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~SunFlower~
Jul 27th, 2004, 08:42 PM
In our local newspaper today, Vancouver WTA tournament will increase to $150,000 and become Tier VI since the level Tier V will be removed next year. :bounce:

rated_next
Jul 27th, 2004, 08:43 PM
WOW!!! And the news gets better and better. :)

do you know how well the tickets are selling?

LiliaLee-Frazier
Jul 27th, 2004, 08:45 PM
WOW!!! And the news gets better and better. :)

do you know how well the tickets are selling?
Great news!! :bounce: :bounce:

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 27th, 2004, 08:45 PM
wow, looking good for Vancouver
must come over and see this & Sharky ;)

rated_next
Jul 27th, 2004, 08:53 PM
and me :sad: ;)

Randy H
Jul 27th, 2004, 09:03 PM
great news for Vancouver :D :D :D

Havok
Jul 27th, 2004, 09:14 PM
:eek: Well that was a very quick upgrade :yeah:

charmedRic
Jul 27th, 2004, 10:29 PM
Sweet Deal For The Vancouver Tennis Enthuasiasts!

SerenaVenusNo1
Jul 27th, 2004, 10:51 PM
Movin' up every year ...

Where are they finding the sponsors?

Hant Hant
Jul 27th, 2004, 11:26 PM
i wanna come there

Atrixo
Jul 27th, 2004, 11:27 PM
Great news for Canada! All the tennis events held in Canada always draw extremely well. I hope we get another tournament in the near future, like say a permanent Toronto event. :bounce:

It's about time they eliminated the Tier V level; I've always considered those events to be glorified ITF Challengers. Personally, they should make the cut-off at Tier III. The difference in prize money between a Tier IV and a Tier III is so miniscule ($30,000), that Tier III should just be the default,

Grand Slams ---
YEC $3,000,000
Tier I $1,300,000
Tier II $585,000
Tier III $170,000

So much more simplified with this format. :)

Fantastic
Jul 28th, 2004, 05:14 PM
What will happen to Hobart and Canberra if Tier V is being eliminated? Those draws certainly aren't lacking.

mboyle
Jul 28th, 2004, 05:28 PM
they will be upgraded.

I think that prizemoney should be as follows:

Tier One--3 million

Tier Two--1 million

Tier Three--500K

Tier Four--250K

Tier One would have all top 50 players, Tier two 5 top ten and 8 top 20, tier three 1 top ten and 4 top 20, tier four 4 top 50.

*JR*
Jul 28th, 2004, 05:33 PM
Grand Slams ---
YEC $3,000,000
Tier I $1,300,000
Tier II $585,000
Tier III $170,000

So much more simplified with this format. :) I'm also for change, though I'd like 2C some form of revenue sharing with smaller markets, as in the National Football League. (And the YEC has been a financial bust in LA). BTW, you omitted the 2 "Super Tier I's" @ IW and Key Biscayne (that both get 2 week blocks). IW was $2.1 MM last time I checked, KB ova $3 MM.

Wt@ #1
Jul 28th, 2004, 06:42 PM
so many tournaments what will happen when Vatican calls for a tournament.

St. Peters Grand Prix: winning prize say Ave Maria 1000000 times, and all the sins will be forgoten :)

Atrixo
Jul 28th, 2004, 06:46 PM
I'm also for change, though I'd like 2C some form of revenue sharing with smaller markets, as in the National Football League. (And the YEC has been a financial bust in LA). BTW, you omitted the 2 "Super Tier I's" @ IW and Key Biscayne (that both get 2 week blocks). IW was $2.1 MM last time I checked, KB ova $3 MM.

The figures I gave were just the "minimum" prize money that a tournament at that level has to offer; that's how it's currently defined by the WTA. I'm not sure if the "Super Tier I's" should have their own category; or still be counted among the regular Tier I's.

The YEC has been a bust in L.A.; but there are rumours that it's heading back to MSG in NY. Don't really know if that's any better really.

As for revenue sharing; how would this work for tennis? The larger, and more profitable tournaments would help out the smalller tournaments? It sounds feasible, but I'm not sure the organizers of the larger tournaments would be so eager for this idea.

Atrixo
Jul 28th, 2004, 06:52 PM
they will be upgraded.

I think that prizemoney should be as follows:

Tier One--3 million

Tier Two--1 million

Tier Three--500K

Tier Four--250K

Tier One would have all top 50 players, Tier two 5 top ten and 8 top 20, tier three 1 top ten and 4 top 20, tier four 4 top 50.

Those are pretty much what the prize money figures are right now, for the men's tour (ATP). Except they organize their tournaments into different categories that arent' necessarily based on the total prize money offered (Tennis Masters, International Gold Series, International Series, etc...).

I'd love for the women's tour (WTA) to offer equivalent prize money to the men; but, the business world still believes that the men's game somehow has more to offer, which I don't agree with at all. Men's tennis has been declining for years now --- in my opinion --- while the women's game has arguably surpassed the men, in terms of popularity and marketability. It's about time the women see some equal "scratch", especially when you consider that they are doing more to promote the sport than the men (again, just my opinion).

*JR*
Jul 28th, 2004, 07:55 PM
As for revenue sharing; how would this work for tennis? The larger, and more profitable tournaments would help out the smalller tournaments? It sounds feasible, but I'm not sure the organizers of the larger tournaments would be so eager for this idea.Basically. The NFL has it, and you've had a lot of different teams in the Super Bowl in recent years. Major League Baseball doesn't, so the contenders tend 2B the same.

Other teams will load up on talent and win a World Series, then lose those players to free agency. @ least in football, they all have similar purses to compete for talent with.

CJK
Jul 28th, 2004, 07:57 PM
Cool, the more money, the better:D. Just dont raise the tix price:).
People who come to Vancouver will know how lucky they are to play in the perfect weather and backdrop in the world. Believe me, they'll want to come back:).

Hagar
Jul 28th, 2004, 09:24 PM
When would it be held? Can anyone give me the date?

CJK
Jul 28th, 2004, 09:46 PM
Aug. 7 to 15.