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2012 Women's Australian Open Bracket Challenge
« on: January 14, 2012, 08:05:14 PM »
Sosa is doing the men's... so, I'll do the women's.

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.

Azarenka
Kvitova
Williams
Li Na
Wozniacki
Goerges
Kanepi
Bartoli


3. Regardless of a player's actual result, she'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

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 Women's draw
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/draws/ws/wsdraw.pdf
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Re: 2011 Women's Australian Open Bracket Challenge
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2012, 08:11:20 PM »
Kvitova
Li
Azarenka
Williams
Wozniacki
Radwanska
Sharapova
Bartoli


Clijsters
Lisicki
Schiavone

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Re: 2011 Women's Australian Open Bracket Challenge
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2012, 09:02:17 PM »
Serena
Clijsters
Azarenka
Kvitova
Wozniaki
Radwanska
Sharapova
Stosur

Bartoli
Schiavone
Jankovic

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Re: 2011 Women's Australian Open Bracket Challenge
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2012, 12:56:13 AM »
Hi Garion, if this is indeed for this year, can you change the title to 2012??

My picks:

Azarenka
Kvitova
Williams
Li Na
Wozniacki
Goerges
Kanepi
Bartoli

1. Clijsters
2. Radwanska
3. Pafy ... Pavle.... oh darn, make it Sharapova :)

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Re: 2011 Women's Australian Open Bracket Challenge
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2012, 01:59:56 AM »
Kanepi
Azarenka
Li
Bartoli
Wozniacki
Schiavone
Kerber
Kvitova


TBers
1. Stosur
2. Serena
3. Lisicki
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Re: 2011 Women's Australian Open Bracket Challenge
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2012, 02:21:40 AM »
Serena
Clijsters

Azarenka
Kvitova
Wozniaki
Radwanska
Sharapova
Stosur

Bartoli
Schiavone
Jankovic

 :rofl_2: 

Don't think much of the state of the tour, now, do ya?
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Re: 2011 Women's Australian Open Bracket Challenge
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2012, 07:38:11 AM »
Clijsters
Serena
Stousur
Azrenka
Ivanovic
Wozniacki
Radwanska
Zvonareva

Sharapova
Petrova
Schiavone
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Re: 2011 Women's Australian Open Bracket Challenge
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2012, 09:31:24 AM »
Caroline Wozniacki
Samantha Stosur
Maria Sharapova
Azarenka
Kim Clijsters
Francesca Schiavone
Sabine Lisicki
Petra Kvitova

Serena Williams
Na Li
Svetlana Kuznetsova

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Re: 2011 Women's Australian Open Bracket Challenge
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2012, 12:11:01 PM »
Serena
Wozniacki
Radwanska
Stosur
Sharapova
Kvitova
Li
Azarenka

WC:
Zvonareva
Bartoli
Ivanovic

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Re: 2011 Women's Australian Open Bracket Challenge
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2012, 01:09:11 PM »
Williams
Azarenka
Clijsters
Kvitova
Wozniacki
A Radwanska
Sharapova
Petrova

Li
Stosur
Bartoli

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Re: 2011 Women's Australian Open Bracket Challenge
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2012, 02:10:24 PM »
KVITOVA
LI
W.RADWANSKA
SHARAPOVA
KANEPI
AZARENKA
WOZNIACKI
ZHENG

S.WILLIAMS
HANTUCHOVA
STOSUR

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Re: 2011 Women's Australian Open Bracket Challenge
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2012, 03:56:36 PM »
Hi Garion, if this is indeed for this year, can you change the title to 2012??
Whoops. Thanks. Sorry 'bout that.

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Re: 2012 Women's Australian Open Bracket Challenge
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2012, 02:52:07 AM »
This is ridiculous! 9 entries, 19 players picked, and 6 different champions picked   :rofl_2: :rofl_2:

Champions x's picked
Serena    3
Kvitova   2
Azarenka   1
Clijsters   1
Kanepi   1
Wozniacki   1

Most x's picked
Azarenka      9
Wozniacki      9
Kvitova      8

Longshots 1x
Bartoli  SF


That's pretty much all you need to know.

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Re: 2012 Women's Australian Open Bracket Challenge
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2012, 01:57:36 PM »
This is ridiculous! 9 entries, 20 players picked, and 7 different champions picked   :rofl_2: :rofl_2:

Champions x's picked
Kvitova   2
Serena   2
Azarenka   1
Clijsters   1
Kanepi   1
Williams   1
Wozniacki   1


Actually 6 different champions picked, since "Serena" and "Williams" are the same person.   :upside down:

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Re: 2012 Women's Australian Open Bracket Challenge
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2012, 06:21:05 PM »
Thanks! I have to update the spreadsheet or someone will get shorted.
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Re: 2012 Women's Australian Open Bracket Challenge
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2012, 10:56:58 PM »
Well, first out, Stosur!
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Re: 2012 Women's Australian Open Bracket Challenge
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2012, 08:55:15 AM »
Round 1 results



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Re: 2012 Women's Australian Open Bracket Challenge
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2012, 01:21:16 PM »
Amazing! Stosur is the only 1R casualty, both men and women  :scared:
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Re: 2012 Women's Australian Open Bracket Challenge
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2012, 05:45:10 PM »
Next Out! Schiavone  :confused1:
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Re: 2012 Women's Australian Open Bracket Challenge
« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2012, 08:59:16 PM »
Next Out!  Kanepi  2R

First Out! Babblelot     :scared: :scared:
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