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Re: Fed Cup 2008 format and schedule

I've been wondering for a while about the format with only 9 teams, because I wanted the 6 World Group I teams to have some sort of advantage, and at the same time I really felt like giving a chance to the other teams to have a shot at the title.

Keeping the Round Robin + Main Draw format, that's what I came out with.


World Group I

From the 1st to the 5th leg, the World Group I 6 teams will play in a Round Robin.

The top 2 teams will qualify directly for the main draw semifinals, which are also worth a 2009 World Group I spot.

The 6th and last team will be eliminated, but will be able to fight for a play-off spot to be back to the World Group I for the 2009 season.

Teams ranked from #3 to #5 will play the main draw quarterfinals, together with the World Group II winner, in the 6th leg.

The 4 main draw semifinalists will keep their World Group I spot for the 2009 season.

The 2 teams who will lose in the quarterfinals will face each other in the 7th leg: the winner will keep the World Group I spot, the loser will face the qualifying wnner in the 8th leg final play-off.



World Group II

From the 1st to the 3rd leg, the World Group II 3 teams will play in a Round Robin.

The top team will qualify for the World Group I quarterfinals.

The last 2 teams will fight for a play-off spot in the qualifying round against the World Group I Round Robin last team, from the 5th to the 7th leg.
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Re: Fed Cup 2008 format and schedule

Schedule

1st leg
World Group I Round Robin Day 1
World Group II Round Robin Day 1

2nd leg
World Group I Round Robin Day 2
World Group II Round Robin Day 2

3rd leg
World Group I Round Robin Day 3
World Group II Round Robin Day 3

4th leg
World Group I Round Robin Day 4

5th leg
World Group I Round Robin Day 5
Play-off Qualifying Day 1: 8th place final

6th leg
World Group I Quarterfinals
Play-off Qualifying Day 2

7th leg
World Group I Semifinals
Play-off Qualifying Day 3: 7th place final
5th place final

8th leg
World Group I Finals: 1st and 3rd place
Play-off (6th vs 7th)
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Re: Fed Cup 2008 format and schedule

It may sound a little bit complicated, but for now you just need to know there is a Round Robin for both World Groups, the World Group II top team qualifies for the main draw, the World Group I last team gets relegated.
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Re: Fed Cup 2008 format and schedule

World Group I Round Robin schedule


Day 1

ROSA (Residents of Sainte-Anne) vs Russia

The AdMeans vs European Union

The You Knows vs Belgium


Day 2

ROSA (Residents of Sainte-Anne) vs Belgium

The AdMeans vs Russia

The You Knows vs European Union


Day 3

ROSA (Residents of Sainte-Anne) vs European Union

Russia vs Belgium

The AdMeans vs The You Knows


Day 4

ROSA (Residents of Sainte-Anne) vs The You Knows

Russia vs European Union

The AdMeans vs Belgium


Day 5

ROSA (Residents of Sainte-Anne) vs The AdMeans

Russia vs The You Knows

Belgium vs European Union

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World Group II Round Robin schedule


Day 1

USA vs O.L.D. F.A.R.T.S. from Geriatrica


Day 2

Israel and The Celtic Connection vs Day 1 loser


Day 3

Israel and The Celtic Connection vs Day 1 winner
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Re: Fed Cup 2008 format and schedule

The first leg draw for the 4 ties will be posted very soon.

Good luck everyone!
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Russia again

Bring them on, we need a revenge

Laissez nous créer, une arme en amour, une bombe à lumière, un fusil à fleur, une vie sans barrière.
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Russia again

Bring them on, we need a revenge

And the good news for you: with a team of 3, you finally get to play singles.
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Laissez nous rêver, d’un enfant président, d’un roi sans couronne, d’un Jésus indien, d’un Dieu qui pardonne, même ceux qui l’oublient.

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And the good news for you: with a team of 3, you finally get to play singles.

L'important, c'est la rose...
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And the good news for you: with a team of 3, you finally get to play singles.
Are you sure that she's physically, tactically and mentally strong enough for such an important task.

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Team Russia vs Rabids Of St Anabel again .

I look forward to it .
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Team Russia vs Rabids Of St Anabel again .

I look forward to it .
the Russian bear on clay feet.

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