayer
OST03 Voskoboeva over Flipkens
OST04 Halep over Rus
OST05 Bertens over Kuznetsova
The results:
Daniilidou beat Vandeweghe
You picked Daniilidou so you automatically get 10 points
Wickmayer beat Rybarikova
You picked Rybarikova so you get 0 points
Flipkens beat Voskoboeva
You picked Voskoboeva so you get 0 points
Halep beat Rus
You picked Halep so you score 8 points
Bertens beat Kuznetsova
You picked Bertens so you score 10 points
So your total points for R1 would be 10+0+0+8+10 =
28 points
FORMAT OF PICKS:
When selecting a player and the match they are playing, the player must be selected in the following way:
OSTn Player 1 over Player 2
Example:
OST01 Kuznetsova over Hlavackova
OST02 Jankovic over Kirilenko
TRICK OF THE GAME:
Now the trick of the game is the following:
With each round that progresses, a player’s value will
DOUBLE.
Which means that if you have chosen Anastasija Sevastova over Julia Goerges in Round 1 of a tournament and the scoring value for that match was (24-02), then Sevastova’s value in Round 2 will be 24*2 = 48
BUT as the game title states, this is One shot tennis, which means you will NOT be allowed to use Sevastova again if you have used her in Round 1 (UNLESS you use a Player wildcard - for more info on player wildcards, check the Bonus section at the bottom).
Obviously if anybody decides to use Julia Goerges, her value of 2 will be doubled in Round 2 so that she is worth 2*2 = 4 points in Round 2.
These figures and numbers are just used as examples. Actual figures will be used from the scoring values given in Pick-a-winner (PAW) during each tournament.
So, it is important to be careful on how you use a certain player. If you know that a certain player has a good head-to-head record over the opposite player, you need to make sure you pick the correct player.
For example:
You know that Ana Ivanovic has a 5-0 head-to-head record over Schiavone and the value for that match is Ana Ivanovic vs Francesca Schiavone (5-12). You can choose the ‘safer’ bet and ‘SAVE’ Ana Ivanovic to use her in your 2nd round match, if you think that she will beat Schiavone. In that way, Ana Ivanovic’s value in Round 2 will be 5*2 = 10pts.
Similarily, if Schiavone won through to Round 2, her value will double and would thus be (12*2 = 24 in Round 2).
POINT SYSTEM FOR RANKING:
For a Premier Mandatory tournament (this includes all 4 of IW, Miami, Madrid, Beijing):
1st -- 1000 ...... 25th --- 85 ...... 49th --- 42 ...... 73rd --- 17
2nd --- 700 ...... 26th --- 83 ...... 50th --- 40 ...... 74th --- 16
3rd --- 500 ...... 27th --- 82 ...... 51st --- 38 ...... 75th --- 15
4th --- 450 ...... 28th --- 80 ...... 52nd --- 36 ...... 76th --- 14
5th --- 400 ...... 29th --- 77 ...... 53rd --- 35 ...... 77th --- 13
6th --- 370 ...... 30th --- 75 ...... 54th --- 34 ...... 78th --- 12
7th --- 350 ...... 31st --- 73 ...... 55th --- 33 ...... 79th --- 12
8th --- 320 ...... 32nd --- 71 ...... 56th --- 32 ...... 80th --- 11
9th --- 290 ...... 33rd --- 69 ...... 57th --- 31 ...... 81st --- 11
10th -- 265 ...... 34th --- 68 ...... 58th --- 30 ...... 82nd --- 10
11th -- 230 ...... 35th --- 67 ...... 59th --- 29 ...... 83rd --- 10
12th -- 210 ...... 36th --- 66 ...... 60th --- 28 ...... 84th --- 9
13th -- 195 ...... 37th --- 65 ...... 61st --- 27 ...... 85th --- 9
14th -- 180 ...... 38th --- 64 ...... 62nd --- 26 ...... 86th --- 8
15th -- 165 ...... 39th --- 62 ...... 63rd --- 25 ...... 87th ---- 7
16th -- 145 ...... 40th --- 60 ...... 64th --- 24 ...... 88th ---- 6
17th -- 135 ...... 41st --- 58 ...... 65th --- 23 ...... 89th ---- 5
18th -- 125 ...... 42nd --- 56 ...... 66th --- 22 ...... 90th ---- 4
19th ---115 ...... 43rd --- 54 ...... 67th --- 21 ...... 91st ---- 4
20th ---100 ...... 44th --- 52 ...... 68th --- 20 ...... 92nd ---- 3
21st --- 95 ...... 45th --- 50 ...... 69th --- 19 ...... 93rd ---- 3
22nd --- 92 ...... 46th --- 48 ...... 70th --- 18 ...... 94th ---- 2
23rd --- 89 ...... 47th --- 46 ...... 71st --- 18 ...... 95th ---- 2
24th --- 87 ...... 48th --- 44 ...... 72nd --- 17 ...... 96th ---- 1
For a grand slam, the scoring would be double of the points for each place shown above used in a Premier Mandatory tournament.
Also, smaller Premier 5/Premier and International tournaments will have less points than those shown above.
GAME BONUSES:
There are 2 bonuses when playing One Shot Tennis.
BONUS 1:
You may use TWO (2) PLAYER WILDCARDS during a tournament.
What does a player wildcard mean?
Player wildcards refer to selecting players that have already been used but may be used yet again!
For example: If you have selected the following Round 1 matches in a 128 player draw:
Sharapova over Soler Espinosa
Halep over Oudin
Daniilidou over Craybas
Williams over Schiavone
Jankovic over Vinci
Date-Krumm over Makarova
Aga Radwanska over Hsieh
You may choose to select ANY two players for use again, from ANY round! So, in a 128 player draw or 96 player draw, you would usually select 28 players. You may choose to stick with that option and have 28 players selected, or you may choose to have 26 players instead with 2 players having played 2 matches instead of 1! You may choose to use 1 WC, or 2 WC's or you may not want to use any WCs! The choice is entirely yours and it depends on how you think you will benefit and gain points.
So even if you have selected Jankovic and Date-Krumm already, they may be used once more over the tournament. Or you may just use Jankovic again. Or you might choose not to use any WC's over the tournament!
REMEMBER: you may choose any TWO players for use again, from ANY round. The example given above shows the 7 Round 1 picks and 2 players selected from that round. That has been used just as an example
BONUS 2:
In addition to the scoring points that each player on Tennis forum will receive, the top 2 players can receive an ADDITIONAL wildcard to use in their next 2 tournaments!
ADDITIONAL RULES:
1) Players must make their picks for each Player they choose BEFORE the player plays her match.
2) In case a player withdraws from the tournament, you are allowed to change your initial pick and REPLACE with the new player chosen.
YOU MAY NOT CHANGE OR EDIT YOUR POSTS. Previous posts MUST BE QUOTED for any changes to occur. No other format will be accepted.
3) As it is stated in the first few parts of this description, you must choose a certain number of players per round. So if you are playing a 128 player draw or 96 player draw, you will be allowed 7 picks in Round 1.
Maximum of 7 picks will be allowed in Round 1 so if you have placed more than 7 picks, i.e. 8, 9 or 10 or more, only your first 7 will count. So in case you do make this mistake, make sure at least your first 7 are the good ones
4) In case of more than 1 player finishing with the same no. of points, the tie-break rule used in PAW will be used to solve out final rankings.
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It might look complicated, but I assure you it's not. If people think this is similar like any other game, let me know, so it can be improved. Feedback and input would be appreciated
Thank you