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Rollo
Dec 16th, 2001, 03:08 AM
On the Sanex WTA board I ran a game called "The Race to the Chase". The idea was to predict winners for every event. Since the WTA board is dead(and unreliable as hell even when alive) I was thinkinhg about trying it here if there is interest.

The "Race" is relatively simple. Contestants pick one seed and one non-seed each week. Points are earned if your pick wins the whole event, building up to a climax at next year's Munich finale!

The question is, anyone interested in playing?

Randy H
Dec 16th, 2001, 03:18 AM
sounds simple, i'd play <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Wizkid
Dec 16th, 2001, 03:19 AM
yeah me too

Becool
Dec 16th, 2001, 03:24 AM
I'll play <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Tennisace
Dec 16th, 2001, 03:42 AM
I'm back for a second round! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

QueenV
Dec 16th, 2001, 05:20 AM
I'll play too.

Mary Pierce
Dec 16th, 2001, 06:36 AM
I'm in!

Jarrett
Dec 16th, 2001, 06:57 AM
I want to play.

jarrettnz@msn.com

Rollo
Dec 16th, 2001, 08:22 AM
Ok then-I'm glad to have such a good response., so it's a go! <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br />The rules are simple. For each WTA event you get two picks. One pick is a seed #1-#8, the second pick is unseeded or lower than 8.

Last year there were points for event winners only. This year I was thinking maybe there could be points for winners and runnersup. Let me know which you like better.

The other idea is to start a thread on the favorite "nonseed" of the week. This way we can learn more about the unknowns of the tour.

Only 2 weeks more and the race is on!

Crazy Canuck
Dec 16th, 2001, 09:22 AM
hey I think that creating a thread for the "non seeds" is a good idea.

For those of us who are less resourceful than others, it can be difficult to find much information on the lower ranked players.

i'd love to play this time around <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Sam L
Dec 16th, 2001, 01:11 PM
I'll play! <img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" />

Williams Rulez
Dec 16th, 2001, 01:13 PM
I'll play <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> Play my game(WMTA) if you can Rollo <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

Philip
Dec 16th, 2001, 02:09 PM
I'll play <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> But all of you must play TTT <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

Oasiatic
Dec 16th, 2001, 02:16 PM
I'm in <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> !

Wally
Dec 16th, 2001, 03:43 PM
wally will play! <img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" />

Jordan.
Dec 16th, 2001, 03:48 PM
I 'vanna play!Sounds fun..

matthias
Dec 16th, 2001, 03:54 PM
im in too!

arn
Dec 16th, 2001, 04:47 PM
I'll play, and I hope to do as good as last year!

setpoint
Dec 16th, 2001, 04:58 PM
Count me in.

Rollo
Dec 16th, 2001, 05:23 PM
Glad to see all the feedback(and those who were in the chase before)! I'll try and check out those other games <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

BTW, does anyone have the websites for the first events of 2002? They are the Gold Coast, Auckland, and the Hopman Cup. All worth 2 points for winners, 1 for finalists <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

What I've done in the past is take votes up to and including the first day, because sometimes there are late withdrawals. The other thing I'll <br />do is take picks for future events, in case you are going away for a weekend,etc. Just send me a private message.

2002 "Race to the Chase" Rules

ELIGIBLE: all WTA board members.

RULES:

1. Pick 2 players for each event.<br /> One can be seeded #1 to #8.<br /> One MUST be unseeded, or lower than 8.

2. You can submit votes BEFORE any event, even <br /> weeks in advance if you like. If you do this, <br /> send me a private message please.

3. Cut off is the first day of the tournament. <br /> No votes counted once the first ball is hit<br /> on day 2.

4. You can change votes until the cutoff.

HOW POINTS ARE EARNED.

Tiers 3-5 Winners 2 points<br /> Finals 1 point

Tier 2 Winners 4 points<br /> Finals 2 points

<br />Tier 1 Winners 6 points<br /> Finals 3 points

<br />Slams Winners 20 points<br /> and Finals 8 points<br />Munich Semis 4 points each<br /> Quarters 2 points each.

>>I'll open a thread every Friday for next weeks <br /> event.<br /> >>The points tally will be updated after every <br /> event.

Let me know how you do or don't like the rules <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br />I'm open to suggestions, after January 1st they are set.

We need to decide on a 'prize" for the year-end winner! Good luck in the "Race" <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

ASV
Dec 16th, 2001, 06:59 PM
Let's not forget about who had the longest winning streak in the Race game....

ME!

I won all the summer tournaments and **would have** been in the top 5 if the damn Sanex Board hadn't gone under!! GRRR <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" /> . I won everything from Wimbledon, San Diego till US Open...!!

I'm def. in and this time Ima kick all of your asses all year round!!!!

joao
Dec 17th, 2001, 03:57 AM
Count me in!!! Sounds fun!<br /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

Princess Fiona
Dec 17th, 2001, 12:55 PM
<img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" /> Please, count me in!

<FONT SIZE=1>(And I hope to do better than last year <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> )</FONT>

thefreedesigner
Dec 17th, 2001, 01:56 PM
Thanks for the rules and everything rollo! Tell me, what's the cutoff point players? I'd like to join if there's still room. <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Brian Stewart
Dec 17th, 2001, 03:52 PM
I'll play. I just hope I'll remember to make picks every week. (I'm a bit busy with my own game. <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> )

Rollo
Dec 17th, 2001, 08:52 PM
I'll take as many as want to play thefreedsigner <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

What's your game Brian? You can always give me picks in advance from commitment lists. It should be a close race. Arn, ASV, and TennisAce were all leaders around the US Open time, when the Sanex board died. Glad to Matthias and Franziska are playing again too! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

maximus82
Dec 18th, 2001, 06:09 AM
I'd like to play as well!

-maximus82