TENNIS POKER 2012 DOPPIO GIALLO!
"Doppio Giallo" is a popular format in tennis events for kids or tourists, as it helps people to meet and find new friends: it's simply a doubles event where pairs change partner round after round
In each round partnerships will be decided according to the previous leg results, pairing up the first with the last, the second with the last but one, and so on... For the first leg, the 2011 final placements will be used for seeding, together with the singles YER to break ties.
Winning pairs will advance together with the best losing pairs and individual scorers in order to fill empty spots and always have a right number of pairs.
Because of the reduced number of players, at some stages in the competition there will be only 2 eliminations per round instead of 4. This means there will be a couple of leg draws with an odd number of pairs, needing an additional bye spot: this direct qualification privilege will be assigned considering the best Doppio Giallo performance in the previous round.
Check the next post for the detailed schedule.
The first leg entry list and draw will be posted shortly after this. Just like in the previous editions, the 2011 winners will get a first round bye
5 of the 6 medal winners came back for the 2012 season, so they all get a first round bye in order to have a right number of pairs: with 25 entrants, we’ll start with 10 pairs and 5 matches.
Congratulations to Arn, Martian KC, Princess Fiona, Ceze and Brian Stewart!