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andrew_uk
Jan 30th, 2005, 10:05 PM
The WTA's Offical Site has a Fantasy Tennis Game which will finally get underway in 2 weeks time after a very long wait!

I will definitely be playing and wondered who else will be playing from this board, I'm sure some of you will!

There are some great prizes on offer (I quite fancy the $999 prize :p )

Registration starts tomorrow and lasts for 2 weeks. I have decided my team name already but I'm not going to post it here yet, in case somebody else signs up with it before me :lol:

Here is the link:

http://www.wtatour.com/newsroom/stories/NewsArticle_5994_rx.asp

Whirlpool Fantasy Tennis: Do You Have What It Takes To Be No. 1?

The wait is almost over!

Next week, registration will begin for Whirlpool Fantasy Tennis - the first fantasy game offered by the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour.

For just US$15 dollars (12 Euros), you will have the opportunity to compete with your friends and tennis fans across the world for a fabulous Grand Prize.

You will have two weeks to register for the game, which will officially start on Monday, February 21 with action at the Qatar Total Open in Doha and the Abierto Mexicano TELCEL presentado por HSBC in Acapulco.

The game will conclude with the championship match at Wimbledon on July 2nd. The player who has accumulated the most points from start to finish will win a trip for two to the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Championships at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles in November.

The will be flown to Los Angeles where they will attend the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Championships. Roundtrip economy tickets, along with four nights of accomodations (food & beverages not including), airport transportation, transportation to and from the STAPLES Center and tickets for the final three days of action at the event are included in this package. A value of more than US$4,000.

Runner-up prizes in the game include a Whirlpool Dreamspace Washing Machine or Whirlpool Max Microwave for European winners or cash prizes of US$1,3000 (999 Euros) or US$130 (99 Euros).

The Whirlpool Fantasy Tennis game lets you select your team based on those players ranked in the Top 100 in the Sony Ericsson WTA Rankings. You will receive $20 million virtual dollars to spend on your roster of stars and each player is given a value based on their ranking.

The players are also divided into four different categories with Category 1 featuring the players ranked No.1 through No.10, Category 2 has No.11 through 35, Category 3 will offer No.36-65 and Category 4 will hold No.66-100.

During the season, you will also have the opportunity to substitute players on your roster throughout the season. You are given six substitions per calendar month and may find these beneficial when the Tour makes the move from one surface to another or to add a player to your team that has been playing well recently.

So, logon to WTATour.com next week to sign your team up for Whirlpool Fantasy Tennis.

andrew_uk
Feb 3rd, 2005, 12:45 PM
Well I have registered but I am still waiting for my activation code - I've been waiting for over over 12 hours for it :(