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post #1 of 109 (permalink) Old Nov 21st, 2003, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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THE TENNIS POKER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS!

The 2nd edition of the Tennis Poker World Championships will start on December 1st.

In the singles event, only the top 16 at the end of the 2003 season and 4 wild cards will be able to enter the competition. The 20 contestants will be divided into 4 groups of 5, and top 2 form each group will qualify for the quarterfinals. In the doubles tournament there will be 10 spots: top 8 and 2 wild cards, divided into 2 groups of 5: top 2 from each group will advance to the semis.

As weíll be during the off-season, the values of the tennis players will be given by their average performances throughout the 2003 Tennis Poker 8 legs. You may remember last yearís editon, won by Paul, or the 2001 Christmas Special Exhibition, won by Tim Wilson. The average will consider ALL the 8 legs: if a player didnít compete, we will use the spare card value.

You are allowed to change your picks in this thread before the championships start.

Itís time to see who was able to qualify for the Tennis Poker YEC!

In singles, the 16th poster scored 2021 points. So, all the ones who had already gained more after the 7th leg are surely in: Petosp, Brian Stewart, CanIGetaWhat, Valda Lake, ManuelanMaggieLover, Carot, Tetetubby and Rocketta.

Now, letís consider the four wild cards. The first three will be given to the three posters who won a medal in last yearís World Championships: Paul, Tia Clara and Josh. Itís quite common for the defending World Champion to be admitted automatically, and Iíve decided to extend the privilege to the silver and bronze medallists as they finished at #17 and #18 in the Race. Thereís also a leg winner who finished outside of the top 16: the last wild card goes to Dawn Maree, who won the first tournament of the 2003 season and is at #22.

There are still 8 empty spots out of 20: they will be announced next week. Let me say that, considering the Race after the 7th leg, there were only two changes in the top 16.

In the doubles event, no big surprises: the first 8 pairs havenít changed at all in the last few legs, and the two wild cards go to the pairs who won a leg but didnít make it into the top 8.

See you on Monday for the complete entry list!
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i made it! i maaaaade it! *sob sob* i wanna thank my fans, my family and above all God who made this all possible.

oh wait i'm not at an awards ceremony here

thanks for all the work Doc!

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Let's hope my win in our thrilling match was enough to get me in, carot (or would that give rise to bribe suspicions? )

*fingers crossed*

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i played my heart out in that match! in the heat of the match you don't think about things like that! well not consciencely anyway

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You're right. And I did lose my next match because I was too tired of the match against you. So if I haven't made the top 16 it's all your fault

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I'm in! I'm in!
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see, Carot, I can be more dramatic than you can!

What the world needs now is love, sweet love!
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Good on you Tia! This should be fun!

I'd also like to say thanks to Crow & Carot for their Congrats in the other threads...and to thank them for not only supporting Doc's games through every leg...but also for injecting humour into their posts here.

Cheers!

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Can i Change my team to Henin/Clijsters/Seles/Myskina/Venus?

Gabriela Sabatini 2006 HOF
18 Grand Slam SFīs, Won 27 titles, 1 GS Sin, 1 GS in Dubs,2 Masters
Sabatini vs Martinez ?
Seasons in the top ten: Sabatini 10 Conchita 9
Straight Seasons in the top ten: Sabatini 10 Conchita 6
Seasons in the top 5: Sabatini 6 Conchita 5
Straight seasons in the top 5: Sabatini 6 Conchita 4
Tier II and above titles
Sabatini 24 Martinez 17
Record at the Masters
Sabatini has 2 titles 2 Runner up and 3 SF
Martinez has 0 titles, 0 RU, and 0 Sf
Record against the best players
Sabatini 40% Martinez 21%
Head to Head
Sabatini leads 9-6 over Martinez
FWTT Hard 111(111 + ny)Carpet 104(104 + ny)Clay 107(107 + 4) Grass 100(100 ny)

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I really hope I'm in....Semifinals in the 8leg....
but...let's see!!

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My new team:

Clijsters/Henin-Hardenne/Myskina/Mauresmo/S. Williams

Thank you!


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my new team
henin/clisters/ myskina/ mauresmo/capriati

Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere, Magdalena Maleeva, Katerina Maleeva
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THE TENNIS POKER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS!

Singles entry list

1 / 3531: Petosp ( 1 )
2 / 3489: Valda Lake ( 2 )
3 / 3190: Brian Stewart ( 3 )
4 / 3040: Tetetubby ( 4 )

5 / 2772: CanIGetaWhat ( 5 )
6 / 2688: M_Pierce Fan ( 6 )
7 / 2538: Mary Cherry ( 7 )
8 / 2483: ManuelanMaggieLover ( 8 )

9 / 2405: Carot ( 9 )
10 / 2349: Rocketta ( 10 )
11 / 2174: Griffin ( 11 )
12 / 2153: Ryan Giggs ( 12 )

13 / 2095: Tim Wilson ( 13 )
14 / 2073: The Crow ( 14 )
15 / 2066: Sonic The Hedgehog ( 15 )
16 / 2021: Arn ( 16 )

17 / 1989: Tia Clara ( WC 1 )
18 / 1890: Josh ( WC 2 )
22 / 1764: Dawn Maree ( WC 3 )
52 / 995: Paul ( WC 4 )
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THE TENNIS POKER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS!

Doubles entry list

1 / 6534 - Valda Lake & Tim Wilson ( 1 )
2 / 6005 - CanIGetaWhat & ManuelanMaggieLover ( 2 )

3 / 5925 - AlexSydney & Tetetubby ( 3 )
4 / 5415 - Doris & Brian ( 4 )

5 / 4928 - Carot & The Crow ( 5 )
6 / 4661 - Arn & Josh ( 6 )

7 / 3986 - Per4ever & Fleemke2 ( 7 )
8 / 3964 - Sonic The Hedgehog & ARANTXA: simply the best ( 8 )

10 / 3681 - RayRob & Jacs ( WC 1 )
11 / 3396 - Randy H & Polishprodigy ( WC 2 )
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