Important announcement - Tetetubby retires: effects on the game
I'm sad to announce that, after being a part of the game since 2002, Tetetubby will be retiring from Tennis Poker after the 3rd leg. A few of you already know the reasons behind this decision, which I'm not going to comment in a public forum. I will just make a few comments about what happens in the game with a retirement during the season and the effects on each Tennis Poker discipline.
After the 3rd leg, Tetetubby will be cancelled in all individual events, replaced by newbie ArturJFC in doubles with Princess Fiona and in national team events with the EU team.
Let's see all the details by discipline.
3rd leg last tournament. Removed from singles draws and rankings from the 4th leg.
3rd leg last tournament. Replaced by ArturJFC in doubles draws and rankings from the 4th leg. Fiona will bring to the new pair one half of the points earned in the last 8 legs with Tetetubby, just like in the regular doubles pair changes.
3rd leg last tournament. Removed from Doppio Giallo draws and rankings from the 4th leg. From the 5th leg, with another new entrant, we will have an odd number of players: it is the perfect chance to introduce a new rule. This will be discussed later in a dedicated thread.
3rd leg last tie. Replaced by ArturJFC in Fed Cup draws and national rankings of the EU team from the 4th leg.
3rd leg doubles quarterfinals last match. If they win, it will be ArturJFC to play the semis with Fiona in the 6th leg.
Replaced by ArturJFC in the Worlds team event semis in the 5th leg.
Removed from the 4th leg singles Worlds quarterfinals: The Crow advances to the 7th leg semis without playing.
3rd leg last match. He will finish first or second in Group C. If he is first, he will qualify for the 4th leg play-off and his opponent will win by wo. If he is second, he will qualify for the first round; instead of leaving an empty spot, the 2 eliminated posters will play for a lucky loser spot in the 4th leg.
3rd leg last tournament. Removed from Olympics draws and rankings from the 4th leg.
I'm sorry for the inconvenience, thank you for understanding the situation.