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andrew_uk
Jul 1st, 2004, 11:50 AM
Welcome to the PAW Federation Cup Play-Offs :)

Here is how it will work:

- The 9 countries that lost in the 1st round of the main draw in April will play eachother. There will be 4 matches, 3 will be contested between 2 countires, 1 will be contested between 3 countries.

- The 4 winning countries will then go through to the 2nd round of play-offs. 2 matches will take place, both to be contested between 2 countries.

- The 2 winning countries in the 2nd round of play-offs will go through to battle each other for 9th to 10th place. The 2 losing countries in the 2nd round of play-offs will face eachother to battle for 11th to 12th place.

- The 5 losing countries in the 1st round of play-offs will be drawn against eachother. 2 matches to take place, 1 to be contested between 2, the other to be contested between 3.

- The 2 match winners will go through to battle for 13th to 14th place. The 3 losers will then play a match that will determine 15th, 16th and 17th place.

- The main draw losing quarter-finalists will be drawn against each other. 2 matches, each match to be contested between 2 countries

- The winners will then battle for 5th to 6th place, the losers will face eachother to determine 7th and 8th place.

- The main draw semi-finalists will play each other for 3rd to 4th place.

- Those countries who finish 13th-17th place will be relegated next year and will join new countries to PAW.


It may sound confusing at this stage but it is a very simple system. The schedule here might make it easier for you to understand:

Schedule:

10-11 July:
Main Draw Quarter-Finals
Play-Offs Round 1
(these matches are based on the ITF Fed Cup Quarter-Finals)


W/C 22 Nov:
Main Draw Semi-Finals
Play-Offs Round 2
Play-Offs for Losing Main Draw Quarter-Finalists
(these matches are based on the ITF Fed Cup Semi-Finals)


Main Draw Final
Play-Off for 3rd-4th place (the 2 losing main draw semi-finalists)
Play-Off for 5th to 6th Place
Play-Off for 7th to 8th Place
Play-Off for 9th to 10th place
Play-Off for 11th to 12th Place
Play-Off for 13th to 14th Place
Play-Off for 15th, 16th and 17th Place
(these matches are based on the ITF Fed Cup Final)

andrew_uk
Jul 1st, 2004, 11:52 AM
PAW Federation Cup Play-Offs Round 1 Draw:

South Africa (1) v USA (at Johannesburg)

Great Britain v Israel v Croatia (4) (at Zagreb)

Spain (3) v Serbia and Montenegro (at Salou)

Singapore v Belgium (2) (at Brussells)

andrew_uk
Jul 1st, 2004, 11:54 AM
Countries can have 2-5 members on their team. Please start posting your committments. Deadline is Wednesday 7th July 11pm British Summer Time.

SpikeyAidanm
Jul 1st, 2004, 11:55 AM
Scoring pts in here :)

andrew_uk
Jul 1st, 2004, 11:56 AM
andrew_uk for Great Britain ;)

Nir
Jul 1st, 2004, 11:57 AM
Captain of Israeli team has arrived :devil:

Andy we will have a nice battle ;)

PointBlank
Jul 2nd, 2004, 12:52 AM
I will play for Israel Fed Cup until next year I guess

andrew_uk
Jul 2nd, 2004, 04:04 PM
Teams List
South Africa
butch(Captain)
2sistersfan

USA
Lee-Waters' Boy (Captain)
Jeff
Jarrett

Great Britain
andrew_uk (Captain)
alwayshingis
WTA Handicapper
raquel
bracey

Israel
Nir (Captain)
PointBlank
nitsansh
oren987

Croatia
Rtael (Captain)
Myron.Bolitar

Spain
bbypk (Captain)
sonfo

Serbia and Montenegro
Duleml (Captain)
MagicMilan

Singapore
wateva
New
Je_ne_sais_quoi (Captain)
Williams Rulez
Zhao

Belgium
Come-on-kim
K&J fan (Captain)

Rtael
Jul 2nd, 2004, 04:40 PM
Fed Cup is where I will make my triumphant come-back, after a really crappy year. Sign me up for Croatia!

Rtael
Jul 2nd, 2004, 04:41 PM
We only lost the first time cause some of the Cuppers were confused about the format....not this time! :p

wateva
Jul 2nd, 2004, 04:50 PM
singapore for me

alwayshingis
Jul 2nd, 2004, 04:54 PM
alwayshingis for Great Britain

I had my best showing ever in the first round....and GBR beat many teams but we're drawn against the best one! Just like England in Euro 2004 quarters :sad:

New
Jul 2nd, 2004, 04:56 PM
Singapore!!! JE_ you better get your ass her this time!!!! :fiery:

how can our best player miss playing???

WTA Handicapper
Jul 2nd, 2004, 06:45 PM
Wta Handicapper for GREAT BRITAIN!

©@®eLess
Jul 2nd, 2004, 07:10 PM
Duleml for Serbia-Montenegro

Lee-Waters' Boy
Jul 2nd, 2004, 07:15 PM
in for USA as long as i am the captain, thanks

raquel
Jul 2nd, 2004, 07:25 PM
I am in for Great Britain :)

Andrew_uk for captain.

Come-on-kim
Jul 2nd, 2004, 08:50 PM
For Belgium

Je_ne_sais_quoi
Jul 3rd, 2004, 02:46 AM
for singapore

Williams Rulez
Jul 3rd, 2004, 05:33 AM
I'd play for Singapore

Jeff
Jul 3rd, 2004, 07:46 AM
I'm in for usa if I can

Zhao
Jul 3rd, 2004, 10:50 AM
i m in for Singapore

andrew_uk
Jul 3rd, 2004, 11:51 AM
Singapore has 5 team members now so this country is closed for comittments.

wateva
Jul 3rd, 2004, 05:11 PM
how are the seedings decided? i believe s'pore should be seeded!

andrew_uk
Jul 3rd, 2004, 05:18 PM
Spikeyaidanm decided the seedings. I did the draw using a bowl and I picked out the teams randomly. I did it live on MSN Messenger and Spikeyaidanm and Rossana_Fan watched lol :)

Zhao
Jul 3rd, 2004, 06:04 PM
i think Singapore shd be seeded at least 4th...

can the organisers kindly explain the seedings???

andrew_uk
Jul 3rd, 2004, 06:12 PM
You will have to ask Spikeyaidanm about the seedings as he allocated them.

Meteor Shower
Jul 3rd, 2004, 06:18 PM
Go Israel! :)

Philip
Jul 3rd, 2004, 08:26 PM
I will be unable to play due to absence :(

nitsansh
Jul 3rd, 2004, 09:58 PM
I would love to go to Zagreb!! My cousins live there!!!

Jarrett
Jul 4th, 2004, 02:07 AM
For USA if available. :)

SpikeyAidanm
Jul 4th, 2004, 03:59 AM
The seedings were based on those of round one, where South Africa, Belgium, Spain and Croatia were all amongst the top 8 seeds.

silverwhite
Jul 4th, 2004, 11:13 AM
Can I play for Singapore?

andrew_uk
Jul 4th, 2004, 11:48 AM
I'm very sorry Silverwhite but Singapore have the maximum number of team players now. Maybe you can play in the next round in November. Or you can contact the 5 team members and sort it out with them, maybe one will let you play instead.

kerbear
Jul 4th, 2004, 03:14 PM
I'll play again for the USA

silverwhite
Jul 4th, 2004, 05:41 PM
I'm very sorry Silverwhite but Singapore have the maximum number of team players now. Maybe you can play in the next round in November. Or you can contact the 5 team members and sort it out with them, maybe one will let you play instead.

Nah, it's ok.The experienced ones should play. ;)

bbypk
Jul 4th, 2004, 09:52 PM
I commit for Spain!!!!!!!!

(the only spaniard again... :()

andrew_uk
Jul 4th, 2004, 10:04 PM
bbypk- in the PAW ranking list there are two other spaniards (Lucyfer and nueva_armada). I have hardly ever seen them play PAW recently though. I sent messages to them but have had no response yet. Maybe there are other Spanish people on the board that you could get to join PAW, even if they just play in the Fed Cup. It's so much better when citizens play for their proper countries :)

bbypk
Jul 4th, 2004, 11:09 PM
They dont play i think... :(

andrew_uk
Jul 4th, 2004, 11:33 PM
Well get some other Spaniards to play :) You must know some?

oren987
Jul 4th, 2004, 11:38 PM
Me for Israel :D

bracey
Jul 5th, 2004, 01:14 AM
Me for GB.

andrew_uk
Jul 5th, 2004, 01:14 AM
Britain now have 5 team members, this country is closed for committments:)

Hantuchov
Jul 5th, 2004, 02:16 AM
Good Luck everybody! :woohoo: :bigclap:

Great Britain vs Israel :sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing:

K&J fan
Jul 5th, 2004, 08:55 AM
Captain of Belgium has arrived :)

It's good to see a compatriot winning (another) slam, after being on a break for three weeks...

Go Belgium :banana:

Sonf@
Jul 5th, 2004, 04:01 PM
Sonfo will do andrew_uk a favour and will play for Spain :p

butch
Jul 7th, 2004, 12:35 AM
I'll play for SA.
I messaged Mario today 2 hear if he'll be playing - but he hasn't answered yet. And I suspect he won't be playing - he uses the computer at university - and they are currently on their mid-year break. Sooooooo -- can one person play, or should there be 2?

andrew_uk
Jul 7th, 2004, 12:41 AM
butch- I also messaged Mario the same day as I messaged you and he has not read the message yet. I am going to ask Daniel if he would mind playing. If you know any other South Africans please get them to play.

butch
Jul 7th, 2004, 01:01 AM
I went though the rankings and couldn't find another SA'n. I'll also msg Daniel - we've messaged each other be4 (we go to the same internet cafe in CApe Town, and a couple of times I've went to wtaworld and he was still logged in) --> hopefully he'll no have a problem.

MagicMilan
Jul 7th, 2004, 02:39 PM
MagicMilan for Serbia & Montenegro :bounce:

©@®eLess
Jul 7th, 2004, 04:49 PM
MagicMilan for Serbia & Montenegro :bounce:

WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOO :worship: :bounce: :wavey: :D ;)

andrew_uk
Jul 8th, 2004, 12:46 PM
Unfortunately guys Ssouth Africa and Croatia have 1 team member and 2 are at least needed. I would have much preferred that the teams strictly consisted of players from their proper countries, however I have been trying so hard for the last few days to achieve this. Seeing as that many players in the main Fed Cup Draw are not playing for their real country (just look at Italy), I've had to resort to asking other people to play for South Africa and Croatia. 2sistersfan will play for South Africa, I am now getting someone else to play for Croatia. Thanks.

Marcus1979
Jul 8th, 2004, 01:10 PM
I will play for South Africa

Myron.Bolitar
Jul 8th, 2004, 01:17 PM
I will play for Croatia

MagicMilan
Jul 8th, 2004, 02:03 PM
WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOO :worship: :bounce: :wavey: :D ;)

:D ;) :wavey:

kyk710
Jul 30th, 2004, 05:48 AM
I have been injured for a while ;) but I'm feeling pretty good now and would like to play for the USA if we need any players.

kyk710
Jul 30th, 2004, 05:48 AM
I'll play for Croatia if needed, lol.