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WTA USOpen Bracket Challenge 2010
« on: August 26, 2010, 01:19:12 PM »
The Game

Pretty simple game format, most of you have filled out brackets before. This is just a one time thing, you fill out, and submit your picks now and just watch the tournament and see how you are doing by the end. The Pick 'em game on the other hand is more up-to-date and exciting. Nonetheless this is a great game to see what each of us feels before the start of the tournament.

Picks are due before play begins on Monday

How To Play:
1.  Pick your 8 QFists true to the draw and rank them C,F,SF,SF,QF,QF,QF,QF

2. Format: follow Pawan's lead--last name only; no comments*, emoticons,
puncuation and do not indicate their rank--it's understood they are in order (see 1 above).
*place all comments at the bottom of your list

3. Regardless of a player's actual result, he's only credited with points according to your pick.
For example, assume you pick Roddick to reach the QF, but he actually advances to the F. In this example, Roddick will only be credited for reaching the QF, or 50 pts. Similarly, assume you pick Federer to win the title (C), but he only reaches 2R. Fed's score, then, is 7 pts (see scoring below).

Scoring
Grand Slam scoring system will be employed.
C - 200 pts
F - 140 max pts
SF - 90 max pts
QF - 50 max pts
4R - 30 max pts
3R - 15 max pts
2R - 7 max pts
Main Entry - 1 pt

Example (based on actual 2005 US Open results):        
………………..   Picks……….           Pts
Champion… Roddick…………...     1
Finalist……   Federer……………     140
SF………….   Hewitt……………..      90
SF………….   Grosjean………….      15
QF………….   Agassi…………….      50
QF………….   Ljubicic……………      15
QF………….   Nalbandian……….     50
QF………….   Hrbaty……………..     30
   Total Points……….      391

Notice, Federer is limited to 140 pts, even though he won;
similarly, Agassi is limitted to 50 pts , even though he reached the final;      
So, had Federer been picked to win, he would have received 200 pts;
had Agassi been picked to reach the F, he would have received 140 pts ;
Roddick lost 1R, so even though he was picked as champion, recieved only 1 pt.

How To Win
The person with the most Total Points wins.

Tie-breaker
Pick 3 additional players and rank them 1-3. If your #1 advances further than his/her #1, you win; similarly for #2 and #3.

This is to avoid the identical picks submitted for 2007 USO, where the game ended in a tie for 1st because we didn't have a final tie-breaker in place.

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/draws/ws/index.html
« Last Edit: August 26, 2010, 01:27:50 PM by Babblelot »


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Re: WTA USOpen Bracket Challenge 2010
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2010, 01:32:18 PM »

Guys, I would actually appreciate it if you put last names only beginning with your champion pick down to your QF picks. Its not a big deal really but it makes my copy pasting hella easier if you could just do what I did.




Yeah, it helps immensely. As I've suggested in the past, if you want to make comments about your picks, make them below.

Thank you :)


Oh yeah, nicknames and pet names don't work either, BGT :nono:
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Re: WTA USOpen Bracket Challenge 2010
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2010, 02:46:30 PM »
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Re: WTA USOpen Bracket Challenge 2010
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2010, 09:58:12 PM »
Wozniacki
Azarenka
Stosur
Jankovic
Williams
Clijsters
Na
Zvonareva

Tie-breakers
1. Peer
2. Wickmayer
3. Kuznetsova

Someone has to win this thing so I guess I'll go with "Sunshine"  ..-)   because I don't think Kim will repeat. All of Azarenka's matches will be intriguing. I have her playing Oudin, Venus, Stosur, and Wozniacki consecutively. Maybe Na is in play, too.

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Re: WTA USOpen Bracket Challenge 2010
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2010, 10:22:45 AM »
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I think you actually have a shot to win with this kinda accurate prediction. and I am not even kidding.  ..-)


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Re: WTA USOpen Bracket Challenge 2010
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2010, 10:31:09 PM »
Sharapova
Clijsters
Radwanska
Azarenka
Kuznetsova
Jankovic
Venus
Dementieva

wozniaki
li
zvonareva

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Re: WTA USOpen Bracket Challenge 2010
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2010, 11:32:36 PM »
Clijsters
Wozniaki
Zvonareva
Azarenka
Li
Jankovic
Williams
Dementieva

TBs
Sharapova
Kuznetsova
Radwanska

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Re: WTA USOpen Bracket Challenge 2010
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2010, 11:33:32 PM »
Murray? Sharapova?

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Sharapova will lose to Groth in 1R.
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Re: WTA USOpen Bracket Challenge 2010
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2010, 12:59:13 AM »
Murray? Sharapova?

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Sharapova will lose to Groth in 1R.

Don't blame avatar bab, some people actually play to win  :)~


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Re: WTA USOpen Bracket Challenge 2010
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2010, 11:13:27 PM »
Li Na
Dementieva
Zvonareva
Azarenka
Wozniacki
Jankovic
V.Williams
Clijsters

Sharapova
Stosur
A.Radwanska


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Re: WTA USOpen Bracket Challenge 2010
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2010, 11:56:43 PM »
Welcome to the forums Jon!  Thanks for entering the bracket challenge!
Good Luck on the Court!!!
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Re: WTA USOpen Bracket Challenge 2010
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2010, 12:58:38 PM »
Much love for Na from T4U!
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Re: WTA USOpen Bracket Challenge 2010
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2010, 01:45:44 PM »








Stosur
Zvonereva
Williams
Kuznetsova
Sharapova
Jankovic
Azarenka
Clijsters

Safina
Dementieva
Capriati
CONK da ball!!!

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Re: WTA USOpen Bracket Challenge 2010
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2010, 02:46:59 PM »
Zvonavera
Clijsters
Na
Azarenka
Martinez Sanchez
Wozniacki
Pennatta
Dementieva

Tiebreak
1. Kuznetsova
2. Sharapova
3. Kleybanova
I lost the will to live mid way through the first set!
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Re: WTA USOpen Bracket Challenge 2010
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2010, 09:16:53 PM »
Azarenka
Radwanska
Sharapova
Clijsters
Görges
Chakvetadze
Stosur
Pennetta

Tiebreak
1. Kuznetsova
2. Kvitova
3. Ivanovic

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Re: WTA USOpen Bracket Challenge 2010
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2010, 02:11:32 AM »
Clijsters
Wozniacki
Venus
Jankovic
Kirilenko
Zvonareva
Azarenka
Dementieva


Stosur
Na Li
Sharapova

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Re: WTA USOpen Bracket Challenge 2010
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2010, 11:15:48 AM »
First Out: Li
Second Out: Azarenka
Next Out: Babblelot   :\
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Re: WTA USOpen Bracket Challenge 2010
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2010, 12:31:37 PM »
First Out: Li
Second Out: Azarenka
Next Out: Babblelot   :\
Me too. Both were my semifinalists
I lost the will to live mid way through the first set!
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Re: WTA USOpen Bracket Challenge 2010
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2010, 05:02:02 AM »
Murray? Sharapova?

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Sharapova will lose to Groth in 1R.

Don't blame avatar bab, some people actually play to win  :)~

LOL!  :friends:

i like your third tiebreak pick, monstertruck!

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Re: WTA USOpen Bracket Challenge 2010
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2010, 08:24:10 AM »
Murray? Sharapova?

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Sharapova will lose to Groth in 1R.

Don't blame avatar bab, some people actually play to win  :)~

LOL!  :friends:

i like your third tiebreak pick, monstertruck!
I'd just finished watching a JCap match and realized how much I missed her.

Nice catch btw! :))
CONK da ball!!!