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Old Jul 29th, 2009, 11:15 AM   #1
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Re: Choose Your Band #2 - Los Angeles! TAKES 1 MINUTE TO PLAY!

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 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.
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Old Jul 29th, 2009, 11:15 AM   #2
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Choose Your Band #2 - Los Angeles! TAKES 1 MINUTE TO PLAY!

LOS ANGELES

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 Mattek-Sands
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)
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

Bracket 5 (expected points 0)
41. Nicole Vaidisova

All comments appreciated!
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Ranking points after Stanford
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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

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Re: Choose Your Band #2 - Los Angeles! TAKES 1 MINUTE TO PLAY!

B1: Azarenka
B2: Ivanovic
B3: Razzano
B4: Sharapova
B5: Qualifier 2
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1: Wozniacki
2: Cibulkova
3: Zheng
4: Peng
5: Vaidisova
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B1: Azarenka
B2: Ivanovic
B3: Stosur
B4: Sharapova
B5: Mattek-Sands
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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
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B1: Safina
B2: Ivanovic
B3: Stosur
B4: Sharapova
B5: Wickmayer
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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
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Re: Choose Your Band #2 - Los Angeles! TAKES 1 MINUTE TO PLAY!

B1: Safina
B2: Petrova
B3: Li
B4: A.Bondarenko
B5: Garbin
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B1 : Victoria Azarenka
B2 : Ana Ivanovic
B3 : Flavia Pennetta
B4 : Alona Bondarenko
B5 : Yanina Wickmayer
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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
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Main draw is out:
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/S...9/805/MDS2.pdf
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Bracket 1 : Caroline Wozniacki
Bracket 2 : Agnieszka Radwańska
Bracket 3 : Francesca Schiavone
Bracket 4 : Aleksandra Wozniak
Bracket 5 : Tathiana Garbin
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