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Post The 2011 Blackjack Tour - Year-End final update: congrats everyone!

After the first trials and last year's Winter Olympics, the blackjack game is back with a whole tour on its own!

All the additional features have been abandoned and it's down to the simple task of scoring 21 picking 2 players in the main draw of all the GS and Premier events. Each tournament will have a winner on its own and there will be a best 16 ranking to discover who qualifies for the Istanbul YEC.

First event: Sydney!

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Re: The 2011 Tennis Poker Blackjack Tour: sign up for Sydney!

Basic rules!

The aim of a Tennis Poker blackjack player is to score 21 picking 2 tennis players, which will represent your hand of 2 cards.

Card values are assigned in the exact same way of Tennis Poker tournaments: Ace to the winner, King to the runner-up, Q and J to the semifinalists...

In blackjack games:
Cards from 2 to 10 keep their own value.
J, Q and K are also worth 10.
Aces are counted as 11.

In this game, with these values, you don't run the risk to "bust" (going over 21) with only 2 cards. In the real game Aces can also be valued 1 in case of need, but it's useless in this case: the hit/stand choice, which is actually the real issue in blackjack, has been eliminated, together with any other strategy element such as bet, insurance, double down, split...

You just need to pick 2 tennis players in each draw, hoping they're going to advance as much as possible in the tournament.

You are allowed to add some back-up picks in case of a withdrawal. If you don’t, your spare card will be the new seeded player or the lucky loser who replaces your pick in the draw. Retirements during the tournament count as a regular match.

Original rules about beating the dealer and last year’s additional features for the winter sports have been eliminated: you are playing against the other Tennis Poker posters and the one with the best score will win the title!

Tie-breakers:
1 - Blackjack card values (K / J and Q / 10 both score 20 but the first has an edge)
2 - Blackjack values in that tournament for the traditional Tennis Poker team players
3 - Combination in the whole leg for the traditional Tennis Poker team players


Sign up!


Good luck!

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The 2011 Tennis Poker Blackjack Tour: calendar and results!

Calendar and results!

This blackjack tour will feature all the Grand Slam and Premier events, for a total of 24 tournaments. After Wimbledon, all the International events will be played too. The Istanbul YEC will be reserved for the best 4 players of the 2011 season, while the Bali ToC will be played by the 4 posters who have won more International titles.
You can play more than one event in the same week, but only the best result will be counted for the ranking.

Sydney
Kart, Kuilli, The Crow

Australian Open
Zamboni, Kart, Kuilli

Paris
Kuilli, Zamboni, Kart

Dubai
Kart, CanIGetaWhat, The Crow

Doha
CanIGetaWhat, Kuilli, Kart

Indian Wells
Kart, CanIGetaWhat, Kuilli

Miami
Kart, The Crow, Zamboni

Charleston
WTAtennis2011, The Crow, Kart

Stuttgart
Kart, The Crow, Kuilli

Madrid
Zamboni, Kuilli, CanIGetaWhat

Rome
Kart, Beesley, Kuilli

Brussels
WTAtennis2011, CanIGetaWhat, Zamboni

French Open
Kuilli, Beesley, WTAtennis2011

Eastbourne
The Crow, Kuilli, Zamboni

Wimbledon
Kart, Zamboni, Kuilli

Budapest
Beesley, The Crow, Kuilli

Bastad
Kuilli, Beesley, Zamboni

Palermo
Zamboni, Kuilli, The Crow

Bad Gastein
The Crow, Beesley, Kuilli

Baku
Zamboni, Kuilli, Beesley

Stanford
Kart, Kuilli, CanIGetaWhat

Washington
Kuilli, CanIGetaWhat, Zamboni

San Diego
Peanuts, Zamboni, CanIGetaWhat

Toronto
Beesley, Kuilli, Zamboni

Cincinnati
Beesley, Peanuts, Chmath

New Haven
The Crow, Beesley, Kuilli

Dallas
Kuilli, Chmath, Beesley

US Open
Zamboni, WTAtennis2011, Kuilli

Tashkent
The Crow, Kuilli, Zamboni

Quebec City
The Crow, Kuilli, Zamboni

Guangzhou
Zamboni, The Crow, Kuilli

Seoul
Zamboni, The Crow, Peanuts

Tokyo
The Crow, Zamboni, Kuilli

Beijing
Zamboni, JupiterLover, The Crow

Linz
Kuilli, JupiterLover, The Crow

Osaka
Kuilli, Zamboni, Beesley

Moscow
Zamboni, JupiterLover, Peanuts

Luxembourg
JupiterLover, Beesley, The Crow

Istanbul YEC
Zamboni, Beesley, Kuilli

Bali ToC
Zamboni, Kuilli, Beesley


8 tournaments are mandatory: the 4 GS in blue and the 4 Premier in green. The ranking is a best 16 with the 8 results in the mandatory events and the best 8 among all the other scores.

Race to Bali ToC: International title wins
#1 / 5 - Kuilli (Bastad, Dallas, Linz, Washington, Osaka)
#2 / 4 - Zamboni (Palermo, Baku, Guangzhou, Seoul)
#3 / 3 - The Crow (Bad Gastein, Quebec City, Tashkent)
#4 / 1 - Beesley (Budapest)
#4 / 1 - JupiterLover (Luxembourg)


Top 4 at the end of the season have qualified.


Title wins and podium placements
#1 - Zamboni (11, 5, 8)
#2 - Kart (8, 1, 3)
#3 - Kuilli (7, 11, 12)
#4 - The Crow (6, 6, 6)
#5 - Beesley (3, 7, 4)
#6 - WTAtennis2011 (2, 1, 1)
#7 - CanIGetaWhat (1, 4, 3)
#8 - JupiterLover (1, 3, 0)
#9 - Peanuts (1, 1, 2)
#10 - Chmath (0, 1, 1)


2011 Year-End update.

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The 2011 Tennis Poker Blackjack Tour: ranking!

Ranking!

The ranking is a best 16 with the 8 results in the mandatory events and the best 8 among all the other scores. You can play more than one event in the same week but only the best result will be counted. The points earned in each event are the blackjack score + bonus for top 3:
Grand Slam: 15, 10, 5
Mandatory Premier, YEC: 12, 8, 4
Premier 5, Bali ToC: 9, 6, 3
Other Premier: 6, 4, 2
International: 3, 2, 1

#1
Zamboni: 402

Mandatory: 201
US Open: 20+15, 35
Australian Open: 17+15, 32
Wimbledon: 20+10, 30
Beijing: 14+12, 26
Madrid: 12+12, 24
Miami: 18+4, 22
Indian Wells: 17
French Open: 15
Best 8: 201
Bali ToC: 21+9, 30
Istanbul YEC: 16+12, 28
Moscow: 21+6, 27 (& Luxembourg: 12 )
San Diego: 20+4, 24
Tokyo: 17+6, 23
Paris: 19+4, 23
Guangzhou: 20+3, 23 (& Seoul: 12+3, 15 )
Osaka: 21+2, 23 (& Linz: 12 )
Other: Washington: 21+1, 22 (& Stanford: 11 ), Brussels: 20+2, 22 , Baku: 18+3, 21 , Palermo: 18+3, 21 (& Bad Gastein: 4), Eastbourne: 18+2, 20 , Toronto: 16+3, 19 , Budapest: 18 (& Bastad 12+1, 13 ), Doha: 16, New Haven: 16 (& Dallas: 14 ), Quebec: 14+1, 15 (& Tashkent: 13+1, 14 ), Rome: 15 , Charleston: 15 , Stuttgart: 15 , Cincinnati: 13 , Dubai: 13, Sydney: 12

#2
Kart: 360

Mandatory: 164
Wimbledon: 21+15, 36
Indian Wells: 19+12, 31
Miami: 18+12, 30
Australian Open: 17+10, 27
US Open: 16
French Open: 10
Beijing: 7
Madrid: 7
Best 8: 196
Dubai: 21+9, 30
Rome: 19+9, 28
Stanford: 21+6, 27 (& Washington: 0)
Stuttgart: 20+6, 26
Sydney: 17+6, 23
Doha: 20+2, 22
Paris: 19+2, 21
Charleston: 17+2, 19
Other: San Diego: 19 , Toronto: 15 , Eastbourne: 12 , Tokyo: 12 , New Haven: 11 (& Dallas: 0 ), Cincinnati: 7 , Baku: 0 , Bad Gastein: 0 (& Palermo: 0), Bastad: 0 (& Budapest: 0 ), Brussels: 0 , Quebec: 0 (& Tashkent: 0 ), Guangzhou: 0 (& Seoul: 0 ), Osaka: 0 (& Linz: 0 ), Moscow: 0 (& Luxembourg: 0 )

#3
Kuilli: 354

Mandatory: 164
French Open: 16+15, 31
Wimbledon: 18+5, 23
Indian Wells: 19+4, 23
Australian Open: 16+5, 21
US Open: 16+5, 21
Madrid: 12+8, 20
Miami: 18
Beijing: 7
Best 8: 190
Paris: 21+6, 27
Bali ToC: 20+6, 26
Doha: 20+4, 24
Osaka: 21+3, 24 (& Linz: 14+3, 17 )
Washington: 21+3, 24 (& Stanford: 14+4, 18 )
Toronto: 16+6, 22
Eastbourne: 18+4, 22
Stuttgart: 19+2, 21
Other: Guangzhou: 19+1, 20 (& Seoul: 5 ), Baku: 18+2, 20 , Tokyo: 17+3, 20 , Rome: 17+3, 20 , Sydney: 16+4, 20, Quebec: 17+2, 19 (& Tashkent: 13+2, 15 ), Istanbul YEC: 15+4, 19 , New Haven: 17+2, 19 (& Dallas: 15+3, 18 ), San Diego: 19 , Budapest: 18+1, 19 (& Bastad: 13+3, 16 ), Palermo: 14+2, 16 (& Bad Gastein: 4 ), Brussels: 16 , Charleston: 15 , Moscow: 15 (& Luxembourg: 13 ), Dubai: 10, Cincinnati: 7

#4
The Crow: 315

Mandatory: 128
Miami: 18+8, 26
Indian Wells: 19
Beijing: 13+4, 17
Wimbledon: 17
Australian Open: 16
French Open: 13
US Open: 12
Madrid: 8
Best 8: 187
Tokyo: 20+9, 29
New Haven: 21+6, 27 (& Dallas: 6)
Eastbourne: 18+6, 24
Stuttgart: 19+4, 23
Budapest: 20+2, 22 (& Bastad: 7 )
Charleston: 17+4, 21
Guangzhou: 19+2, 21 (& Seoul: 10+2, 12 )
Osaka: 20 (& Linz: 13+1, 14 )
Other: Quebec: 17+3, 20 (& Tashkent: 13+3, 16 ), Bali ToC: 19 , Dubai: 16+3, 19, Sydney: 16+2, 18, Paris: 17 , Bad Gastein 13+3, 16 (& Palermo: 14+1, 15 ), Baku: 15 , Moscow: 15 (& Luxembourg: 13+1, 14 ), Brussels: 15 , Doha: 15, Istanbul YEC: 13 , Stanford: 13 (& Washington: 12), Rome: 12 , Toronto: 10 , Cincinnati: 7 , San Diego: 0

#5
CanIGetaWhat: 281

Mandatory: 117
Indian Wells: 19+8, 27
Miami: 18
US Open: 16
Australian Open: 16
Wimbledon: 15
Madrid: 11+4, 15
French Open: 10
Beijing: 0
Best 8: 164
Doha: 21+6, 27
Brussels: 21+4, 25
Dubai: 17+6, 23
Washington: 21+2, 23 (& Stanford: 13+2, 15 )
San Diego: 20+2, 22
Stuttgart: 15
Toronto: 15
Eastbourne: 14
Other: Rome: 14 , Quebec: 13 (& Tashkent: 10 ), New Haven: 8 (& Dallas: 4 ), Cincinnati: 7 , Sydney: 0 , Paris: 0 , Tokyo: 0 , Baku: 0 , Bad Gastein: 0 (& Palermo: 0), Bastad: 0 (& Budapest: 0 ), Charleston: 0 , Guangzhou: 0 (& Seoul: 0 ), Osaka: 0 (& Linz: 0 ), Moscow: 0 (& Luxembourg: 0 )

#6
Beesley: 271

Mandatory: 80
French Open: 15+10, 25
US Open: 16+5, 21
Wimbledon: 15
Madrid: 10
Beijing: 9
Indian Wells: 0
Miami: 0
Australian Open: 0
Best 8: 191
New Haven: 21+4, 25 (& Dallas: 15+1, 16)
Toronto: 16+9, 25
Istanbul YEC: 16+8, 24
Cincinnati: 15+9, 24
Budapest: 21+3, 24 (& Bastad: 13+2, 15 )
Rome: 18+6, 24
Bali ToC: 20+3, 23
Osaka: 21+1, 22 (& Linz: 12 )
Other: Washington: 21 (& Stanford: 13 ), San Diego: 20 , Baku: 18+1, 19 , Luxembourg: 16+2, 18 (&Moscow: 13 ), Tokyo: 17 , Brussels: 16 , Bad Gastein 13+2, 15 (& Palermo: 12 ), Quebec: 13 (& Tashkent: 6 ), Eastbourne: 12 , Guangzhou: 11 (& Seoul: 5 ), Charleston: 0 , Stuttgart: 0 , Doha: 0 , Dubai: 0 , Sydney: 0 , Paris: 0

#7
WTAtennis2011: 185

Mandatory: 72
US Open: 20+10, 30
French Open: 15+5, 20
Wimbledon: 12
Madrid: 10
Indian Wells: 0
Miami: 0
Australian Open: 0
Beijing: 0
Best 8: 113
Brussels: 21+6, 27
Charleston: 21+6, 27
Toronto: 15
Eastbourne: 14
Stuttgart: 14
Tokyo: 9
Budapest: 7 (& Bastad: 5 )
Doha: 0
Other: Dubai: 0 , New Haven: 0 (& Dallas: 0 ), Rome: 0 , San Diego: 0, Washington: 0 (& Stanford: 0 ), Baku: 0 , Bad Gastein: 0 (& Palermo: 0), Sydney: 0 , Paris: 0 , Cincinnati: 0 , Quebec: 0 (& Tashkent: 0 ), Guangzhou: 0 (& Seoul: 0 ), Osaka: 0 (& Linz: 0 ), Moscow: 0 (& Luxembourg: 0 )

#8
Chmath: 107

Mandatory: 12
US Open: 12
French Open: 0
Wimbledon: 0
Madrid: 0
Indian Wells: 0
Miami: 0
Australian Open: 0
Beijing: 0
Best 8: 95
Washington: 20 (& Stanford: 12 )
Cincinnati: 14+3, 17
Dallas: 15+2, 17 (& New Haven: 8 )
Toronto: 16
Quebec: 13 (& Tashkent: 10 )
San Diego: 12
Brussels: 0
Charleston: 0
Other: Tokyo: 0 , Eastbourne: 0 , Stuttgart: 0 , Doha: 0 , Dubai: 0 , Rome: 0 , Baku: 0 , Bad Gastein: 0 (& Palermo: 0), Bastad: 0 (& Budapest: 0 ), Sydney: 0 , Paris: 0 , Guangzhou: 0 (& Seoul: 0 ), Osaka: 0 (& Linz: 0 ), Moscow: 0 (& Luxembourg: 0 )

#9
JupiterLover: 98

Mandatory: 21
Beijing: 13+8, 21
US Open: 0
French Open: 0
Wimbledon: 0
Madrid: 0
Indian Wells: 0
Miami: 0
Australian Open: 0
Best 8: 77
Moscow: 19+4, 23 (& Luxembourg: 16+3, 19 )
Bali ToC: 20
Osaka: 20 (& Linz: 13+2, 15 )
Tokyo: 14
Washington: 0 (& Stanford: 0 )
Cincinnati: 0
Dallas: 0 (& New Haven: 0 )
Toronto: 0
Other: Quebec: 0 (& Tashkent: 0 ), San Diego: 0 , Brussels: 0 , Charleston: 0 , Eastbourne: 0 , Stuttgart: 0 , Doha: 0 , Dubai: 0 , Rome: 0 , Baku: 0 , Bad Gastein: 0 (& Palermo: 0), Bastad: 0 (& Budapest: 0 ), Sydney: 0 , Paris: 0 , Guangzhou: 0 (& Seoul: 0 )


2011 Year-End update.

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Sign up!

Deadline for Sydney: January 9th

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Tie-breakers:
1 - Blackjack card values (K / J and Q / 10 both score 20 but the first has an edge)
What about K/10 and Q/J?

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Ooooo, you all better watch out!! I'm ready to get some wins this year.

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*subscribes to thread*
I'm in, I liked this last year

What would you say if we could make
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Clijsters/Zvonareva (replacement: Wozniacki)

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Dammit Crow, you beat me to it
And choosing the same players as you is boring, so won't do that.

Wozniacki/Zvonareva then.
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Pfff. I don't care about boring. I'm not going to lose out on points just because you two picked first.

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Where are all the other players? Winning this would be just too easy like that.

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Not that easy.

Clijsters/Kuznetsova.
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What about K/10 and Q/J?
In that case, the rule states Linda wins it all.
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Sydney entry list

The Crow
Clijsters/Zvonareva (replacement: Wozniacki)

Zamboni
Wozniacki/Zvonareva Backup: Clijsters

Kuilli
Clijsters/Zvonareva back-up: Wozniacki

Kart
Clijsters/Kuznetsova.


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