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Oct 15th, 2001, 07:47 PM
I have a rough draft copy but I cannot disclose it at present due to contractual reasons.

Sorry folks <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

some interesting NEW tourns

A WTA tourn in Finland has been scheduled

I'll get the full comlete version and once thats done i can release the Info then.

Also a new Tourn in Florida , the Sarasota Challenger has been upgraded to Tour level

Some alterations are still to be made , due to Fed Cup and some tourns are reqesting to be moved.

Oct 15th, 2001, 07:49 PM
What about Antwerp, TBE?

Oct 15th, 2001, 07:54 PM
Antwerp is still pending ..... all depends if the Site for the event is fine.

If they are planning on holding at the same place the ATP event was then it should be ok

Oct 15th, 2001, 07:55 PM
Good... I want a decent tournement in Belgium, certainly now that we have two top 10 players. The problem will be the ATP-event isn't?

Oct 15th, 2001, 08:20 PM
Just tease us Eggy, why don't you! <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">

Oct 15th, 2001, 08:43 PM
per4ever .... I meant where the ATP event used to be played in the early 90's, not that there is one planned for 2002.

Sorry for the confusion.

Tennisace ...... <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">

Oct 15th, 2001, 08:44 PM
What about Brasil Open?
Still Tier II? Confirmed?
It was confirmed on ATP already.

Oct 15th, 2001, 08:49 PM
<IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0"> Right back at Eggy! Is that slave position still open? <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

[ October 15, 2001: Message edited by: Tennisace ]

Oct 15th, 2001, 09:04 PM
Bahia is at same time at the moment at this time.

Tennace ... nope .... I've found someone more "suitable" <IMG SRC="smilies/kiss.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/hearts.gif" border="0">

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Oct 15th, 2001, 10:23 PM
OMG, this is torture! <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

Thanks for the limited details eggy! <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

Oct 15th, 2001, 11:40 PM
Awww Eggy, you're rejecting me? <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">

Oct 16th, 2001, 07:25 AM
Sorry TBE, it was my fault... I reread it, and it's clear...lol

You mean the same place as the ECC tournement? (Sportpaleis)

Brian Stewart
Oct 16th, 2001, 02:59 PM
Thanks for the case of Schedulus Interruptus, Egg. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

Oct 16th, 2001, 03:18 PM
no probs Brian ...... but I'm in a dilemna as well ....

I would love to "publish" it but as yet i cannot

but you can ask me Questions and draw up your own conclusions <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

Oct 16th, 2001, 03:20 PM
The first big tourny Sydney start (as userly) Jan 6.

Eggy, What about Hamburg <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0"> when will they play?

Oct 16th, 2001, 03:35 PM
Sydney is Jan 7

Hamburg is where its always been Apr 29.

But some events are still "pending" and some may be moved still.

about 70-80% is done but even these may have to be moved to fit in with others.

[ October 16, 2001: Message edited by: TheBoiledEgg ]

Oct 16th, 2001, 03:47 PM
And what about Madrid?

No more tournaments in Spain, I gues <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

Oct 16th, 2001, 03:58 PM
Madrid is still there ..... so lucky <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

And Antwerp ...... there are two Antwerp's and both are pending.

I guess if the Tier II gets the go ahead then the Tier IV will be allocated elsewhere.

Rising Sun
Oct 16th, 2001, 04:02 PM
How many Asian tourneys?

Any interesting changes regarding them?

Hope none were cancelled. <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

Oct 16th, 2001, 04:06 PM
Interesting that I started a topic like this but everybody is here now <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

TBE, do you have an idea when the 2002-schedule will be done then ?

I mean, what strikes me is that there always was this Australian season, the Japanese tierI intermezzo followed by 2 French events paired with 2 Arabian ones

Donīt we all think now that these 2 Arabian events in particular are to be changed these days ?

Oct 16th, 2001, 04:24 PM
The Dubai tourn is definately on at present but that could change over the next 2-3 months for obvious reasons.

Doha is "pending"

Asian Tourns at present

Tokyo .... the usual 3
Pattaya City

Chris ..... The Schedule should be complete soon , I think just after Season is over.
and still some site checks to be made at some events .

Dubai is very safe i can assure you of that.

April 22 is rd 1
July 15 is rd 2

Finals Nov 4

[ October 16, 2001: Message edited by: TheBoiledEgg ]

Oct 16th, 2001, 05:05 PM
any new tournaments in canada?

Rising Sun
Oct 16th, 2001, 05:11 PM
Thanks for that.
Glad that none of them are cancelled so far. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

Will Tashkent still be around, despite the poor showings every year? <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

Oct 16th, 2001, 05:29 PM
Canada still has its two events

Tashkent is trying to move its event to be joint with ATP (after US Open)..... but its still not settled.

Oct 16th, 2001, 05:39 PM
TBE, you know, the only thing that really makes me curious each time before a new season is that there are for sure some strange schedules or some events we as fans would have scheduled differently or make make a European season, an Asian season whatsover, not over the whole but in certain stages, f.e. whatīs happening now with a fall season in Europe mixed with an Asian season of a lower tier level is great for top players to compete and for lower ranked players to make their way as well

But then, we also have that Brazilian event which hardly anyone knows if it was played on hardcourt or clay f.e. or that Acapulco-event as a single clay event before the main tierI events in Indian Wells and Miami or that single indoor event of Oklahoma or that single event of Tashkent before Wimbledon

Just events that noone could think of playing if working out a clever schedule of preparation for the big events and itīs just hard for those events to get stars therefore

F.e., we had years when the Pan Pacific were joined by a Japanese in Osaka or a second New-Zeeland event and now weīve a break for the US girls after the Australian if not going to Europe and so on, a time when just the Europeans make their points and itīs no big competition if not Venus comes for a single event

I think what they did with that Asian tournaments in the last stage of the season is great ; in safer times, players wouldīve stayed for Surabaya and Pattaya in that area and it would have been a big chance for some upcomers

Oct 17th, 2001, 04:33 PM
Chris ..... the Acapulco tourn is scheduled week after the Bogota tourn which is also on clay. Scheduled then cos its right for time of year and end of summer nearly, although being 4000m up Bogota never gets too warm.

Bahia in Brazil was a HARD court event.

The dates are set and I don't see them wanting to move.

a few years ago there were NZ events after the AUS Open which were rather pointless so were brought forward.

Toray Pan Pacific is there cos its a convenient "stop-over" for players on their way home from AUS OPEN.

Oct 17th, 2001, 11:15 PM
Have you heard anything on the Oklahoma City event? I hope it is not scheduled with two other events like this year.wgere the cutoff rank was like 140

Oct 17th, 2001, 11:29 PM
Thanks for all the info. I am glad Acapuco will be pt together with the other S American clay court events. Apart from mayve Sydney-Hobart and Canberra I think playing 3 events at the same time isn't a good idea. It will never happen but it would be great if we had an extra week b't the French and W'don. To have 3 weeks of grass would be ace. Also Tashnent should be incorporated into the Dubai, Dohai scene
Quebec would be great the week b4 Oklahoma and Brazil should also come before/ after the clay court scene in S America- all in s america but change of uface would get higher players there

Oct 18th, 2001, 01:19 AM
I guess there's still no tournament in Argentina, right?

Oct 18th, 2001, 03:57 AM
Great news on the Sarasota tournament. I will have 3 tournaments w/ in 4 hrs of me!! I missed out this year due to lack of dinero! Amelia Island is on for April 8-14th 2002 (from their site) and Ericcson Open in Miami on March 20-31. Time to start saving! I want to a least go to the one in Amelia Island and the one in Sarasota.
TBE -- any time frame/guess on the Sarasota one?

Oct 18th, 2001, 04:13 AM
Oklahoma is still with 2 other events just like this year.

Sarasota is listed straight after Miami and its a Tier IV

nothing in Argentina .... only Gaby made that possible

Latin America tourns

Oct 18th, 2001, 04:21 AM
Any info. on when German Open in Berlin is gonna be on?

Oct 18th, 2001, 11:29 AM
Berlin is May 6th

Oct 18th, 2001, 02:53 PM
oh darn! hehe I was guessing it was then but hoping not! lol

Oct 19th, 2001, 02:02 PM
What about Knokke-Heist? Is it still on the calendar?

Oct 19th, 2001, 02:37 PM
Knokke is still on schedule(July 15) but dates may be altered as FED Cup is that week as well.

Oct 20th, 2001, 07:51 PM
Have any tournaments been cancelled or are just out of the question and have no chance of hapening in 2002?

Oct 20th, 2001, 07:57 PM
Nice ..........>>>>>>> Antwerp ( but pending on site check.

thats only one ..... so far

Oct 26th, 2001, 01:14 PM
for Magda_fan

Waraw is back on .... scheduled for May 6<br />Sopot currently July 22