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Håkon
Jan 21st, 2012, 08:58 AM
World Group I

[1]Sweden (Siri Cornetsson, Mia Henriksson, Alina Patersson, Tova Saade, Miranda Frost, Aysel Wilhelmsson)
[2]Czech Republic (Ella Felivitch, Aveta Tenesova, Martine Kartincova, Martinka Stanikova-Kalivoda)
[3]China (Zianzhi Ziyi, Chantal Chan, Jane Wong, Yanina Wickmayer, Yanet Mori-Tu, Carol Chan)
[4]Italy (Giuseppina Benedetti, Nunziatella Androsciani)
[5]Australia (Fleri Hingisafrilia, Marteena Huubere, Alijah Pemovic, Ariel Aries, Aleesha Stosur, Emma Anderson, Zaelly Ircha, Julie Saville, Maryse Flash, Anneliese Tomic)
[6]Botswana (Ruflina Taliamanosoko, Nthamangela Mbangu-Žerić, Mpule Kwalegobe)
[7]Canada (Samantha Soren, Emilia Jarocka-Pottinger, Lindsay Raymond)
[8]South Africa (Cornelia du Preez, Luna-Willow Bartoli, Kleintjie Jantjes)

World Group II

[1]Russia (Anastasia Nemayeva, Elena Skankhova, Anna Rurikovich, Sasha Shapovalova)
[2]Germany (Sabine Graf, Bianka Harlow)
[3]Great Britain (Lindsay Galbraith)
[4]United States (Harper Johnson, Jennifer Casanova, Clair McKrain, Susan Day)
[5]France (Daria Afanasyeva, Sylvie Bailly, Elise Mésane, Tami Lamy-Chappuis, Manon Arcangioli)
[6]Spain (Vittoria Pérez, Rita Cebolla, Regla Torres, Candela Sánchez, Marta Sánchez)

Other eligible nations

South East Asia (Jookkarae Mensarb, Kathleen Pryde-Degman, Khunyah Nomyarn, Jawaskraya Loordinia)
Eastern Europe (Cristina-Elena Vladimirescu, Nadia Banaszek, Ndjamena Zinaida Naaumy)
Poland (Berenika Wojnarowska, Amelie Szczotka-Strozna)
Switzerland (Stefania Di Francesca-Beck, Xhakalinda Saikikimbondwe)
Brazil (Fernanda de Melo, Maria Broseghini)
Lithuania (Miranda Bothavska, Davae Bothavska)
Luxembourg (Pippa Mydelton)

Schedule

Sign-in deadline: Friday 27 January, 8pm CET
Draw announcement: Friday 27 January
Surface announcement: Tuesday 31 January (home captain must declare surface)
Points deadline: Friday 3 February, 8pm CET

Håkon
Jan 21st, 2012, 09:00 AM
Rules and other details

General rules:

If a team does not have at least one player signed up by the deadline, they will be taken out of the competition. Teams from the lower levels will be promoted in ranking order (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=19439624&postcount=1).

Juniors are allowed to play Fed Cup, opening it up to more countries.

If more than 16 teams sign up, qualification for World Group II will be determined as follows:
a) nations (not continents) who have participated in the last four years
b) teams with the lowest sum of their two best ranked senior players. (If the team has a player without a senior ranking, the position below the worst-ranked player will be used to calculate the sum.)
c) if still tied, the sum of their junior ranks if applicable.

Players do not send points individually; one player, the captain, determines who plays singles and doubles, determines the surface the tie will be played on (for home captains), and sends points for all five matches. The captain is normally the highest-ranked player who has signed in by the Friday deadline, but if she does not want to captain she can nominate another player in her team to do the job.

Order of play:

Day 1:
Singles 1: Home #2 ranked player vs. Away #1 ranked player
Singles 2: Home #1 ranked player vs. Away #2 ranked player
Day 2:
Singles 3: Home #2 ranked player vs. Away #2 ranked player
Singles 4: Home #1 ranked player vs. Away #1 ranked player
Match 5: Doubles

Captains specify substitutions when they send their points, and repeated matches are not allowed. If the #1 ranked player only plays on day 1, for example, and is then substituted for day 2, the subsitute plays in match 4 even if she has a lower rank than the player in match 3.

Points to send:

As mentioned, the captain (bolded and underlined in the team list) sends points to me, split into three sets as usual. The captain may send points for each rubber or for each opponent depending on the tactics the captain wishes to employ. The points to split are different for each type of player in the team.


Senior players: Use the points to send (http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=449141) on the surface as normal.
Junior players: If coached by a different manager than their senior, receives 90 points. If both the senior player and junior player of the same manager is represented, the junior receives 80 points. Players in italics in the team list are juniors.
CPU players: Players with no FWTT manager, used if only one player has signed in for the team. Receive 70 points.
Players who signed in late: (after surface announcement) May replace CPU players or juniors at captain's discretion, but receive only 70 points. The reason is that opposing captains have to know who they are playing and the strength of their opponent.

Pie800
Jan 21st, 2012, 09:01 AM
Ziyi signs up and looks forward to captaining for China in World Group I. :)

Kəv.
Jan 21st, 2012, 09:18 AM
Alijah signs up.

Where will be a spot for Jawaskraya?

Miracle Worker
Jan 21st, 2012, 09:19 AM
Finally a Fed Cup team for Poland :hearts:

Berenika in.

Håkon
Jan 21st, 2012, 09:29 AM
Where will be a spot for Jawaskraya?

Three possibilities: a Malay team (with Singapore, maybe Thailand depending on Jookarae) or an all-Asian team, or a Malaysia-only team with a CPU player.

wongqks
Jan 21st, 2012, 10:01 AM
Jane Wong signs up and I think she will only be on reserve.

Miracle Worker
Jan 21st, 2012, 10:05 AM
Do we have any players from Moldova, Ukraine or Romania?

Håkon
Jan 21st, 2012, 10:08 AM
Do we have any players from Moldova, Ukraine or Romania?

Ukraine: Yelena Pirilenko (mrwood)
Romania: Cristina-Elena Vladimirescu (Michael!)
Moldova is only Naaumy, I think. Sergheeva has junior points but is a CPU player.

Kəv.
Jan 21st, 2012, 10:10 AM
Three possibilities: a Malay team (with Singapore, maybe Thailand depending on Jookarae) or an all-Asian team, or a Malaysia-only team with a CPU player.

South-East Asia?

Håkon
Jan 21st, 2012, 10:11 AM
South-East Asia?

Would work too, I suppose. It's up to the team-mates what to call the team, really.

Håkon
Jan 21st, 2012, 10:23 AM
Cornelia du Preez and Kleintjie Jantjes available for South Africa

Miracle Worker
Jan 21st, 2012, 11:32 AM
Naummy can play for Romania, if Vladimerscu will decide to be leader of team.

Sharapova's_Boy
Jan 21st, 2012, 11:42 AM
Nadia signs up for Belarus, or some sort of eastern European team.

burn
Jan 21st, 2012, 11:53 AM
Saikikimbondwe for Switzerland
Mbangu-Zeric for Botswana

:bounce:

JustPetko
Jan 21st, 2012, 12:44 PM
Pippa Mydelton and Stefania Di Francesca-Beck confirmed.

S-T-E-V-E
Jan 21st, 2012, 12:47 PM
Jennifer Casanova signs in and hopes to get the USA back to Word Group I, where we belong :D;)

Bieselke
Jan 21st, 2012, 12:52 PM
No Greece :(

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jan 21st, 2012, 01:02 PM
Ruflina Taliamanosko (and Mpule Kwalegobe, merely as a fan) for Botswana!

ql00lp
Jan 21st, 2012, 02:30 PM
Junior players: If coached by a different manager than their senior, receives 90 points. If both the senior player and junior player of the same manager is represented, the junior receives 80 points. Players in italics in the team list are juniors.

Why not? The reason is only same manager? I want more reason.

ql00lp
Jan 21st, 2012, 02:31 PM
Thailand in... (With same manager)

moodin0931
Jan 21st, 2012, 02:51 PM
Bothavska sisters in for Lithuania! :D

So then we average out the points for doubles too right? (like 100 and 80...so 90??)

TatiNovic
Jan 21st, 2012, 02:58 PM
Chantal Chan confirms for China :D

Barktra
Jan 21st, 2012, 03:01 PM
Susan Day and Nunziatella Androsciani confirmed for their teams

burn
Jan 21st, 2012, 03:01 PM
Pippa Mydelton and Stefania Di Francesca-Beck confirmed.

Stefi :hearts:

Håkon
Jan 21st, 2012, 03:19 PM
Junior players: If coached by a different manager than their senior, receives 90 points. If both the senior player and junior player of the same manager is represented, the junior receives 80 points. Players in italics in the team list are juniors.

Why not? The reason is only same manager? I want more reason.

The Fed Cup is a team event, so teams of managers playing together are rewarded.

Bothavska sisters in for Lithuania!

So then we average out the points for doubles too right? (like 100 and 80...so 90??)

Yup. (Surface bonus points also count for senior players, so if the match is on grass court, Miranda gets 105 and Davae 80 = 92.5.)

kejm
Jan 21st, 2012, 03:20 PM
Szczotka-Strozna confirms for Poland :)

moodin0931
Jan 21st, 2012, 03:21 PM
Yup. (Surface bonus points also count for senior players, so if the match is on grass court, Miranda gets 105 and Davae 80 = 92.5.)


Ok thanks! And sorry again but what surface is this first match going to be on? :lol:

Håkon
Jan 21st, 2012, 03:29 PM
Ok thanks! And sorry again but what surface is this first match going to be on? :lol:

The draw will be ready after I know how many teams have signed up :) And then the home team captain (could be you, depends on what happens with the draw) will announce it.

Kris
Jan 21st, 2012, 04:50 PM
Sabine is ready

Michael.
Jan 21st, 2012, 08:28 PM
Cristina-Elena Vladimirescu for Romania/Europe Team?

the jamierbelyea
Jan 21st, 2012, 08:48 PM
Grandma Lamy-Chappuis joins the French squad.

Alberto
Jan 21st, 2012, 09:59 PM
Candela Sánchez, Spain, IN

MandyRulz
Jan 21st, 2012, 10:08 PM
Both Jessamine & Melina are in for Luxembourg.

HawkAussie
Jan 21st, 2012, 10:12 PM
Aleesha Stosur will play for now

Buitenzorg
Jan 21st, 2012, 10:12 PM
Fleri Hingisafrilia for Australia :) and happy should be elected as a captain again ;)

Håkon
Jan 21st, 2012, 10:18 PM
30 players and 14 confirmed teams already, and still waiting for Sweden and Czech Republic :) Nice.

As for Eastern Europe: It's up to Cristina to design the team there as she'll be captain anyway. Options are an Eastern Europe team including Banaszek and Naaumy, or just a Romania/Moldova team.

Mattographer
Jan 22nd, 2012, 12:02 AM
Vittoria Perez debuts her Fed Cup this year :eek:

She has the power to determine who plays singles and doubles, she doesn't want Regla Torres to be on the squad :)

:devil:

Sam L
Jan 22nd, 2012, 12:46 AM
Regla Torres in.

New
Jan 22nd, 2012, 07:01 AM
If there is a South East Asia Team for sure, Kathleen Pryde-Degman will want to take part.:)

ql00lp
Jan 22nd, 2012, 01:23 PM
If there is a South East Asia Team for sure, Kathleen Pryde-Degman will want to take part.:)

Do you want to join with me? If you OK. I'll cancel Thailand Team and change to SEA Team (South East Asia). I see other players form Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Geoffry
Jan 22nd, 2012, 01:38 PM
Elise Mésane will play for France. :)

New
Jan 22nd, 2012, 02:11 PM
Do you want to join with me? If you OK. I'll cancel Thailand Team and change to SEA Team (South East Asia). I see other players form Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam.


Anything. But if there is enough for two teams then should have two teams cos more competition. But I'll also be happy to be part of SEA. My country is seriously lacking players... LOL!

Ajrob
Jan 22nd, 2012, 02:40 PM
Marta Sanchez signs in

ql00lp
Jan 22nd, 2012, 02:45 PM
Anything. But if there is enough for two teams then should have two teams cos more competition. But I'll also be happy to be part of SEA. My country is seriously lacking players... LOL!

Many player disappear from tour... I think SEA Team in only one. Jookky and Kkhunya will join in SEA !!

ql00lp
Jan 22nd, 2012, 02:52 PM
SEA TEAM in...

(1) Jookkarae Mensarb - THA
(2) Kathleen Pryde-Degman - SIN
(3) Khunyah Nomyan - THA (Junior Player)
(4) Jawaskraya Loordinia - MAS (Junior Player)
(5) ---

Cancel Thailand Team !!!

Håkon
Jan 22nd, 2012, 02:53 PM
Noted! :) Jawaskraya Loordinia (Malaysia, junior) would also be a candidate?

ql00lp
Jan 22nd, 2012, 02:59 PM
:yeah:

Håkon
Jan 22nd, 2012, 03:08 PM
Sign-in updated. 37 players, 15 teams (3 players still without confirmed team)

Michael.
Jan 22nd, 2012, 04:03 PM
30 players and 14 confirmed teams already, and still waiting for Sweden and Czech Republic :) Nice.

As for Eastern Europe: It's up to Cristina to design the team there as she'll be captain anyway. Options are an Eastern Europe team including Banaszek and Naaumy, or just a Romania/Moldova team.

Eastern Europe it is!

Broseghini
Jan 22nd, 2012, 04:27 PM
Nemayeva and Maria in :)

burn
Jan 22nd, 2012, 05:49 PM
I think you forgot Yanet Mori-Tu for the Asia line-up...

KoOlMaNsEaN
Jan 22nd, 2012, 06:02 PM
Soren in for Canada

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jan 22nd, 2012, 06:05 PM
I can't believe nobody from Sweden, Great Britain, Russia, or Czech Republic have signed in. They have been the most dominant teams in the past few years.

Håkon
Jan 22nd, 2012, 07:09 PM
I can't believe nobody from Sweden, Great Britain, Russia, or Czech Republic have signed in. They have been the most dominant teams in the past few years.

Nemayeva signed in for RUS. But otherwise yeah. C'mon people!

Nthama: Yanet is from Taipei...not really South East Asia. Also hasn't signed in in the thread.

burn
Jan 22nd, 2012, 07:29 PM
I thought we used to count in Chinese Taipeh as a part of the Chinese team.

Håkon
Jan 22nd, 2012, 07:30 PM
^ probably makes sense. I'll add her then.

burn
Jan 22nd, 2012, 08:02 PM
It's up to you...you run it.
Just a hint ;) [wouldn't want Yanet to be missed out on]...

Drimal
Jan 22nd, 2012, 08:18 PM
Siri Cornetsson and Miranda Frost in

Joseosu19
Jan 22nd, 2012, 09:21 PM
Giuseppina Benedetti in for Italy, hoping to convince Annalisa and/or Karen to make a comeback too

lemonwilly
Jan 22nd, 2012, 09:47 PM
Emilia in for Canada.

Håkon
Jan 22nd, 2012, 09:50 PM
Giuseppina Benedetti in for Italy, hoping to convince Annalisa and/or Karen to make a comeback too

Karen's manager got banned, iirc. Left in a huff.

44 players from 19 teams :cheer:

Cage
Jan 22nd, 2012, 11:01 PM
Ariel is in if needed :)

longtin23
Jan 23rd, 2012, 01:57 AM
Yanina Wickmayer and Carol Chan confirmed in

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jan 23rd, 2012, 02:05 AM
If Gaga-Maduga and Kane show up, their could be a Northeast Africa team ;)

Asif_Nawaz
Jan 23rd, 2012, 06:36 AM
I was waiting for Siri but, Alina Patersson signs. And, Aysel Wilhelmsson, if necessary.

Håkon
Jan 23rd, 2012, 08:36 AM
So we have more than 16 teams - the lowest ranked new teams (by tour ranking) will be placed in World Group III. This will be round robin, not knock-out, and rubbers will be made up of 3 matches instead of 5. They are also playing on neutral ground, which means the captains do not choose surface for WGIII (it will be randomly drawn).

Håkon
Jan 25th, 2012, 09:20 AM
Two days left to sign in :)

Six Feet Under
Jan 25th, 2012, 09:22 AM
Luna signs in :)

IMPOSSIBLE
Jan 25th, 2012, 11:27 AM
Mia's in :)

Håkon
Jan 25th, 2012, 03:40 PM
Luna signs in :)

Yay SA :D

Savior
Jan 25th, 2012, 08:09 PM
Harper Johnson confirms for USA.

King Aaron
Jan 25th, 2012, 08:47 PM
Ella Felivitch signs in.

Taz Warrior
Jan 26th, 2012, 08:56 AM
Kartincova in for the Czechs :)

Nikarock
Jan 26th, 2012, 10:52 PM
Bianka Harlow signs in for Germany!

Kermitt
Jan 27th, 2012, 01:06 PM
Aveta is in. :D

Ianto_Jones
Jan 27th, 2012, 01:57 PM
Lindsay Galbraith is IN.

Ianto_Jones
Jan 27th, 2012, 02:01 PM
Simply because team Great Britain needs another player: Allison Galbraith, Younger Sister to Lindsay will be joining team Great Britain. She has just joined the Junior Tour. :oh:

Ianto_Jones
Jan 27th, 2012, 02:28 PM
Galbraith Sisters to do Battle for Britain!

--Durham, UK--- The Galbraith Sisters today gave their formal commitment to carry the Union Jack on their backs as both players agreed to play for the Fed Cup, despite a small dispute with the LTA. The Galbraiths are at the moment the only two players that Britain can rely on in order to fill up their Fed Cup Roster, barring any defections by other players. It's truly been a humble time for what was once one of the mightiest nations on the FWTT, but as Winston Churchill once said, "Never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, give up. Never give up. Never give up. Never give up." Team Great Britain is here to stay, and we shall see whether they can run the tables and return to the top flight despite having a junior on their team. This will mark Allison Galbraith's debut to the tour as she was waiting for an event where she could play with her sister in order to begin her sojourn into the ranks of the Juniors. Now, as the rest of Britain watches, the Sisters Galbraith will do battle and attempt to do as much damage as they can....including sinking the USA's hopes of world domination. (Oh, you know what I mean...we don't need a superpower like America finding another place to dominate. Watch Team Great Britain become a thorn in the side of the Americans.)