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DoctorG
Nov 30th, 2001, 10:57 AM
As many posters have joined Tennis Poker for the first time and there are a few new rules, I think it’s a good idea to organize a test tournament before the season starts. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

From December 7th on, all the singles players will take part to a special exhibition where the 2001 average values will be used to decide the results. You’ll have the chance to test your picks in a real contest and to see a practical example of how the rules work. I will explain step by step all I do to prepare the tournament and decide the final outcome.

<font color=lime>The ultimate deadline for signing up or changing the picks is still December 30th.</font> After the exhibition is completed, you’ll still have plenty of time to substitute some players or to enter the game for the first time. The exhibition results will be considered to decide the seeds, the direct entries and the wild cards of the first leg, but the ranking points won’t be added to the 2002 total score.

During the 2002 season, new entrants will be welcome in the singles. As I have always done, “team changes and new entrants” threads will be posted 1-2 weeks before the start of a new leg, and they will be included as soon as the new draw will be released.

But, as its structure includes some eliminations round after round, <font color=salmon>it’s impossible to join the team event after the competition has started.</font> If you haven’t signed up before December 30th, you’re out.

This exhibition will also include a test run for the teams who will have completed the registration within next week. As it seems we will have 7-8 teams for a total of 35-40 players, I think I will settle for 3 eliminations per leg, with 11-16 posters remaining at the end of the game. Of course the three eliminations in this exhibition will only be virtual ones, and all the players will be regularly at the beginning in January.

So, see you next week for The Christmas Special Exhibition! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

[ November 30, 2001: Message edited by: DoctorG ]</p>

Adrian
Nov 30th, 2001, 11:16 AM
You are totally determined to make me read the rules one way or another aren't you? <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">

DoctorG
Nov 30th, 2001, 11:32 AM
Adrian,<br />I'll be your worst nightmare. <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">

Poe,<br />I'm still looking for a sponsor. I mean, above all, a sponsor who will pay ME for organizing this. <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

DoctorG
Nov 30th, 2001, 11:59 AM
Yes, The Fax Machine Tennis Poker Team Event Christmas Special Exhibition...

TFMTPTECSE.

I think I will fax them. <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

DoctorG
Dec 2nd, 2001, 05:24 PM
5 days to go. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

I've already done most of the work, but of course I'll wait till Friday as someone may still join in or substitute some players, and that may influence the final outcome of this exhibition.

Good luck! <img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" />

CB
Dec 3rd, 2001, 03:05 PM
I'll play this exhibition <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

DoctorG
Dec 3rd, 2001, 03:39 PM
Of course you will. <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br />Good luck! <img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" />

DoctorG
Dec 5th, 2001, 08:37 AM
2 days to go! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

A note about the team event exhibition: 6 teams have completed the registration, and the 7th just needs to choose its font color; the 8th team, the All-Belgian squad, is still looking for a 5th member but will play this exhibition in 4 anyway. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

polishprodigy
Dec 5th, 2001, 07:45 PM
I would like to join! I still dont know the rules, but could someone explain?

DoctorG
Dec 6th, 2001, 09:13 AM
Polishprodigy,<br />I've answered your questions in the <a href="http://www.wtaworld.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=3&t=000152&p=3" target="_blank">Tennis Poker 2002 - Sign up! </a> thread. If you post your picks in that thread before tomorrow I will include you in this event. <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br />Thank you, good luck! <img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" />

[ December 06, 2001: Message edited by: DoctorG ]</p>

DoctorG
Dec 7th, 2001, 05:15 PM
Welcome to the Tennis Poker Christmas Special Exhibition! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Of course, the first thing to do is compiling the entry list for the tournament. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

43 posters have signed up for the singles. All the main draws will include 32 players: <br /><font color=cyan>20 direct entries + 8 qualifiers + 4 wild cards</font>

A look at the 2001 final rankings, and then we can announce...

<font color=lime>THE SEEDS!<br />1 - AlexSydney<br />Clijsters / Davenport / Henin / McQuillan / Seles<br />2 - Sofiane<br />Capriati / Clijsters / Davenport / Hingis / Kournikova<br />3 - The Pea<br />Davenport / Henin / Hingis / Petrova / Seles<br />4 - Poe<br />Clijsters / Davenport / Henin / Hingis / S.Williams<br />5 - Susie<br />Clijsters / Henin / Testud / S.Williams / V.Williams<br />6 - Tim Wilson<br />Capriati / Henin / Mauresmo / Seles / S.Williams<br />7 - Arne<br />Clijsters / Davenport / Henin / Seles / S.Williams<br />8 - Josh<br />Clijsters / Davenport / Henin / Rubin / Testud

<font color=salmon>DIRECT ENTRIES<br />9 - Jacs<br />Clijsters / Davenport / Dokic / S.Williams / V.Williams<br />10 - Tia Clara<br />Capriati / Clijsters / Davenport / Mauresmo / V.Williams<br />11 - Kris<br />Capriati / Clijsters / Davenport / Schett / Testud<br />12 - Valda Lake<br />Davenport / Dokic / Maleeva / Mauresmo / Tulyaganova<br />13 - Ayla<br />Capriati / Mauresmo / Rubin / S.Williams / V.Williams<br />13 - Griffin<br />Bedanova / Clijsters / Henin / Mauresmo / Testud<br />15 - Brian & Luis<br />Henin / Hingis / Mauresmo / Rubin / Schnyder<br />16 - Sub<br />Capriati / Clijsters / Davenport / Seles / S.Williams<br />17 - DannyLovesMeghandMon<br />Capriati / Davenport / Hingis / Seles / V.Williams<br />18 - Ray Rob<br />Clijsters / Davenport / Henin / Mikaelian / Seles<br />19 - Carot<br />Clijsters / Davenport / Henin / Hingis / V.Williams<br />20 - Doris<br />Clijsters / Davenport / Hingis / Mikaelian / Schnyder

<font color=cyan>WILD CARDS<br />WC #1 - Fingon<br />Henin / Hingis / Montolio / Nagyova / Tulyaganova<br />WC #2 - CanIGetAWhat<br />Clijsters / Davenport / Henin / S.Williams / V.Williams<br />WC #3 - Braveheart<br />Davenport / Hingis / Schiavone / V.Williams / Zuluaga<br />WC #4 - Paul<br />Davenport / Dokic / Henin / Mauresmo / Pullin[/b]

<font color=white>NOTE: The wild cards will be assigned considering the best results in the previous tournament. Starting with this exhibition and without a tournament to be referred to, I’ve decided to give them to the first 4 posters who signed up. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

The other 19 posters will fight through the qualifying round for one of the 8 remaining spots in the main draw:

<font color=yellow>QUALIFYING ROUND<br />Caio Braz<br />Bedanova / Davenport / Nagyova / S.Williams / V.Williams<br />Bh440<br />Bovina / Clijsters / Davenport / Henin / Seles<br />Randy H<br />Capriati / Clijsters / Hantuchova / Henin / Shaughnessy<br />JCAPfan<br />Capriati / Clijsters / Henin / S.Williams / V.Williams<br />M_Pierce fan<br />Capriati / Davenport / Mauresmo / Pierce / Tulyaganova<br />Polishprodigy<br />Capriati / Hingis / Kanepi / Schwartz / S.Williams<br />Mary Pierce<br />Capriati / Hingis / Pierce / S.Williams / V.Williams<br />Beckl<br />Clijsters / Davenport / Dokic / Henin / Nagyova<br />Turt<br />Clijsters / Davenport / Dokic / Hingis / S.Williams<br />Janice Kersey<br />Clijsters / Davenport / Hantuchova / Hingis / Mikaelian<br />BecoolSerenaLover<br />Clijsters / Davenport / Hingis / S.Williams / V.Williams<br />ManuelanMaggieLover<br />Clijsters / Davenport / Maleeva / Testud / V.Williams<br />Tine<br />Clijsters / Davenport / Shaughnessy / Tulyaganova / S.Williams<br />Per4ever<br />Clijsters / Dementieva / Dokic / Henin / Hingis<br />Tennisace<br />Clijsters / Henin / Shaughnessy / S.Williams / V.Williams<br />Moon<br />Clijsters / Seles / Serna / Stevenson / V.Williams<br />Bulgar<br />Coetzer / Davenport / Maleeva / Nola / Pierce<br />Buttercup<br />Davenport / Henin / Hingis / Shaughnessy / V.Williams<br />Dahveed<br />Henin / Hingis / Majoli / Mauresmo / S.Williams<br /><font color=white><br />It’s all for now, tomorrow I will post the draw and we’ll take a look at the spare cards rule. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Thank you, good luck!

[ December 07, 2001: Message edited by: DoctorG ]</p>

Martian KC
Dec 7th, 2001, 05:20 PM
Good lucki to everyone!!! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

polishprodigy
Dec 8th, 2001, 02:18 AM
I would love to be in The Pea's Peach Puff group!!!! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> Dr. G, what happens if a player we picked does not play often? ie. Kaia Kanepi, because if I get a zero for her not-regular play, I would like to replace her with Aniko Kapros. <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Adrian
Dec 8th, 2001, 02:24 AM
There is no free place in peachpuff, sorry <img src="redface.gif" border="0">

DoctorG
Dec 8th, 2001, 10:44 AM
I think I'm going to suspend this exhibition for a few days, as I really feel the need to take a deep breath of fresh air. See you next week.

polishprodigy
Dec 8th, 2001, 06:02 PM
I'm sad and confused! <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" /> <img src="confused.gif" border="0"> And this spare card thing, do I pick it or does Dr. G pick it? Can I join the Belgians, even if I'm not a Belgian? I like Henin and Clijsters <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> .

DoctorG
Dec 8th, 2001, 06:17 PM
Polishprodigy,<br />the spare cards are picked by me randomly among the best players who haven't been included in any combination. Their values are considered in your combination if a players (e.g. Kanepi) doesn't compete. It's unlikely Kapros will be a spare card, as they are probably going to be at least top 50 players. As soon as the exhibition goes on, the spare cards feature is one of the first things I will post, and I'm sure everything will be clearer when you see a practical example of how it works. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

DoctorG
Dec 8th, 2001, 06:22 PM
As for the teams, I think it would be a good idea if Adrian goes back to the Peachpuff squad and Polishprodigy completes the Belgian team with a fake passport. <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

polishprodigy
Dec 8th, 2001, 09:56 PM
Ok, so I can change my picks after the exhibition when we start playing for real? Because Kanepi might not be that good of a choice, as she hardly ever plays. And yes, I have been granted a conditional Belgian passport and citizenship for as long as I play Tennis Poker <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> I hope the citizens of Belgium (The Belgian team) will accept me! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

[ December 08, 2001: Message edited by: polishprodigy ]</p>

DoctorG
Dec 9th, 2001, 08:28 AM
Polishprodigy,<br />of course, the ultimate deadline for the 2002 season is December 30th, before that date you can make all the substitutions you would like to. I haven't started compiling the results yet, after some last minute entries I'm still working on other things; so, if you hurry up changing your picks I may consider your new team for this exhibition too. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

DoctorG
Dec 9th, 2001, 08:37 AM
BTW, after Adrian has come back and James has signed up, we're up to 45 players overall, and 21 in the qualifying round for 8 main draw spots.

The draw and the spare cards will be posted tomorrow. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

m_pierce fan
Dec 9th, 2001, 08:57 AM
Qualifying round...Please, i want wild-card!!!!!<br />Please please..... <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

polishprodigy
Dec 9th, 2001, 06:18 PM
In that case Doctor G: My new team will be:

Jennifer Capriati<br />Martina Hingis<br />Serena Williams<br />Barbara Schwartz<br />Aniko Kapros<br /> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> Thankyou so much for your help Doctor G. and to the Belgian Team! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <br />If tragedy strikes, i can always change after the first leg <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

[ December 09, 2001: Message edited by: polishprodigy ]</p>

CB
Dec 9th, 2001, 06:41 PM
Qualifying! <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <br />Good luck me <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

paul_masterton
Dec 9th, 2001, 07:01 PM
This is gonan eb so much fun. I am scred about picking Pullin though as she doesn't play on teh tour that much. but i'm hoping she can win a few matches in Auckland and Oz.

Paul

DoctorG
Dec 9th, 2001, 09:23 PM
I've updated Polishprodigy's picks, and Rocketta is the 46th poster to join in. I've just started compiling the results, so any other change won't be considered for this exhibition and will be effective only from January on. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

polishprodigy
Dec 10th, 2001, 02:15 AM
So who am I with? <img src="confused.gif" border="0"> Belgians? Rocketta?

DoctorG
Dec 10th, 2001, 09:37 AM
Polishprodigy,<br />I haven't received any confirm from the Belgians yet. If they agree in the next few days you'll play with them; if they don't, after the exhibition is completed, I'll contact personally all these posters who have signed up for the singles and haven't joined any team yet, and we'll try to set up a 9th team for you. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

I'll be back very soon with the draw! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

DoctorG
Dec 10th, 2001, 09:54 AM
<font color=cyan>THE DRAW!</font><br /><font color=lightblue><br />AlexSydney ( 1 ) vs Ayla<br />Brian & Luis vs Qualifier #4

Qualifier #1 vs Qualifier #3<br />Tim Wilson ( 6 ) vs Qualifier #7<br /><font color=dodgerblue><br />The Pea ( 3 ) vs Qualifier #2<br />Ray Rob vs Braveheart (WC #3)

CanIGetAWhat (WC #2) vs Jacs<br />Susie ( 5 ) vs Griffin<br /><font color=lightskyblue><br />Arne ( 7 ) vs Qualifier #8<br />Fingon (WC #1) vs Qualifier #6

Valda Lake vs Doris <br />Poe ( 4 ) vs Qualifier #5<br /><font color=deepskyblue><br />Josh ( 8 ) vs Kris<br />Tia Clara vs DannyLovesMeghandMon

Carot vs Paul (WC #4)<br />Sofiane ( 2 ) vs Sub<br /><font color=white><br />The qualifier’s number is the one from the ranking of the qualifying round itself.

[ December 10, 2001: Message edited by: DoctorG ]</p>

Valda Lake
Dec 10th, 2001, 10:03 AM
Thanks Doc...Looks like fun! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Nice draw...I just wish I didn't have to beat Doris in the first round! <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

DoctorG
Dec 10th, 2001, 10:12 AM
Hi Valda! <img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" /> <br />Playing with Doris, at least you know someone from your team will reach the 2nd round. <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">

DoctorG
Dec 10th, 2001, 10:38 AM
<font color=lime>THE SPARE CARDS!</font>

The highest ranked players who haven’t been chosen are:

#14 - Silvia Farina-Elia<br />#17 - Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario<br />#22 - Lisa Raymond<br />#24 - Rita Grande<br />#27 - Paola Suarez<br />#29 - Tamarine Tanasugarn<br />#30 - Ai Sugiyama

#32 - Cristina Torrens-Valero<br />#33 - Anne Kremer<br />#34 - Lina Krasnoroutskaya<br />#36 - Elena Likhovtseva<br />#40 - Tatiana Panova<br />#41 - Gala Leon-Garcia<br />#43 - Marlene Weingartner<br /><br />As the draw is made, each poster is assigned a couple of players (one from the first 7 group, one from the other), so that nobody has the same combination of two. <br />The spare cards are included in your hand only if one of the players in your combination doesn’t compete in the entire leg and so doesn’t get a value.<br />The spare cards may be used to resolve ties too. We will see if this exhibition needs this; if not, I will add a few examples of possible ties after I’ve posted all the results.

So, let’s take a look at the spare cards for this exhibition. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

1 - AlexSydney<br />Sanchez-Vicario / Krasnoroutskaya<br />2 - Sofiane<br />Grande / Leon-Garcia<br />3 - The Pea<br />Suarez / Panova<br />4 - Poe<br />Raymond / Leon-Garcia<br />5 - Susie<br />Grande / Kremer<br />6 - Tim Wilson<br />Grande / Krasnoroutskaya<br />7 - Arne<br />Tanasugarn / Panova<br />8 - Josh<br />Raymond / Weingartner

9 - Jacs<br />Sugiyama / Torrens-Valero<br />10 - Tia Clara<br />Sanchez-Vicario / Leon-Garcia<br />11 - Kris<br />Grande / Weingartner<br />12 - Valda Lake<br />Sanchez-Vicario / Likhovtseva<br />13 - Ayla<br />Farina-Elia / Likhovtseva<br />13 - Griffin<br />Sugiyama / Krasnoroutskaya<br />15 - Brian & Luis<br />Sugiyama / Panova<br />16 - Sub<br />Suarez / Weingartner<br />17 - DannyLovesMeghandMon<br />Tanasugarn / Leon-Garcia<br />18 - Ray Rob<br />Sanchez-Vicario / Weingartner<br />19 - Carot<br />Suarez / Kremer<br />20 - Doris<br />Raymond / Panova

WC #1 - Fingon<br />Farina-Elia / Kremer<br />WC #2 - CanIGetAWhat<br />Sugiyama / Likhovtseva<br />WC #3 - Braveheart<br />Tanasugarn / Weingartner<br />WC #4 - Paul<br />Sanchez-Vicario / Kremer

Caio Braz<br />Farina-Elia / Leon-Garcia<br />Bh440<br />Sanchez-Vicario / Torrens-Valero<br />Randy H<br />Farina-Elia / Weingartner<br />JCAPfan<br />Suarez / Torrens-Valero<br />M_Pierce fan<br />Tanasugarn / Kremer<br />Polishprodigy<br />Suarez / Krasnoroutskaya<br />Mary Pierce<br />Suarez / Likhovtseva<br />Beckl<br />Farina-Elia / Krasnoroutskaya<br />Turt<br />Grande / Panova<br />Janice Kersey<br />Tanasugarn / Torrens-Valero<br />BecoolSerenaLover<br />Farina-Elia / Torrens-Valero<br />ManuelanMaggieLover<br />Suarez / Leon-Garcia<br />Tine<br />Tanasugarn / Krasnoroutskaya<br />Per4ever<br />Sugiyama / Leon-Garcia<br />Tennisace<br />Grande / Torrens-Valero<br />Moon<br />Raymond / Krasnoroutskaya<br />Bulgar<br />Tanasugarn / Likhovtseva<br />Buttercup<br />Grande / Likhovtseva<br />Dahveed<br />Sugiyama / Kremer<br />Adrian<br />Sugiyama / Weingartner<br />James<br />Raymond / Likhovtseva<br />Rocketta<br />Raymond / Kremer

I think it will be a great chance to take a look at the results of other tennis players who may become new favourites. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

It’s all for now, see you very soon for the tournament results! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Adrian
Dec 10th, 2001, 10:44 AM
Ist round Queen Marlene and "Who knows who I will be today" Sugiyama...I best watch the other contestants, because nothing flashy will be happening in my Area <img src="redface.gif" border="0">

DoctorG
Dec 10th, 2001, 11:56 AM
Adrian,<br />well, yes, you've been quite unlucky; before James picked her you had Conchita Martinez instead of Marlene Weingartner. <img src="redface.gif" border="0">

Adrian
Dec 10th, 2001, 12:04 PM
Yeah but if I had Conchita, the bloody thing would of been on hard court at 55 degree heat <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0">

m_pierce fan
Dec 10th, 2001, 03:15 PM
So, when the results will come??Maybe tomorrow??Today???

<br />I forgot, Hi guys <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" />

paul_masterton
Dec 10th, 2001, 05:14 PM
pffffffffff at my spare cards. Kremer and ASV? I'd be better off with Baltacha and Latimer!! <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

Paul

Tennisace
Dec 10th, 2001, 06:06 PM
Oooooh Grande! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

DoctorG
Dec 10th, 2001, 06:29 PM
The first results won't be posted before Wednesday. But I already know the name of the winner... <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

If you don't like your spare cards, be sure your players are committed, and they won't be used. <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">

<img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" />

m_pierce fan
Dec 12th, 2001, 01:46 PM
Results??Today??Please,i want to know how i ended??

<br />Allez Mary Pierce <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

DoctorG
Dec 12th, 2001, 03:16 PM
Basically, we've already seen everything which happens before the leg starts: the entry list, the draw, the spare cards.

After that, we can just sit and enjoy about a month of spectacular tennis action, with exciting performances <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> , unexpected losses <img src="mad.gif" border="0"> , brilliant victories <img src="cool.gif" border="0"> , sad injuries <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" /> and unbelievable upsets <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> .

DoctorG
Dec 12th, 2001, 03:19 PM
<font color=cyan>THE VALUES!</font>

So, a month has gone by. Time flies when you’re having fun. <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <br />These are the average Tennis Poker values of the tennis players through the 2001 season:

A:<br />Lindsay Davenport

K:<br />Kim Clijsters<br />Venus Williams

Q:<br />Jennifer Capriati<br />Monica Seles<br />Serena Williams<br />Jelena Dokic

J:<br />Martina Hingis

10:<br />Amelie Mauresmo<br />Justine Henin<br />Meghann Shaughnessy<br />Sandrine Testud<br />Silvia Farina-Elia<br />Lisa Raymond

9:<br />Marie-Gaiane Mikaelian<br />Magdalena Maleeva<br />Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario<br />Amanda Coetzer<br />Conchita Martinez<br />Anke Huber

8:<br />Henrieta Nagyova<br />Iroda Tulyaganova<br />Elena Dementieva<br />Anne Kremer<br />Cristina Torrens-Valero<br />Daniela Hantuchova

7:<br />Angeles Montolio<br />Anna Kournikova<br />Barbara Schett<br />Rita Grande<br />Ai Sugiyama<br />Paola Suarez<br />Tamarine Tanasugarn<br />Patty Schnyder<br />Francesca Schiavone

6:<br />Magui Serna<br />Chanda Rubin<br />Tatiana Panova<br />Amy Frazier<br />Iva Majoli<br />Gala Leon-Garcia<br />Nadia Petrova<br />Lina Krasnoroutskaya<br />Elena Bovina<br />Aniko Kapros<br />Alexandra Stevenson<br />Elena Likhovtseva<br />Daja Bedanova<br />Samantha Reeves

5:<br />Mary Pierce<br />Rachel McQuillan<br />Nathalie Dechy<br />Corina Morariu

4:<br />Barbara Schwartz<br />Marlene Weingartner<br />Anne-Gaelle Sidot<br />Pavlina Nola<br />Asa Carlsson

3:<br />Mirjana Lucic<br />Karina Habsudova

2:<br />Elena Baltacha<br />Julie Pullin<br />Kaia Kanepi

-:<br />Fabiola Zuluaga

DoctorG
Dec 12th, 2001, 03:27 PM
<font color=cyan>THE JOKERS!</font>

@:<br />Rachel McQuillan<br />Henrieta Nagyova<br />Tatiana Panova<br />Nadia Petrova<br />Lina Krasnoroutskaya<br />Silvia Farina-Elia

For this exhibition, this value has been given to all the players who were a joker during the 2001 season. The complete list is available in the <a href="http://www.wtaworld.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=3&t=000191" target="_blank">Tennis Poker - The Joker Quest</a> thread, where you can also get more info about this particular new feature. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

This was a sort of Christmas present, as the jokers are a huge help to score great combinations. Don’t be surprised to see the hands with a joker at the top of the ranking... <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

Farina, Krasnoroutskaya and Panova were spare cards which didn’t enter any combination.<br />But McQuillan, Petrova and Nagyova made 6 posters very lucky. Let’s see all the hands, just to see how good a combination may get thanks to a joker. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

The Pea<br />Davenport / Petrova / Seles / Hingis / Henin <br />A / @ / Q / J / 10 <br />@ = K

AlexSydney<br />Davenport / Clijsters / Seles / McQuillan / Henin <br />A / K / Q / @ / 10 <br />@ = J

Beckl<br />Davenport / Clijsters / Dokic / Nagyova / Henin <br />A / K / Q / @ / 10 <br />@ = J

Fingon<br />Hingis / Henin / Nagyova / Tulyaganova / Montolio<br />J / 10 / @ / 8 / 7<br />@ = 9

As we said, the joker assumes the value which gives you the best possible result according to the other cards in your hand. Not necessarily the best possible result is given by an Ace, the highest value. All these 4 posters were able to score a straight thenks to the particular values of their other 4 cards. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Caio Braz<br />Nagyova / Davenport / V.Williams / S.Williams / Bedanova<br />@ / A / K / Q / 6<br />@ = A

Nagyova helps Caio Braz to score a pair of Aces. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

James<br />Dementieva / Hantuchova / Nagyova / V.Williams / Martinez <br />8 / 8 / @ / K / 9<br />@ = 8

The best possible result for James was a three of a kind, giving a 8 value to Henrieta. <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br />Curiously enough, Nagyova’s average value was 8 indeed. <img src="redface.gif" border="0">

DoctorG
Dec 12th, 2001, 03:30 PM
<font color=lime>THE SPARE CARDS!</font>

Fabiola Zuluaga is the only player who didn’t get a value during the 2001 season.<br />So, let’s take a detailed look at what has happened to the combination of the two posters who selected her, Braveheart and Adrian. <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br /><font color=cyan><br />Braveheart<br />Davenport / V.Williams / Hingis / Schiavone / Zuluaga<br />A / K / J / 7 / -

Spare cards:<br />7: Tanasugarn<br />4: Weingartner

Braveheart<br />Schiavone / <s>Zuluaga</s> TANASUGARN / Davenport / V.Williams / Hingis<br />7 / 7 / A / K / J<br /><font color=white><br />So, the spare card Tamarine allowed Braveheart to score a pair instead of a no combintion hand. <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br /><font color=peachpuff><br />Adrian<br />S.Williams / Hingis / Tulyaganova / Reeves / Zuluaga<br />Q / J / 8 / 6 / -

Spare cards:<br />7: Sugiyama<br />4: Weingartner

Adrian<br />S.Williams / Hingis / Tulyaganova / <s>Zuluaga</s> SUGIYAMA / Reeves <br />Q / J / 8 / 7 / 6<br /><font color=white><br />Unluckily, Adrian’s spare cards don’t help him that much. <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <br />In order to score a pair, he should have drawn a joker (Farina-Elia, Panova, Krasnoroutskaya) or one out of Torrens-Valero, Kremer, Likhovtseva, Leon-Garcia.

DoctorG
Dec 12th, 2001, 03:37 PM
At this point, we've seen the values, the jokers and the spare card substitutions. I'll be back tomorrow with the tournament results! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Once we have seen who the winner is, I'll post a few examples of ties, the complete ranking with a detailed look at a bunch of results, the entry list for the first tournament in January.

<img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" />

Martian KC
Dec 12th, 2001, 03:40 PM
Thanks Doc!! If I kept Kim, I still would've gotten a straight. <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

DoctorG
Dec 12th, 2001, 06:49 PM
All the results of the singles tournament will be posted tomorrow, but I can anticipate a few things... <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

3 seeds will lose in the 1st round <img src="redface.gif" border="0">

3 qualifiers will reach the 2nd round <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

1 quarterfinalist is a wild card <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

1 unseeded poster will reach the semis <img src="eek.gif" border="0">

CB
Dec 12th, 2001, 07:34 PM
I've still not understood everything but I'm very glad Nagyova is a joker and I have a pair of aces <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <br />LOL!<br /> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

paul_masterton
Dec 12th, 2001, 08:23 PM
Great i picked a 2 card. Lol. This doesnt include challengers.... damn it..... i'm screwed

Paul

DoctorG
Dec 12th, 2001, 08:25 PM
Caio Braz,<br />as a first attempt, you can really be proud of yourself. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

DoctorG
Dec 12th, 2001, 08:29 PM
Paul,<br />yes, unluckily this game doesn't include challengers, and so the only results by Pullin are the first round defeats on the grass tournaments.

polishprodigy
Dec 12th, 2001, 08:56 PM
So where are the qualifying results???? <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> How are the points scored if there are no tournament results???? <img src="confused.gif" border="0"> JOKERS????

DoctorG
Dec 13th, 2001, 08:05 AM
Polishprodigy,<br />as we are in the off-season, the scores for this exhibition have been based on the average values during the 2001 season. If you have any specific question about the jokers I'll be glad to answer. The qualifying round and main draw reaults will be posted in a minute. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

DoctorG
Dec 13th, 2001, 08:13 AM
<font color=yellow>QUALIFYING ROUND RESULTS!<br /><font color=salmon><br />Qualifier #1 - Beckl<br />Davenport / Clijsters / Dokic / Nagyova / Henin <br />A / K / Q / @ / 10

Qualifier #2 - James<br />Dementieva / Hantuchova / Nagyova / V.Williams / Martinez <br />8 / 8 / @ / K / 9

Qualifier #3 - JCAPfan<br />Clijsters / V.Williams / Capriati / S.Williams / Henin<br />K / K / Q / Q / 10

Qualifier #4 - Tennisace<br />Clijsters / V.Williams / Henin / Shaughnessy / S.Williams <br />K / K / 10 / 10 / Q

Qualifier #5 - Moon<br />Clijsters / V.Williams / Serna / Stevenson / Seles <br />K / K / 6 / 6 / Q

Qualifier #6 - Caio Braz<br />Nagyova / Davenport / V.Williams / S.Williams / Bedanova<br />@ / A / K / Q / 6

Qualifier #7 - BecoolSerenaLover<br />Clijsters / V.Williams / Davenport / S.Williams / Hingis <br />K / K / A / Q / J

Qualifier #8 - ManuelanMaggieLover<br />Clijsters / V.Williams / Davenport / Testud / Maleeva <br />K / K / A / 10 / 9<br /><font color=white><br />#9 - Turt<br />Dokic / S.Williams / Davenport / Clijsters / Hingis <br />Q / Q / A / K / J

#10 - Mary Pierce<br />Capriati / S.Williams / V.Williams / Hingis / Pierce <br />Q / Q / K / J / 5

#11 - Polishprodigy<br />Capriati / S.Williams / Hingis / Kapros / Schwartz <br />Q / Q / J / 6 / 4

#12 - Buttercup<br />Henin / Shaughnessy / Davenport / V.Williams / Hingis<br />10 / 10 / A / K / J

#13 - Randy H<br />Henin / Shaughnessy / Clijsters / Capriati / Hantuchova <br />10 / 10 / K / Q / 8

#14 - Dahveed<br />Mauresmo / Henin / S.Williams / Hingis / Majoli <br />10 / 10 / Q / J / 6

#15 - Bulgar<br />Coetzer / Maleeva / Davenport / Pierce / Nola<br />9 / 9 / A / 5 / 4

#16 - Tine<br />Davenport / Clijsters / S.Williams / Shaughnessy / Tulyaganova <br />A / K / Q / 10 / 8

#17 - Bh440<br />Davenport / Clijsters / Seles / Henin / Bovina<br />A / K / Q / 10 / 6

#18 - Rocketta<br />Davenport / V.Williams / S.Williams / Kournikova / Rubin <br />A / K / Q / 7 / 6

#19 - Janice Kersey<br />Davenport / Clijsters / Hingis / Mikaelian / Hantuchova <br />A / K / J / 9 / 8

#20 - M_Pierce fan<br />Davenport / Capriati / Mauresmo / Tulyaganova / Pierce <br />A / Q / 10 / 8 / 5

#21 - Per4ever<br />Clijsters / Dokic / Hingis / Henin / Dementieva<br />K / Q / J / 10 / 8

#22 - Adrian<br />S.Williams / Hingis / Tulyaganova / <s>Zuluaga</s> SUGIYAMA / Reeves <br />Q / J / 8 / 7 / 6

DoctorG
Dec 13th, 2001, 08:18 AM
<font color=cyan>THE MAIN DRAW RESULTS!</font>

FIRST ROUND

AlexSydney ( 1 ) defeats Ayla<br />AlexSydney<br />Davenport / Clijsters / Seles / McQuillan / Henin <br />A / K / Q / @ / 10 <br />Ayla<br />Capriati / S.Williams / V.Williams / Mauresmo / Rubin <br />Q / Q / A / 10 / 6

Tennisace (Q4) defeats Brian & Luis<br />Tennisace<br />Clijsters / V.Williams / Henin / Shaughnessy / S.Williams <br />K / K / 10 / 10 / Q<br />Brian & Luis<br />Henin / Mauresmo / Hingis / Schnyder / Rubin <br />10 / 10 / J / 7 / 6

Beckl (Q1) defeats JCAPfan (Q3)<br />Beckl<br />Davenport / Clijsters / Dokic / Nagyova / Henin <br />A / K / Q / @ / 10 <br />JCAPfan<br />Clijsters / V.Williams / Capriati / S.Williams / Henin<br />K / K / Q / Q / 10

Tim Wilson ( 6 ) defeats BecoolSerenaLover (Q7)<br />Tim Wilson<br />Capriati / Seles / S.Williams / Henin / Mauresmo<br />Q / Q / Q / 10 / 10<br />BecoolSerenaLover<br />Clijsters / V.Williams / Davenport / S.Williams / Hingis <br />K / K / A / Q / J

The Pea ( 3 ) defeats James (Q2)<br />The Pea<br />Davenport / Petrova / Seles / Hingis / Henin <br />A / @ / Q / J / 10 <br />James<br />Dementieva / Hantuchova / Nagyova / V.Williams / Martinez <br />8 / 8 / @ / K / 9

Braveheart (WC #3) defeats Ray Rob<br />Braveheart<br />Schiavone / <s>Zuluaga</s> TANASUGARN / Davenport / V.Williams / Hingis<br />7 / 7 / A / K / J<br />RayRob<br />Davenport / Clijsters / Seles / Henin / Mikaelian <br />A / K / Q / 10 / 9

Jacs defeats CanIGetAWhat (WC #2)<br />Jacs<br />Clijsters / V.Williams / Dokic / S.Williams / Davenport<br />K / K / Q / Q / A<br />CanIGetaWhat<br />Clijsters / V.Williams / Davenport / S.Williams / Henin<br />K / K / A / Q / 10

Griffin defeats Susie ( 5 )<br />Griffin<br />Henin / Mauresmo / Testud / Clijsters / Bedanova <br />10 / 10 / 10 / K / 6<br />Susie<br />Clijsters / V.Williams / Henin / Testud / S.Williams <br />K / K / 10 / 10 / Q

ManuelanMaggieLover (Q8) defeats Arne ( 7 )<br />ManuelanMaggieLover<br />Clijsters / V.Williams / Davenport / Testud / Maleeva <br />K / K / A / 10 / 9<br />Arne<br />Seles / S.Williams / Davenport / Clijsters / Henin <br />Q / Q / A / K / 10

Fingon (WC #1) defeats Caio Braz (Q6)<br />Fingon<br />Hingis / Henin / Nagyova / Tulyaganova / Montolio<br />J / 10 / @ / 8 / 7<br />Caio Braz<br />Nagyova / Davenport / V.Williams / S.Williams / Bedanova<br />@ / A / K / Q / 6

Doris defeats Valda Lake<br />Doris<br />Davenport / Clijsters / Hingis / Mikaelian / Schnyder <br />A / K / J / 9 / 7 <br />Valda Lake<br />Davenport / Dokic / Mauresmo / Maleeva / Tulyaganova<br />A / Q / 10 / 9 / 8

Poe ( 4 ) defeats Moon (Q5)<br />Poe<br />Davenport / Clijsters / S.Williams / Hingis / Henin<br />A / K / Q / J / 10<br />Moon<br />Clijsters / V.Williams / Serna / Stevenson / Seles <br />K / K / 6 / 6 / Q

Josh ( 8 ) vs Kris<br />Josh<br />Henin / Testud / Davenport / Clijsters / Rubin <br />10 / 10 / A / K / 6<br />Kris<br />Davenport / Clijsters / Capriati / Testud / Schett <br />A / K / Q / 10 / 7

Tia Clara defeats DannyLovesMeghandMon<br />Tia Clara<br />Clijsters / V.Williams / Davenport / Capriati / Mauresmo <br />K / K / A / Q / 10<br />DannyLovesMeghandMon<br />Capriati / Seles / Davenport / V.Williams / Hingis<br />Q / Q / A / K / J

Carot defeats Paul (WC #4)<br />Carot<br />Clijsters / V.Williams / Davenport / Hingis / Henin<br />K / K / A / J / 10<br />Paul<br />Henin / Mauresmo / Davenport / Dokic / Pullin<br />10 / 10 / A / Q / 2

Sub defeats Sofiane ( 2 )<br />Sub<br />Capriati / Seles / S.Williams / Davenport / Clijsters<br />Q / Q / Q / A / K<br />Sofiane<br />Davenport / Clijsters / Capriati / Hingis / Kournikova<br />A / K / Q / J / 7

DoctorG
Dec 13th, 2001, 08:21 AM
SECOND ROUND

AlexSydney ( 1 ) defeats Tennisace (Q4)<br />AlexSydney<br />Davenport / Clijsters / Seles / McQuillan / Henin <br />A / K / Q / @ / 10 <br />Tennisace<br />Clijsters / V.Williams / Henin / Shaughnessy / S.Williams <br />K / K / 10 / 10 / Q

Tim Wilson ( 6 ) defeats Beckl (Q1) <br />Tim Wilson<br />Capriati / Seles / S.Williams / Henin / Mauresmo<br />Q / Q / Q / 10 / 10<br />Beckl<br />Davenport / Clijsters / Dokic / Nagyova / Henin <br />A / K / Q / @ / 10

The Pea ( 3 ) defeats Braveheart (WC #3)<br />The Pea<br />Davenport / Petrova / Seles / Hingis / Henin <br />A / @ / Q / J / 10 <br />Braveheart<br />Schiavone / <s>Zuluaga</s> TANASUGARN / Davenport / V.Williams / Hingis<br />7 / 7 / A / K / J

Griffin defeats Jacs<br />Griffin<br />Henin / Mauresmo / Testud / Clijsters / Bedanova <br />10 / 10 / 10 / K / 6<br />Jacs<br />Clijsters / V.Williams / Dokic / S.Williams / Davenport<br />K / K / Q / Q / A

Fingon (WC #1) defeats ManuelanMaggieLover (Q8)<br />Fingon<br />Hingis / Henin / Nagyova / Tulyaganova / Montolio<br />J / 10 / @ / 8 / 7<br />ManuelanMaggieLover<br />Clijsters / V.Williams / Davenport / Testud / Maleeva <br />K / K / A / 10 / 9

Poe ( 4 ) defeats Doris<br />Poe<br />Davenport / Clijsters / S.Williams / Hingis / Henin<br />A / K / Q / J / 10<br />Doris<br />Davenport / Clijsters / Hingis / Mikaelian / Schnyder <br />A / K / J / 9 / 7

Tia Clara defeats Josh ( 8 )<br />Tia Clara<br />Clijsters / V.Williams / Davenport / Capriati / Mauresmo <br />K / K / A / Q / 10<br />Josh<br />Henin / Testud / Davenport / Clijsters / Rubin <br />10 / 10 / A / K / 6

Sub defeats Carot<br />Sub<br />Capriati / Seles / S.Williams / Davenport / Clijsters<br />Q / Q / Q / A / K<br />Carot<br />Clijsters / V.Williams / Davenport / Hingis / Henin<br />K / K / A / J / 10

DoctorG
Dec 13th, 2001, 08:24 AM
QUARTERFINALS

Tim Wilson ( 6 ) defeats AlexSydney ( 1 )<br />Tim Wilson<br />Capriati / Seles / S.Williams / Henin / Mauresmo<br />Q / Q / Q / 10 / 10<br />AlexSydney<br />Davenport / Clijsters / Seles / McQuillan / Henin <br />A / K / Q / @ / 10

The Pea ( 3 ) defeats Griffin<br />The Pea<br />Davenport / Petrova / Seles / Hingis / Henin <br />A / @ / Q / J / 10 <br />Griffin<br />Henin / Mauresmo / Testud / Clijsters / Bedanova <br />10 / 10 / 10 / K / 6

Poe ( 4 ) defeats Fingon (WC #1)<br />Poe<br />Davenport / Clijsters / S.Williams / Hingis / Henin<br />A / K / Q / J / 10<br />Fingon<br />Hingis / Henin / Nagyova / Tulyaganova / Montolio<br />J / 10 / @ / 8 / 7

Sub defeats Tia Clara<br />Sub<br />Capriati / Seles / S.Williams / Davenport / Clijsters<br />Q / Q / Q / A / K<br />Tia Clara<br />Clijsters / V.Williams / Davenport / Capriati / Mauresmo <br />K / K / A / Q / 10

SEMIFINALS

Tim Wilson ( 6 ) defeats The Pea ( 3 )<br />Tim Wilson<br />Capriati / Seles / S.Williams / Henin / Mauresmo<br />Q / Q / Q / 10 / 10<br />The Pea<br />Davenport / Petrova / Seles / Hingis / Henin <br />A / @ / Q / J / 10

Poe ( 4 ) defeats Sub<br />Poe<br />Davenport / Clijsters / S.Williams / Hingis / Henin<br />A / K / Q / J / 10<br />Sub<br />Capriati / Seles / S.Williams / Davenport / Clijsters<br />Q / Q / Q / A / K

FINAL

Tim Wilson ( 6 ) defeats Poe ( 4 )<br />Tim Wilson<br />Capriati / Seles / S.Williams / Henin / Mauresmo<br />Q / Q / Q / 10 / 10<br />Poe<br />Davenport / Clijsters / S.Williams / Hingis / Henin<br />A / K / Q / J / 10

<font size=3><font color=salmon>[b]CONGRATULATIONS TO TIM!

Martian KC
Dec 13th, 2001, 02:06 PM
Congrats to Tim!!! A semifinal showing is not bad! <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> I lived up to my seeding. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

carot
Dec 13th, 2001, 02:36 PM
Congrats Tim (and our Poeglet <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> )

paul_masterton
Dec 13th, 2001, 05:23 PM
can i swap pullin for tanasugarn?

Paul

DoctorG
Dec 13th, 2001, 06:30 PM
Paul,<br />fine, I will update your choices in the sign up thread. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

DoctorG
Dec 14th, 2001, 09:50 AM
<font color=cyan>THE RANKING!</font>

#1 / 810 - Tim Wilson<br />#2 / 500 - Poe<br />#3 / 450 - The Pea<br />#4 / 402 - Sub<br />#5 / 400 - AlexSydney

#6 / 375 - Beckl<br />#7 / 325 - Fingon<br />#8 / 296 - Griffin<br />#9 / 249 - Tennisace<br />#10 / 242 - Jacs

#11 / 224 - Tia Clara<br />#12 / 209 - James<br />#13 / 205 - JCAPfan<br />#14 / 193 - ManuelanMaggieLover<br />#15 / 175 - Moon

#16 / 174 - Susie<br />#17 / 172 - Carot<br />#18 / 156 - Josh<br />#19 / 154 - Braveheart<br />#20 / 151 - BecoolSerenaLover

#21 / 143 - Caio Braz<br />#22 / 124 - Turt<br />#22 / 124 - CanIGetaWhat<br />#22 / 124 - DannyLovesMeghandMon<br />#25 / 122 - Arne

#26 / 116 - Buttercup<br />#27 / 108 - Ayla<br />#28 / 106 - Mary Pierce<br />#28 / 106 - Randy H<br />#30 / 104 - Doris

#31 / 98 - Dahveed<br />#32 / 96 - Paul<br />#33 / 90 - Polishprodigy<br />#34 / 88 - Brian & Luis<br />#35 / 82 - Bulgar

#36 / 58 - Ray Rob<br />#37 / 57 - Tine<br />#37 / 57 - Sofiane<br />#39 / 56 - Kris<br />#40 / 55 - Bh440<br />#40 / 55 - Janice Kersey

#42 / 54 - Per4ever<br />#43 / 53 - Valda Lake<br />#44 / 52 - Rocketta<br />#45 / 49 - M_Pierce fan<br />#46 / 44 - Adrian

DoctorG
Dec 14th, 2001, 09:52 AM
Note that the ranking has some slight differences from the tournament results, because the ranking considers the hand total value while the tournament outcome is decided only upon the poker combinations. For example, Per4ever was last but one in the qualifying round but finds himself a little bit higher in the ranking because he hadn’t an Ace to keep up with Rocketta and M_Pierce fan but had better card values overall. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

TOURNAMENT SCORES

Tournament points:<br />250 - Winner<br />200 - Runner-up<br />150 - Semifinalists<br />100 - Quarterfinalists<br />50 - 2nd round<br />25 - Qualifying round winners

As there wasn’t any complete ranking before the exhibition, I couldn’t assign any bonus for victories over higher ranked players.

PERFORMANCE SCORES

Card values<br />Ace - 14<br />King - 13<br />Queen - 12<br />Jack - 11<br />10 - 10<br />9 - 9<br />and so on...

Combination factors<br />30 - Straight Flush <br />15 - Four of a Kind <br />10 - Full House <br />7 - Flush <br />5 - Straight <br />4 - Three of a Kind<br />3 - Two Pairs<br />2 - Pair <br />1 - No combination

There have been 6 different types of combinations in this exhibition, let’s take a look at one example for each kind. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Tim Wilson<br />Capriati / Seles / S.Williams / Henin / Mauresmo<br />Q / Q / Q / 10 / 10<br />Hand total value: 12 + 12 + 12 + 10 + 10 = 56<br />Combination factor: full house, 10<br />Performance score: 56 x 10 = 560<br />Tournament result: winner, 250 pts<br />Overall score: 560 + 250 = 810

Beckl<br />Davenport / Clijsters / Dokic / Nagyova / Henin <br />A / K / Q / @ / 10 <br />Hand total value: 14 + 13 + 12 + 11 + 10 = 60<br />Combination factor: straight, 5<br />Performance score: 60 x 5 = 300<br />Tournament result: 2nd round + qualies, 50 + 25<br />Overall score: 300 + 50 + 25 = 375

James<br />Dementieva / Hantuchova / Nagyova / V.Williams / Martinez <br />8 / 8 / @ / K / 9<br />Hand total value: 8 + 8 + 8 + 13 + 9 = 46<br />Combination factor: three of a kind, 4<br />Performance score: 46 x 4 = 184<br />Tournament result: 1st round loss + qualies, 0 + 25<br />Overall score: 184 + 25 = 209

Susie<br />Clijsters / V.Williams / Henin / Testud / S.Williams <br />K / K / 10 / 10 / Q<br />Hand total value: 13 + 13 + 10 + 10 + 12 = 58<br />Combination factor: two pairs, 3<br />Performance score: 58 x 3 = 174<br />Tournament result: 1st round loss, 0<br />Overall score: 174 + 0 = 174

Bulgar<br />Coetzer / Maleeva / Davenport / Pierce / Nola<br />9 / 9 / A / 5 / 4<br />Hand total value: 9 + 9 + 14 + 5 + 4 = 41<br />Combination factor: pair, 2<br />Performance score: 41 x 2 = 82<br />Tournament result: lost in the qualies, 0<br />Overall score: 82 + 0 = 82

RayRob<br />Davenport / Clijsters / Seles / Henin / Mikaelian <br />A / K / Q / 10 / 9<br />Hand total value: 14 + 13 + 12 + 10 + 9 = 58<br />Combination factor: no combination, 1<br />Performance score: 58 x 1 = 58<br />Tournament result: 1st round loss, 0<br />Overall score: 58 + 0 = 58

Note that Ray Rob’s hand mere value was better than the tournament winner’s one, but the combination simply was not there. On the other hand, Bulgar’s 41 was the lowest of all, but having scored a pair guarantees a higher spot in the ranking thanks to the combination factor. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Adrian
Dec 14th, 2001, 10:04 AM
Ok, I'm gonig to take a stab at doing the right thing here, can I replace my 5th choice Reeves with Henin?

Adrian
Dec 14th, 2001, 10:14 AM
It's alright, I know I can't do that..My combination don't bad here, but 2 of them didn't really play this year, So I think I may hang on to it the way it is, thanking you sir <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

DoctorG
Dec 14th, 2001, 10:16 AM
Adrian,<br />ok, I will update your team in the other thread. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

DoctorG
Dec 14th, 2001, 10:18 AM
Oh, I see, so I'm not going to replace anyone. <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

DoctorG
Dec 14th, 2001, 10:22 AM
RESOLVING TIES

4 posters had the same combination ( A / K / Q / J / 10 ), but curiously they didn’t face one another. Tim beat them all. <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <br />Let’s see how they would have been ranked thanks to their spare cards. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

#1<br />Beckl<br />Farina-Elia / Krasnoroutskaya<br />@ / @

#2<br />AlexSydney<br />Krasnoroutskaya / Sanchez-Vicario<br />@ / 9

#3<br />The Pea<br />Panova / Suarez <br />@ / 7

#4<br />Poe<br />Raymond / Leon-Garcia<br />10 / 6

3 out of 4 had a joker as best value, so Poe is down to #4; despite the excellent tournament result, he would have lost if he had played one of the other three.<br />Comparing the second spare card, Beckl is first followed by AlexSydney and The Pea. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

manuelanmaggielover
Dec 14th, 2001, 11:45 AM
wow, I am ranked #14! not bad since this was my first time playing, thanks doc!

DoctorG
Dec 14th, 2001, 01:58 PM
ManuelanMaggieLover,<br />it was a very brilliant performance, the qualifying round was tough and you were able to upset the 7th seed Arne who has always been a great Tennis Poker player. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Adrian
Dec 14th, 2001, 09:35 PM
Doc, if I can place Henin there I will. I wasn't sure I could. Thanks Mate <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

James
Dec 14th, 2001, 09:37 PM
Henrieta is doing great things for me already. I am glad I chose her. Too bad I had such an excellent first round opponent.

DoctorG
Dec 15th, 2001, 08:17 AM
Adrian,<br />ok, I will update your team. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

James,<br />I think Henrieta is a clever choice, she often plays lower Tier tournaments when she performs consistently at high level, so I'm sure she's going to guarantee very good values. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

DoctorG
Dec 16th, 2001, 08:31 PM
So, we've arrived to the end of this tutorial exhibition, I hope you could come into a closer contact with the game rules and features. If you still have some doubt, feel free to ask any question and I'll be glad to answer. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

The entry list and the draw for the 1st tournament will be posted soon in another thread.

Thank you, good luck! <img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" />