AUS OPEN 2009 'BATTLE OF THE BOARDS' PICK 'EM
"Be there or risk retaining your sanity for the next two weeks"
The entry form for the Australian Open 'Battle of the Boards' pick 'em is now available via http://www.britishtennis.net/competitions.htmlDEADLINE
The main draw starts at midnight UK time on Sunday night, so entries will close on Sunday at 23.59 GMT, which is 6.59 PM US Eastern, 11.00 Monday Melbourne time and 00.59 Monday CET. However, if you were not in the top 250 of the year-end overall pick 'em rankings, they may close earlier - please see (*) below.MATCHES INVOLVING QUALIFIERS
Qualifying is due to finish on Saturday. If it does, the entry form with qualifiers placed will be available sometime on Saturday afternoon. You are of course welcome to enter before that and pick for matches involving qualifiers without knowing who they are if you want to.
(*) ENTRY LIMIT
We will cap the number of entrants at 500 if more than 500 people enter, with the top 250 in the overall pick 'em rankings getting automatic entry as long as they enter before the deadline and the remaining places going to those outside the top 250 and newbies on a first come first served basis. Automatic entry for top 250 players only applies if you enter with exactly the same name as is shown on the overall rankings at http://www.britishtennis.net/pickem/ranking.htm?n=1
so please be careful!
I doubt we'll go over 500 this time because I expect American entries generally to be lower than they were for the USO. However, just in case we do get close to 500, a link on the competitions page gives more info about the reasons why we impose the 500 limit and exactly how it will work.EMAIL REMINDERS
Email reminders to those past participants who asked for them will be going out sometime on Friday, or on Saturday afternoon to those who asked to be reminded only when qualifiers have been placed.GOOD LUCK!
(this is going to be a tough one to pick, so you'll probably need it ...)