Originally intended as a game reserved to the previous year’s winners, all the posters will have a chance to win this title!
Just like for the 2010 edition, the previous year's achievements will be counted with bye assignments in the qualies, and posters with better records will start playing in a more advanced stage of the competition.
Here's the list of the 2010 regular tour (singles and doubles) and yearly contest medal (Fed Cup, Worlds, Doppio Giallo and Champions League) active winners:
Singles: Brian Stewart (twice), The Crow, Kuilli, Geewhiz, Zamboni
Doubles: Canuck & Drake1980 (twice), Adner & The Crow (twice), Valda Lake & Brian Stewart, .Ph51-, Zamboni
Fed Cup: Arn, The Crow, Ceze, -Ph51-, Yasmine, Valda Lake, Brian Stewart
Worlds: Rocketta, CanIGetaWhat (twice), Geewhiz, Kuilli, Canuck, Drake1980
Doppio Giallo: Brian Stewart, -Ph51-, Canuck
Champions League: Kuilli, Ceze, Princess Fiona
So, the 16 winners, listed by number of titles, are:
6: Brian Stewart
5: The Crow
3: Drake1980, Kuilli, -Ph51-, Valda Lake
2: Adner, Arn, CanIGetaWhat, Ceze, Geewhiz, Zamboni
1: Princess Fiona, Rocketta, Yasmine
The 13 multiple winners Brian Stewart, The Crow, Canuck, Drake1980, Kuilli, -Ph51-, Valda Lake, Adner, Arn, CanIGetaWhat, Ceze, Geewhiz and Zamboni will skip the qualies and start right away in the 3rd leg with the Round Robin groups.
The other 3 Round Robin spots will be assigned through 2 qualies round, but the other 9 posters will start at a different stage according to their 2010 season record.
Princess Fiona, Rocketta, Yasmine are the 3 posters with one 2010 title or medal: they will be directly qualified for the 2nd leg and will start playing only in the qualies final round.
The 6 posters coming back from the 2010 season without a title or medal are Gallofa, Kart, Martian KC, Oizo, ViennaCalling and Tetetubby: they 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.