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Rules for TT Olympics 2016 in Rio:


Every player can play for the nation he was ranked for in the 2015 year-end-rankings (in this case the rankings from 9th November 2015) or he played Fed Cup for between 2012 and 2016.
New players who will start playing in 2016 are allowed to use the nation they started with.

People have to sign in in the tournaments-thread and have to mention for which country they play.

There is a maximum of 4 singles players and 2 doubles-teams for each country.
The doubles players can be different from the singles ones, so 8 players in total is possible for every country (depends on the ranking of course)


Round Robin (RR) Events:


Qualifying for YEC:

Highest ranked players/teams determined by a ranking composed by the best 20 results that the players/teams have done throughout the year. Top 8 players and Top 8 teams shall qualify.
The format will be two groups (4 players in each group) for singles and two groups (4 teams in each group) for doubles

Qualifying for WET (WTA Elite Trophy):

12 players (from 9th to 20th place of the 2016 TT race) round robin singles format (four groups of three players, then single-elimination semifinals and final), and 12 double pairs from 9th to 20th place of 2016 TT Race (four groups of three pair, then single-elimination semifinals and final)
YEC ALTs who didn´t get in are obviously allowed to play this event as well


Qualifying for Challenger YEC:

Exact date of the Challenger YEC will be announced during the year, it will probably take place in the week after the WET and will feature the Top 8 challenger players and Top 8 teams of the year.
WTA 125 tournaments will count for the Challenger race as well.
People who played in the YEC or WET are INELIGIBLE for this event.
They can play singles of one and doubles of the other, but not singles in both, etc.
The format will be two groups (4 players in each group) for singles and two groups (4 teams in each group) for doubles.

General Rules of the RR Events:

Qualifiers and ALTs will have to confirm their participation in the respective threads, Commitment deadline will be Sunday, 3pm local time before the event starts.
Tournament managers should inform players about their possible participation as soon as it is sure that they qualified for the event.

The situation with ALTs will remain the same. If you wish to be an ALT for YEC, WET or Challenger YEC then you can´t play in a challenger in the same week.
Maximal number of ALTs for the RR events is 4 (4 ALTs for Singles and 4 ALTs for Doubles)

Players or Teams (one player per team is enough) who fail to send picks during the RR rounds of the tournament will be permanently replaced by alternates.
Players or Teams who got replaced during the RR rounds still have the chance to qualify for the next stage if they scored more points than her RR opponents.
Players or Teams are allowed to stay in the draw when there are no ALTs available and still have a theoretical chance to win the match.

If somebody does not send for the semifinal then they will be replaced by the 3rd/2nd place finisher from their group.
If somebody does not send for the final then they will be replaced by the player/team they defeated in the semifinal.

If doubles partners are drawn to the same singles group then they have to play against each other in the first first round (RR1)

The TB rules remain the same as for the regular tournaments.

The winner and the runner-up of each group will be determined by the following tie-breaker:

Quote:
1) Greatest number of wins
2) Head-to-head results if only two (2) players are tied
3) If three (3) players are tied, then:
a) Number of correct picks.
b) If (a) produces one (1) superior player (first place), or one (1) inferior player (third place), and the two (2) remaining players are tied, the tie between those two (2) players shall be broken by head-to-head record.
c) Number of correct SRs.
d) Number of correct ISRs


Special Exempts (SEs 2017)


In 2016 every International tournament will have space for 2 Special Exempts ( 1 for Singles and 1 for Doubles)
Challenger Race Standings from certain periods will determine the holders of the Spots

All managers of International Tournaments should have space for 1 SE for Singles and Doubles.
SE holders have to request their SE till Monday 6PM CET/CEST (24 hours after the first deadline).
If they don´t request their SE in time or they don't need their SE as they are in MD anyway, then the SE gets transferred to the SE ALTs (the next person/team in the race), who can request it until 2nd deadline of a tournament.
SE spot will be cleared if it isn´t used once the 2nd deadline of a tournament is over.


In case of a tie between players/teams the order will be determined by this:

1. The highest number of points from one single challenger tournament during the period, then if needed, the second highest and so on
2. Number of challengers played during the period
3. Challenger points earned during the year
4. Number of challengers played during the year
5. TT ranking (for Doubles combined ranking)

JANUARY

2nd Auckland
2nd Shenzhen
9th Hobart
30th Taiwan

Challenger Race Standings from 21st December 2015 (incl. the ITF tournaments from Week (40-50) will determine the holders of the SE spots
Top 4 in Singles and Top 4 Teams in Doubles get a SE spot for the International tournaments in January
The highest ranked person/team gets the spot for the event which takes place first (either Auckland or Shenzhen)
The lowest ranked person/team gets the spot for the event which takes place last (in this case Hobart)

The Singles Race ranking will decide about the event, whenever a player qualified for singles and doubles
The Singles Race ranking of the player with the better race ranking will decide about the event, whenever both players of a team qualified for singles and doubles


FEBRUARY

20th Budapest
27th Acapulco
27th Kuala Kumpur

Challenger Race Standings from 22th January 2017 (incl. the ITF tournaments from Week (51-3) will determine the holders of the SE spots
Top 3 in Singles and Doubles get a SE spot for the International tournaments in February

MARCH

No Internationals in March

APRIL

3rd Monterrey
10th Bogota
10th Biel
24th Istanbul


Challenger Race Standings from 19th March 2017 (incl. the ITF tournaments from Week (4-11) will determine the holders of the SE spots
Top 5 in Singles and Doubles get a SE spot for the International tournaments in April

MAY

1st Rabat
1st Prague
22nd Strasbourg
22nd Nurenberg

Challenger Race Standings from 16th April 2017 (incl. the ITF tournaments from Week (12-15) will determine the holders of the SE spots
Top 4 in Singles and Doubles get a SE spot for the International tournaments in May

JUNE

12th Nottingham
12th s'Hertogenbosch
19th Mallorca

Challenger Race Standings from 20th May 2017 (incl. the ITF tournaments from Week (16-20) will determine the holders of the SE spots
Top 3 in Singles and Doubles get a SE spot for the International tournaments in June

JULY

17th Bucharest
17th Gstaad
24th Nanchang
24th Bastad
31st Washington

Challenger Race Standings from 18th June 2017 (incl. the ITF tournaments from Week (21-24) will determine the holders of the SE spots
Top 5 in Singles and Doubles get a SE spot for the International tournaments in July

AUGUST

No Internationals in August

SEPTEMBER

11th Quebec
11th Tokyo
18th Seoul
18th Guangzhou
25th Tashkent

Challenger Race Standings from 20th August 2017 (incl. the ITF tournaments from Week (25-33) will determine the holders of the SE spots
Top 5 in Singles and Doubles get a SE spot for the International tournaments in September

OCTOBER

9th Linz
9th Hong Kong
9th Tianjin
16th Luxembourg

Challenger Race Standings from 17th September 2017 (incl. the ITF tournaments from Week (34-37) will determine the holders of the SE spots
Top 4 in Singles and Doubles get a SE spot for the International tournaments in October

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER

No Internationals in November/December

TT Titles
Singles: ITF: Astana'14, Istanbul'17
Doubles: WTA: Rome'14, Strasbourg'14, Moscow'14, Bogotá'15. ITF: Trnava'13, Saint Malo'13, Vallduxo'13, Poitiers'13, Zawada'13, Vero Beach'14, Ankara'15, Chiasso'17 (w/Freak3yman84), Lexington'13 (w/charmedRic)

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