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claypova
Feb 4th, 2011, 02:51 PM
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Hey :bigwave:

Just a shout out to see if anyone is interested in signing up to play LoRT in 2012. The rules of this game have changed slightly from before and they are outlined below. If you are interested take a look in the LoRT subforum and visit the 2012 commitment and schedule thread via the link below :D

Rules Outlined:

1. You will have 12 points to split in each set. 1 to 12.
2. Each value will have to have a direction associated with it, either Left or Right.
3. [Same as old rules for scoring] http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=19105924&postcount=22
4. At the start of each round, all players will be sent a PM with 3 graphics OR questions OR a mixture of both. Those 3 graphics will consist of 3 tennis players that have been 'shaded' out and any questions may or may not be relevant to tennis.
5. Your job is to correctly guess the three players and or answer the questions sent in the PM.
6. Instead of the higher ranked player serving first, the player that correctly guesses the first graphic/answers the first question will serve first. (This is a BIG advantage).
7. The second graphic/question will be used to determine the first 'identical' score.
8. The third graphic/question will be used to determine the first tiebreak.

Example Set of Scores: L5, L7, R1, R9, R12, L3, L4, R2, R6, L11, R10, L8.

Why have these guessing questions?
- It removes the requirement of using a coin toss every single time identical scores, or tiebreaks come up. (And they are heaps fun!)

How does doubles work?
- Same format, except each team will send answers together.

What happens if we each guess the graphics/questions correctly?
- If both players guess the graphic/question correctly, the next one will be used in its place. It is highly unlikely that both players will guess all three players/questions correctly (no offence). In the event that it does happen, the old system will be used...of the higher ranked player serving first and coin toss identical point determination.

- You only need to split 12 points in each set. Should be a lot easier to send points (less time consuming).
- Guessing the player removes the requirement of constantly tossing coins, and if you're unlucky like me, I'm sure you'll appreciate this alternative.
- Determining who serves first used to fall on the higher ranked player. Serving first is a massive advantage. I actually checked and on more than one occasion this year an entire match could go two different ways based on who starts serving! This new rule makes it more fair for both players.

And of course, finally, it will be less time consuming to score as well.

claypova
Feb 4th, 2011, 02:52 PM
TAKEN PLAYERS

Maria Sharapova - Yazoo.C
Laura Robson - Facepalmarenka
Serena Williams - champion88
Anne Keothavong - Ianto_Jones
Marta Domachowska - Beesley
Victoria Azarenka - kylealex919
Ana Ivanovic - FlameOn
Jelena Dokic - Mashabator
Dinara Safina - BlueTrees.
Andrea Petkovic - zvonarevarulz
Aranxta Rus - Sasja
Jarmila Groth - Kev.
Polona Hercog - CHOKER-GOAT
Sabine Lisicki - Miloti
Jelena Jankovic - Ralph214
Heather Watson - no-hay-igual
Bojana Jovanovski - ivanovicjovanski
Maria Kirilenko - Broseghini
Kim Clijsters - serena_4ever
Mandy Minella - MandyRulz
Venus Williams - Vaxey
Vera Zvonareva - liverpoolshivank
Francsesca Schiavone - royce23487
Samantha Stosur - Matt121
Daniela Hantuchova - VIKtorious
Na Li - longtin23

Sharapovian
Feb 4th, 2011, 03:31 PM

Mary Cherry.
Feb 4th, 2011, 03:43 PM

champion88
Feb 4th, 2011, 04:07 PM
Sounds fun, I'll take Serena

Ianto_Jones
Feb 4th, 2011, 04:08 PM
ANOTHER FUN GAME.

I have way too many commitments right now. I'll try to make this fun.

claypova
Feb 4th, 2011, 04:13 PM
thanks guyss for joining! :bounce:

Miracle Worker
Feb 4th, 2011, 04:31 PM
I even don't know players which I chose :haha:

So to this game I choose:

Marta Domachowska

Ianto_Jones
Feb 4th, 2011, 05:16 PM
I even don't know players which I chose :haha:

So to this game I choose:

Marta Domachowska

Slowpoke. I beat you here. :lol:

Kylealex919
Feb 4th, 2011, 05:29 PM

Aaron.
Feb 4th, 2011, 07:31 PM
Venus Williams

Feb 5th, 2011, 06:46 AM

Feb 5th, 2011, 06:55 AM
- You pick 1 WTA player from top 100.[SIZE="7"] Exceptions can be made.

No :);)

:ras:

Im pretty sure she is a top 100 player anyways.

Feb 5th, 2011, 06:56 AM
:kiss::angel:

Lord Choc Ice
Feb 5th, 2011, 07:05 AM
I'll be Ana Ivanovic.

claypova
Feb 5th, 2011, 07:06 AM
I even don't know players which I chose :haha:

So to this game I choose:

Marta Domachowska

Venus Williams

I'll be Ana Ivanovic.

Welcome :bounce:

...

Lord Choc Ice
Feb 5th, 2011, 07:16 AM
I still don't get it exactly.

Do we send 36 different numbers (split into 3 different sets) in any order, and add L or R to them? Is that how it goes?

claypova
Feb 5th, 2011, 07:19 AM
I still don't get it exactly.

Do we send 36 different numbers (split into 3 different sets) in any order, and add L or R to them? Is that how it goes?

Yes. It is a bit like OWTT, except you split numbers 1-36 into 3 sets, and you a L or an R with it :)

i'll post an example match later on ;)

Shafanovic.
Feb 5th, 2011, 08:05 AM
Arlyn - Can you just choose a normal player :rolleyes:

Maybe Bartoli or someone more normal.

Mashabator
Feb 5th, 2011, 08:39 AM
Jelena Dokic :)

Mashabator
Feb 5th, 2011, 08:41 AM
Arlyn - Can you just choose a normal player :rolleyes:

Maybe Bartoli or someone more normal.

:haha:

claypova
Feb 5th, 2011, 08:51 AM
EXAMPLE MATCH!

Li Na's points
Set1: R11-R02-R29-R01-R32-R36-L03-L17-L23-L24-L18-L16
Set2: L28-R31-L07-L19-R20-R08-L10-L22-L34-R09-R35-R21
Set3: R13-L30-R06-L27-R05-L14-L33-R26-L15-R04-L25-R12

Kim Clijster's points
Set1: L16-L33-R36-L22-R34-R30-R23-R24-R12-R21-R09-R05
Set2: L03-R14-R06-L32-R13-R04-R10-L08-L11-L01-L25-R31
Set3: L26-R18-R15-L29-R35-R27-L28-L07-L19-R02-L20-L17

Kim Clijsters is the higher ranked opponent, therefore she serves first.

Kim serves to the left, Li predicts right. Kim wins the game.
Li serves to the right, Kim predicts left. Li wins the game.
Kim serves to the right, Li predicts to the right. Kim has more points, therefore she wins the game.
Li serves to the right, Kim predicts left. Li wins the game.
Clijsters serves to the right, Li predicts right. Kim has more points, therefore she wins the game.

etc etc

It comes down to 6-6. Kim Clijsters has 265 points, Li only had 212 points. Therefore, Kim Clijsters wins the set. Then the second and third sets are scored.

http://i963.photobucket.com/albums/ae120/Lachy10/7-11.png http://i963.photobucket.com/albums/ae120/Lachy10/10-11.png

Kim Clijsters def. Na Li 7-6 3-6 6-2

Shafanovic.
Feb 5th, 2011, 08:58 AM
:sobbing: I was Li

Mashabator
Feb 5th, 2011, 09:01 AM
Disgust, kim winning :o:p

Lord Choc Ice
Feb 5th, 2011, 10:12 AM
Ah I get it now. :cool:

Feb 5th, 2011, 10:41 AM
I retire due to verbal abuse.

Carotastrophe
Feb 5th, 2011, 02:31 PM
Caroline Wozniacki

zvonarevarulz
Feb 5th, 2011, 10:55 PM
Andrea Petkovic :kiss:

claypova
Feb 6th, 2011, 12:37 AM

Caroline Wozniacki

Andrea Petkovic :kiss:

welcome, and thanks for joining. I believe we only need 3 more players before we try getting a subforum :)

Sasja
Feb 6th, 2011, 09:18 AM
I get it now :o :lol:

I choose Arantxa Rus ;)

Kəv.
Feb 7th, 2011, 06:12 AM
Ahh I totally get it now! :)

claypova
Feb 7th, 2011, 12:06 PM
:hug: maybe you will be good here as well :rolls:

16 players, subforum :drool:

Shafanovic.
Feb 8th, 2011, 11:11 AM
Sub forum :drool:

When we actually get it :p

claypova
Feb 8th, 2011, 12:11 PM
hmm, one more player, or if Arlyn confirms whether he was being serious or joking :o

Feb 9th, 2011, 07:45 AM
Marion joins the tour.

Feb 9th, 2011, 07:45 AM
i mean saves

claypova
Feb 9th, 2011, 09:13 AM
thankyou :sobbing:

claypova
Feb 9th, 2011, 10:55 AM
so the sub-forum is up now. hurray :cheer:

Mr.Sharapova
Feb 9th, 2011, 03:32 PM
Sabine Lisicki joins :cheer2:

Ralph214
Feb 9th, 2011, 03:40 PM
Prepare for the unslumped version of ... Jelena Jankovic! :cheer:

claypova
Feb 9th, 2011, 07:41 PM
welcome, please start committing for february/march:)

no-hay-igual
Feb 9th, 2011, 11:44 PM

Ivanovic2008
Feb 10th, 2011, 12:15 AM

Shafanovic.
Feb 10th, 2011, 12:44 AM
Welcome all new comers :inlove:

Shafanovic.
Feb 10th, 2011, 08:57 AM

And commit to the tournaments :)

Thank you,
Management.

Broseghini
Feb 10th, 2011, 08:17 PM
Maria Kirilenko :rocker: and run this game at least one full session :spit::nerner:

Shafanovic.
Feb 10th, 2011, 10:08 PM
^ We will try our best, we just need people to be committed. Most games stopped because of that.

Serena_4ever
Feb 16th, 2011, 01:40 AM
Hey sorry for my very embarrasing late reply! Please can I commit Kim Clijsters for this amazing new game! Thanks ;-)

Shafanovic.
Feb 16th, 2011, 02:28 AM
^ Of course. :inlove:

Did you want to play the exhibition? If you did, you will take PC Clijster's place.

Just send points ASAP :D

Thanks for joining :wavey:

Mr.Sharapova
Feb 16th, 2011, 10:19 AM
When are the results of the exo gonna start showing up :haha:

Serena_4ever
Feb 16th, 2011, 02:04 PM
^ Of course. :inlove:

Did you want to play the exhibition? If you did, you will take PC Clijster's place.

Just send points ASAP :D

Thanks for joining :wavey:

Oh great! Can i do that? I'll send points for Kim straight away!! :)

Broseghini
Feb 16th, 2011, 08:58 PM
^ We will try our best, we just need people to be committed. Most games stopped because of that.
It's not a criticism, but a request :) I liked very much of the previous game :p

MandyRulz
Feb 20th, 2011, 09:56 AM
Mandy Minella please:) Shes just outside top 100 :) :awww:

Shafanovic.
Feb 20th, 2011, 07:19 PM
^Sure.

Could you please commit to the February and March tournaments in the thread. I'll give you a WC to the events since they haven't started yet.

And send points for it please :)

Vaxey
Mar 20th, 2011, 12:16 PM

claypova
Mar 20th, 2011, 12:17 PM
welcome :cheer:

are you sure you don't want Venus though? :secret:

Vaxey
Mar 20th, 2011, 12:21 PM
hm, Venus is free, I has Vesnina in other game... Venus please :D :D

claypova
Mar 20th, 2011, 12:22 PM
:cheer:

post april/may commitments, your first tournament will be Miami though ;)

Ralph214
Mar 24th, 2011, 09:53 PM
What will happen when the server and the returner has the same direction and number in one game? Will the winner be decided with a coin toss or does the server win? :)

claypova
Mar 25th, 2011, 05:41 AM
the server gets it ;) i might've forgot to change it in the rules

Shivank17
Mar 26th, 2011, 01:54 PM
Can I still join? :confused:
If yes,Vera Zvonareva pls. :cheer:

claypova
Mar 27th, 2011, 12:07 AM
welcome Vera :cheer:

please post your april/may commitments :) (unfortunately you cannot start in miami :[)

Shafanovic.
Mar 27th, 2011, 12:18 AM
We'll give her a WC?

claypova
Mar 27th, 2011, 12:20 AM

Shafanovic.
Mar 27th, 2011, 12:21 AM
Yeah and..?

We'll remove one of the PCs.

claypova
Mar 27th, 2011, 12:22 AM
its unfair to the player who thought they would be playing a PC :[

but if you want then, remove Julia

Shafanovic.
Mar 27th, 2011, 12:24 AM
I'll ask whoever Julia is playing against.

Kəv.
Mar 27th, 2011, 12:26 AM
Jarka is playing against Julia :rolleyes: Remove her if you want

royce23487
Mar 27th, 2011, 01:47 AM
I will be Franchesca Schiavone :)

claypova
Mar 27th, 2011, 01:56 AM
welcome .. :)

Shivank17
Mar 27th, 2011, 07:42 AM
Whom do I have to send the score to? :confused:

Ralph214
Mar 27th, 2011, 07:52 AM
Whom do I have to send the score to? :confused:

Send Sony Ericsson Open scores to Superficial. :D

Welcome to the tour! :wavey:

Shivank17
Mar 27th, 2011, 08:06 AM
Send Sony Ericsson Open scores to Superficial. :D

Welcome to the tour! :wavey:

Thank you! :)

HawkAussie
Apr 4th, 2011, 10:54 AM

claypova
Apr 4th, 2011, 11:08 AM

Apr 4th, 2011, 03:15 PM
Can I join? Is there still a spot left?

Shafanovic.
Apr 4th, 2011, 03:45 PM
Of course :)

Who would you like to take?

Apr 4th, 2011, 04:00 PM
I cannot choose a player which has already taken right?

If yes, then I will choose Daniela Hantuchova or is she taken too?

Shafanovic.
Apr 4th, 2011, 04:12 PM
No she's not taken :)

longtin23
Apr 24th, 2011, 01:53 PM
Can I join?? I want to pick up Li Na

claypova
Apr 25th, 2011, 05:07 AM
^ welcome, you replace GOAT PC Na LI :)

please post your commitments here (http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=430299) and send points to me if you wish to participate in Barcelona.

Edy.
May 6th, 2011, 04:41 PM
Can I join with Julia Goerges? Thanks :)

claypova
May 6th, 2011, 11:43 PM
yes :)

Frederik
Jun 20th, 2011, 10:24 PM
I want to join. :)

Are Robson and/or Wozniacki taken?

Ralph214
Jun 21st, 2011, 01:00 AM
I want to join. :)

Are Robson and/or Wozniacki taken?

Robson is taken and she's challenging for the number 1 ranking in the next tournament :scared:

Wozniacki is free ;)

Shafanovic.
Jun 21st, 2011, 10:18 AM
Thanks Ralph :kiss:

And yeah. What he said. :)

Frederik
Jun 22nd, 2011, 04:15 AM
Okay thanks...

I'll take Wozniacki then

Daruma.
Jun 23rd, 2011, 07:25 AM
I'll take Petra Kvitova. Pojd!

Lachy
Jun 23rd, 2011, 07:26 AM
I'll take Petra Kvitova. Pojd!

Welcomee. I can give you a WC into Wimbledon if you like?

Daruma.
Jun 23rd, 2011, 07:30 AM
Welcomee. I can give you a WC into Wimbledon if you like?

Yup. :kiss:

Barktra
Jun 25th, 2011, 04:40 AM

Shafanovic.
Jun 25th, 2011, 04:54 AM
If you can find a partner before doubles starts. In about 24-48 hours. I can put you in the doubles draw as a WC :)

Lachy
Jun 25th, 2011, 04:56 AM
Marion, Petra is looking for a partner so I'll pair you two.

Barktra
Jun 25th, 2011, 04:59 AM
Marion, Petra is looking for a partner so I'll pair you two.

Okay.

Fragglespank
Jul 4th, 2011, 07:40 AM
Looks like fun, can I join?

If so, Tsvetana Pironkova please. :bounce:

Lachy
Jul 4th, 2011, 09:26 AM
Sure :) Make sure you sign up for which tournaments you'd like to play ;)

Fragglespank
Jul 4th, 2011, 10:24 AM
Sure :) Make sure you sign up for which tournaments you'd like to play ;)

Done. :yeah:

GOATdin0931
Jul 17th, 2011, 06:22 PM

Lachy
Jul 18th, 2011, 03:32 AM
Welcome Mel ;)

Lachy
Jul 29th, 2011, 02:28 PM
Hey everyone :)

Just putting it out there to see if anyone would be interested in helping me run LoRT? :p

If you are interested let me know!

Barktra
Jul 29th, 2011, 02:30 PM
Hey everyone :)

Just putting it out there to see if anyone would be interested in helping me run LoRT? :p

If you are interested let me know!

GOATdin0931
Jul 29th, 2011, 02:31 PM
I can help! :D

Lachy
Jul 29th, 2011, 02:32 PM

Wow that was quick! :lol:

Thanks that would be great!

Lachy
Jul 29th, 2011, 02:32 PM
I can help! :D

Thanks! :D

Barktra
Jul 29th, 2011, 02:33 PM
What do you want me to do good sir or ma'am?

Lachy
Jul 29th, 2011, 02:35 PM
What do you want me to do good sir or ma'am?

Sir ;) :rolls:

I will release the schedule for the next part of the season and you can choose a tournament to run if you'd be happy to?

Barktra
Jul 29th, 2011, 02:42 PM
Sir ;) :rolls:

I will release the schedule for the next part of the season and you can choose a tournament to run if you'd be happy to?

I would. I will run San Diego for you good sir.:lol::)

Lachy
Jul 29th, 2011, 02:52 PM
:lol: Awesome thanks ;)

Lachy
Jul 29th, 2011, 03:00 PM
I would. I will run San Diego for you good sir.:lol::)

San Diego will start on Monday, so feel free to make a thread over the weekend :D Are you familiar with the scoring system and everything?

Barktra
Jul 29th, 2011, 03:12 PM
San Diego will start on Monday, so feel free to make a thread over the weekend :D Are you familiar with the scoring system and everything?

Yup. Do you want me to do doubles. That is what I quite don't get, but singles I am just fine with that.

Lachy
Jul 29th, 2011, 03:16 PM
Yup. Do you want me to do doubles. That is what I quite don't get, but singles I am just fine with that.

Doubles only gets played at Prem-Mandatory events and above...so you don't need to worry about doubles for San Diego ;)

Lord Choc Ice
Jul 30th, 2011, 07:19 AM
I quit. :p Ana's now free.

Mr.Sharapova
Jul 30th, 2011, 10:41 AM
I quit too. I just can't commit to this game :facepalm:. Sorry you guys :sobbing:. Lisicki is free now.

Lachy
Jul 30th, 2011, 01:41 PM
No worries guys ;)

Fragglespank
Aug 1st, 2011, 12:39 AM
If Lisicki is free now, can I take her instead of Pironkova?

Probably a little late for San Diego, but after that. :p

Lachy
Aug 1st, 2011, 01:40 AM
Sure ;)

Fragglespank
Aug 1st, 2011, 05:31 AM
Yay! :woohoo:

Frederik
Sep 17th, 2011, 08:02 AM
Is Sasja still active?

I want to "be" Rus instead of Wozniacki. :)

Kəv.
Sep 17th, 2011, 11:46 AM
Sasja hasn't been active since a long time ago....

Wert.
Nov 18th, 2011, 08:05 AM
Melanie Oudin pls (not really top 100 but could you make an exception here)

Kəv.
Nov 18th, 2011, 08:36 AM
Oudin is taken :p
Why don't you be Lucie? She is a PC player.

Wert.
Nov 18th, 2011, 08:40 AM
Safarova pls then :)

Lachy
Dec 17th, 2011, 06:57 AM
Hey Everyone :D

The Commitments Thread for January to March 2012 is now open!!

Hope you are all keen to play LoRT in the New Year :p