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edy
12 Jan 24 06:54
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Good day, mates I hope everyone had a good offseeason and is ready to kick it off in the new year. For some extra spice, I invite everyone to take part in this game that might well be considered a forum tradition by now.

HOW TO PLAY:

Rule changes compared to US Open - None (just a rephrasing. Veterans need not necessarily read):

Basic rules:

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. Each pick has to be submitted before the relevant match starts and once you've submitted the pick, you are stuck with it unless the match did not happen due to a prematch withdrawal. In that case you get to submit a new pick. That's the basic rules already.

Tiebreaker:

If multiple people go out on the same day and no-one remains, these last people to go out submit their best educated judgements regarding the outcome of the final match of the tournament - winner of the final, amount of sets lost by the winner, amount of games lost by the winner, points won by the winner. Judged also in that order. If both are the same in winner, then we go to sets. If both also had the same number of sets, then we go to games. If that's also still the same or the same difference to the actual number, then points won. That should hopefully always lead to a conclusion.

To enable that, those tiebreaker judgements will be sent to me per private message (or maybe X in some cases) instead of being publically announced in the thread. If the tiebreaker involves me, we'd have to find someone else who accepts the private messages, but I'm positive that will not be a problem.

Onto the cases:

Case: A pick I made became invalid because the match didn't happen due to a withdrawal. I have a life and don't sit on the computer all day to monitor such things, so wasn't able to submit a replacement pick. Am I screwed?
Decision: No, there is a backup solution. 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.

Case: There was a retirement. Does the pick still count?
Decision: Yes, picks count the moment 1 ball has been played in the match.

Case: I looked at the wrong schedule and picked a player that doesn't even play. What now?
Decision: Please submit a new pick.

Case: A lot of matches were rescheduled for the next day due to rain. Can I pick from those on the new day?
Decision: No, rescheduled matches are not eligible to be picked from. If this situation arises, I will try to post a list of ineligible matches.

Case: I have a great suggestion for the comp. Am I allowed to tell you and others?
Decision: Sure, suggestions are always welcome!

At the end, glory, lots of forum cred, and an entry into the competition's Hall of Fame awaits the ultimate winner. 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.

Reminder: The Australian Open start on Sunday for the first time this year, so first pick is also needed on Sunday.
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Report Blencathra January 13, 2024 1:43 PM GMT
let the FUN begin Love

Matteo Arnaldi
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 13, 2024 3:35 PM GMT
Shevchenko
Report edy January 13, 2024 6:23 PM GMT
GRANTCKING day 1: Arnaldi
Report Anubis8 January 13, 2024 9:30 PM GMT
Christopher O'Connell
Report snowynoon January 13, 2024 10:03 PM GMT
F.Cerundolo.
Report edy January 13, 2024 11:58 PM GMT
aaronh: Machac
I: Arnaldi
Report edy January 14, 2024 2:26 PM GMT
Advanced to day 2:

aaronh - Machac
Anubis8 - O'Connell
Blencathra - Arnaldi
edy - Arnaldi
GRANTCKING - Arnaldi
snowynoon - F. Cerundolo

Freshly out:
SamuelMertensBertens - Shevchenko
Report snowynoon January 14, 2024 4:23 PM GMT
Day 2 Korda
Report Blencathra January 14, 2024 10:45 PM GMT
Emil Ruusuvuori
Report Anubis8 January 14, 2024 11:20 PM GMT
Alexei Popyrin
Report edy January 15, 2024 12:14 AM GMT
Zhang for both Grant and Aaron
Report edy January 15, 2024 1:17 AM GMT
Davidovich Fokina
Report The Leopard January 15, 2024 12:34 PM GMT
Thiem
Report The Leopard January 15, 2024 12:35 PM GMT
Cool
Report edy January 15, 2024 12:39 PM GMT
Advanced to day 3:

aaronh - Machac, Zhang
Anubis8 - O'Connell, Popyrin
Blencathra - Arnaldi, Ruusuvuori
edy - Arnaldi, Davidovich Fokina
GRANTCKING - Arnaldi, Zhang
snowynoon - F. Cerundolo, Korda
Report snowynoon January 15, 2024 6:18 PM GMT
Day 3 Rune
Report edy January 15, 2024 6:23 PM GMT
Grant day 3: Lehecka
Report Blencathra January 15, 2024 7:26 PM GMT
Tommy Paul
Report Anubis8 January 15, 2024 9:52 PM GMT
Arthur Fils
Report edy January 16, 2024 12:01 AM GMT
aaron Norrie
Report edy January 16, 2024 1:20 AM GMT
Bublik, if Nagal withdraws beforehand then Draper
Report edy January 16, 2024 3:20 PM GMT
Advanced to day 4:

aaronh - Machac, Zhang, Norrie
Anubis8 - O'Connell, Popyrin, Fils
Blencathra - Arnaldi, Ruusuvuori, Paul
GRANTCKING - Arnaldi, Zhang, Lehecka
snowynoon - F. Cerundolo, Korda, Rune

Freshly Out:

...*sigh*...
Report snowynoon January 16, 2024 8:43 PM GMT
Day 4 Shelton
Report Anubis8 January 16, 2024 11:22 PM GMT
Taylor Fritz
Report edy January 16, 2024 11:56 PM GMT
de Minaur for Grant
Report edy January 16, 2024 11:58 PM GMT
Aaron: Khachanov
Report Blencathra January 17, 2024 3:27 AM GMT
taylor fritz
Report edy January 17, 2024 1:44 PM GMT
Advanced to day 5:

aaronh - Machac, Zhang, Norrie, Khachanov
Anubis8 - O'Connell, Popyrin, Fils, Fritz
Blencathra - Arnaldi, Ruusuvuori, Paul, Fritz
GRANTCKING - Arnaldi, Zhang, Lehecka, de Minaur
snowynoon - F. Cerundolo, Korda, Rune, Shelton
Report Blencathra January 17, 2024 2:00 PM GMT
Day 5   Juncheng Shang
Report snowynoon January 17, 2024 5:34 PM GMT
Day5 Dimitrov.
Report edy January 17, 2024 5:43 PM GMT
Grant: FaA
Report Anubis8 January 17, 2024 10:38 PM GMT
Felix Auger Aliassime
Report edy January 18, 2024 12:00 AM GMT
Aaron Davidovich Fokina
Report edy January 18, 2024 6:15 PM GMT
Advanced to day 6:

Anubis8 - O'Connell, Popyrin, Fils, Fritz, Auger-Aliassime
Blencathra - Arnaldi, Ruusuvuori, Paul, Fritz, Shang
GRANTCKING - Arnaldi, Zhang, Lehecka, de Minaur, Auger-Aliassime
snowynoon - F. Cerundolo, Korda, Rune, Shelton, Dimitrov

Freshly out:

aaronh - Davidovich Fokina
Report edy January 18, 2024 6:16 PM GMT
Grant day 6: Tsitsipas
Report snowynoon January 18, 2024 9:38 PM GMT
Day 6 Kachanov
Report Anubis8 January 18, 2024 9:57 PM GMT
Alex De Minaur -
Report Blencathra January 19, 2024 5:39 AM GMT
Shelton
Report edy January 19, 2024 3:55 PM GMT
Advanced to day 7 - snowynoon and GRANTCKING going strong in both competition, joined for the men by Anubis8, who seeks to defend his 2023 AO men's trophy:

Anubis8 - O'Connell, Popyrin, Fils, Fritz, Auger-Aliassime, de Minaur
GRANTCKING - Arnaldi, Zhang, Lehecka, de Minaur, Auger-Aliassime, Tsitsipas
snowynoon - F. Cerundolo, Korda, Rune, Shelton, Dimitrov, Khachanov

Freshly out:

Blencathra - Shelton
Report edy January 19, 2024 4:03 PM GMT
I am terribly sorry. Anubis won the women last year at the AO. GRANTCKING defends the men's crown.
Report snowynoon January 19, 2024 5:03 PM GMT
Day 7 Zverev
Report edy January 19, 2024 5:47 PM GMT
Grant: Dimitrov
Report Anubis8 January 19, 2024 9:54 PM GMT
Tommy Paul
Report edy January 20, 2024 6:09 PM GMT
Tommy Paul lost in dramatic fashion today, missing out on multiple match points, and Dimitrov also failed to come through for the defending champ GRANTCKING, which means we do have a winner. Snowynoon makes their debut on the winners' list, with them still also very much in the running to complete the feat of winning both sexes at a tournament.

Well done, snowynoon, congratulations and good luck in the women!

Thank you everyone for playing and hope to see you at Wimbledon.
Report snowynoon January 20, 2024 6:13 PM GMT
Thanks edy ,can concentrate on women's now ,though it's getting harder.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 20, 2024 9:45 PM GMT
Well done snowymoon, I mean snowynoon. Thanks for hosting, edy.
Report Anubis8 January 20, 2024 10:37 PM GMT
Congratulations, Snowynoon.

Thanks Edy for running this again.
Report snowynoon January 20, 2024 11:45 PM GMT
Cheers, Samuel,Anubis.
Report Journeyman January 21, 2024 1:45 PM GMT
Well done Snowy and gl with the double!
Report snowynoon January 21, 2024 6:25 PM GMT
Thanks, Journeyman ,will give it a go.
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