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Sunny_Boy
Jun 20th, 2006, 08:27 AM
In 2007 the prize money will be increased to $170,000 instead of $145,000. The final will be played on a Saturday instead of a Friday, meaning both SFs will be played on the Friday. The draw has been increased to 48 players instead of 32.

Also the tournament is investigating into the option of televising the final to an international sporting audience.


These changes sound great to me :)

VeeDaQueen
Jun 20th, 2006, 08:31 AM
48 player draw for a Tier IV? or is it upgrading to Tier III?

Mattographer
Jun 20th, 2006, 08:31 AM
Sweet! :eek: 48 is like Birmingham? $170.000 = Tier III?

Sunny_Boy
Jun 20th, 2006, 08:33 AM
48 player draw for a Tier IV? or is it upgrading to Tier III?
Yeah I thought that was strange as well but the article didn't mention the Tier level of the event

Foot's Fingers
Jun 20th, 2006, 08:43 AM
seems another Birmingham :)

Alicia Rocks
Jun 20th, 2006, 09:37 AM
Great idea :D

Dani12
Jun 20th, 2006, 09:50 AM
Cool :)

matthias
Jun 20th, 2006, 09:56 AM
cool - so more players can play down under, means more lower ranked player can enter the qualifying :)

TS
Jun 20th, 2006, 09:58 AM
$170,000 means Tier III.

This has been done due to the cancellation of the Canberra event. More players can now enter Hobart :)

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Jun 20th, 2006, 10:00 AM
yeah its a Tier III now

spiceboy
Jun 20th, 2006, 10:04 AM
48 draw??? That sounds like getting rid of either Canberra or qualifying in these events...

I mean, is not like players are queing to get into Hobart draws...I believe some unranked girls were accepted in qualys and if I'm not mistaken there were byes too :help:

TS
Jun 20th, 2006, 10:05 AM
48 draw??? That sounds like getting rid of either Canberra or qualifying in these events...

I mean, is not like players are queing to get into Hobart draws...I believe some unranked girls were accepted in qualys and if I'm not mistaken there were byes too :help:

Yep, as I said above the Canberra event has been cancelled.

TheAllan
Jun 20th, 2006, 10:06 AM
Congrats to the Hobartians! Now remember to invite Crown Princess Mary.

spiceboy
Jun 20th, 2006, 10:07 AM
This has been done due to the cancellation of the Canberra event.

Ok, clear now ;)

Mana
Jun 20th, 2006, 10:07 AM
I'm sorry, but this is a fucking joke. I'm happy for this tourney and all. But the ASB Classic has better facilities, and has 10 x the pulling power of this tourney. We have asked to be updated to a Tier III for years now. This year we had sell outs for every day of the tourney.

spiceboy
Jun 20th, 2006, 10:18 AM
Shitty decision...

*Less points for low-ranked players (winning a match or two here gives you less points than in a Tier IV)

*Less money for all players

*Less players in a WTA MD that week

*Less spots for low ranked players in qualies

*Less time to recover from playing 5 or 6 matches in a row playing the final on Saturday and then leaving for Melbourne having to play maybe on Monday.

TS
Jun 20th, 2006, 10:21 AM
Yeah, but I really don't see what the alternative was. You scrap a whole tournament (Canberra), and that leaves about 64 players with nowhere to play.

Mattographer
Jun 20th, 2006, 01:52 PM
But no PAW for Canberra :sad: :lol:

St.Sebastian
Jun 20th, 2006, 01:54 PM
Should have been a Tier II....

Mattographer
Jun 20th, 2006, 01:56 PM
Should have been a Tier II....
NO! :p We already have Sydney that week ;)

Ellery
Jun 20th, 2006, 04:26 PM
Cool!

St.Sebastian
Jun 20th, 2006, 04:32 PM
NO! :p We already have Sydney that week ;)

Move it to week #1 then :p

Sunny_Boy
Jun 21st, 2006, 12:16 AM
Move it to week #1 then :p
Week 1 already has a tournament in Auckland and on the Gold Coast also the Hopman Cup is on that week :)

charmedRic
Jun 21st, 2006, 12:31 AM
coolness.

DomenicDemaria
Jun 21st, 2006, 06:19 AM
Thats a shock but it should be a great tournament

LucasArg
Jun 21st, 2006, 06:39 AM
Great idea! :yeah: Much more players get to play a warm up tournament towards the Australian Open.

jas_aussie
Jun 21st, 2006, 08:25 AM
the gold coast should go up to a tier 1 that would be mad!!!

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 21st, 2006, 08:28 AM
Sounds like a good idea to me :D :bounce:

jonny84
Jun 21st, 2006, 08:41 AM
Interesting.....suppose it makes sense as Canberra has been cancelled.

Mattographer
Jun 21st, 2006, 10:29 AM
the gold coast should go up to a tier 1 that would be mad!!!
Tier I? :tape: Don't think we have that kind of money ;)

Randriantastic!
Jun 21st, 2006, 10:31 AM
Tier I? :tape: Don't think we have that kind of money ;)
You are responding to the same person who also believes that Stosur could win Wimbledon. ;) Fantasy is an amazing thing. :drool: (Umm, I digress. :o)

jas_aussie
Jun 21st, 2006, 10:33 AM
maybe not a tier 1 but tier 2 would be good they should have that kind of money and why is everyone so mean to me coz i think stosur will win wimbledon???

Carmen Mairena
Jun 21st, 2006, 11:03 AM
Nice! :clap2:

Mattographer
Jun 21st, 2006, 01:34 PM
You are responding to the same person who also believes that Stosur could win Wimbledon. ;) Fantasy is an amazing thing. :drool: (Umm, I digress. :o)
I'm not Gigi Fernandez :wavey:

Nicky2002
Jun 21st, 2006, 01:37 PM
awesome