View Full Version : Attention VWTT players: Commitments for Thalgo Aust are here. Submit teams today!

Dec 20th, 2001, 04:07 AM
<H2 Align=center><Font color="#296096">Player Commitments for the Thalgo Women's Hardcourt</font></H2><br /><Div align=center> <img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" /> VWTT players, pick your teams today! <img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" /> </DIV>

Attention VWTT Players! Below I have posted the semi-official entry list of players expected to compete at the Thalgo Australian Women's Hardcourt. Please choose your player's team and submit them to me by emailing me at vwttgame@cs.com to officially enter your player into the VWTT draw for the Thalgo Australian. The deadline for sending your team is December 30 at 4:00pm Pacific Time.

To choose your team: Pick two players in the top ten from this list, two players outside of the top ten, and one Tiebreak player (any player other than the others you chose).

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<U>Main draw</U>

1. V. Williams<br /> 2. Henin <br /> 3. Testud <br /> 4. Shaughnessy <br /> 5. Farina Elia <br /> 6. Grand <br /> 7. Bedanova (Withdrew)<br /> 8. Sugiyama <br /> 9. Torrens Valero <br />10. Likhovtseva<br />11. Schnyder<br />12. Hantuchova<br />13. Petrova <br />14. Majoli<br />15. Weingartner <br />16. Kruger <br />17. Neffa-de los Rios <br />18. Pratt<br />19. Osterloh <br />20. Myskina<br />21. Stevenson<br />22. Mandula <br />23. Selyutina </font>

<br />Remember: Send your teams by Email, NOT by posting to the board.

[ December 28, 2001: Message edited by: Jeff ]</p>

Williams Rulez
Dec 20th, 2001, 04:13 AM
Wait... am I Venus Williams?

Dec 20th, 2001, 04:19 AM
<H2 Align="center">Attention Doubles Teams!</H2>

<Font color="red">For those who are playing doubles, please send me your player predictions for: Venus Williams, Justine Henin and Sandrine Testud. These players will have a bye for the first round, so send me your predictions on how well they will do in the 2nd round, quarterfinal, semifinal and finals. Each doubles partner must send me separate predictions, and just like sending teams for singles, your predictions are due by December 29 at midnight (Pacific Time).

[ December 26, 2001: Message edited by: Jeff ]</p>

Dec 20th, 2001, 04:21 AM
Hey Williams_Rulez! Yup, I have you down as Venus.

Dec 20th, 2001, 09:34 AM
I've just sent my picks. <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br />Thank you! <img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" />

Dec 20th, 2001, 09:51 PM
I got them.

Silvia is set to go!

Dec 22nd, 2001, 07:09 AM
<H2 align=center>VWTT players: Still need your teams!</H2><br /><Marquee align=center>Time's running out. All teams for your player must be submitted by 12-30</Marquee>

If you do not submit your teams by 12-30, before the Thalgo Australian officially begins, you will be forfited from the game. Same goes for doubles, as well. Please read the first message in this thread for rules on submitting teams, and then email your teams to vwttgame@cs.com

I still haven't received team submissions from:

<br /><font color=blue>PLAYER....................BOARD OWNER</font>

Martina Hingis.............(Sam L)<br />Iva Majoli.................(croat123)<br />Arantxa Sanchez Vicario....(ASV)<br />Mary Pierce................(Mary Pierce)<br />Daja Bedanova..............(Jarrett)<br />Anna Kournikova............(Martina Hingisova)<br />Justine Henin..............(Queen Martina)<br />Manuela Maleeva............(ManuelanMaggiLover<br />Serena Williams............(Jacs)<br />Martina Navratilova........(tennisfreak)<br />Meghann Shaugnessy.........(maximus82)<br />Julia Jans.................(Polishprodigy)<br />Amelie Mauresmo............(Monicathebest)<br />Kim Clijsters..............(Justin)<br />Chanda Rubin...............(setpoint)

[ December 28, 2001: Message edited by: Jeff ]</p>

Dec 22nd, 2001, 02:33 PM
What is e-mail address? Is Chanda in singles and doubles? Do I jist select 2 from top 10, 2 outside top 10, and additional player for tiebreaker just for Thalgo tournament now?

Dec 22nd, 2001, 03:14 PM
i would like to wait for the real draw to come out before i make my decision. thank you.

Dec 22nd, 2001, 03:47 PM
I sent my picks, but am unclear of doubles status of Chanda Rubin. Please inform.

Dec 22nd, 2001, 10:19 PM
Setpoint: I think I received your email, but I had to respond back to you about your chosen players. Please read my email and email me back. Also, I don't know Chanda's doubles status, because SAM L (Who is Martina Hingis) has not posted anything or emailed me at all, so I still can't confirm doubles. If you want to, though, you can send your predictions to me (Read doubles rules).

Dec 24th, 2001, 06:31 AM
<H2 align=center><font color=green>Attention: Information on the Thalgo Australian Draw, below</font></H2>

Just to let everyone know, for those who are waiting to submit their teams, the draw for the Thalgo Women's Hardcourt should be out next Saturday.

The draw for VWTT will be posted this Sunday.

[ December 26, 2001: Message edited by: Jeff ]</p>

Dec 24th, 2001, 08:28 AM
ok i send my picks !!!!! Sabatini!!

Dec 24th, 2001, 12:27 PM
The time is running up.<br />Ms.Navratilova is still looking for a doubles partner.


Dec 25th, 2001, 09:25 AM
jeff - could you please reconsider the deadline because i think i am not just the only person around here who is waiting for the real draw to come out. when i played DTL, i also waited for the draw to come out before i made my picks.

thank you and GOD BLESS!

Dec 25th, 2001, 05:27 PM
Jeff, please add the doubles-team:<br />C.Rubin/M.Navratilova.

Thanks! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Dec 26th, 2001, 06:15 AM
Ok, due to popular demand, I have moved the deadline to submitting teams for singles and predictions for doubles forward to December 30 at 4:00pm (California Time) <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> After this time, though, no entries will be accepted, because live matches will have already began.

Dec 26th, 2001, 12:14 PM
Good decision! Thank you! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Dec 26th, 2001, 01:28 PM
thanks jeff!

Dec 27th, 2001, 12:29 AM
maleevas picks are set!

Dec 27th, 2001, 09:13 PM
Just to let everyone know, I will be sending out Emails to everyone today who have not submitted their teams. Their are still a couple of days until the deadline, but many of you I still have not heard as much as a peep from.

For those of you who are still looking for partners, I will be emailing you guys, as well. Then, whoever is in need of partners I will pair you up with someone.

Dec 28th, 2001, 10:48 AM
<H2 align=center>Attention Players!</H2>

Grrr! Ok, well I suspected this would happen and it did. Daja Bedanova has withdrawn from the Thalgo Australian, so whoever submitted Daja as a part of their team, please email me another player as your replacement.

Send email to: vwttgame@cs.com

Sam L
Dec 28th, 2001, 11:40 AM
I hope you got Martina Hingis' team...

Dec 28th, 2001, 08:57 PM
Yup, I got Martina's points. Thanks! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Mary Pierce
Dec 29th, 2001, 03:03 AM
MARY PIERCE & GABRIELA SABATINI will be playing doubles but we have a question.

Do we predict how well Williams, Henin and Testud will go - so we don't choose two seeded, two non-seeded like singles??? PLEASE EXPLAIn how to play doubles <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" />

Thankyou for the great game! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Dec 29th, 2001, 07:32 AM
<H4><font color="ff8c00">Players, please, I need your opinion!</H4></font>

Because the rules for singles are different than the rules for doubles, it seems that a lot of people are having a difficult time understanding how the doubles works; Therefore, I would like to have your opinion.

I was thinking that instead of requiring teams to predict the outcome of the top 3 seeds, I would instead just combine your team and your partner's team together for the doubles, and use the same rules as the singles, except I would combine both team's points. By doing this, it would eliminate you guys having to send in teams and predictions. What do you guys think?

Or, do you prefer I just keep the rules for doubles the way it is: both players send in their predictions for the top 3 seeds (Venus, Henin and Testud). You will send me your predictions for each of those players match from the 2nd Round to the Final (Even if you think they will lose before the final, you still send me your predictions for them up to the final).

So, please tell me what you guys think. It just seems that perhaps there is too much to remember, so I thought maybe getting rid of the predictions would make things easier. If you like the prediction idea, though, well that's fine too. You guys are the players. You keep the tournaments running, so your thoughts are important <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> . Let me know <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Dec 29th, 2001, 07:45 AM
Also, these are currently the players I have listed as partners. Players who don't have partners have until Saturday, before midnight, to form partners. I have postponed posting the draw until sunday, so that you guys will have more time to find partners. Those who requested that I pair you with someone, I will be emailing you guys.

<br />Current Partners:

<UL> Venus Williams/Serena Williams<br /> Monica Seles/Meghann Shaughnessy<br /> Mary Pierce/Gabriela Sabatini<br /> Martina Navratilova/Chanda Rubin<br />[/list]

Dec 29th, 2001, 01:22 PM
Ive just sent my picks.<br />I hope you got them.

Dec 29th, 2001, 02:21 PM
Meghann Shaughness sent in her doubles and singles picks late last night, you got them, right Jeff???

I also think we should do doubles in a manner parallel to the way do singles....like you pick two seeded doubles team, 2 non-seeded doubles teams, and one tie break team...or, maybe, since draws are smaller just one of each?


Williams Rulez
Dec 29th, 2001, 02:28 PM
I would definitely prefer it if you just combine the singles teams for doubles rather than having us predict scores. Thanks a lot <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Dec 29th, 2001, 10:24 PM
Yeah, that's what I'm going to do: combine singles teams together for the doubles. It's just all in all easier for you guys and easier for me to organize, as well. Not many of you have sent in predictions, but to those of you who have, I'm really sorry you went to all that effort <img src="redface.gif" border="0">

Also, since play begins tomorrow, instead of Monday, I will be posting the draw later on today. Most of you were able to find partners very quickly today, lol. For those who are still without partners, I will just partner you up with someone.

Dec 30th, 2001, 12:42 AM
i sent Manuela Maleeva ponts, hope you got them!

Dec 30th, 2001, 02:17 AM
I got Manuela's team. Thanks! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">