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edy
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Blimey, it's that time of the year already again!

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

HOW TO PLAY:

Rule changes from RG: None


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
- in case of a retirement, 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

One more thing: Two of the rules are currently in the process of possibly being changed. The target is to change them in time for the US Open, if change is desired by those that play. For input regarding that, I opened an extra thread some time ago. If you have an opinion, you are very welcome to participate in this thread:

https://community.betfair.com/tennis/go/thread/view/94186/31805061/mouse-trap-trophy-rule-questionnaire

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

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n88uk
When: 02 Jul 23 12:57
Marie Bouzkova
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Journeyman
When: 02 Jul 23 17:21
L.A.Fernandez
By:
dukeofpuke
When: 02 Jul 23 19:33
Veronika Kudermetova
By:
edy
When: 02 Jul 23 21:50
For all those that are new: I am collecting the picks from two former forumites, aaronh and GRANTCKING, off-site and relay them on here so they can also play.

GRANTCKING day 1: V. Kudermetova
aaronh: Vekic
By:
Anubis8
When: 02 Jul 23 23:19
Donna Vekic
By:
mesmerised
When: 02 Jul 23 23:44
Azarenka
By:
SamuelMertensBertens
When: 03 Jul 23 01:35
Vekic
By:
Platini
When: 03 Jul 23 09:48
Donna Vekic
By:
edy
When: 03 Jul 23 10:35
Sorribes Tormo
By:
Blencathra
When: 03 Jul 23 11:45
Caroline Garcia
By:
wisewords
When: 03 Jul 23 14:25
Donna Vekic
By:
n88uk
When: 03 Jul 23 16:54
For day 2:

Kaja Juvan
By:
Journeyman
When: 03 Jul 23 20:42
K.Juvan
By:
edy
When: 03 Jul 23 20:47
After day 1:

Blencathra - Garcia
dukeofpuke - Kudermetova
edy - Sorribes Tormo
GRANTCKING - Kudermetova
Journeyman - Fernandez
mesmerised - Azarenka
n88uk - Bouzkova

To be decided (please still submit a pick for day 2 if you want to continue playing....)
aaronh - Vekic
Anubis8 - Vekic
Platini - Vekic
SamuelMertensBertens - Vekic
wisewords - Vekic
By:
edy
When: 03 Jul 23 20:51
A number of matches have been cancelled today and are not eligible to be picked from for day 2. These are

Zhang - Vekic
Osorio - Cocciaretto
Kontaveit - Stefanini
Stephens - Peterson
By:
SamuelMertensBertens
When: 03 Jul 23 20:51
Juvan
By:
Journeyman
When: 03 Jul 23 20:54
People all over the world. Join hands. And join the Juvan train. Juvan train.
By:
mesmerised
When: 03 Jul 23 22:04
day 2 Kvitova
By:
mesmerised
When: 03 Jul 23 22:05
let's hope Vekic bombs tomorrow
By:
Anubis8
When: 03 Jul 23 23:42
Lucia Bronzetti
By:
Blencathra
When: 04 Jul 23 05:45
Babs Krejcikova
By:
Platini
When: 04 Jul 23 10:39
Juvan
By:
wisewords
When: 04 Jul 23 10:41
Kaja Juvan
By:
edy
When: 04 Jul 23 10:54
Giorgi
By:
edy
When: 04 Jul 23 10:57
Grant and aaron day 2 both Juvan.
By:
dukeofpuke
When: 04 Jul 23 12:19
Donna Vekic
By:
dukeofpuke
When: 04 Jul 23 12:22
You say this is cancelled but it is on betfair starting in 10 minutes so just in my reserve is

Ons Jabeur
By:
Platini
When: 04 Jul 23 13:21
Vekic is a  Day 1 pick.
By:
edy
When: 04 Jul 23 15:23
Vekic was originally scheduled for day 1, which you already passed. Jabeur as a pick for day 2 good to go.
By:
Journeyman
When: 04 Jul 23 16:27
Day 3

Vika

Hey edy, you having fun?
By:
SamuelMertensBertens
When: 04 Jul 23 17:45
Sad
By:
edy
When: 04 Jul 23 18:02
No. Currently pondering on what to do. I'd normally go with making folk pick from the normal pattern irregardless of what's on the order of play, which in the women's case would be any second round match from the top half of the draw, but the first round of that is missing so many matches still....
By:
edy
When: 04 Jul 23 18:03
for day 3 that is
By:
wisewords
When: 04 Jul 23 18:32
should just pick a top half R2 match tomorrow or the day after and count it for "day 3"
By:
SamuelMertensBertens
When: 04 Jul 23 18:46

Jul 4, 2023 -- 6:02PM, edy wrote:


No. Currently pondering on what to do. I'd normally go with making folk pick from the normal pattern irregardless of what's on the order of play, which in the women's case would be any second round match from the top half of the draw, but the first round of that is missing so many matches still....


there are still 9 men's R2 matches and 12 women's R2 matches on the Monday half of the draw, so if those are scheduled for tomorrow that should give people plenty of options.

By:
SamuelMertensBertens
When: 04 Jul 23 18:48
But either way works.
By:
edy
When: 04 Jul 23 19:33
Ok...decision: For day 3 and day 4 (for now, but on day 5 the tournament will hopefully have caught up) we will pick according to the draw. Which means:

women:
Day 3 - pick a player that plays a R2 match (top/1st half of the draw). This can be the matches that are already determined and will probably be on tomorrow's order of play, but you can also e.g. pick Osorio against Masarova if you think Osorio will first beat Cocciaretto tomorrow and then (likely on Thursday) play against and beat Masarova. The pick in that scenario is strictly for Osorio to beat Masarova. Her just beating Cocciaretto in her first round match does not advance you to day 4. If you want to do this and pick someone who has not even finished their first round, maybe provide a backup pick incase they lose their first round. Say:

"Day 3: Osorio (if she wins her first round match), otherwise Vika"

Day 4 - as day 3, but bottom/2nd half

draw: https://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/draws/ladies-singles

men:
Day 3 - pick a player that plays a R2 match (bottom/2nd half of the draw)
Day 4 - as day 3, but top/1st half

draw: https://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/draws/gentlemens-singles

If you got questions, please ask!
By:
mesmerised
When: 04 Jul 23 20:00
Day 3 Peculiar Pegula
Day 4 Jabeur
By:
edy
When: 04 Jul 23 20:07
Grant day 3: Kasatkina
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