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View Poll Results: How many first round byes?
Singles: no byes 12 80.00%
Singles: byes for top 4 3 20.00%
Doubles: no byes 8 53.33%
Doubles: byes for top 2 3 20.00%
Other proposals: please specify 0 0%
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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old Jan 12th, 2009, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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Question How many first round byes?

With the number of players going up a bit, we need to discuss how many first round byes should be granted to the top seeds in singles and doubles. If we don't reduce that number, one third of the singles players and doubles pair will be already out in the qualies.

Singles: 42 entrants
Main draw size: 32
1) No byes: 24 direct entries, 4 wild cards; 14 players in the qualies: 3 qualifiers, 1 lucky loser, 10 out
2) Bye for top 4: 20 direct entries, 4 wild cards; 18 players in the qualies: 3 qualifiers, 1 lucky loser, 14 out

Doubles: 21 pairs
Main draw size: 16
3) No byes: 10 direct entries, 2 wild cards; 9 pairs in the qualies: 3 qualifiers, 1 lucky loser, 5 out
4) Bye for top 2: 8 direct entries, 2 wild cards; 11 pairs in the qualies: 3 qualifiers, 1 lucky loser, 7 out

Option 2 & 4 are the current ones, let me know what you think.

Multiple votes are allowed in this poll, so that you can express your opinion for both singles and doubles draws.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old Jan 14th, 2009, 02:07 PM
 
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Re: How many first round byes?

If removing byes means letting more posters into the main draw then I support that.

I know the bye makes it look more realistic but the top ranked players aren't really losing much by not progressing a round or so further as they're getting the same points irrespective .

Just my two cents.
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old Jan 14th, 2009, 02:07 PM
 
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Re: How many first round byes?

OMG I gave a semi serious answer in this forum .

That's one new year's resolution broken already .
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old Jan 14th, 2009, 02:41 PM
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Re: How many first round byes?

What do you mean semi serious?

In all seriousness, I agree with Kart.

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Re: How many first round byes?

I also say no byes if it permits others to play.

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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old Jan 14th, 2009, 11:59 PM
 
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Re: How many first round byes?

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What do you mean semi serious?
One cannot ever be fully serious about a game that has Kuilli as the no.1 ranked player .
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Re: How many first round byes?

*ignoring Kart*

I'm also OK with no first round byes, even though that might mean losing easy 50 points in the 1st leg if my players are not starting to do any better.
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Re: How many first round byes?

Actually, I'm changing my mind a bit. I kinda like the byes. But I will go with whatever majority chooses.
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 2009, 09:33 PM
 
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Re: How many first round byes?

I'm surprised you like byes.

Don't they have a winning record over you ?
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 2009, 09:51 PM
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Re: How many first round byes?

Byes and I have come to an understanding that from now on I'll be the one winning.
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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 2009, 06:15 PM
 
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Re: How many first round byes?

That must be the same understanding that you and I have in singles.
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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 2009, 09:00 PM
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Re: How many first round byes?

Yes. We'll just have to wait and see if you keep your end of the deal. I have a lot more faith in Bye, though. I also had the same understanding with The Crow in 8th leg, but he backed out at the last minute and decided to beat me instead.
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Re: How many first round byes?

Bump!

A few more days to vote, though it seems clear the majority does want to cancel the bye privileges.
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Re: How many first round byes?

so is Bye retiring?

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Re: How many first round byes?

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so is Bye retiring?
Looks like it.

Kart has to find someone else to support now.
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