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edy
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Bonjour Madames et Monsieurs!

I am glad to interest you in a new edition of the long-running tennis subforum tradition and game.

HOW TO PLAY:
Pick a player each day. If your player wins, you advance to the next day and get to pick again. If your player loses, you are out. Each player can only be chosen once. The picks continue every day until only one person is left, everyone has been eliminated, or the tournament has finished. That's the basic rules already.

Some additional rules:
- picks have to be submitted before the relevant match starts
- all picks count as long as 1 ball of the match has been played
- you can freely change picks as long as the match of your original pick has not started, nor has the match of your new pick
- if your pick withdraws before the match and you do not submit a new pick for the day yourself, then the last to start eligible favourite (I will use average odds on tennisexplorer.com) of the day is automatically entered for you. Eligible means player that had not been picked yet on a previous day. This is done because it cannot be expected from people to be around all day.
- in case of (long) rain delays and carried over matches, you can not pick from these matches on the next day. I.e. a match is first scheduled on Monday, there is rain and the match never starts on Monday. It is then rescheduled for Tuesday. You are not allowed to pick from that match. If this situation arises, I will try to post the ineligible matches.

At the end, glory, lots of forum cred, and an entry into the competition's Hall of Fame awaits the ultimate winner(s). The Hall of Fame can be found at:

https://community.betfair.com/tennis/go/thread/view/94186/30945693/suicide-pool-winners-throughout-the-years

I hope that covers everything. If there are any additional questions, feel free to ask.

Remember: Roland Garros always starts on Sunday!
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Report Journeyman May 27, 2023 2:42 PM BST
M.Sherif
Report Anubis8 May 27, 2023 6:33 PM BST
Elise Mertens
Report mesmerised May 28, 2023 1:06 AM BST
Samsonova
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 28, 2023 3:47 AM BST
my wife Elise.
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 28, 2023 3:49 AM BST
also happy ten years, Suicide Pool Comp/Mouse Trap Trophy! Love
Report edy May 28, 2023 9:28 AM BST
Grant: Mertens
Report edy May 28, 2023 9:44 AM BST
I: Mertens
Report edy May 28, 2023 10:07 AM BST
Aaron: Begu
Report Blencathra May 28, 2023 10:14 AM BST
ana potapova
Report wisewords May 28, 2023 3:19 PM BST
Queewen Zheng
Report edy May 28, 2023 9:36 PM BST
Day 1

Through: Everybody

aaronh - Begu
Anubis8 - Mertens
Blencathra - Potapova
edy - Mertens
GRANTCKING - Mertens
Journeyman - Sherif
mesmerised - Samsonova
SamuelMertensBertens - Mertens
wisewords - Q. Zheng
Report Anubis8 May 28, 2023 10:26 PM BST
Madison Keys
Report mesmerised May 28, 2023 10:36 PM BST
Day 2 Vondrousova
Report Journeyman May 28, 2023 10:51 PM BST
P.Stearns
Report edy May 29, 2023 8:22 AM BST
aaronh day 2: Alexandrova
Grant day 2: Alexandrova
Report edy May 29, 2023 9:49 AM BST
I: Bolsova
Report Blencathra May 29, 2023 10:10 AM BST
Vondrousova
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 29, 2023 10:11 AM BST
Vondrousova
Report wisewords May 29, 2023 12:31 PM BST
Aļona Ostapenko
Report mesmerised May 29, 2023 7:42 PM BST
day 3: Danilovic
Report Journeyman May 29, 2023 8:21 PM BST
Mirra ' stolen Cry ' Andreeva
Report edy May 29, 2023 9:05 PM BST
Day 2 results - Everybody survived to live another day

aaronh - Begu, Alexandrova
Anubis8 - Mertens, Keys
Blencathra - Potapova, Vondrousova
edy - Mertens, Bolsova
GRANTCKING - Mertens, Alexandrova
Journeyman - Sherif, Stearns
mesmerised - Samsonova, Vondrousova
SamuelMertensBertens - Mertens, Vondrousova
wisewords - Q. Zheng, Ostapenko
Report edy May 29, 2023 10:59 PM BST
Grant day 3: Mirra Andreeva
I: Emma Navarro
Report Anubis8 May 30, 2023 12:02 AM BST
Marie Bouzkova
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 30, 2023 2:52 AM BST
Danilovic
Report edy May 30, 2023 5:01 AM BST
Aaron: Mirra A.
Report Blencathra May 30, 2023 11:19 AM BST
A RUS
Report wisewords May 30, 2023 12:50 PM BST
Iga Swiatek
Report mesmerised May 30, 2023 10:34 PM BST
day 4 Garcia
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 31, 2023 3:50 AM BST
Potapova
Report edy May 31, 2023 8:33 AM BST
Day 3 results

aaronh - Begu, Alexandrova, Mirra
edy - Mertens, Bolsova, Navarro
GRANTCKING - Mertens, Alexandrova, Mirra
Journeyman - Sherif, Stearns, Mirra
mesmerised - Samsonova, Vondrousova, Danilovic
SamuelMertensBertens - Mertens, Vondrousova, Danilovic
wisewords - Q. Zheng, Ostapenko, Iga

newly out:

Anubis8 - Mertens, Keys, Bouzkova
Blencathra - Potapova, Vondrousova, Rus
Report edy May 31, 2023 9:49 AM BST
day 4

aaron: Muchova
Grant: Muchova
I: Begu
Report Journeyman May 31, 2023 9:53 AM BST
E.Svitolina
Report The Leopard May 31, 2023 12:05 PM BST
Forgot about this on Day 2 ...... Of course, I would have won ! Mischief
Report wisewords May 31, 2023 1:12 PM BST
Irina Camelia Begu
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 31, 2023 2:09 PM BST
Laugh
Report Anubis8 May 31, 2023 8:20 PM BST
I'm out of both already. Sad At least Wimbledon is only a few weeks away.
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 31, 2023 9:31 PM BST
Alexandrova
Report Journeyman May 31, 2023 9:51 PM BST
B.Haddad Maia
Report edy May 31, 2023 10:21 PM BST
Day 4 results

aaronh - Begu, Alexandrova, Mirra, Muchova
edy - Mertens, Bolsova, Navarro, Begu
GRANTCKING - Mertens, Alexandrova, Mirra, Muchova
Journeyman - Sherif, Stearns, Mirra, Svitolina
SamuelMertensBertens - Mertens, Vondrousova, Danilovic, Potapova
wisewords - Q. Zheng, Ostapenko, Iga, Begu (what happened to you hyping Errani up for tournament victory?)

newly out:

mesmerised - Samsonova, Vondrousova, Danilovic, Garcia
Report edy May 31, 2023 11:24 PM BST
Grant day 5  Jabeur
Report edy June 1, 2023 9:03 AM BST
aaronh Cocciaretto
Report wisewords June 1, 2023 9:58 AM BST
Cori Gauff
Report edy June 1, 2023 10:01 AM BST
I: Peterson
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 1, 2023 12:37 PM BST
everone avoided the mine that is Madison Keys. Well done.
Report edy June 1, 2023 2:38 PM BST
Yeah, well done everyone for avoiding the pitfalls.....

.....Sad
Report Journeyman June 1, 2023 5:55 PM BST
Unlucky Edy especially after surviving the Erika comeback. Cry

Day 6 - Daria 'Ice Skating fan' Kasatkina
Report edy June 1, 2023 10:48 PM BST
Day 5 summary

aaronh - Begu, Alexandrova, Mirra, Muchova, Cocciaretto
GRANTCKING - Mertens, Alexandrova, Mirra, Muchova, Jabeur
Journeyman - Sherif, Stearns, Mirra, Svitolina, Haddad Maia
SamuelMertensBertens - Mertens, Vondrousova, Danilovic, Potapova, Alexandrova
wisewords - Q. Zheng, Ostapenko, Iga, Begu, Gauff
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 1, 2023 11:29 PM BST
Tauson
Report edy June 1, 2023 11:50 PM BST
Grant: Pegula
Aaron: Kasatkina
Report wisewords June 2, 2023 12:37 PM BST
Aryna Sabalenka
Report edy June 2, 2023 10:31 PM BST
Day 6 summary - we are down to our final three

aaronh - Begu, Alexandrova, Mirra, Muchova, Cocciaretto, Kasatkina
Journeyman - Sherif, Stearns, Mirra, Svitolina, Haddad Maia, Kasatkina
wisewords - Q. Zheng, Ostapenko, Iga, Begu, Gauff, Sabalenka

newly out

GRANTCKING - Mertens, Alexandrova, Mirra, Muchova, Jabeur, Pegula
SamuelMertensBertens - Mertens, Vondrousova, Danilovic, Potapova, Alexandrova, Tauson
Report edy June 3, 2023 9:14 AM BST
Aaron: Jabeur
Report Journeyman June 3, 2023 9:56 AM BST
E.Rybakina
Report edy June 3, 2023 10:52 AM BST
Rybakina is out. Please make a replacement pick if you see this, Journeyman. Otherwise an automatic replacement pick will be done
Report Journeyman June 3, 2023 11:00 AM BST
Thanks for posting and don't worry I am aware.
I am trying to work out whether I trust Iga. The only time I picked her before she lost to Cornet.
Report Journeyman June 3, 2023 11:23 AM BST
I.Swiatek
Report wisewords June 3, 2023 3:21 PM BST
Ons Jabeur
Report Journeyman June 3, 2023 6:49 PM BST
K.Muchova
Report edy June 3, 2023 9:08 PM BST
Day 7 summary - All three survive to make the second week milestone.

aaronh - Begu, Alexandrova, Mirra, Muchova, Cocciaretto, Kasatkina, Jabeur
Journeyman - Sherif, Stearns, Mirra, Svitolina, Haddad Maia, Kasatkina, Swiatek
wisewords - Q. Zheng, Ostapenko, Iga, Begu, Gauff, Sabalenka, Jabeur
Report edy June 4, 2023 9:08 AM BST
Aaron: Pavlyuchenkova
Report wisewords June 4, 2023 1:32 PM BST
Karolina Muchova
Report edy June 4, 2023 5:51 PM BST
Day 8 summary - Nobody is intent on slipping up first.

aaronh - Begu, Alexandrova, Mirra, Muchova, Cocciaretto, Kasatkina, Jabeur, Pavlyuchenkova
Journeyman - Sherif, Stearns, Mirra, Svitolina, Haddad Maia, Kasatkina, Swiatek, Muchova
wisewords - Q. Zheng, Ostapenko, Iga, Begu, Gauff, Sabalenka, Jabeur, Muchova
Report Journeyman June 4, 2023 7:34 PM BST
C.Gauff
Report edy June 4, 2023 8:41 PM BST
aaron day 9: Gauff
Report wisewords June 5, 2023 9:53 AM BST
Sara Sorribes Tormo
Report Journeyman June 5, 2023 5:02 PM BST
A.Sabalenka
Report edy June 5, 2023 5:32 PM BST
Day 9 summary - wisewords falls, but still sounded reasonably pleased with the match in all.

aaronh - Begu, Alexandrova, Mirra, Muchova, Cocciaretto, Kasatkina, Jabeur, Pavlyuchenkova, Gauff
Journeyman - Sherif, Stearns, Mirra, Svitolina, Haddad Maia, Kasatkina, Swiatek, Muchova, Gauff
Report edy June 5, 2023 8:35 PM BST
Aaron: Svitolina
Report wisewords June 5, 2023 8:46 PM BST
cool 1 vs 1 to decide the champion! good luck to both
Report edy June 6, 2023 2:56 PM BST
We have a winner! In a dramatic and high intensity battle, Sabalenka comes through for Journeyman and helps him add to his previous trophies. His second women's title, with the chance to still clean up and also win the men's.

Congratulations Journeyman!
Report Journeyman June 6, 2023 3:18 PM BST
Cheers edy. Happy Thanks for running the contest. Unlucky to Aaron, that match could have turned early in set 2.
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 6, 2023 3:26 PM BST
Strange play by arrong when Sabalenka was an option and he still had Iga left and JM didn't. A choke if I ever saw one. Thanks edy as always and congrats JM!
Report Journeyman June 6, 2023 3:29 PM BST
If Aaron had doubled up on Sabalenka, he'd have taken Iga on Day 11 and I'd have taken Ons.
Both would probably won.

He didn't know if Pav would win but if she had he'd have had no pick on Day 12.
If Pav lost he would almost certainly have had to settle for a joint win.

Aaron makes big plays and they have paid off for him before.
It also is relevant to the discussion on joint winners/tiebreaks.
Report Journeyman June 6, 2023 3:32 PM BST
That's an idea tbh.
what if the tiebreak was decided by which contestant picked the player with the highest odds?
It would make an interesting dynamic. Oh and thanks for the congrats caramba
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 6, 2023 3:39 PM BST

Jun 6, 2023 -- 3:29PM, Journeyman wrote:


If Aaron had doubled up on Sabalenka, he'd have taken Iga on Day 11 and I'd have taken Ons.Both would probably won.He didn't know if Pav would win but if she had he'd have had no pick on Day 12.If Pav lost he would almost certainly have had to settle for a joint win.Aaron makes big plays and they have paid off for him before.It also is relevant to the discussion on joint winners/tiebreaks.


Still think that would have been better than to go with the 5.00 pick in a shootout. But hey, I know arrong can't resist a winner take all shootout and I didn't even make it to Day 7 so I will shut up.

NO, PLEASE NO TIEBREAKERS THAT REWARDS HAVING MADE WILD SELECTIONS Cry We tried that already. There's other competitions to try for that sort of predicting and in fact I'd be willing to host one for Wimbledon on a trial basis if people are interested and it doesn't dilute this one, which I don't think it will.

Report wisewords June 6, 2023 3:48 PM BST
Well played JM. Yeah I'd be up for that caramba (trial at Wimbledon)
Report edy June 6, 2023 4:50 PM BST
Hey c'mon, average odds across winning selections as a tiebreaker wasn't that much about making wild selections, but I know you hate that one.
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 6, 2023 5:56 PM BST
I recall some Hail Mary-plays!
Report mesmerised June 6, 2023 11:05 PM BST
well done JM
Report Journeyman June 7, 2023 10:50 AM BST
Cheers Mes and wise. Last contest under the current rules I expect
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