CHOOSING THE TEAM
You can choose any combination of five tennis players without any limitation about their ranking.
The rules about the player outside the top 20 and the maximum of three top 10 players have been cancelled. You can even pick the top 5 in the rankings, but considering a Tier V victory counts as a GS title, you donít need to have big names in your team to score a good combination. My suggestion is to exploit more the lower tier tournaments.
You will be allowed to change your picks before each leg starts.
Threads will be posted one or two weeks before the ongoing leg is over in order to let you make your choices. Of course, if you donít make any substitution, the combination you had in the previous round will be brought to the following tournament without changes. Remember to check out the commitments to be sure all your players will regularly play in the following weeks.
The 2002 Tennis Poker season will include 8 rounds:
December 31st - February 10th
Gold Coast, Auckland, Sydney, Hobart, Canberra, the Australian Open, Tokyo, Paris.
February 11th - March 17th
Antwerp, Doha, Dubai, Memphis, Bogotŗ, Scottsdale, Acapulco, Indian Wells.
March 18th - April 28th
Key Biscayne, Porto, Sarasota, Amelia Island, Estoril, Charleston, Budapest.
April 29th - June 9th
Hamburg, Bol, Berlin, Warsaw, Rome, Strasbourg, Madrid, the French Open.
June 10th - July 14th
Birmingham, Vienna, Tashkent, Eastbourne, ĎsHertogenbosch, Wimbledon, Palermo, Casablanca.
July 15th - September 8th
Stanford, Sopot, San Diego, Basel, Los Angeles, Helsinki, Montreal, New Haven, the US Open.
September 9th - October 6th
Bahia, Big Island, Tokyo, Quebec City, Leipzig, Bali, Moscow, Tokyo.
October 7th - end of the season
Filderstadt, Aarhus, Shanghai, Zurich, Bratislava, Linz, Luxembourg, Munich, Surabaya, Pattaya.