Re: THE PADME CUP! (Padme League 2018)

Montreal
Pliskova - 11
Sloane - 10
Svitolina - 9
Woz - 9
Angie - 8
Simona - 7
CarGar - 7
Osaka - 4
Ostapenko - TE, Tenedab, Drivers
Venus - Snolly, Adunar, BHP
Daria - Snolly, Edu, Drivers
Barty - Dtrain, Murree
Meldonium - TE, Dwight
Goerges - Spotec, Tenedab
Mertens - Arvis, BHP
Vika - Dwight
JoKon - HTS
Sevastova - Dtrain
Puig (orig. Mugu) - HTS
Bouchard - Dtrain
Buzu - Spotec  sad sad sad
Sabalenka - Dtrain

Last edited by Arvis (Aug. 15, 2018 9:57am)

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Amazing win from Aiur in Montreal last week, breaking the 2000 point barrier!  Wow!
Aiur had 3 SFists, including both Finalists.  This gives him a 144 point victory over second place TE and 1568 point win over last place HTS.  TE, though, did an amazing job beating the rest of the Top 5.

Current Padme Standings
1. Tenny: 34770
2. TE: -476 ↑231
3. Adunar: -3244 ↓406
4. Drivers: -3947 ↓654
5. Tono: -3983 (replaces Edu in Top 5, beating him by 107)

Although, TE is really threatening now, it was still a decent week for Ol' Tenny, as he gained hundreds more points on Adunar and Drivers.  Drivers, especially, had a bit of a letdown.  Really, though, it's just Tenny and TE who are really competing for the title here.  Something drastically insane would have to happen for that to change at all this year.

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Cincy
Serena - 12
Sloane - 12
Svitolina - 9
Ostapenko - 8
Woz - 7
Keys - 6
Konta - 5
Kerber - 5
Barty - 5
Pliskova - 5
Kasatkina - 4
Osaka - Aiur, Edu, Drivers
Mugu - Snolly, TE
Garcia - Snolly, Drivers
Kontaveit - Snolly, HTS
Goerges - Arvis, Dtrain
Halep - Edu
Bogdan (orig. Osaka) - BHP
Pavlyuchenkova - Arvis
Vika - Murree
Petra - Snolly
Kuz - Tono
Bertens - Lexus

Ol' Tenny's Team: Barty, Kerber, Pliskova(OUT, +60), Serena (OUT, +60), Sloane, Svito

Last edited by Arvis (Aug. 20, 2018 1:58pm)

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Well, only 3 people had any semifinalists in Cincy, and all 3 only had one each.  Wanna take a wild guess who among those of us who had no semifinalists ended up with the highest score?  You're right, of course: Tenedab, our leader.  He was, in fact, the only one who had no Zeroes on his team.
Still, a huge congrats to Lexus for being the only one to have the winner, Bertens, on his team!  Who knows what the heck Idiot Arvis was thinking when he made his Padme team.  Let's pretend it was a site glitch.  Lexus finished with 1257, and second place Edu also (just barely) broke the 1000 mark with a nice Halep pick.
After finishing last place in Vader here, Dtrain is last in Padme as well, with three Zeroes and a grand total of only 318.

1. Tenedab: 35113
2. TE: -413 ↑63
3. Adunar: -3186 ↑58
4. Edu: -3493 (bumps Tono off the leaderboard)
5. Drivers: -4077 ↓130 ↓ 1 rank

Well... it's not much, but TE inched ever closer to Tenedab.  And Edu's Halep pick sees him launch right back into our Top 5.  Poor Drivers seems to be slowing down and is in danger of falling back off.  Still, our margins in Cincy were much smaller than in Montreal.  Let's see what happens in New Haven!

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New Haven picks
CarGar - 13
Konta - 10
Kontaveit - 8
Gavrilova - 8
Sabalenka - 7
Pliskova - 7
Goerges - 5
Cibulkova - 4
Parmentier (orig. Bertens) - 4
Vandeweghe - 4
Sakkari - Tono, BHP, Drivers
Collins - Spotec, Murree
Strycova - Snolly
CSN - Lexus
Aggie - Drivers
Petra - Tenedab
None (lol) - Tono pay more attention next time, bro tongue

Last edited by Arvis (Aug. 28, 2018 11:06am)

Re: THE PADME CUP! (Padme League 2018)

Thanks Arvis! Nice summary! You are right, TE is unfortunately getting closer although I think due to overlap you included some scores from New Haven.

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Yeah, that happens, sorry.  I could make sure to subtract current points before posting but this already takes too much time. tongue

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Massive point total for Lexus in New Haven, being the only one to have both finalists and finishing with 962 points! A huge difference over last place Snolly and Murree, who only managed 158 (less than the guy who only picked four players, LOL).  However, none of these people are Top 5 players in this comp.  How did those guys fare?

1. Tenedab: 35735
2. TE: -885 ↓472
3. Adunar: -3579 ↓393
4. Edu: -3832 ↓339
5. Drivers: -4131 ↓51

Wow, Tenedab gains on everyone.  TE is still within striking distance, especially with the USO starting, but Tenedab showed in New Haven why he's #1.

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US Open Picks
Kerber - 14 (all but Lexus, Tenedab)
Serena - 13 (all but Spotec, Snolly, Aiur)
Halep - 13 (all but BHP, Lexus, Dwight)
Sloane - 12
Svitolina - 11
Bertens - 10
Petra - 7
Woz - 6
Keys - 6
Meldonium - 4
Pliskova - Tono, Lexus, Snolly
Barty - Dwight, Spotec, Snolly
Mertens - Tenedab, Arvis, Aiur
Mugu - Murray, Aiur
Sabalenka - Spotec, Dtrain
Konta - Dtrain
Goerges - Tono
CarGar - Snolly

Last edited by Arvis (Aug. 29, 2018 1:13pm)

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Lexus had a great US Open on the women's side and finished with the top Padme score of 3550!  Great Pliskova, Sloane, and Keys picks got him there.  That was a MASSIVE 2500 point gap above last place Aiur who didn't have a single player even in the quarters!  Holy crap!
But how did our Padme Top 5 fare?  Let's find out.

Current Padme Standings
1. Tenedab: 39018
2. TE: -1133 ↓248
3. Adunar: -3718 ↓139
4. Edu: -4621 ↓789
5. Drivers: -4920 ↓789

Wow.  A few weeks ago TE was really close to taking the lead from Ol' Tenny.  But now... it's possible that Tenny's August may have guaranteed him the 2018 Padme championship.  Let's see how September and October play out!

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Thanks Arvis, it is always nice to win a Grand Slam, which is quite difficult in the Yoda Crew.
Congratulations to Aiur and Dtrain for their victory in the men's teams.

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Everyone but TE had at least two Zeroes in Quebec here, but TE had a great Heather Watson pick and won that tournament with 231 points.  Things were very different in Hiroshima where Dtrain had 3 SFists and the winner, Hsieh, on his team!  Nicely done, Dtrain!  He finished with a whopping 501 points, a very difficult score to reach in 280s.

Padme Standings
1. Tenedab: 39310
2. TE: -854 ↑279
3. Adunar: -3495 ↑223
4. Edu: -4538 ↑83
5. Drivers: -4667 ↑253

Tenedab picked the right week to have a bad week, when the margins are small.  Still, TE has to be feeling good about these two small tournaments.

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Nice one DTrain!!