Re: Choose Your Band #2  Los Angeles! TAKES 1 MINUTE TO PLAY!
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 and in draw. Example(32 draw, 8 seeds): Place on entry list: 1 to 4  semifinal 5 to 8  quarterfinal 9 to 16  Last 16(when not meeting a seed in 1st round) or Last 32(when meeting a seed in 1st round) 17 to 32  Last 32 Points are based on WTA's points schelude made for certain type of tournament, so in Los Angeles we'll use Premier points(470/320/200/120/60/40/0). Please note that I will assign 0 points for first round. Next Ins, Qualifiers and Wild Cards are assigned in order they appear in draw and their points will be doubled. (note: if there will be 9 Q/LL's in the draw of Los Angeles, 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. You can edit your picks ONLY ONCE. You have to quote your previous picks when editing them. General Ranking Rules: We will use percentages of amount of points gathered in a tournament for ranking purposes. 100% will be amount of points gathered by best player, and therefore 1st player of each tournament will be given a basic amount of 100 points. A player who gathers 50% of 1st players points will get 50 basic points. Special bonus points for best finishers will be added to basic points. 1st place finisher will get 20 points, 2nd player will get 10 and 3rd will be given 5 points. Then the amount of points will be multiplied by a tournament multiplier determined by level of tournament. The multiplier is 0,01*amount of points a WTA winner gets, so for example in Premier tournament like Los Angeles, the multiplier is 0,01*470=4,7, while in Grand Slams its 0,01*2000=20. All tournaments played will be counted in the rankings. 
Choose Your Band #2  Los Angeles! TAKES 1 MINUTE TO PLAY!
Bracket 1 (expected points 200) 1. Dinara Safina 2. Vera Zvonareva 3. Victoria Azarenka 4. Caroline Wozniacki Bracket 2 (expected points 120) 5. Nadia Petrova 6. Ana Ivanovic 7. Dominika Cibulkova 8. Agnieszka Radwańska Bracket 3 (expected points 60) 9. Marion Bartoli 10. Flavia Pennetta 11. Virginie Razzano 12. Na Li 13. Samantha Stosur 14. Jie Zheng 15. Kaia Kanepi 16. Francesca Schiavone Bracket 4 (expected points 40 or 0  depends on distance to a seed) 17. Sabine Lisicki 18. Daniela Hantuchova 19. Sybille Bammer 20. Sorana Cirstea 21. Agnes Szavay 22. Alona Bondarenko 23. Elena Vesnina 24. Alisa Kleybanova 25. Aleksandra Wozniak 26. Shuai Peng 27. Ekaterina Makarova 28. Lucie Safarova 29. Anna Chakvetadze 30. Maria Kirilenko 31. Anne Keothavong 37. Maria Sharapova (bumped) Bracket 5 (expected points 0) 32. Yanina Wickmayer 33. Melinda Czink 34. Ai Sugiyama 35. Tathiana Garbin 36. Julie Coin 38. Shahar Peer 39. Ayumi Morita 40. Bethanie MattekSands 41. Nicole Vaidisova 42. Meghann Shaughnessy Next In 1 Next In 2 Next In 3 Qualifier 1 Qualifier 2 Qualifier 3 Qualifier 4 Qualifier 5 Qualifier 6 Qualifier 7 Qualifier 8 Wild Card 1 Wild Card 2 Wild Card 3 Pick Example Bracket 1 (expected points 200) Bracket 2 (expected points 120)2. Venus Williams 7. Agnieszka Radwańska Bracket 3 (expected points 60) 15. Alisa Kleybanova Bracket 4 (expected points 0) 18. Anna Chakvetadze Bracket 5 (expected points 0) 41. Nicole Vaidisova All comments appreciated! 
Re: Choose Your Band #2  Los Angeles! TAKES 1 MINUTE TO PLAY!
Ranking points after Stanford

Re: Choose Your Band #2  Los Angeles! TAKES 1 MINUTE TO PLAY!
1. Dinara Safina Bracket 2 (expected points 120) 5. Nadia Petrova Bracket 3 (expected points 60) 10. Flavia Pennetta Bracket 4 (expected points 40 or 0  depends on distance to a seed) 21. Agnes Szavay Bracket 5 (expected points 0) 33. Melinda Czink 
Re: Choose Your Band #2  Los Angeles! TAKES 1 MINUTE TO PLAY!
B1: Azarenka
B2: Ivanovic B3: Razzano B4: Sharapova B5: Qualifier 2 
Re: Choose Your Band #2  Los Angeles! TAKES 1 MINUTE TO PLAY!
1: Wozniacki
2: Cibulkova 3: Zheng 4: Peng 5: Vaidisova 
Re: Choose Your Band #2  Los Angeles! TAKES 1 MINUTE TO PLAY!
B1: Azarenka
B2: Ivanovic B3: Stosur B4: Sharapova B5: MattekSands 
Re: Choose Your Band #2  Los Angeles! TAKES 1 MINUTE TO PLAY!
B1: Victoria Azarenka
B2: Ana Ivanovic B3: Samantha Stosur B4: Sabine Lisicki B5: Melinda Czink 
Re: Choose Your Band #2  Los Angeles! TAKES 1 MINUTE TO PLAY!
B1: Safina
B2: Ivanovic B3: Stosur B4: Sharapova B5: Wickmayer 
Re: Choose Your Band #2  Los Angeles! TAKES 1 MINUTE TO PLAY!
B1: Dinara Safina
B2: Nadia Petrova B3: Samantha Stosur B4: Alona Bondarenko B5: Ai Sugiyama 
Re: Choose Your Band #2  Los Angeles! TAKES 1 MINUTE TO PLAY!
B1: Safina
B2: Petrova B3: Li B4: A.Bondarenko B5: Garbin 
Re: Choose Your Band #2  Los Angeles! TAKES 1 MINUTE TO PLAY!
B1 : Victoria Azarenka :(
B2 : Ana Ivanovic B3 : Flavia Pennetta B4 : Alona Bondarenko B5 : Yanina Wickmayer 
Re: Choose Your Band #2  Los Angeles! TAKES 1 MINUTE TO PLAY!
Bracket 1 (expected points 200)
1. Dinara Safina Bracket 2 (expected points 120) 5. Nadia Petrova Bracket 3 (expected points 60) 12. Na Li Bracket 4 (expected points 40 or 0  depends on distance to a seed) 23. Elena Vesnina Bracket 5 (expected points 0) 32. Yanina Wickmayer 
Re: Choose Your Band #2  Los Angeles! TAKES 1 MINUTE TO PLAY!
Main draw is out:
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/S...9/805/MDS2.pdf 
Re: Choose Your Band #2  Los Angeles! TAKES 1 MINUTE TO PLAY!
Bracket 1 : Caroline Wozniacki
Bracket 2 : Agnieszka Radwańska Bracket 3 : Francesca Schiavone Bracket 4 : Aleksandra Wozniak Bracket 5 : Tathiana Garbin 
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