Re: THE VADER TROPHY! (Vader League 2018)

Congratulations to Drivers and Arvis, the top dogs! Well done to both of you but Isner pick stands out!

Last edited by tenedab (Apr. 2, 2018 6:44am)

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I just laughed when I saw that the rest of my Vader team in Miami was so bad that Drivers still beat me! tongue

Speaking of which, HTS and Dwight also hit the 1000 point mark in Miami.  Snolly, who was already in last place, had another horrible tournament and came in last place in Miami.  We might have to start talking about the Snolly Curse if this keeps up.

HTS's excellent Miami performance has seen him increase his lead significantly over Murree, who is still in 2nd place.  Lexus fights his way back into the Top 5 as well, with Tono and Tenny still at #3 and #4.

Arvis and Drivers managed to knock Adunar back out of the Top 10, but only just barely.

Re: THE VADER TROPHY! (Vader League 2018)

My Vader picks didn't save for Miami..... bummed out as my big goal was to make all of my picks this season.

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Re: THE VADER TROPHY! (Vader League 2018)

Just think of it as having an extra Federer pick none of us have.

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Hello - When will WTA Lagano bracket be ready for selection on TDC..???

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Re: THE VADER TROPHY! (Vader League 2018)

Murreee wrote:

Hello - When will WTA Lagano bracket be ready for selection on TDC..???

Sunday. The draw is not out yet.

Re: THE VADER TROPHY! (Vader League 2018)

Marrakech Picks
Gasquet - 9
Ramos - 8
Kohlschreiber - 8
Paire - 6
The Dog - 5

Edmund - 5
Haase - 4
Seppi - 4
Vesely - 4

Sousa - 3
Andujar - Spotec/Tenedab
Arnaboldi - Arvis
Basilashvili - Dwight
RCB - Adunar
Fucsovics - Spotec
Lorenzi - Dtrain

M Zverev - Lexus


Houston Picks
Isner - 12
Sock - 12
Verdasco - 9
Querrey - 9
Kyrgios - 6
Sandgren - 4
Johnson - 3
Fritz - 3
Kicker - Tono/Arvis
Pella - BHP/Tenny
Tiafoe - Adunar
Harrison - Adunar

Last edited by Arvis (Apr. 11, 2018 1:01pm)

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A few people took Ivo and lost him in Den Bosh.  BHP and Adunar were brave enough to put Haase on their team!  Will definitely pay off for them now, I would think.
I decided to roll the dice on a qualifier for my third slot, and guess who I got: BERNARD TOMIC!!! Ha ha ha ha ha!!  *weeps*

Surprised to see so much belief in Kyrgios here.

Last edited by Arvis (Jun. 11, 2018 10:06am)

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Only three people avoided the Kohlschreiber bomb.

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Nice Tomic pick, Arvis, and yours Ebden, Dtrain

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Bastad Sword
Fabio - 14 (everyone but Snolly)
Diego - 13 (everyone but Adunar, Tono)
PCB - 10
Gasquet - 7
Ferrer - 7
Verdasco - 7
Leo Mayer - Adunar
Laaksonen (originally Elias) - Tono LOL


Newport
Zverev - ALL
Mannarino - 14
Ebden - 12
Steve - 11
Harrison - 3 (Dwight, Murree, HTS)
Karlovic - Spotec, Tono
De Minaur - Snolly, Dtrain
Muller - Dwight


Umag Bro?
Cecchinato - 12
Ramos - 10
Dzumhur - 10
Rublev - 9
Jarry - 4
Fucsovics - Dtrain, Adunar
Vesely - Dwight, HTS
Haase - Spotec, Dwight
Marterer - Dtrain, Murree
Sousa - Drivers, Tenedab
Paire - Dwight, HTS
Lajovic - Arvis
Trungelliti - Tono
Lorenzi - Tenedab

Last edited by Arvis (Jul. 23, 2018 7:44am)

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Excellent Elias pick, Tony

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After all the surprises, each tournament winner was taken by 10+ of us in Vader, so not too much will be affected in the rankings.

This week's high score was 490 points, achieved by Lexus, Tenny, and myself in Bastad.  Dtrain and Snolly share the low score, a total of 45 points in a topsy-turvy Newport.

Back in April, HTS was leading Vader with Murree in 2nd, but after the clay and grass seasons, Murree now leads 2nd place HTS by over 1000 points!  This is almost entirely because of Wimbledon, where Murree had both Kevin Anderson and Rafa, while HTS had neither.  Fortunately for HTS, he did have Novak there, so that helps his chances to get the lead back at some point.
Snollygoster continues a dismal Vader season (even this week was awful for him) and brings up the rear, with Dtrain just ahead of him.
Tenedab, BHP, and Spotec round out our Top 5.

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Gstaad
Coric - 15
RBA - 12
Rublev - 12
Fognini - 8
Sousa - 6
Haase - 3 (Tono, Tenny, Dtrain)
GGL - Snolly, BHP
Delbonis - BHP, Dtrain
Bathroom - BHP
Hanfmann - Dtrain
Roca Batalla (originally Pella) - Edu
Lopez - Drivers


Hamburg
Thiem - 12
Busta - 11
Monfils - 8
Zoomer - 7
Verdasco - 7
Kohlschreiber - 6
Diego - 6
Simon - 4
Cecchinato - 4
Cuevas - 3
Gasquet - Murree, Edu
Marterer - Tenny, BHP
Paire - Drivers, Dwight
Fucsovics - Dwight
Jarry - Tono
Lajovic - Tenny
Basilashvili - Snolly Nicely done, Snolly!
Leo Mayer - Tenny
Ruud - Dtrain


Atlanta
Tiafoe - 15
Isner - 14 (everyone but BHP, Tono)
Chung - 13
Kyrgios - 13
Chardy - Spotec, Tenny
Harrison - Dtrain, Dwight
Mischa Z - BHP
Jaziri - Tono
Youzhless - Tono
Ebden - Snolly
Fritz - Arvis

Last edited by Arvis (Jul. 30, 2018 8:43am)

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Murreee leads the prestigious Vader comp eh, can he hold on and beat out the chasing pack. wink

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Sooooooo many Zero-Pointers in Vader this week! 

75% of Gstaad picks were worth zero, which is insane.  And we had THREE teams (Tono, Snolly, Tenedab) that finished the tournament with zero.  They didn't lose much, though, since the high score here was only 195 (Drivers).

Atlanta was much smoother, but still disappointing.  Dwight and Dtrain finished with the high score of 465, thanks to their Ryan Harrison pick.  Tono finished last here, too, with only 85.

And the most lucrative tournament, Hamburg, had only one player take advantage of the points on offer: hapless Snollygoster!  He rolled the dice on Qualifier Basilashvili and struck gold, finishing the tournament with 725 points, 335 more than second place Tenedab!  Really impressive pick, Snolly.  Dwight finished with low score here of 90.

There were, however, no changes to the rankings, not even for Snolly.  He continues to bring up the rear, while our Top 5 remain identical:
1. Murree
2. HTS (-1370)
3. Tenny (-1440)
4. GO BHP! (-2195)
5. Spotec (-2340)

Last edited by Arvis (Jul. 30, 2018 9:07am)

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Nice picking in Hamburg Snolly & Tenny

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Re: THE VADER TROPHY! (Vader League 2018)

Thanks TE but it's Snolly who did really great with his #1 team on TDC and 180 points ahead of #2

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Thanks, I am known to surprise occasionally throughout the year. Sometimes the force is with me, usually it's somewhere else smile

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Kitzbuhel
Kohlschreiber - 13
Lajovic - 7
Verdasco - 7
Haase - 6
Simon - 6
Thiem - 4
Djere - Dtrain, Tenny, Arvis
Jarry - Dtrain, Adunar, Arvis
Marterer - Snolly, Dwight, Tono
Basilashvili - Lexus, Snolly, Spotec
Struff - Aiur, Edu, Tono
Kovalik - BHP, Dtrain
Berrettini - Aiur, Tono
Munar - Aiur
Hanfmann - BHP


Washington
Isner - 14
Kei - 11
Chung - 9
Murray - 6
Shaps - 6
Goffin - 6
Kubler (orig Kyrgios) - 5
Khachanov - 4
Zverev - 4 (Murree, BHP, Arvis, Dwight)
Tsitsi - 4 (Murree, BHP, Adunar, HTS
Tiafoe - Edu, Spotec, Drivers
Steve - HTS, Dtrain
Edmund - Arvis, Drivers
Wawa - TE
De Minaur - Snolly (...and to this day, no one knows how he did this. The End.)
Pouille - Tono
Rublev - Aiur


Los Cabos
Querrey - 9
Lopez - 9
Fritz - 9
Manny - 8
Galan (orig Harrison) - 6
Zoomer - 5
Fabio - 5 (Drivers, TE, HTS, Murree, BHP)
Delpo - Dtrain, Snolly, Dwight
Tomic - Edu, HTS
Norrie - Dtrain, Arvis
Mmoh - Spotec
Polansky - Arvis
Fabbiano - Dtrain
Ivo - Tono
Nishioka - Tono
Kokkinakis - Dwight

Last edited by Arvis (Aug. 6, 2018 9:27am)

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Snollygoster wrote:

Thanks, I am known to surprise occasionally throughout the year. Sometimes the force is with me, usually it's somewhere else smile

LOL. The force is with you. ALWAYS

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Two qualifiers for the title at Kitzbuhel! I can't believe I did not predict it.

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You must have been having an off day TD!! smile

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Yep. I am not ashamed to admit it.

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This is always a stupid part of the calendar