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Cool The 2008 Tennis Poker Olympic Games: congratulations to the medal winners!

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Re: The 2008 Tennis Poker Olympic Games!

I'm still testing a few different formats, all the rules will be posted as soon as possible, but I can anticipate national trials will be held at the 2007 US Open, so choose your 7th leg team with your gold medal dream in mind.

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Re: The 2008 Tennis Poker Olympic Games!

National trials? I'll need a lot of luck to qualify with such strong countrymen

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Second that. Trials?! How would the teams work, Doc? Similar to the Fed Cup?
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Second that. Trials?! How would the teams work, Doc? Similar to the Fed Cup?

It's a brand new event, I should be able to post all the rules by tomorrow.

Trials are not going to eliminate anyone, it's an extra chance for this year's players to qualify right away, but there will be a few different ways to get into the main draw and there will be no restrictions about the number of players from the same country.
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Am I going to have to pull a Martina Navratilova and defect to a country with less players in order to qualify ?
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Am I going to have to pull a Martina Navratilova and defect to a country with less players in order to qualify ?

I've tried to fix things so that it won't happen.

More details to follow soon.
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Re: The 2008 Tennis Poker Olympic Games!

Ok, let's see if I can wrap this up tonight.
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Re: The 2008 Tennis Poker Olympic Games!

General Rules


Your Tennis Poker singles combination of 5 tennis players will be considered for this event, which will take place only in the 6 major tournaments: the 4 Grand Slam events + Indian Wells and Miami. Spare card rules don’t apply here: if your players don’t compete, you don’t get any substitution.

In each event, all the tennis players will de divided into 5 different groups:

Group A: Seeds #1 - #8
Group B: Seeds #9 - #16
Group C: Seeds #17 - #24
Group D: Seeds #25 - #32
Group E: Unseeded players

If a 33rd seed is introduced after a withdrawal, that player will be promoted to Group D, but this rule doesn’t apply to lucky losers.

You will get a certain amount of points for each win by a tennis player in your team, but you will also lose some points when she loses.

A win over a player from any group below: 1 point
A win over a player from the same group: 2 points
A win over a player from 1 group above: 3 points
A win over a player from 2 groups above: 4 points
A win over a player from 3 groups above: 5 points
A win over a player from 4 groups above: 6 points

A loss to a player from any group above: 0 points
A loss to a player from the same group: -1 point
A loss to a player from 1 group below: -2 points
A loss to a player from 2 groups below: -3 points
A loss to a player from 3 groups below: -4 points
A loss to a player from 4 groups below: -5 points


The Tennis Poker player with the best overall score will win.


If 2 or more posters score the same amount of points, the one with the highest score for a single tennis player is the winner. If the tie can't be broken in this way, it will be the result in the next event to decide.

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Examples from Wimbledon.

Justine Henin
1st seed => Group A
1st round: Henin ( A ) def Cravero ( E ) => 1
2nd round: Henin ( A ) def Dushevina ( E ) => 1
3rd round: Henin ( A ) def Vesnina ( E ) => 1
4th round: Henin ( A ) def Schnyder ( B ) => 1
Quarterfinals: Henin ( A ) def S.Williams ( A ) => 2
Semifinals: Bartoli ( C ) def Henin ( A ) => -3
Total: 3

Nicole Vaidisova
14th seed => Group B
1st round: Vaidisova ( B ) def Knapp ( E ) => 1
2nd round: Vaidisova ( B ) def Pratt ( E ) => 1
3rd round: Vaidisova ( B ) def Azarenka ( E ) => 1
4th round: Vaidisova ( B ) def Mauresmo ( A ) => 3
Quarterfinals: Ivanovic ( A ) def Vaidisova ( B ) => 0
Total: 6

Venus Williams
23rd seed => Group C
1st round: V.Williams ( C ) def Kudryavtseva ( E ) => 1
2nd round: V.Williams ( C ) def Sromova ( E ) => 1
3rd round: V.Williams ( C ) def Morigami ( E ) => 1
4th round: V.Williams ( C ) def Sharapova ( A ) => 4
Quarterfinals: V.Williams ( C ) def Kuznetsova ( A ) => 4
Semifinals: V.Williams ( C ) def Ivanovic ( A ) => 4
Final: V.Williams ( C ) def Bartoli ( C ) => 2
Total: 17

Michaella Krajicek
31st seed => Group D
1st round: Krajicek ( D ) def Obziler ( E ) => 1
2nd round: Krajicek ( D ) def O’Brien ( E ) => 1
3rd round: Krajicek ( D ) def Chakvetadze ( A ) => 5
4th round: Krajicek ( D ) def Granville ( E ) => 1
Quarterfinals: Bartoli ( C ) def Krajicek ( D ) => 0
Total: 8

Laura Granville
Unseeded player => Group E
1st round: Granville ( E ) def Wozniak ( E ) => 2
2nd round: Granville ( E ) def Bammer ( C ) => 4
3rd round: Granville ( E ) def Hingis ( B ) => 5
4th round: Krajicek ( D ) def Granville ( E ) => 0
Total: 11

The total score for a Granville / Henin / Krajicek / Vaidisova / V.Williams combination at Wimbledon was 3 + 6 + 17 + 8 + 11 = 45.
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Re: The 2008 Tennis Poker Olympic Games!

How to Qualify


1 – Trials
National trials will be played at the 2007 US Open: the best player from each country will get direct qualification for a total of 11 main draw spots.

2 – Year-End National Ranking
The top ranked player for each country as of the 2007 YER will also qualify for the Olympic Games main draw. If these players are also national trials winners, the spots will remain open and will be assigned according to the 2007 YER without restrictions about nationalities, as described in the following point.

3 – Year-End World Ranking
Top 2 as of the 2007 YER are guaranteed a spot; more spots might become open if the national top-ranked player is also the trials winner: an overall total of 24 main draw spots will be assigned anyway.

4 – Qualies
The 2008 Australian Open results will assign the remaining 8 spots to 6 qualifiers + 2 wild cards, given to the best scorers in the qualies.
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Re: The 2008 Tennis Poker Olympic Games!

General Info, Eligibility and Nationality Changes


At this stage, the Olympic Games main draw size is set at 32. If more than 48 players sign up for the 2008 season, it will go up to 48, more qualifiers will get in and some rounds might include a Round Robin stage.

In order to represent a country at the 2008 Tennis Poker Olympic Games, you must have played Fed Cup for that country too. All the Fed Cup players will be automatically admitted to trials and qualies, including the ones signing up for the 2008 1st leg. You can’t play Fed Cup and Olympics representing two different countries.

Nationality changes for the 2008 season will be accepted. If you have already qualified during the 2007 season representing a certain country but you’re going to change nationality next year, playing Fed Cup for another country, you will lose your spot and you will have to gain it again through the qualies at the 2008 Australian Open.


Schedule:
Trials: 2007 US Open (7th leg)
Qualies: 2008 Australian Open (1st leg)
1st round: Indian Wells (2nd leg)
2nd round: Miami (3rd leg)
Quarterfinals: French Open (4th leg)
Semifinals: Wimbledon (5th leg)
Finals: US Open (7th leg)
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Re: The 2008 Tennis Poker Olympic Games!

That’s it for now, just one more note: there will also be a doubles draw for 16 pairs and a team event for 8 or 16 nations, but trials and qualies won’t start before next year’s Australian Open. You may start looking for a doubles partner from the same country you're representing.

Thank you, good luck!
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Wow!! Trials already at the US Open! Too bad 2 best players from each country can't qualify. I better be ready. At least I don't have to worry about finding a new doubles partner for the Olympics.

Thanks Doc! This should be fun.
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