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This is the entry thread for the 2015 WTA Forum competition, 2014 version can be found here: community.betfair.com/tennis/go/thread/
view/94186/30131181/wta-2014-forum-competition-predict-the-year-and-win-prizes#flvWelcomeHeader
There are a total of 33 questions plus one elimination question and the maximum amount of points is 46. Post your answers in this thread. At the end of the competition, whoever has the most points will win. Winner will get £50, 2nd place winner will get £30 and 3rd place winner will get £20 from Betfair that will be credited to your Betfair account.
I will aim to update this about once per month, or when points have been distributed.
If anything is unclear about a particular question, feel free to ask in this thread. Deadline is Saturday January 3rd 2015, 23:59 CET (22:59 UK time).

1) Will Serena Williams win Australian Open 2015? (1 pt)
2) How many Australian women will reach R32 at Australian Open? (1 pt)
3) Will Maria Sharapova reach Roland Garros final 2015? (1 pt)
4) How far will Alize Cornet go at Roland Garros 2015?
Choose from R1, R2, R3, R4, QF, SF, F, Win. Question voided if she doesn't start the tournament (2 pts if correct, 0,5 points if you're one round off)
5) How many British women will reach R2 at Wimbledon? (1 pt)
6) Will Wimbledon be the tournament where Sabine Lisicki gets the most ranking points in 2015* (see explanation further down)? (1 pt)
7) Who will win US Open 2015? (Here you have a choice. You get 1 pt if you pick Serena and that is correct, you get 2 pts if you pick someone else and that is correct. You have to be specific if you go for the 2 pts option so you can't just write "anyone but Serena")
8) Aga Radwanska has not had much success in New York. How far will she go at US Open 2015? Choose from R1, R2, R3, R4, QF, SF, F, Win. Question voided if she doesn't start the tournament (2 pts if correct, 0,5 points if you're one round off)
9) Will there be a maiden Slam winner in 2015? (1 pt)
10) In 2014, three players reached their first Grand Slam Final: Cibulkova, Halep and Bouchard. Who will reach their first Grand Slam Final in 2015? (2 pts, if no player reaches a GS final for the first time question will be voided).

11) Who will win a tournament in January 2015? (1 pt, if your pick wins Brisbane, Shenzhen, Auckland, Sydney, Hobart or Australian Open you will get a point)
12) Who will win Indian Wells in 2015? (2 pts)
13) Which two players will meet in Miami 2015 final? (1 pt for each correct answer)
14) Which two players will meet in Madrid 2015 final? (1 pt for each correct answer)
15) Who will win Beijing in 2015? (2 pts)
16) Who will win WTA Finals (formerly known as WTA Year End Championships) in 2015? (1 pt if you pick Serena, 2 pts for someone else, see question 7)
17) Who will win the WTA Elite Trophy tournament 2015? (2 pts)
18) Which two countries will make Fed Cup final in 2015? (1 pt for each correct answer)
19) Annika Beck from Germany delivered the first double bagel of 2014. What nationality will the player who delivers the first double bagel of 2015 be? (1 pt)
20) Who will be the first player to win two tournaments in 2015? (1 pt, in 2014 this was Na Li who won Shenzhen and Australian Open)

21) Will Victoria Azarenka make top 5 at some point during 2015? (1 pt)
22) Will Belinda Bencic make top 15 at some point during 2015? (1 pt)
23) Will Ana Konjuh make top 30 at some point during 2015? (1 pt)
24) Laura Robson has been out with an injury. Will she make top 50 at some point during 2015? (1 pt)
25) Maria Sharapova lost the 1st set in 23 matches in 2014. She fighterpova'd back and won 12 of them (52,2%). What percentage of matches will she win after losing the 1st set in 2015, over 44,0% or under 44,0%? (1 pt)
26) Unlike the other Americans in the top 50, Sloane Stephens has not made a final. Will she reach her first WTA tournament final in 2015? (1 pt)
27) Urszula Radwanska only won three main draw matches in 2014. How many main draw matches will she win in 2015?
Choose from 0-9, 10-14, 15 or more (1 pt)
28) Caroline Wozniacki had a resurgence in 2014 and ended the year as #8. What will her 2015 Year end** ranking be?
Choose from 1-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9 or worse (1 pt)

29) How many double bagels will there be in 2015? Over 13,5 or under 13,5? (1 pt)
30) Which nation will have most players in the 2015 Year end top 40? (1 pt)
31) Who will be Year end no 1 in 2015? (1 pt if you pick Serena, 2 pts for someone else, see question 7)
32) In 2014, Venus Williams fought back and reclaimed the #2 spot in US after Serena. Who will be the Year end American #2 in 2015? (1 pt)
33) Predict the Year end Top 10! (0,5 pt for each correct answer, maximum 5 pts)
Elimination question: How many ranking points will the person who finishes 2015 as the world number 1 have?


Important!!! For the purpose of this competition, only WTA main draw matches count, so no Fed Cup (with the exception of question #18), Hopman Cup, qualifying matches or WTA125 and lower.

* Regarding question #6, for rankings breakdown, check here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_WTA_Tour#Poin...
If for instance Lisicki makes Wimbledon SF, she would get 780 points for that and would need to get more than that in another tournament for the question to be settled as no. If she makes Wimbledon R16 she would get 240 points and would need to get more than that in another tournament for question to be settled as no. If she gets the same amount of ranking points from Wimbledon as her best result from another tournament, for instance R32 at Wimbledon and a WTA International SF, which are both worth 130 ranking points, question will be settled as yes.
** The Year end rankings is the ranking that comes out on November 9th 2015, the day after WTA Elite Trophy. If there are any ranking movements after that, for instance if a player has herself removed from the rankings, that will be ignored for the purpose of this competition. This applies to questions 21-24, 28 and 30-33.
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Report caramba March 21, 2015 4:11 AM GMT
Question #12 (IW winner) will be decided on Sunday. Halep was a popular choice as 6 people picked her (yyyy, smb, Hurricane, nofx, bb66 and mike). Noone has JJ.
Report caramba March 22, 2015 8:52 PM GMT
Table updated after Indian Wells.
smb360 4
nofx 4
Welshie5121 3
yyyy 3
Hurricane 3
bb66 3
mesmerised 2
SabineIsGOAT 2
n88uk 2
Paperman 2
edy 2
mike-lfc 2
aaronh 1
;[p 1

Settled questions: 1, 2, 11, 12, 19, 20
Report nofx March 22, 2015 9:02 PM GMT
SimLovena
Report ;[p March 27, 2015 2:37 AM GMT

Jan 1, 2015 -- 5:17PM, aaronh wrote:


1) Will Serena Williams win Australian Open 2015? (1 pt) No 2) How many Australian women will reach R32 at Australian Open? (1 pt) 23) Will Maria Sharapova reach Roland Garros final 2015? (1 pt) Yes4) How far will Alize Cornet go at Roland Garros 2015? R45) How many British women will reach R2 at Wimbledon? (1 pt) 26) Will Wimbledon be the tournament where Sabine Lisicki gets the most ranking points in 2015* (see explanation further down)? (1 pt) No7) Who will win US Open 2015? Serena Williams8) Aga Radwanska has not had much success in New York. How far will she go at US Open 2015? QF9) Will there be a maiden Slam winner in 2015? (1 pt) Yes10) In 2014, three players reached their first Grand Slam Final: Cibulkova, Halep and Bouchard. Who will reach their first Grand Slam Final in 2015? (2 pts, if no player reaches a GS final for the first time question will be voided). Belinda Bencic11) Who will win a tournament in January 2015? Kvitova12) Who will win Indian Wells in 2015? (2 pts) Azarenka13) Which two players will meet in Miami 2015 final? (1 pt for each correct answer) Serena, Vika14) Which two players will meet in Madrid 2015 final? (1 pt for each correct answer) Maria, Halep15) Who will win Beijing in 2015? (2 pts) Kvitova16) Who will win WTA Finals (formerly known as WTA Year End Championships) in 2015? (1 pt if you pick Serena, 2 pts for someone else, see question 7) Kvitova17) Who will win the WTA Elite Trophy tournament 2015? (2 pts)  Jankovic18) Which two countries will make Fed Cup final in 2015? (1 pt for each correct answer) Czech vs Russia19) Annika Beck from Germany delivered the first double bagel of 2014. What nationality will the player who delivers the first double bagel of 2015 be? (1 pt) Romanian20) Who will be the first player to win two tournaments in 2015? (1 pt, in 2014 this was Na Li who won Shenzhen and Australian Open) Kvitova21) Will Victoria Azarenka make top 5 at some point during 2015? (1 pt) Yes22) Will Belinda Bencic make top 15 at some point during 2015? (1 pt) Yes23) Will Ana Konjuh make top 30 at some point during 2015? (1 pt) Yes24) Laura Robson has been out with an injury. Will she make top 50 at some point during 2015? (1 pt) Yes25) Maria Sharapova lost the 1st set in 23 matches in 2014. She fighterpova'd back and won 12 of them (52,2%). What percentage of matches will she win after losing the 1st set in 2015, over 44,0% or under 44,0%? (1 pt) Over 44.0%26) Unlike the other Americans in the top 50, Sloane Stephens has not made a final. Will she reach her first WTA tournament final in 2015? (1 pt) Yes27) Urszula Radwanska only won three main draw matches in 2014. How many main draw matches will she win in 2015? 0-928) Caroline Wozniacki had a resurgence in 2014 and ended the year as #8. What will her 2015 Year end** ranking be?6-829) How many double bagels will there be in 2015? Over 13,5 or under 13,5? (1 pt) Over30) Which nation will have most players in the 2015 Year end top 40? (1 pt) Czech Republic31) Who will be Year end no 1 in 2015? (1 pt if you pick Serena, 2 pts for someone else, see question 7) Kvitova32) In 2014, Venus Williams fought back and reclaimed the #2 spot in US after Serena. Who will be the Year end American #2 in 2015? (1 pt) Keys33) Predict the Year end Top 10! (0,5 pt for each correct answer, maximum 5 pts)KvitovaSerenaVikaSharapovaHalepBouchardAgaWozSafarovaGarbine MuguruzaElimination question: How many ranking points will the person who finishes 2015 as the world number 1 have?8500


19. ure romanian
27. mug

Report caramba April 2, 2015 6:01 PM BST
Question 13 (Miami finalists) will be decided tonight. No-one will score the full 2 points as no-one has Petko or CSN in it, but some will score 1 point for Serena or Simona.
Report caramba April 3, 2015 4:43 AM BST
Table (updated after Miami)
smb360 5
nofx 5
Welshie5121 4
Hurricane 4
bb66 4
yyyy 3
mesmerised 3
SabineIsGOAT 3
n88uk 3
edy 3
mike-lfc 3
Paperman 2
aaronh 2
;[p 1
MK_ 1
LernhardBanger 1

Settled questions: 1, 2, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20
Report edy April 3, 2015 10:11 AM BST
Table (updated after Miami)
smb360 5
nofx 5
Welshie5121 4
Hurricane 4
bb66 4
edy 3
yyyy 3
mesmerised 3
SabineIsGOAT 3
n88uk 3
mike-lfc 3
Paperman 2
aaronh 2
;[p 1
MK_ 1
LernhardBanger 1

Settled questions: 1, 2, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20
Report mouse trap April 3, 2015 6:32 PM BST
Laugh
Report caramba April 19, 2015 4:26 PM BST
Table (updated after Fed Cup semis)
smb 6
Welshie 6
nofx 5
Hurricane 5
bb 5
SabineIsGOAT 5
mesmerised 4
n88uk 4
mike-lfc 4
aaronh 4
yyyy 3
edy 3
Paperman 2
;[p 1
MK_ 1
LernhardBanger 1

Settled questions: 1, 2, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20
Report smb360 April 19, 2015 6:09 PM BST
Happy
Report nofx April 23, 2015 6:42 PM BST
KARMA IS A BITCH INNIT, SABINE LISICKI
Report bb66 May 2, 2015 9:14 AM BST
shame on Madrid draw putting Halep and Shazza in the same halfDevil
Report yyyy May 3, 2015 10:11 PM BST
not anymore. Halep is going to have a rest. Masha is alone in her quarter.
Report caramba May 8, 2015 3:07 PM BST
no-one had Petra or Sveta in Madrid final.

Settled questions: 1, 2, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20
Report bb66 May 8, 2015 3:28 PM BST
what a wasted effortLaugh
Report mesmerised May 16, 2015 10:28 PM BST
How has smb managed 6 points, must have been a miscount.
Report caramba May 21, 2015 1:14 PM BST
Sloane is one win away from her first ever WTA final.
Report caramba May 31, 2015 2:53 PM BST
Table (updated May 31)
smb 8
Hurricane 7
SabineIsGOAT 7
Welshie 6,5
aaronh 6
nofx 5,5
bb 5,5
edy 5
n88uk 4,5
mesmerised 4
mike-lfc 4
yyyy 3
;[p 3
MK_ 3
Paperman 2
wisewords 2
LernhardBanger 1

Settled questions: 1, 2, 4, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20
Report caramba June 1, 2015 12:09 PM BST
Table (updated June 1st)
smb 8
Hurricane 8
SabineIsGOAT 8
Welshie 7,5
bb 6,5
aaronh 6
nofx 5,5
n88uk 5,5
edy 5
mike-lfc 5
mesmerised 4
yyyy 4
;[p 4
MK_ 3
Paperman 3
wisewords 3
LernhardBanger 2

Settled questions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20
Report SabineIsGOAT June 1, 2015 12:10 PM BST
Happy
Report bb66 June 1, 2015 12:22 PM BST
am I right with Shazza coming back from 0-1 in 2 of 6 occasions?
Report caramba June 1, 2015 12:32 PM BST
correct
Report bb66 June 2, 2015 3:30 PM BST
Lucie and Dobby not picked as new GS finalist
Report caramba June 30, 2015 10:00 AM BST
Question 5 (How many British women will reach R2 at Wimbledon?) will most likely be decided today. Correct answer will be 0, 1 or 2 depending on how Robson and Watson do today. Lots of people have picked 2, a few have 1 and no-one has zero.
Report caramba July 2, 2015 11:56 AM BST
Question 5 decided. smb and mike were the only ones to get that one right.

Table (updated July 1st)
smb 9
Hurricane 8
SabineIsGOAT 8
Welshie 7,5
bb 6,5
aaronh 6
mike-lfc 6
nofx 5,5
n88uk 5,5
edy 5
mesmerised 4
yyyy 4
;[p 4
MK_ 3
Paperman 3
wisewords 3
LernhardBanger 2

Settled questions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20
Report caramba July 4, 2015 7:21 PM BST
Question 6 decided Cry

Table (updated July 4th)
smb 9
Hurricane 9
SabineIsGOAT 8
Welshie 7,5
bb 7,5
aaronh 7
mike-lfc 7
edy 6
nofx 5,5
n88uk 5,5
mesmerised 5
yyyy 5
;[p 5
MK_ 4
Paperman 4
wisewords 3
LernhardBanger 3

Settled questions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20
Report bb66 July 5, 2015 12:22 PM BST
hey, I thought I've voted yes for Q6 (which was my intention), sometimes luckyWink
Report edy July 5, 2015 1:16 PM BST
Why am I not in first place?
Report mesmerised July 5, 2015 1:33 PM BST
Because like the Sabine Lisicki and the German Women's football team, you are not quite good enough.
Report aaronh July 5, 2015 1:35 PM BST
am I winning yet?
Report edy July 5, 2015 1:37 PM BST

Jul 5, 2015 -- 7:33AM, mesmerised wrote:


Because like the Sabine Lisicki and the German Women's football team, you are not quite good enough.


oh Sad

But hey, finishing middle of the pack is still better than anything the English men's national football team has done for the last 40 years.

....or Sorana Cirstea

Report aaronh July 5, 2015 1:40 PM BST
hey edy

1-0 AET
Report edy July 5, 2015 1:41 PM BST
wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo AET
Report edy July 5, 2015 1:42 PM BST
oh, that's what you mean. I thought it was some mug team that just scored. Please say "1-0 n.V." next time
Report caramba July 9, 2015 3:17 PM BST
Table updated after Garbine's SF win (July 9th):
SabineIsGOAT 10
bb 9,5
smb 9
Hurricane 9
Welshie 7,5
nofx 7,5
n88uk 7,5
aaronh 7
mike-lfc 7
edy 6
MK_ 6
Paperman 6
mesmerised 5
yyyy 5
;[p 5
wisewords 3
LernhardBanger 3

Settled questions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, (10), 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20
Report mesmerised July 9, 2015 3:22 PM BST
10 is still open surely and not settled fully given there is still the US open to come
Report caramba July 9, 2015 3:25 PM BST
yes still open, hence the parenthesis.
Report mesmerised July 9, 2015 3:30 PM BST
Thought that was just to indicate the question that was settled.
Hey Makarova still has a chance thenCool
Report nofx July 9, 2015 3:32 PM BST

Jul 9, 2015 -- 9:17AM, caramba wrote:


Table updated after Garbine's SF win (July 9th):SabineIsGOAT 10bb 9,5smb 9Hurricane 9Welshie 7,5nofx 7,5n88uk 7,5aaronh 7mike-lfc 7edy 6MK_ 6Paperman 6mesmerised 5yyyy 5;[p 5wisewords 3LernhardBanger 3Settled questions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, (10), 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20


aren't #1 and #3 in these rankings the same person? how is that even allowed

Report caramba July 9, 2015 3:34 PM BST
I've allowed it, but when they tried to transfer points between accounts at least I declined that.
Report nofx July 9, 2015 3:38 PM BST
like buying two different lottery tickets for the price of one. what an abomination
since bb partake is questionable to say the least as well, i will officially not accept either of those if they were to take my crown. go Hurricane
Report bb66 July 9, 2015 5:00 PM BST
what do you consider questionable acc to me?Devil
Report n88uk July 10, 2015 12:12 PM BST
If it goes down to the elimination q it will be funny. As most people are going to be miles off. Most people went around 8000. Serena could get that from grand slams alone Laugh.
Report bb66 August 10, 2015 7:43 AM BST
ffs StephensShocked

where is caramba?
Report caramba August 11, 2015 2:11 PM BST
Table updated after Sloane's final (August 11th):
SabineIsGOAT 11
Hurricane 10
bb 9,5
smb 9
Welshie 8,5
nofx 8,5
n88uk 8,5
aaronh 8
mike-lfc 7
edy 7
MK_ 7
Paperman 6
mesmerised 6
yyyy 6
;[p 6
wisewords 4
LernhardBanger 3

Settled questions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, (10), 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 26
Report caramba August 16, 2015 2:22 AM BST
Unless Belinda does a Nalbandian tomorrow and loses all her Toronto points, she just secured a top 15 ranking.
Table updated August 16th:
SabineIsGOAT 12
Hurricane 10
bb 9,5
smb 9
aaronh 9
Welshie 8,5
nofx 8,5
n88uk 8,5
mike-lfc 7
edy 7
MK_ 7
Paperman 7
mesmerised 7
;[p 7
yyyy 6
wisewords 4
LernhardBanger 3

Settled questions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, (10), 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 22, 26
Report bb66 August 16, 2015 11:45 AM BST
I think you missed to award MK_ 2 pts for Q18 (Fed Cup final)
Report smb360 August 17, 2015 1:01 AM BST
I would like to receive any prizes for my ZIG entry on my main account, thank you Cool
Report caramba September 5, 2015 2:12 AM BST
Table updated September 5th
SabineIsGOAT 14
Hurricane 10,5
bb 10
smb 9,5
MK_ 9,5
aaronh 9
Welshie 9
n88uk 9
mike-lfc 9
Paperman 9
nofx 8,5
edy 7,5
mesmerised 7
;[p 7
yyyy 6,5
wisewords 4
LernhardBanger 3,5

Settled questions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, (10), 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 22, 26

MK's Fed Cup points awarded (thanks, bb)
Report bb66 September 5, 2015 11:56 AM BST
this is almost done and dusted for the winner
Report caramba September 7, 2015 7:21 PM BST
No more points will be given for question 10 because all the players that have been picked are out.
Report caramba September 11, 2015 8:11 PM BST
Table updated September 11th
SabineIsGOAT 15
Hurricane 11,5
bb 11
MK_ 10,5
aaronh 10
n88uk 10
Paperman 10
smb 9,5
nofx 9,5
Welshie 9
mike-lfc 9
edy 8,5
mesmerised 8
;[p 8
yyyy 7,5
wisewords 5
LernhardBanger 4,5

Settled questions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 22, 26
Report caramba September 12, 2015 3:18 PM BST
Serena has clinched YE-no1.
Table updated September 16th
SabineIsGOAT 15
Hurricane 11,5
bb 11
MK_ 10,5
smb 10,5
aaronh 10
n88uk 10
Paperman 10
Welshie 10
nofx 9,5
mike-lfc 9
edy 8,5
mesmerised 8
;[p 8
yyyy 7,5
LernhardBanger 5,5
wisewords 5

Settled questions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 22, 26, 31.
Report edy September 14, 2015 10:39 PM BST
Table updated September 16th
The Sabine Maniacs tag team 23,5
Hurricane 11,5
bb 11
MK_ 10,5
smb 10,5
aaronh 10
n88uk 10
Paperman 10
Welshie 10
nofx 9,5
mike-lfc 9
mesmerised 8
;[p 8
yyyy 7,5
LernhardBanger 5,5
wisewords 5

Settled questions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 22, 26, 31.
Report mouse trap September 15, 2015 3:34 PM BST
first we had a cheating tennis player, now we have a cheating "team"?
Report wisewords September 15, 2015 3:55 PM BST
The Sabine Manicas tag team OUT!
Report SabineIsGOAT September 16, 2015 4:38 PM BST

Sep 14, 2015 -- 4:39PM, edy wrote:


Table updated September 16thThe Sabine Maniacs tag team 23,5Hurricane 11,5bb 11MK_ 10,5smb 10,5aaronh 10n88uk 10Paperman 10Welshie 10nofx 9,5mike-lfc 9mesmerised 8;[p 8yyyy 7,5LernhardBanger 5,5wisewords 5Settled questions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 22, 26, 31.


nein.

Report mesmerised September 17, 2015 2:25 PM BST
My remaining answers

15) Big Foot to win beijing.
16) a rad currently wta finals 14th - probably wont qualify
17) sloane, elite, currently 33rd - will need the wildcard
21) Azarenka to make top 5 - currently 23rd,
23) anja konja no to make top 30 - currently 67th
24) Robson to make top 50 - currently 542nd....Laugh
25) over 44% for shara comebacks, currently 28.5%, need her to make two more comebacks to get to 44.4%
27) Urusula to win 0-9 tour matches - currently on 10, 11 including fed cup?...either way I am ooot.
28) Porkiniacki to finish 9th or worse, currently 6th, 205 points ahead of 9th
29) under 13.5 double bagels, 10 at last count, don't know if people haven;t bothered to update though.
30) Germany to have most players within top 40, year end...currently have 3 with Barthl 300pts off, Russia/USA equal with 5, with USA 2 more closing in.
32) Keys to be USA N°2....currently N°2Cool
33) year end top 10....only 5 currently in top 10...2.5 points
elimination was 7700 points for top place........Serena currently has 4000 more than thatLaugh


There's no coming back for me, though should avoid the wooden spoon, or as our European friends call it, the red lanternCool
Report aaronh September 17, 2015 9:07 PM BST

Sep 15, 2015 -- 9:34AM, mouse trap wrote:


first we had a cheating tennis player, now we have a cheating "team"?


that's Sabine and her fans for you

Report caramba October 9, 2015 9:02 AM BST
Table updated October 9th
SabineIsGOAT 15
Hurricane 13,5
smb 12,5
bb 12
n88uk 12
MK_ 11,5
aaronh 10
Paperman 10
Welshie 10
mike-lfc 10
nofx 9,5
;[p 9
edy 8,5
mesmerised 8
yyyy 7,5
LernhardBanger 7,5
wisewords 6

Settled questions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 26, 31.
Beijing (no-one got that right), Vika and Laura rankings latest three questions to be settled.
Report bb66 October 11, 2015 4:54 AM BST
According to Q 30, surely Gavrilova can't be RUS, when she was AUS in Q 2?
Report caramba October 11, 2015 8:18 AM BST
yes.
she'll be considered Russian if she's hasn't been given an Australian passport come November 9th, see:
"caramba • January 13, 2015 7:01 AM CET
A clarification regarding nationality based questions (2, 5, 30) because there are usually some players switching nationality. What matters is which nation a player is representing at the time the question is settled, and for event specific questions which nation a player is representing at that specific event. In the cases of Tomljanovic and Gavrilova, they will both be considered Australian for the #2 question since they are both representing Australia at that event, despite still representing Croatia and Russia respectively at WTA events until they get their Australian passports. If for instance Gavrilova would reach top 40 at the end of the season, she will count as a Russian for the #30 question if she's not gotten her Australian passport by then, if she has gotten her Australian passport by then she will count as an Australian.
This will likely not matter since top 40 players rarely switch nationality, but there is a possibility it will make a difference for the Australian Open question."
Report caramba October 11, 2015 8:44 AM BST
In the race USA currently has 6 players in top 40, Russia 5 (including Gavrilova), Italy and Czech Republic 4 each. Russia has no other players close to top 40. USA has Lepchenko ranked 42, but from what I can tell Coco Wandeveghe isn't playing anymore this season and will likely fall out.
For the Ula Radwanska question she's playing her final tournament of the year this week. She currently has 11 MD wins this year, so it looks like 10-14 will be the correct answer unless she gets 4 wins in Tianjin.
Report caramba October 11, 2015 8:44 AM BST
*Vandeweghe (stupid Dutch names!)
Report SabineIsGOAT October 11, 2015 10:29 AM BST
my lead doesn't feel so safe now
Report bb66 October 11, 2015 11:05 AM BST
for sure Konjuh won't finish top 30, where is she gonna play?
Report caramba October 11, 2015 11:15 AM BST
most likely not (I haven't checked her schedule), I kept it open in case there's a misswithdrawal in Zhuhai and she ends up playing there, but I'll probably settle this next time I update.
Report caramba October 14, 2015 7:10 AM BST
Table updated October 14th
SabineIsGOAT 15
Hurricane 14,5
smb 13,5
bb 13
n88uk 13
MK_ 12,5
Paperman 11
Welshie 11
mike-lfc 11
aaronh 10
nofx 9,5
edy 9,5
;[p 9
mesmerised 9
wisewords 8
yyyy 7,5
LernhardBanger 7,5

Konjuh and Ula questions settled, only one person got the Ula one correct (wisewords).

Settled questions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 31.
Report caramba October 16, 2015 12:59 PM BST
Table updated October 16th
SabineIsGOAT 15
Hurricane 14,5
smb 13,5
bb 13
n88uk 13
MK_ 12,5
Paperman 11
Welshie 11
mike-lfc 11
aaronh 10
mesmerised 10
nofx 9,5
edy 9,5
;[p 9
yyyy 8,5
wisewords 8
LernhardBanger 7,5

Woz ranking question settled.

Settled questions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 31.
Report caramba October 18, 2015 7:44 AM BST
I see Ula is playing this week (thought she wasn't) so she still has the chance to get to 15 wins if she wins 3 matches this week. Will be tough though with Luxembourg GOAT Beck in 2nd round.
Report aaronh October 18, 2015 12:28 PM BST
hey edy, you suck
Report caramba October 25, 2015 4:27 PM GMT
For question 25 Masha is currently at 37,5% (3/8) after she Fighterpova'd her way to victory today.
For 30 it looks like this will be USA with 6 (Russia has 5) but I'm gonna keep this open in case something happens in Zhuhai.
For 32 this will likely be Venus but there's still a chance Keys can pass her so I'm gonna keep this open.
Double bagel question will probably finish under since those are rare at season ending championships, but there's still a possibility it finishes over.
Report mouse trap October 28, 2015 1:40 PM GMT
caramba, I wish you'd get one more Fighterpova before the year-end Surprised
Report caramba October 31, 2015 12:53 PM GMT
No Fighterpovaing today Cry, her season is over end her Fighterpova stat ended up at 33,3% (3/9).
Hey sig, stand back, there's a Hurricane coming through! Yes, we have a new leader.

Table updated October 31st
Hurricane 15,5
SabineIsGOAT 15
bb 14
n88uk 14
smb 13,5
MK_ 13,5
Paperman 11
Welshie 11
mike-lfc 11
edy 10,5
aaronh 10
mesmerised 10
;[p 10
nofx 9,5
yyyy 9,5
wisewords 9
LernhardBanger 7,5

Settled questions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31.
Report SabineIsGOAT October 31, 2015 12:56 PM GMT
Cry
Report caramba November 1, 2015 12:51 PM GMT
Table updated November 1st
Hurricane 15,5
SabineIsGOAT 15
bb 14
n88uk 14
smb 13,5
MK_ 13,5
mesmerised 12
Paperman 11
Welshie 11
mike-lfc 11
edy 10,5
aaronh 10
;[p 10
nofx 9,5
yyyy 9,5
wisewords 9
LernhardBanger 7,5

Settled questions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31.

Table updated after Aga's WTA Finals win (only one person had this: mesmerised).
Report mesmerised November 1, 2015 1:19 PM GMT
Cool
Report caramba November 5, 2015 11:56 AM GMT
Table updated November 5th
SabineIsGOAT 16
Hurricane 15,5
bb 15
n88uk 15
smb 14,5
MK_ 14,5
mesmerised 12
Paperman 12
Welshie 12
mike-lfc 11
edy 10,5
nofx 10,5
aaronh 10
;[p 10
wisewords 10
yyyy 9,5
LernhardBanger 8,5

Settled questions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32. (Questions 30 & 32 updated after Venus's win over SaiSai in Zhuhai)
Report mouse trap November 5, 2015 5:38 PM GMT
The Hurricane has been tamed?
Report caramba November 7, 2015 1:15 PM GMT
Table updated November 7th
SabineIsGOAT 17
Hurricane 16,5
n88uk 16
smb 15,5
MK_ 15,5
bb 15
mesmerised 13
Paperman 13
Welshie 13
mike-lfc 12
nofx 11,5
;[p 11
edy 10,5
aaronh 10
wisewords 10
yyyy 9,5
LernhardBanger 9,5

Settled questions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32. Double bagels question settled. Final two questions will be settled tomorrow after the last match of the WTA season.
Report caramba November 8, 2015 2:49 PM GMT
FINAL STANDINGS
SabineIsGOAT 20
n88uk 19 (was closer than MK on tie breaker)
MK_ 19
Hurricane 18,5
smb 18,5
Welshie 18
bb 17,5
Paperman 16,5
mesmerised 15,5
mike-lfc 15
nofx 15
;[p 13,5
aaronh 13,5
edy 13
wisewords 13
yyyy 12,5
LernhardBanger 12,5

Only one person had Venus winning Zhuhai (welshie). People got from 2 pts to 3,5 pts on final question so 4-7 names correct. Everyone who ended up being YE top 10 was picked with the exception of Flavia who no-one had. I will leave this her for a few days before contacting Betfair. If Betfair agrees to fund this comp next year again there will be a 2016 version of this.
Well done winners (SIG, n88 and MK) and thank you all for participating.
Report aaronh November 8, 2015 2:51 PM GMT
fixed
Report wisewords November 8, 2015 3:44 PM GMT
well played top 3!
Report n88uk November 8, 2015 5:59 PM GMT
Thank you Caramba.

Well done SiG.
Report aaronh November 9, 2015 1:23 AM GMT
well done MK_
Report SabineIsGOAT November 9, 2015 11:26 AM GMT
thanks betfair and caramba, will be interesting to see what questions you come up with if there's one next year

special thanks to my biggest fan edy and biggest hater aaron for their motivation

and finally...
Report SabineIsGOAT November 9, 2015 11:27 AM GMT
Report caramba November 14, 2015 10:55 PM GMT
I take it winners have been paid? n88 has confirmed that he has been.
Unfortunately I have been told by Betfair they can't sponsor this again next year due to legal concerns, and without any prize I don't really feel like running this again.
Report n88uk November 14, 2015 11:37 PM GMT
Really? Sucks.

Thank you for running it down the years.
Report wisewords November 14, 2015 11:46 PM GMT
This is a shame. it's a fun competition to follow throughout the year. good work running it this year caramba
Report bb66 November 15, 2015 9:19 AM GMT
what a joke from BF!
Report edy November 16, 2015 4:11 AM GMT
Can't believe I didn't win. I'm calling for an investigation and a recount!
Report mouse trap November 18, 2015 8:13 PM GMT
can we have a private party funding a betfair comp?
Report wisewords November 18, 2015 8:16 PM GMT
if so, and we're giving away £50 to the winner, £30 to 2nd place and £20 to 3rd place, I'll put forward 50% of the prize fund.
Report mouse trap November 18, 2015 8:22 PM GMT
heh, I intended to offer the funding myself when I asked the Q.
thanks ww, I can cover the second half then.
Report caramba November 18, 2015 8:35 PM GMT
thanks wisewords and mouse trap for your offers. I will ask.
Report smb360 November 27, 2015 3:42 PM GMT

Aug 16, 2015 -- 7:01PM, smb360 wrote:


I would like to receive any prizes for my ZIG entry on my main account, thank you


Angry

Report caramba December 26, 2015 3:29 PM GMT
With the new season just one week away, it doesn't look this is happening in 2016. I've now emailed Betfair 4 times to 3 different people/addresses politely asking why they can't/won't fund this and also if it'd be ok if a private party funded it but I haven't got one single response other than automatic replies confirming the email has been received. Thanks anyway wisewords and mouse trap for offering to fund it.
Report aaronh December 26, 2015 5:52 PM GMT
Betfair sucks
Report nofx January 18, 2016 11:13 PM GMT
oh how the mighty have fallen.. i mean look at aaron ww and edy only at second last. embarrassing, really
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