Originally intended as a game reserved to the previous year’s winners, all the posters will have a chance to win this title, including the newcomers!
But in this season the different divisions system has been abandoned: last year's achievements will be counted with bye assignments in the qualies, and posters with better 2009 records will start playing in a more advanced stage of the competition.
Here's the list of the 2009 regular tour (singles and doubles) and yearly contest medal (Fed Cup, Worlds, Doppio Giallo and Champions League) active winners:
Singles: Tetetubby, James, Adner, Klok, Princess Fiona
Doubles: Geewhiz & Kuilli, James, Meteor Shower, Kart, Gallofa & Rik.
Fed Cup: Ceze, -Ph51-, Meteor Shower, Rightous, The Crow, Per4ever, Arn
Worlds: James, The Crow, Geewhiz & Kuilli, -Ph51-
Doppio Giallo: Kuilli & The Crow, Arn & Gallofa
Champions League: The Crow, Meteor Shower
So, the 17 winners, listed by number of titles, are:
1: Adner, Ceze, Kart, Klok, Per4ever, Princess Fiona, Rightous, Rik., Tetetubby (9)
2: Arn, Gallofa, Geewhiz, -Ph51- (4)
3: James, Kuilli, Meteor Shower (3)
4: The Crow (1)
The 8 multiple winners Arn, Gallofa, Geewhiz, -Ph51, James, Kuilli, Meteor Shower and The Crow will skip the qualies and start right away in the 4th leg with the Round Robin groups.
The other 8 Round Robin spots will be assigned through 3 qualies round, but the other 26 posters will start at a different stage according to their 2009 season record.
Adner, Ceze, Kart, Klok, Per4ever, Princess Fiona, Rightous, Rik. and Tetetubby are the 9 posters with one 2009 title or medal: they will be directly qualified for the 3rd leg and will start playing only in the qualies final round.
The 11 posters coming back from the 2009 season without a title or medal are Muzzy, KC, Rocketta, GracefulVenus, Canuck, Valda Lake, CanIGetaWhat, Drake1980, Brian Stewart, ViennaCalling and DementievaDude: they get a qualies first round bye and advance directly to the 2nd leg.
The 6 newcomers ^bibi^, Yasmine, Dorien., Geoepee, Synu and Zamboni will start right away in the first leg.
The draw will be made round after round considering the updated singles ranking after each leg.
Check the following post for a detailed schedule.