I thought it would have been a good idea to have a brief reminder of how a score is assigned to the tennis player according to her tournament performance: round by round I will explain in detail what I do to determine the card values. :)
59 different players are involved in the Tennis Poker first leg.
6 of them are not playing the Australian Open, so they don’t get any score:
32 players reached the 2nd round. In Grand Slam events, a second round is worth a value of 3 or 4, according to the position in the draw. We will see what happens in Melbourne in the next two days. :)
Jan 17th, 2002, 10:00 PM
Players who lose in the second round get a value of 3 or 4 according to their draw position.
General rule: considering two tennis players who were beaten in the same round, <b><font color=lime>the player who lost in the draw section of a higher seed gets a higher value.</font></b> It’s the position which matters; not the seed herself, who may have already lost or may be just the player we’re giving the value.
In GS events (and all the events with draws of 128):
4 is the value which is given for the seeds #1 - #16 draw sections.
3 is the value which is given for the seeds #17 - #32 draw sections.
Jan 17th, 2002, 10:02 PM
Let’s see what happened at the Australian Open. :)
2nd round losers:
Meilen Tu, Tatiana Panova, Barbara Schwartz, Iva Majoli, Conchita Martinez, Anne Kremer, Daja Bedanova and Bianka Lamade.
Tu was beaten by Jennifer Capriati, the first seed => 4: Tu
Panova was the 29th seed => 3: Panova
Schwartz lost to #4 seed Kim Clijsters => 4: Schwartz
Majoli beat Sanchez-Vicario in the first round and Arantxa was the 14th seed => 4: Majoli
Conchita beat in the frst round Lina K, who replaced Serena Williams, seeded #6 => 4: Martinez
Kremer herself was the 28th seed => 3: Kremer
Bedanova herself was the 21st seed => 3: Bedanova
Lamade lost to Dechy, who beat Sandrine Testud, the 9th seed => 4: Lamade
Australian Open values:
4: Tu, Schwartz, Majoli, Martinez, Lamade
3: Panova, Kremer, Bedanova
In the third round we’re left with 24 of your players: everyone in the last 32 but Watson, Husarova, Pratt, Carlsson, Sucha, Adr Serra-Zanetti, Rittner and Medina-Garrigues. A value of 5 is guaranteed, but they may score a 6 if they are in the draw section of a high seed. We’ll see everything in detail in two days time. :)
Jan 17th, 2002, 10:06 PM
With smaller tournaments, the basic principle remains the same. :)
Draws of 64:
4 is the value which is given for the seeds #1 - #8 draw sections.
3 is the value which is given for the seeds #9 - #16 draw sections.
Draws of 32:
6 is the value which is given for the seeds #1 - #2 draw sections.
5 is the value which is given for the seeds #3 - #4 draw sections.
4 is the value which is given for the seeds #5 - #6 draw sections.
3 is the value which is given for the seeds #7 - #8 draw sections.
Sydney main draw included 32 tennis players (with 4 first round byes).
2nd round losers:
Capriati, the first seed herself => 6
Hantuchova lost to Shaughnessy (8) => 3
Kournikova lost Serena Williams (4) => 5
Coetzer lost to Mauresmo (6) => 4
Martinez lost to Henin (5) => 4
Farina-Elia lost to Clijsters (3) => 5
Nagyova lost to Testud (7) => 3
Raymond lost to Hingis (2) => 6
6: Capriati, Raymond
5: Farina-Elia, Kournikova
4: Martinez, Coetzer
3: Nagyova, Hantuchova
Jan 20th, 2002, 01:30 AM
Exactly a half of those 24 players have lost in the 3rd round and score a value of:
6, if they are in the draw sections of seeds #1 - #8
5, if they are in the draw sections of seeds #9 - #16
Let’s see the results from another perspective, starting from the seeds and not from the players. :)
Jan 20th, 2002, 01:32 AM
<b>Scoring a 6:</b>
1 - Jennifer Capriati, beat <b>Daniilidou</b> in the 3rd round
2 - Venus Williams, beat <b>Hantuchova</b> in the 3rd round
3 - Martina Hingis, beat Rittner in the 3rd round
4 - Kim Clijsters, beat Watson in the 3rd round
5 - Serena Williams, replaced by Lina K, who was beaten by Conchita Martinez, who was defeated by Carlsson-Svensson in the 3rd round
6 - Justine Henin, beat Pratt in the third round
7 - Amelie Mauresmo, beat <b>Tanasugarn</b> in the 3rd round
8 - Monica Seles, beat <b>Schiavone</b> in the 3rd round.
Considering that Rittner, Watson, Carlsson-Svensson and Pratt were not chosen, the result is:
9 - Sandrine Testud, defeated by <b>Dechy</b> in the first round
10 - Meghann <b>Shaughnessy</b> herself, beaten by Weingartner in the third round
11 - Silvia <b>Farina-Elia</b> herself, beaten by Adriana Serra-Zanetti
12 - Elena Dementieva, defeated <b>Serna</b> in the 3rd round
13 - Maggie Maleeva, beat <b>Raymond</b> in the 3rd round
14 - Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, out in the 1st round against Majoli, who was beaten in the following round by Husarova, winner over <b>Sugiyama</b> in round 3
15 - Amanda Coetzer, beat <b>Schett</b> in the 3rd round
16 - Iroda <b>Tulyaganova</b> herself, out in the third round against Rita Grande
You included in your combinations 12 out of the last 16 players. Husarova, Sucha, Adr Serra-Zanetti and Medina-Garrigues were the other four. :)
In a Grand Slam event a 4th round makes players score:
8, if they are in the draw sections of seeds #1 - #4
7, if they are in the draw sections of seeds #5 - #8
Jan 21st, 2002, 02:53 PM
<b><font color=dodgerblue>Scoring a 8:</font></b>
<b>Rita Grande</b> was defeated by the 1st seed Jennifer Capriati
<b>Maggie Maleeva</b> lost to the 2nd seed Venus Williams
<b>Amanda Coetzer</b> has been beaten by the 3rd seed Martina Hingis
Husarova collected only 2 games against the 4th seed Kim Clijsters
<b><font color=dodgerblue>Scoring a 7:</font></b>
Sucha beat Carlsson-Svensson who beat Conchita Martinez who beat Lina Krasnoroutskaya who replaced the 5th seed Serena Williams. :D
<b>Elena Dementieva </b>lost to the 6th seed Justine Henin
<b>Marlene Weingartner </b>beaten by the 7th seed Amelie Mauresmo
Medina-Garrigues was forced to retire against the 8th seed Monica Seles.
In Grand Slam events, the players who lose in the quarterfinals are given a value of:
10, if they are in the draw quarters of seeds #1 - #2
9, if they are in the draw quarters of seeds #3 - #4
<b><font color=lime>The scores for the four semifinalists are always the same</font></b>, no matter what the tournament tier or the draw size is:
J: Bottom half Semifinalist
Q: Top half Semifinalist
So, the most important values should be quite easy to spot. :)
Jan 21st, 2002, 03:56 PM
You picked all the 8 Australian Open quarterfinalists except Adriana Serra-Zanetti. :)
<b><font color=dodgerblue>Martina Hingis, Venus Williams</font></b> had already won a title. No matter what their Australian Open final outcome is, they will score an Ace at the end of the first leg.
This leaves us with 5 players.
<b><font color=dodgerblue>Jennifer Capriati, Amelie Mauresmo</font></b>
In Sydney, 7 for Amelie (quarterfinalist) and 6 for Jennifer (second round loser). They’re facing each other in the #1 seed draw quarter, and the one who lose will score a 10. If the winner of this clash loses in the semis, she will score a Q.
<b><font color=dodgerblue>Kim Clijsters</font></b>
A J for her semifinal in Sydney, a Q for a possible semifinal at the Australian Open.
<b><font color=dodgerblue>Justine Henin</font></b>
Justine was the Gold Coast runner-up, so she has already scored a K and she can better her value only winning the tournament.
<b><font color=dodgerblue>Monica Seles</font></b>
No warm up events for Monica, the Australian Open value will be her first score. A loss in the quarters against the #2 seed Venus Williams would be worth a 10. If she’s defeated in the semis she will get a J.
Jan 22nd, 2002, 11:18 PM
I read this thread each time you post DoctorG..and I still don't understand the meaning of this game :rolleyes:
But you are doing a hell of a job :D
Jan 22nd, 2002, 11:30 PM
thank you for your interest. If you have a particular question, I'll be glad to answer. :)
Anyway, be sure many posters are successful in this game without having the slightest idea of what they are doing. :D
Jan 23rd, 2002, 04:34 PM
<b><font color=dodgerblue>Scoring a 10:</font></b>
<b>Amelie Mauresmo</b>, beaten by Jennifer Capriati, seed #1.
<b>Venus Williams</b>, seed #2.