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<font size=5>The Elite Tennis Association Official Rules and Information<font size>

Tournaments<br />Here are the tournaments we will be playing. In order to get this game rolling, we’ll start at Toronto, Canada, and keep on playing through the off season. We’ll follow the 2002 WTA schedule, when the new season starts. These events that we are playing now the points that will be accumulated, we’ll come off during the normal season, as if they were played when the actual events were played. Is that clear? Ask questions if you’re unsure.

October 22 Rogers & AT&T Cup<br />October 29 Pilot Penn Tennis<br />November 5 US Open<br />November 12 Brasil Open<br />November 19 Toyota Princess Cup<br />November 26 Ladies Kremlin Cup<br />December 3 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix<br />December 10 Swisscom Challenge<br />December 17 Generali Ladies Linz<br />December 24 Sanex Championships

December 31 Gold Coast, or the highest ranked tier event played during that week

Scoring<br />Each player will first rank their surfaces in order of their preference.<br />The surfaces are Hardcourt Outdoors, Clay, Grass, and Hardcourt Indoors (Carpet, Supreme, Greenset)<br /> <br />First surface 103<br />Second surface 102<br />Third surface 101<br />Fourth surface 100

Then each player will break their amount of points, 100-103 depending on the surface, over three sets.<br />For example:

Set 1 30 <br />Set 2 40<br />Set 3 30

This is how the scores of matches will be determined

Let x = the difference in points between you and your opponent

If x is greater 50, the set is 6-0<br />If x is less than or equal to 50 but greater than 40, the set is 6-1<br />If x is less than or equal to 40 but greater than 30, the set is 6-2<br />If x is less than or equal to 30 but greater than 20, the set is 6-3<br />If x is less than or equal to 20 but less than 15, the set is 6-4<br />If x is less than or equal to 15 but less than or equal to 10, the set is 7-5<br />If x is less than 10, the set goes to a tie break, with the person with more points winning. The score is determined by x. If x=3, then the score is 7-6(4)

A tie break occurs when both players have the exact number of points!<br />Tie breaks are determined by flipping a coin. One player will be assigned heads, the other player will be assigned tails. The first person to reach 7 heads/tails, wins the tie break, or if the tie break goes past 7, whoever wins by two.

Rankings<br />Round Points<br />Grand Slam<br />W 500<br />F 364<br />SF 234<br />QF 130<br />R16 72<br />R32 44

Tier I<br />W 260<br />F 182<br />SF 117<br />QF 65<br />R16 36<br />R32 1

Tier II<br />W 200<br />F 140<br />SF 90<br />QF 50<br />R16 26<br />R32 1

Tier III<br />W 155<br />F 110<br />SF 71<br />QF 39<br />R16 20<br />R32 1

Quality Points<br /> Points Grand Slam Points<br />1 100 200<br />2 75 150<br />3 66 132<br />4 55 110<br />5 50 100<br />6-10 43 86<br />11-16 35 70<br />17-25 23 46<br />26-35 15 30

Rankings will be determined by your best 18 tournaments.

Draw and Sending Points<br />Draws will be announced on Tuesday night (my time) of the week before the event. Send in your points anytime between Wednesday, after the draw has been announced and the deadline. The deadline is 10AM boardtime Monday!

Players<br />Ola Abuzikry GoCoriMori<br />Daja Bedanova Jarett<br />Jennifer Capriati Barrie Dude<br />Kim Clijsters Inkyfan <br />Lindsay Davenport Williams_Rulez<br />Elena Dementieva Zlatko seles<br />Jelena Dokic Steven<br />Cris Fernandez Jacs<br />Michelle Gerards Durx182<br />Steffi Graf Stellar Child<br />MaryLinda Evoone Goolagong<br />Justine Henin Josh<br />Martina Hingis Adrian<br />Anke Huber Martinafan<br />Anna Kournikova Rhz<br />Lina Krasnoroutskaya ASV<br />Elena Likhovtseva Kloulk<br />Mirjana Lucic Croat123<br />Magdalena Maleeva Manuelamaleevalover<br />Elena Manevska SM2K2<br />Petra Mandula Hurley<br />Iva Majoli Monica Rules <br />Rachel McQuillan AlexSydney<br />Anastasia Myskina PhilipAkMsJdAsv<br />Jana Novotna Robert<br />Mary Pierce Mary Pierce<br />Chanda Rubin Kris<br />Gabriela Sabatini Petsop<br />Dinara Safina Togk182<br />Maria Emilia Salerni LucasARG<br />Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario Joseosu19<br />Barbara Schett Caio Braz<br />Patty Schnyder Latimerontheloose<br />Monica Seles Monica Rules the Court<br />Helena Sukova Big Lindsay<br />Tamarine Tanasugarn Wally<br />Sandrine Testud Sonic the Hedgehog<br />Iroda Tulyaganova Nikarock<br />Angelique Widajaja Jamie S<br />Serena Williams BecoolSerenaLover<br />Venus Williams Canigetawhat

[ November 03, 2001: Message edited by: Tennisace ]</p>
 

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Start making doubles teams! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> Draw will be out later! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

If you're still interested in playing the game sign-up! <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 

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Send me the surface points when you send in your first points. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> Don't send me points yet until I say so, hehehe, plus you don't know where to send them! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Mixed will be integrated later, most likely at US Open, let me get my feet wet before I plunge in! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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I have decided that its probably more fair if each player announce their surfaces. So attempts at cheating and foul play are reduced! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Put your surfaces in this thread! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

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Can new players sign up in here????

If so, could I please have Anke Huber??? Thanks a lot! <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 

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Yes Martinafan you can, I would sign up "again" in the general messages thread, so that you can find a doubles partner, etc. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Ok Thanks a lot!!!

I am looking forward to this game! <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

Go Anke! <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0"> hehe! <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">
 

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CAN I SEND POINTS FOR ALL THE TOURNAMENTS IN ONE EMAIL? CAUSE I WOULD LIKE TO THAT! AND HOW DO WE OR WHERE DO WE FIND THE RESULTS? AND DOES ANYONE WANNA PARTNER WITH DOKIC (ME)?C I WOULD APPRECIATE IT! AND I WOULD LIKE SOME ANSWERS TO MY QUESTIONS! TY! STEVEN
 

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Calm down steven! LOL! Yes, you can send me all the tournament points at once if you would like to do it that way. I'll be posting a draw later tonight, and you'll find it. I'll post in both General and Linz thread.
 

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ALL SAINTS.........mmmmmmm THATS GOOD!! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">
 

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Bump!! Tennisace... when is Fec-Cup gonna be held?
 

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I mean Fed-Cup...

BTW, how many players are there in all? I think we could expand the draw size giving away more byes so that not so many people have to play qualifying...
 

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I haven't really thought about Fed Cup yet. Its going to be hard to find a week to put that in since we're playing every week up until the new season. We could play a tounrey and Fed Cup in the same week but I don't know. Suggestions?

Right now we have 42 players with 36 of them being active. So I can't really expand the draws yet, lol, everyone would have a bye except for like 2 people! LOL! But I'm waiting until we have enough players for that!

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Ok sure... we can hold the Fed-Cup with another tournament around. Btw... noticed something new around?? <img src="graemlins/angel.gif" border="0" alt="[Angel]" />
 

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Somthing new? <img src="confused.gif" border="0"> I'd probably notice it, but I've been working on the game for the last 2 hours! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Just look around the Games Forum!! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />
 

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Ooooooh! THANKS! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> CHEERS! Woooooo! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />
 
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