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Jul 20th, 2009, 07:42 PM

Choose Your Band!

Welcome to "Choose Your Band!"! It's a simple game and you need just a minute to play it. All you have to do is choosing one player from each bracket. Players are divided into brackets by their ranking, but sometimes a player might be bumped to balance the brackets(only in extreme cases like players coming back from retirement or injuries).

Scoring

The formula used to determine a score of a player is: RESULT = ACHIEVED RESULT - EXPECTED RESULT, where RESULT>=0, so you can't lose points by picking someone.

Expected result is a result based on player's position on entry list:

1 to 4 - semifinal

5 to 8 - quarterfinal

9 to 16 - Last 16

17 to 32 - Last 32

(...)

Points are based on WTA's points schelude made for certain type of tournament, so in Stanford we'll use Premier points(470/320/200/120/60/0). Please note that I will assign 0 points for first round.

Qualifiers and Wild Cards are assigned in order they appear in draw and their points will be doubled.

(note: if there will be 5 Q/LL's in the draw of Stanford, we will use only first four ones)

Withdrawals

When a player withdraws, a random player from same bracket will be chosen.

Everyone who had the player chosen will have her replaced by same player.

The deadline is the SCHELUDED time of start of first match of tournament's main draw.

STANFORD

Bracket 1 (expected points 200)

1. Serena Williams

2. Venus Williams

3. Elena Dementieva

4. Jelena Jankovic

Bracket 2 (expected points 120)

5. Nadia Petrova

6. Dominika Cibulkova

7. Agnieszka Radwańska

8. Marion Bartoli

Bracket 3 (expected points 60)

9. Li Na

10. Samantha Stosur

11. Sybille Bammer

12. Sabine Lisicki

13. Daniela Hantuchova

14. Sorana Cirstea

15. Alisa Kleybanova

24. Maria Sharapova(bumped from Bracket 4, reason: being underranked due to injury)

Bracket 4 (expected points 0)

16. Aleksandra Wozniak

17. Shuai Peng

18. Anna Chakvetadze

19. Maria Kirilenko

20. Melinda Czink

21. Ai Sugiyama

22. Anne Keothavong

23. Bethanie Mattek-Sands

Qualifier 1

Qualifier 2

Qualifier 3

Qualifier 4

Wild Card 1

Wild Card 2

Wild Card 3

Wild Card 4

If enough players will want to play, I will manage the tournaments every week and I will create the general ranking rules then.

Pick Example

Bracket 1 (expected points 200)

2. Venus Williams

Bracket 2 (expected points 120)

7. Agnieszka Radwańska

Bracket 3 (expected points 60)

15. Alisa Kleybanova

Bracket 4 (expected points 0)

18. Anna Chakvetadze

All comments appreciated!

Welcome to "Choose Your Band!"! It's a simple game and you need just a minute to play it. All you have to do is choosing one player from each bracket. Players are divided into brackets by their ranking, but sometimes a player might be bumped to balance the brackets(only in extreme cases like players coming back from retirement or injuries).

Scoring

The formula used to determine a score of a player is: RESULT = ACHIEVED RESULT - EXPECTED RESULT, where RESULT>=0, so you can't lose points by picking someone.

Expected result is a result based on player's position on entry list:

1 to 4 - semifinal

5 to 8 - quarterfinal

9 to 16 - Last 16

17 to 32 - Last 32

(...)

Points are based on WTA's points schelude made for certain type of tournament, so in Stanford we'll use Premier points(470/320/200/120/60/0). Please note that I will assign 0 points for first round.

Qualifiers and Wild Cards are assigned in order they appear in draw and their points will be doubled.

(note: if there will be 5 Q/LL's in the draw of Stanford, we will use only first four ones)

Withdrawals

When a player withdraws, a random player from same bracket will be chosen.

Everyone who had the player chosen will have her replaced by same player.

The deadline is the SCHELUDED time of start of first match of tournament's main draw.

STANFORD

Bracket 1 (expected points 200)

1. Serena Williams

2. Venus Williams

3. Elena Dementieva

4. Jelena Jankovic

Bracket 2 (expected points 120)

5. Nadia Petrova

6. Dominika Cibulkova

7. Agnieszka Radwańska

8. Marion Bartoli

Bracket 3 (expected points 60)

9. Li Na

10. Samantha Stosur

11. Sybille Bammer

12. Sabine Lisicki

13. Daniela Hantuchova

14. Sorana Cirstea

15. Alisa Kleybanova

24. Maria Sharapova(bumped from Bracket 4, reason: being underranked due to injury)

Bracket 4 (expected points 0)

16. Aleksandra Wozniak

17. Shuai Peng

18. Anna Chakvetadze

19. Maria Kirilenko

20. Melinda Czink

21. Ai Sugiyama

22. Anne Keothavong

23. Bethanie Mattek-Sands

Qualifier 1

Qualifier 2

Qualifier 3

Qualifier 4

Wild Card 1

Wild Card 2

Wild Card 3

Wild Card 4

If enough players will want to play, I will manage the tournaments every week and I will create the general ranking rules then.

Pick Example

Bracket 1 (expected points 200)

2. Venus Williams

Bracket 2 (expected points 120)

7. Agnieszka Radwańska

Bracket 3 (expected points 60)

15. Alisa Kleybanova

Bracket 4 (expected points 0)

18. Anna Chakvetadze

All comments appreciated!