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Men's - 2011 Australian Open Grand Slam Bracket Challenge
« on: January 14, 2011, 07:52:23 AM »
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: to simplify my work, follow this format--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. Follow this format.

Roddick
Federer
Hewitt
Grosjean
Agassi
Ljubicic
Nalbandian
Hrbaty

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 an outcome like 2007 USO, where the game ended in a tie for 1st because identical picks were submitted and we didn't have a tie-breaker in place.


link to Men's draw

http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/draws/ms/index.html
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Re: Men's - 2011 Australian Open Grand Slam Bracket Challenge
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2011, 07:53:46 AM »
Did you see this?


Did you see this? Please submit your picks in this format. The order is understood.


Roddick
Federer
Hewitt
Grosjean
Agassi
Ljubicic
Nalbandian
Hrbaty
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Re: Men's - 2011 Australian Open Grand Slam Bracket Challenge
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2011, 07:53:41 PM »
Nadal
Federer
Soderling
Djokavic
Ferrer
Murray
Verdasco
Roddick

Tsonga
Berdych
Wawrinka

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Re: Men's - 2011 Australian Open Grand Slam Bracket Challenge
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2011, 08:19:14 PM »
op! Bad News just turned up   ..-)


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Re: Men's - 2011 Australian Open Grand Slam Bracket Challenge
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2011, 11:40:58 PM »
Nadal
Djokovic
Soderling
Federer
Daveydenko
Roddick
Ferrer
Murray

Tie-breaker
Tsonga
Berdych
Monfils

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Re: Men's - 2011 Australian Open Grand Slam Bracket Challenge
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2011, 07:02:14 AM »
Nadal
Federer
Murray
Djokovic
Youzhny
Tsonga
Verdasco
Monfils

Tie-breakers
Soderling
Harrison
Berdych
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Re: Men's - 2011 Australian Open Grand Slam Bracket Challenge
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2011, 08:13:47 AM »
Federer
Soderling
Nadal
Djokovic
Murray
Nalbandian
Roddick
Davydenko

TB1:  Tsonga
TB2:  Verdasco
TB3:  Bags
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Re: Men's - 2011 Australian Open Grand Slam Bracket Challenge
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2011, 08:23:10 AM »
Just hold on to yourself, Scooter. I'll post the summary sheet when I get all the picks. In the meantime, suck on Lil's passifier.


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Re: Men's - 2011 Australian Open Grand Slam Bracket Challenge
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2011, 08:24:07 AM »
Wow, edit the post eh?
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Re: Men's - 2011 Australian Open Grand Slam Bracket Challenge
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2011, 08:31:29 AM »
Wow, edit the post eh?

I know you don't understand Excel, but beyond the edits I made, I also have to check your (as in you) spelling, too. Excel is also picky about spelling. Stosur isn't spelled Stousor.
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Re: Men's - 2011 Australian Open Grand Slam Bracket Challenge
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2011, 08:33:17 AM »
Federer
Murray
Djokovic
Nadal
Ferrer
Soderling
Verdasco
Roddick

1.  Gasquet
2.  Fish
3.  Lopez

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Re: Men's - 2011 Australian Open Grand Slam Bracket Challenge
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2011, 09:32:15 AM »
Federer
Murray
Nadal
Djokovic
Nalbandian
Soderling
Davydenko
Roddick

alternates
Tsonga
Berdych
Youzhny

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Re: Men's - 2011 Australian Open Grand Slam Bracket Challenge
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2011, 09:41:07 AM »
Babbs. Or whoever. Can you get some more players??? maybe PM or something?


It's getting late.

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Re: Men's - 2011 Australian Open Grand Slam Bracket Challenge
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2011, 09:46:35 AM »
Babbs. Or whoever. Can you get some more players??? maybe PM or something?


It's getting late.

I sent out an email today, kinda late I know.  But basically everyone in the forum has been notified.
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Re: Men's - 2011 Australian Open Grand Slam Bracket Challenge
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2011, 09:47:09 AM »
Murray
Djokovic
Nadal
Simon
Youzhny
Soderling
Davydenko
Wawrinka

Federer
Tsonga
Monfils

Lots of wishful thinking going on here  :)~

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Re: Men's - 2011 Australian Open Grand Slam Bracket Challenge
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2011, 09:50:44 AM »
Babbs. Or whoever. Can you get some more players??? maybe PM or something?


It's getting late.

I also reminded everyone in the the game announcement. People who are just now tuning in are always surprised that Sunday is Monday in Melbourne. Just watch, Dallas will forget.  :whistle:
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Re: Men's - 2011 Australian Open Grand Slam Bracket Challenge
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2011, 09:53:47 AM »
Babbs. Or whoever. Can you get some more players??? maybe PM or something?


It's getting late.

I also reminded everyone in the the game announcement. People who are just now tuning in are always surprised that Sunday is Monday in Melbourne. Just watch, Dallas will forget.  :whistle:

Yep, you have to keep on that Dallas.  :rofl_2:

Good job though.   :good:

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Re: Men's - 2011 Australian Open Grand Slam Bracket Challenge
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2011, 09:54:51 AM »
Well look at Ms Tree. Makes her presence known with a resounding "HELLO!" - No soup for Roger. :nono:
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Re: Men's - 2011 Australian Open Grand Slam Bracket Challenge
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2011, 10:00:52 AM »
 :toot: Hello everyone  :))
Thought I might take the less well trodden path with my picks  :whistle:

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Re: Men's - 2011 Australian Open Grand Slam Bracket Challenge
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2011, 10:07:23 AM »
:toot: Hello everyone  :))
Thought I might take the less well trodden path with my picks  :whistle:

You never know, as long as you do not make the same picks as Babs you will be OK.  :)
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