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alwayshingis
Oct 28th, 2005, 09:00 PM
I'm posting this thread now so that I can explain how the rules of this game will be applied to the championships.

Like the WTA championships, the top 8 players only will be eligible to play this event. There will be alternates in place who may make picks in case one of the top 8 players do not pick.

THE FINAL STANDINGS:
1- alwayshingis
2- jrm
3- silverwhite
4- ZAK
5- hotwine8
6- ma261988
7- QuickyMonster
8- Scorpioo
Alt: Bart
Alt: KuzyIsNo1

The competitors will be drawn into 2 groups of 4 (like the championships). The top 2 finishers in each group after the Round Robin points are tallied, will advance to the SEMIFINALS, and the top two players after the semifinal points will advance to the final.

In your post, you will pick the winners of ALL of the Round Robin matches. Based on your Round Robin predictions, you will take the top two players you predict to advance in each group and predict the winners of the semifinals and the final. If, based on your round robins predictions, two players are tied for second place in a group, you must CHOOSE one which player advances to the semis. REMEMBER: you must pick all Roudn Robin matches, the semifinals, and the finals in the same post.
-If you are unsure about how to do it, just ask me to clarify, or use my picks as a guide.

If someone withdraws after the groups are made (doubtful), I will post instructions about changing your picks. I hope it doesn't come to that. Have fun everyone!

alwayshingis
Oct 29th, 2005, 06:01 PM
Championships Point System:

For every Correct Round Robin prediction: 121 points
For every Correct Semifinal Prediction: 340 points
A Correct Winner Predition: 485 points

So...2617 points available at the Championships!

jrm
Nov 5th, 2005, 12:15 AM
Am i garanteed to be second at least?

I'm happy with that!!!

QuicKyMonSter
Nov 5th, 2005, 11:18 AM
:eek: interesting! :D:p

jrm
Nov 5th, 2005, 06:05 PM
This could get really complicated ... what if i chose someone for SF who won 2 matches (let's say another one won 2 matches in the group) but because of the head-to-head or lesser sets lost she won't advanced?

alwayshingis
Nov 5th, 2005, 06:45 PM
This could get really complicated ... what if i chose someone for SF who won 2 matches (let's say another one won 2 matches in the group) but because of the head-to-head or lesser sets lost she won't advanced?

Yeah, that is the risk in the championships. You have to make that choice.

It should get less complicated once the tournament begins.

alwayshingis
Nov 6th, 2005, 08:03 PM
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 8 CHAMPIONS!

ALWAYSHINGIS

JRM

SILVERWHITE

ZAK (W/D)

HOTWINE8

MA261988 (W/D)

QUICKYMONSTER

SCORPIOO

ALTERNATE: KUZYISNO1

ALTERNATE: MAT87TO

alwayshingis
Nov 6th, 2005, 08:08 PM
THE GROUPS
Drawn using the WTA Championships System

BLUE GROUP
alwayshingis (picked)
silverwhite (picked)
mat87to (picked)
QuickyMonster (picked)

RED GROUP
jrm (picked)
KuzyIsNo1 (picked)
hotwine8 (picked)
Scorpioo (picked)

Alternates: Bart, KuzyIsNo1 (picked) - You may also make picks in the event that one or more of our champions does not make picks, if that occurs, you will replace that champion in the groups.

FedererFan84
Nov 6th, 2005, 08:26 PM
Great, this sounds fun! The draws will be posted here right?

jrm
Nov 6th, 2005, 09:53 PM
I got the harder group :lol:

alwayshingis
Nov 6th, 2005, 10:25 PM
I got the harder group :lol:

:lol: I was going to say I did!

alwayshingis
Nov 7th, 2005, 12:50 AM
GROUPS:
Green:
Davenport
Sharapova
Schnyder
Petrova

Black:
Clijsters
Mauresmo
Pierce
Dementieva

Picking may commence!!

FedererFan84
Nov 7th, 2005, 01:03 AM
GREEN GROUP
Davenport def Sharapova
Davenport def Schnyder
Davenport def Petrova
Sharapova def Schnyder
Sharapova def Petrova
Petrova def Schnyder

SEMIFINALISTS Davenport and Sharapova

BLACK GROUP
Clijsters def Mauresmo
Clijsters def Pierce
Clijsters def Dementieva
Mauresmo def Dementieva
Pierce def Mauresmo
Dementieva def Pierce

SEMIFINALISTS Clijsters and Pierce

SEMIFINALS
Clijsters def Davenport
Clijsters def Sharapova
Clijsters def Pierce
Sharapova def Davenport
Sharapova def Pierce
Davenport def Pierce

FINALISTS Clijsters and Sharapova

FINALS
Clijsters def Sharapova

alwayshingis
Nov 7th, 2005, 01:11 AM
GREEN GROUP
Davenport def Sharapova
Davenport def Schnyder
Davenport def Petrova
Sharapova def Schnyder
Sharapova def Petrova
Petrova def Schnyder

SEMIFINALISTS Davenport and Sharapova

BLACK GROUP
Clijsters def Mauresmo
Clijsters def Pierce
Clijsters def Dementieva
Mauresmo def Dementieva
Pierce def Mauresmo
Dementieva def Pierce

SEMIFINALISTS Clijsters and Pierce

SEMIFINALS
Clijsters def Davenport
Clijsters def Sharapova
Clijsters def Pierce
Sharapova def Davenport
Sharapova def Pierce
Davenport def Pierce

FINALISTS Clijsters and Sharapova

FINALS
Clijsters def Sharapova

This is correct as far as the pick format, except players from the same group cannot play each other in the semis, so you did not need to pick clijsters v. pierce semi or the davenport v. sharapova semi because those cannot happen.

Other than that, use hotwine8's picks as a guide.

FedererFan84
Nov 7th, 2005, 01:17 AM
Thanks alwayshingis!

SvetaPleaseWin.
Nov 7th, 2005, 03:48 PM
Green group:
davenport def sharapova
davenport def schnyder
davenport def petrova
schnyder def sharapova
sharapova def petrova
schnyder def petrova

semifinalists: davenport and schnyder

black group:
clijsters def mauresmo
clijsters def pierce
clijsters def dementieva
pierce def mauresmo
mauresmo def dementieva
pierce def dementieva

semifinalists: clijsters and pierce

semifinals:
davenport def clijsters
davenport def pierce
pierce def schnyder
clijsters def pierce

final:
davenport def pierce
davenport def clijsters

have i done this right???

alwayshingis
Nov 7th, 2005, 04:01 PM
Green group:
davenport def sharapova
davenport def schnyder
davenport def petrova
schnyder def sharapova
sharapova def petrova
schnyder def petrova

semifinalists: davenport and schnyder

black group:
clijsters def mauresmo
clijsters def pierce
clijsters def dementieva
pierce def mauresmo
mauresmo def dementieva
pierce def dementieva

semifinalists: clijsters and pierce

semifinals:
davenport def clijsters
davenport def pierce
pierce def schnyder
clijsters def pierce

final:
davenport def pierce
davenport def clijsters

have i done this right???

follow hotwine8's format. You must decide on two finalists. In your case it doesn't really matter though, because only the winner of the final matters, and you have picked Davenport in both cases.

QuicKyMonSter
Nov 7th, 2005, 04:26 PM
GROUPS:

Green:
Davenport
Sharapova
Schnyder
Petrova

Black:
Clijsters
Mauresmo
Pierce
Dementieva

Round Robin
DAVENPORT over SHARAPOVA
DAVENPORT over SCHNYDER
DAVENPORT over PETROVA
SCHNYDER over SHARAPOVA
PETROVA over SHARAPOVA
SCHNYDER over PETROVA

Semifinalists: L. Davenport and P. Schnyder

CLIJSTERS over MAURESMO
CLIJSTERS over PIERCE
CLIJSTERS over DEMENTIEVA
PIERCE over MAURESMO
DEMENTIEVA over MAURESMO
DEMENTIEVA over PIERCE

Semifinalists: K. Clijsters and E. Dementieva

SEMIFINALS:
DAVENPORT over DEMENTIEVA
CLIJSTERS over DAVENPORT
DEMENTIEVA over SCHNYDER
CLIJSTERS over SCHNYDER

Finalists: L. Davenport and K. Clijsters

FINAL
K. CLIJSTERS over L. DAVENPORT

SvetaPleaseWin.
Nov 7th, 2005, 04:46 PM
follow hotwine8's format. You must decide on two finalists. In your case it doesn't really matter though, because only the winner of the final matters, and you have picked Davenport in both cases.

OK ive sorted it out:

green group:
davenport def sharapova
davenport def schnyder
davenport def petrova
schnyder def sharapova
sharapova def petrova
schnyder def petrova

semifinalists: davenport and schnyder

black group:
clijsters def mauresmo
clijsters def pierce
clijsters def dementieva
pierce def mauresmo
mauresmo def dementieva
pierce def dementieva

semifinalists: clijsters and pierce

semifinals:
davenport def clijsters
davenport def pierce
pierce def schnyder
clijsters def pierce

finalists: davenport and clijsters

final:
davenport def clijsters

Freakan
Nov 7th, 2005, 06:42 PM
Green:
Davenport d. Sharapova
Davenport d. Schnyder
Davenport d. Petrova
Sharapova d. Schnyder
Sharapova d. Petrova
Schnyder d. Petrova

Black:
Clijsters d. Mauresmo
Clijsters d. Pierce
Clijsters d. Dementieva
Mauresmo d. Pierce
Pierce d. Dementieva
Dementieva d. Mauresmo

SF:

Davenport d. Sharapova
Davenport d. Mauresmo
Clijsters d. Sharapova
Clijsters d. Davenport
Clijsters d. Sharapova
Mauresmo d. Sharapova

F:

Clijsters d. Davenport

mat87to
Nov 7th, 2005, 07:27 PM
I make it even i I won't play (I'm eleventh)

Group A
Davenport def Sharapova
Davenport def Schnyder
Davenport def Petrova
Sharapova def Petrova
Schnyder def Sharapova
Schnyder def Petrova

Group B
Clijsters def Mauresmo
Clijsters def Pierce
Clijsters def Dementieva
Mauresmo def Pierce
Mauresmo def Dementieva
Dementieva def Pierce

Semifinals
Davenport def Mauresmo
Clijsters def Schnyder

Final
Davenport def Clijsters

alwayshingis
Nov 7th, 2005, 09:10 PM
Green Group:
Davenport d. Sharapova
Davenport d. Schnyder
Davenport d. Petrova
Schnyder d. Sharapova
Sharapova d. Petrova
Schnyder d. Petrova

Semi-Finalists: Davenport and Schnyder

Black Group:
Clijsters d. Mauresmo
Clijsters d. Pierce
Clijsters d. Dementieva
Pierce d. Mauresmo
Mauresmo d. Dementieva
Pierce d. Dementieva

Semi-Finalists: Clijsters and Pierce

SemiFinals:
Clijsters d. Davenport
Clijsters d. Schnyder
Davenport d. Pierce
Pierce d. Schnyder

Finalists: Clijsters and Davenport

Final: Clijsters d. Davenport

A clarification of scoring:
-I will receive points for every round robin match i predict correctly (pretty straightforward)
-I will receive semifinal points only if Clijsters beats Davenport, Clijsters beats Schnyder, Davenport beats Pierce, or Pierce beats Schnyder. Since there is an option (you may pick more than two possible semifinals), you must have the winner and loser of the match correct to win points. For instance, if Clijsters were to beat Sharapova in a semifinal, I would receive no points.
-I will receive final points if Clijsters wins the YEC. Since you must decide on one winner, you get points if she wins, no matter who she beats.

jrm
Nov 8th, 2005, 10:45 AM
GREEN GROUP

DAVENPORT def. PETROVA
DAVENPORT def. SCHYNDER
DAVENPORT def. SHARAPOVA
SCHNYDER def. PETROVA
SHARAPOVA def. PETROVA
SCHNYDER def. SHARAPOVA

BLACK GROUP

CLIJSTERS def. MAURESMO
CLIJSTERS def. PIERCE
CLIJSTERS def. DEMENTIEVA
PIERCE def. DEMENTIEVA
PIERCE def. MAURESMO
MAURESMO def. DEMENTIEVA

SF

PIERCE def. DAVENPORT
CLIJSTERS def. SHARAPOVA

F

CLIJSTERS def. PIERCE

I took some risks :devil:

silverwhite
Nov 8th, 2005, 05:56 PM
Green Group:
Davenport over Sharapova
Davenport over Schnyder
Davenport over Petrova
Schnyder over Sharapova
Schnyder over Petrova
Sharapova over Petrova

Black Group:
Clijsters over Mauresmo
Clijsters over Pierce
Clijsters over Dementieva
Pierce over Dementieva
Pierce over Mauresmo
Mauresmo over Dementieva

SF:
Clijster over Schnyder
Davenport over Pierce

F:
Clijsters over Davenport

Ballbasher
Nov 8th, 2005, 06:21 PM
Just for fun:
Davenport over Sharapova
Davenport over Petrova
Davenport over Schnyder
Petrova over Sharapova
Petrova over Schnyder
Sharapova over Schnyder

Dementieva over Pierce
Dementieva over Mauresmo
Clijsters over Dementieva
Clijsters over Pierce
Clijsters over Mauresmo
Pierce over Mauresmo

SF:
Clijsters over Petrova
Davenport over Dementieva :tape:

FINAL:
Davenport over Clijsters :tape:

alwayshingis
Nov 8th, 2005, 11:28 PM
Matches start in 1.5 hours.

I've PMed those who have not picked.

If they do not pick, KuzyIsNo1 will replace ZAK, and mat87to will replace ma261988. (I guess that "for fun" prediction will pay off. You'll be a replacement.)

alwayshingis
Nov 10th, 2005, 12:07 AM
DAY 1 SCORES:

BLUE GROUP:
1. alwayshingis - 121
1. silverwhite - 121
1. QuickyMonster - 121
1. mat87to - 121

RED GROUP:
1. hotwine8 - 242
1. Scorpioo - 242
3. jrm - 121
3. KuzyIsNo1 - 121

alwayshingis
Nov 10th, 2005, 05:50 AM
DAY 2 SCORES:

BLUE GROUP:
1. alwayshingis - 363
1. silverwhite - 363
3. QuickyMonster - 242
3. mat87to - 242

RED GROUP:
1. Scorpioo - 484
2. hotwine8 - 363
2. jrm - 363
2. KuzyIsNo1 - 363

jrm
Nov 10th, 2005, 10:22 AM
In case of equal amount of points?

alwayshingis
Nov 10th, 2005, 04:56 PM
In case of equal amount of points?

First tiebreak will be the accuracy of semifinalists picked. We'll go on from there if it occurs that people are still equal.

alwayshingis
Nov 11th, 2005, 06:34 PM
DAY 3 SCORES:

BLUE GROUP:
1. alwayshingis - 605
1. silverwhite - 605
3. mat87to - 484
4. QuickyMonster - 363

RED GROUP:
1. Scorpioo - 605
1. jrm - 605
1. KuzyIsNo1 - 605
4. hotwine8 - 484

QuicKyMonSter
Nov 11th, 2005, 08:11 PM
:haha:

jrm
Nov 11th, 2005, 11:59 PM
Clijsters sure pull the big one on all of us :lol:

alwayshingis
Nov 12th, 2005, 06:11 PM
FINAL ROUND ROBIN SCORES

BLUE GROUP:
1. alwayshingis - 847
1. silverwhite - 847
3. QuickyMonster - 726
4. mat87to - 605

RED GROUP:
1. jrm - 847
1. KuzyIsNo1 - 847
3. Scorpioo - 726
3. hotwine8 - 726

Since jrm picked 3 semifinals correctly and Kuzy picked 2 semifinalists correctly, jrm qualifies first from that group and Kuzy qualifies second. In the other group, silverwhite and I picked identically, so I guess the placement will come by ranking, so I will qualify first and silverwhite qualifies second.

alwayshingis
Nov 12th, 2005, 06:15 PM
NOTE:

Since there is really no way to decide between alwayshingis, KuzyIsNo1, and silverwhite, because we all have the same picks, I have decided to do away with the semifinal round.

If Pierce beats Davenport, jrm wins the YEC for being the only one to pick that, and receives the 485 points for the championship.

If Davenport beats Pierce, jrm will be eliminated. If Davenport goes on to win the YEC, then KuzyIsNo1 wins the championship.

If Davenport loses to either Sharapova or Mauresmo in the final, we all suck and the 485 championship points will be divided amongst the 3 of us who picked Davenport to go to the final.

jrm
Nov 12th, 2005, 08:38 PM
Alwayshingis, have you noticed my BIG MISTAKE??? I have Schnyder winning two matches in her group but have picked Sharapova for the semis! Does that count or you have overlooked that particular blooper from my side???

My big mouth ... but i always play fair!

alwayshingis
Nov 12th, 2005, 09:15 PM
Alwayshingis, have you noticed my BIG MISTAKE??? I have Schnyder winning two matches in her group but have picked Sharapova for the semis! Does that count or you have overlooked that particular blooper from my side???

My big mouth ... but i always play fair!

:lol: I didn't even notice! :lol:

I suppose it doesn't matter much.

jrm
Nov 12th, 2005, 09:38 PM
Does this mean i have won???

YAY for me (if it's true ...)

SvetaPleaseWin.
Nov 12th, 2005, 09:48 PM
why couldnt davenport have played mauresmo in the semis...stupid head to head record rule it should be done on set win loss record

oh well...congrats jrm!!!

alwayshingis
Nov 13th, 2005, 12:23 AM
Congratulations jrm!!!

TOTAL YEC SCORES:
1. jrm - 1332
2. alwayshingis - 847
2. silverwhite - 847
2. KuzyIsNo1 - 847
5. QuickyMonster - 726
5. Scorpioo - 726
5. hotwine8 - 726
8. mat87to - 605

alwayshingis
Nov 13th, 2005, 12:30 AM
YEAR-END RANKINGS

1(1) alwayshingis.......39042
2(2) jrm................38812
3(3) silverwhite........34719
4(4) ZAK................31984
5(5) hotwine8...........27919
6(6) ma261988...........27095
7(7) QuickyMonster......27076
8(8) Scorpioo...........24084
9(9) Bart...............22863
10(10) KuzyIsNo1........22471
11(11) mat87to..........21205
12(12) vwrules..........19889
13(13) Emiel Goelen.....19642
14(14) Daniela's Angel..19129
15(15) kwanfan..........18938
16(16) Kasumi...........18368
17(17) Elisse...........16957
18(18) LUXXXAS..........15833
19(19) ozfan44..........15361
20(20) Tennace..........15317
21(21) SpikeyAidanm.....14600
22(22) likeaprayer......14043
23(23) Geoffry..........14024
24(24) Bus..............14004
25(25) daniela86........13815
26(26) IheartLindsay....13646
27(27) 416_man..........12167
28(28) ---Benny---......11840
29(29) Jonty............10798
30(30) petey_pan.........7364
31(31) FrazierFan........7306
32(32) Nimrodg...........7202
33(33) Cp6uja............6672
34(34) jfk...............6627
35(35) karenrac..........6383
36(36) Anniflava.........6357
37(37) Zauber............6005
38(38) AGUSTIN...........5960
39(39) ASAP..............5344
40(40) TennisPlayingFox..5133
41(41) ILuvVenus07.......5104
42(42) Elena D...........4642
43(43) agatha_christie...4611
44(44) azmad_88..........4026
45(45) rrfnpump..........3416
46(46) VenusFan4Ever.....3344
47(47) Naldo.............3006
48(48) Dexter_1986.......2778
49(49) William Hunt......2661
50(50) BennyBoy..........2225
51(51) adam_ads_n........2181
52(52) Pierce4Eever......2116
53(53) Nir...............2043
54(54) Shonami Slam......1445
55(55) Gavnich77.........1398
56(56) DavenSelesport....1392
57(57) tks...............1377
58(58) mommiej...........1297
59(59) Gerben............1164
60(60) SAEKeithSerena....1115
61(61) CooCooCachoo......1068
62(62) crazillo..........1065
63(63) MartaHingisFan....1008
64(64) lizzard............955
65(65) ~Kirilenko#1Fan....904
66(66) tennis_pIayer......871
67(67) TdF_BLL............854
68(68) Andrew.............818
69(69) Jevel..............796
70(70) ..ikke.............780
71(71) alex.2812..........731
72(72) AlexSydney.........718
73(73) Chevina............632
74(74) El_Gaucho..........508
75(75) setpoint...........374
76(76) DADYO..............365
77(77) Zeng...............335
78(78) New_Balls_Please...289
79(79) FrazierFan.........266
80(80) RogVasselin........249
81(81) wtafan_7...........227
82(82) tuna...............199
83(83) Catriel............115

THANKS FOR A GREAT YEAR ALL 83 OF YOU!!!