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Well, it certainly seems ambitious. My first reaction was maybe we should start with Albania and work our way through the alphabet - at least we might get one country done.

I have about 6,700 players in my database from the beginning to 1961 and Ugarte and others are finding more all the time. Typing all that out in text format seems huge. Is there any way those involved could have access to a shared Excel file? I could copy my Access database into that and then we could add fields as we dreamed them up - like the ones you mentioned above. Anyone with clearance could add names, marriages, birthdates etc. Just an idea - I have no idea if that's technically possible.
 

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Seedings according to Rino Tommasi for 1967

01 Richey (aka #1 Foreign)
02 Turner (aka #1 Domestic)
03 Casals (aka #2 Foreign)
04 Melville (aka #2 Domestic)
05 Durr (aka #3 Foreign)
06 Krantzcke
07 Stove (aka #4 Foreign)
08 Lehane-O'Neill
09 Tegart
10 Sherriff
11 Blackman
12 Toyne
 

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Hi folks adn especially our Aussie researchers:

In incorporating the 1952 Australian Open draw into the 1952 thread I crosschecked what Andrew Tas posted (8 years ago!!!) with what Wikipedia has. I added some first names where that was the only discrepancy, but I came up with these 4 more major discrepancies:

Andrew has: Wikipedia has:

J. Diggle ----- Dorothy
H. O’Donnell ----- Margaret
I. Olcrenshaw ----- Jill Olerenshaw
J. Marlin ----- Joyce Martin

Any knowledge or opinions??
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Hi folks adn especially our Aussie researchers:

In incorporating the 1952 Australian Open draw into the 1952 thread I crosschecked what Andrew Tas posted (8 years ago!!!) with what Wikipedia has. I added some first names where that was the only discrepancy, but I came up with these 4 more major discrepancies:

Andrew has: Wikipedia has:

J. Diggle ----- Dorothy
H. O’Donnell ----- Margaret
I. Olcrenshaw ----- Jill Olerenshaw
J. Marlin ----- Joyce Martin

Any knowledge or opinions??
Thanks
Hello. Wow 8 years ago. How time gets away. I can confirm that Wikipedia is correct on all counts. Jill Olerenshaw's maiden name though is Tuckfield (Husband's first name is Ian).
 

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Hello. Wow 8 years ago. How time gets away. I can confirm that Wikipedia is correct on all counts. Jill Olerenshaw's maiden name though is Tuckfield (Husband's first name is Ian).
Thanks Andrew Tas. I edited this into the Slam section and used this to fill in some missing first names from other slam draws.
 

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Seedings courtesy of Rino Tommasi.

Can't guarantee 100% correct.

1926

01 Akhurst
02 Boyd
03 Harper
04 Cox
05 O'hra Wood
06 Le Mesurier
07 Richardson
08 Turfner

1929 only 4 listed

01 Akhurst
02 Bickerton
03 Cox
04 Harper

1930 he has Bond reaching the semis but the results above correspond to those in Collin's Encyclopedia.

1933
01 Hartigan
02 Buttsworth
03 Westacott
04
05 Hoddles Wrigley
06 Hall
07 Molesworth
08 Lewis

1934

01 Hartigan
02 Molesworth
03 Westacott
04 Chitty
05 Hall
06 Bickerton
07 Le Mesurier
08 Valkenburg

Any gaps or missing years are not listed.
 

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Seedings courtesy of Rino Tommasi.

Can't guarantee 100% correct.

1926

01 Akhurst
02 Boyd
03 Harper
04 Cox
05 O'hra Wood
06 Le Mesurier
07 Richardson
08 Turfner

1929 only 4 listed

01 Akhurst
02 Bickerton
03 Cox
04 Harper

1930 he has Bond reaching the semis but the results above correspond to those in Collin's Encyclopedia.

1933
01 Hartigan
02 Buttsworth
03 Westacott
04
05 Hoddles Wrigley
06 Hall
07 Molesworth
08 Lewis

1934

01 Hartigan
02 Molesworth
03 Westacott
04 Chitty
05 Hall
06 Bickerton
07 Le Mesurier
08 Valkenburg

Any gaps or missing years are not listed.
These are the seeds I have for those years plus the first 2 years. For 1934 I have only 4 seeds.

1924

01 Molesworth
02 Boyd
03 Lance
04 Akhurst
05 Addison
06 Le Messurier
07
08 M Mountain Todd

1925

01 Lance Harper
02 Akhurst
03 Boyd
04 Le Messurier
05 Cox
06 Richardson
1926

01 Akhurst
02 Boyd
03 Lance Harper
04 Cox
05 O'Hara Wood
06 Le Messurier
07 Richardson
08 Turner

1929

01 Akhurst
02 Bickerton
03 Cox
04 Harper
05 O'Hara Wood
06 Molesworth
07 Le Messurier
08 Bond


1933
01 Hartigan
02 Buttsworth
03 Westacott
04 Cox Crawford
05 Hoddle Wrigley
06 Hall
07 Molesworth
08 Lewis

1934

01 Hartigan
02 Molesworth
03 Westacott
04 Chitty
 

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For 1934 I have only 4 seeds.
01 Hartigan
02 Molesworth
03 Westacott
04 Chitty
That's all there were, per the Sydney Morning-Herald, 9 January 1934 (page 14).
 

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1936 Seeds, per The Argus (Melbourne), 9 January 1936 (page 13):

Singles:
1. Thelma Coyne Long
2. Joan Hartigan Bathurst
3. Nell Hall Hopman
4. Dorothy Stevenson
5. May Blick
6. Nancye Wynne Bolton
7. Gwen Griffiths
8. May Hardcastle

Doubles:
1. Hartigan Bathurst - Hall Hopman
2. Coyne Long - Wynne Bolton
3. Blick - K. Woodward
4. Dot Weston - Joan Walters
 

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1937 Seeds, per the Sydney Morning-Herald, 12 January 1937 (page 15):

Singles:
1. Joan Hartigan Bathurst
2. Nancye Wynne Bolton
3. Thelma Coyne Long
4. Nell Hall Hopman
5. Emily Hood Westacott
6. Dorothy Stevenson
7. Gwen O'Halloran
8. May Hardcastle

Doubles:
1. Coyne Long - Wynne Bolton
2. Hood Westacott - Hall Hopman
3. Hartigan Bathurst - May Blick
4. Alison Hattersley - Vera Selwin
 

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1938 Seeds, per The Argus (Melbourne), 12 January 1938 (page 24):

Singles:
1. Dorothy Bundy Cheney
2. Nancye Wynne Bolton
3. Thelma Coyne Long
4. Joan Hartigan Bathurst
5. Nell Hall Hopman
6. May Hardcastle
7. Dorothy Stevenson
8. Dorothy Workman

Doubles:
1. Bundy Cheney - Workman
2. Coyne Long - Wynne Bolton
3. Stevenson - Hall Hopman
4. Hartigan Bathurst - Emily Hood Westacott
 

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1939 Seeds, per the Sydney Morning-Herald, 16 January 1939 (page 13S):

Singles:
1. Nancye Wynne Bolton
2. Thelma Coyne Long
3. Nell Hall Hopman
4. Joan Hartigan Bathurst
 

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1940 Seeds, per the Sydney Morning-Herald, 9 January 1940 (page 13):

Singles:
1. Nancye Wynne Bolton
2. Thelma Coyne Long
3. Nell Hall Hopman
4. May Hardcastle
5. Joan Hartigan Bathurst
6. Alison Hattersley
7. Gwen O'Halloran
8. Connie Coate

Doubles:
1. Coyne Long - Wynne Bolton
2. Hardcastle - Hall Hopman
3. Hattersley - Olive Stebbing
4. Hartigan Bathurst - Edie Niemeyer

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There's problems here.

Tommasi has listed 8 seeds for 1934 and 1939 and in other years there are differences in his lists.

Are we to assume he's wrong?
 

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There's problems here.

Tommasi has listed 8 seeds for 1934 and 1939 and in other years there are differences in his lists.

Are we to assume he's wrong?

Hmmm. I don't want to assume anything. I'm going to proceed with caution until we clear these up. Now that we have access to Aussie newspapers perhaps they can confirm the seeds?

I added the 1940 seeds today.
 

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Well, Chris, I didn't make up my lists of seeded players. They all came from Australian newspapers. I've added the references. You can look them up at:

http://newspapers.nla.gov.au

Use search terms tennis+Australia+seed. Then, limit the results to January of each year and exclude advertisements.
 
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