Tennis Poker - The Christmas Special Exhibition
As many posters have joined Tennis Poker for the first time and there are a few new rules, I think it’s a good idea to organize a test tournament before the season starts. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
From December 7th on, all the singles players will take part to a special exhibition where the 2001 average values will be used to decide the results. You’ll have the chance to test your picks in a real contest and to see a practical example of how the rules work. I will explain step by step all I do to prepare the tournament and decide the final outcome.
<font color=lime>The ultimate deadline for signing up or changing the picks is still December 30th.</font> After the exhibition is completed, you’ll still have plenty of time to substitute some players or to enter the game for the first time. The exhibition results will be considered to decide the seeds, the direct entries and the wild cards of the first leg, but the ranking points won’t be added to the 2002 total score.
During the 2002 season, new entrants will be welcome in the singles. As I have always done, “team changes and new entrants” threads will be posted 1-2 weeks before the start of a new leg, and they will be included as soon as the new draw will be released.
But, as its structure includes some eliminations round after round, <font color=salmon>it’s impossible to join the team event after the competition has started.</font> If you haven’t signed up before December 30th, you’re out.
This exhibition will also include a test run for the teams who will have completed the registration within next week. As it seems we will have 7-8 teams for a total of 35-40 players, I think I will settle for 3 eliminations per leg, with 11-16 posters remaining at the end of the game. Of course the three eliminations in this exhibition will only be virtual ones, and all the players will be regularly at the beginning in January.
So, see you next week for The Christmas Special Exhibition! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
[ November 30, 2001: Message edited by: DoctorG ]</p>