Topic: THE VADER TROPHY! (Vader League 2019)

A new year means a new thread for us to discuss our teams picks on TDC. smile

I'm sure there will be some interesting picks this season, looking forward to the Arvis breakdown for Vader and Padme each week...don't let us down now Arvie. wink

2018 - Princess Leia Champ
2017 - Rey Saber Champ, Padme Champ, Obi Wan R-Up, BIG 5 Career Slam, Yoda Crew Hall Of Fame 2016 - Padme Runner-Up
2015 - Obi Wan Master, King Droid, Yoda Crew POTY 2014 - Guru Race Runner-Up
2013 - Guru Race Winner (2014 Yoda Cup Guru), US Open Yoda Cup, Yoda Crew POTY 2012 - Lord Vader 2011 - Wimbledon Yoda Cup

Re: THE VADER TROPHY! (Vader League 2019)

Ah, yes!  Well, as long as I have the time, I'll do it. big_smile

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Nice Karlovic pick, Arvis!

2017 Supreme Jedi, 2017 Lord Vader, 2017 Chivalrous Wookie, 2015 Naboo Champion, 2018 Big Fat Nothing

Re: THE VADER TROPHY! (Vader League 2019)

Thanks!  Now I just have to figure out how to hack the site and make it look like I actually did pick Karlovic.

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Great start to the new season for Arvis, nice work Arvinator! wink

2018 - Princess Leia Champ
2017 - Rey Saber Champ, Padme Champ, Obi Wan R-Up, BIG 5 Career Slam, Yoda Crew Hall Of Fame 2016 - Padme Runner-Up
2015 - Obi Wan Master, King Droid, Yoda Crew POTY 2014 - Guru Race Runner-Up
2013 - Guru Race Winner (2014 Yoda Cup Guru), US Open Yoda Cup, Yoda Crew POTY 2012 - Lord Vader 2011 - Wimbledon Yoda Cup

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For the record it was Dtrain with Anderson & Karlovic

2018 Roland Garros Yoda Cup, Year End #3
2017 Obi Wan Master, Wimbledon Yoda Cup, Year End #2, Yoda Crew Player of the Year
2016 Obi Wan Master, Year End #2
2015 Lord Vader, Roland Garros Yoda Cup

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Brisbane
5 of us wisely used a Nishikori pick here to get that sweet, sweet 250 points, but it was HTS and Murree whose other picks were strong enough to get them the high score here of 360 points.  Spotec went very conservative and finished last with only 65, a gap of 295 points.  However, starting the year conservative is not a bad strategy, it just doesn't feel very good at the time.  This is a year-long game, so keep that in mind when looking at our last place finishers.

Doha
A lucrative tournament indeed, with 9 of us having RBA on our teams.  Dwight, Dtrain, TE, Tenny, and HTS failed to get the winner, with HTS only managing 2 match wins and 40 points total.  Drivers was our high scorer here with 445 points, which means a fairly huge gap between first and last of 405 points!  Whoa!
With so many having the Winner, it was Finalist Berdych that helped make the difference here for 3 who picked him: Drivers, Arvis, and Snolly.  A very sneaky pick, considering he had not played pro tennis for something like 6 months before this.

Pune
Trivia: who's the dude who's named after a train and almost got a PT here?  DTRAIN!
He finished with 3 of the SFists, including the Winner and Finalist, for a grand total of 490 points.  Really impressive!  To put that in perspective: that's a gap of 105 over 2nd place Dwight and 195 over 3rd place BHP.  Good grief.  HTS finished last with only 110, 380 points behind the leader.
Could Dtrain's effort here be enough to have him starting the year as Vader frontrunner?

Vader Standings
1. Arvis: 1030
2. Murree: -25
3. Dtrain: -115
4. Tono: -130
5. Drivers: -190

Arvis finished 3rd, 2nd, and 6th in the 3 tournaments and that was enough to land him in first overall.  Insert mindblow.gif here.
But again, the AO is coming up, and the Vader season doesn't truly begin until that tournament is over.

Re: THE VADER TROPHY! (Vader League 2019)

Great work Arvis, thanks for the summary! smile

2018 - Princess Leia Champ
2017 - Rey Saber Champ, Padme Champ, Obi Wan R-Up, BIG 5 Career Slam, Yoda Crew Hall Of Fame 2016 - Padme Runner-Up
2015 - Obi Wan Master, King Droid, Yoda Crew POTY 2014 - Guru Race Runner-Up
2013 - Guru Race Winner (2014 Yoda Cup Guru), US Open Yoda Cup, Yoda Crew POTY 2012 - Lord Vader 2011 - Wimbledon Yoda Cup

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Hey, can we tweak the programming on TDC to allow me to take 8 Vader players here?  Just me, and just for this tournament.  Please and thank you.  #hopeful

Re: THE VADER TROPHY! (Vader League 2019)

Haha...8 might not be enough Arvis. wink

2018 - Princess Leia Champ
2017 - Rey Saber Champ, Padme Champ, Obi Wan R-Up, BIG 5 Career Slam, Yoda Crew Hall Of Fame 2016 - Padme Runner-Up
2015 - Obi Wan Master, King Droid, Yoda Crew POTY 2014 - Guru Race Runner-Up
2013 - Guru Race Winner (2014 Yoda Cup Guru), US Open Yoda Cup, Yoda Crew POTY 2012 - Lord Vader 2011 - Wimbledon Yoda Cup

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in that case can we tweak it to where i can take 16? LOL
I could really use the help. #idontknowwhatimdoing

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Auckland
Well, well, well.  Johnny Incognito wins his first Vader tournament back from (mental) injury with a prescient Sandgren pick.  Nicely done, Johnny!  That pick got him a total of 295 points, beating 2nd place BHP by 55 and FOUR last place entrants who managed no points at all.  Fun.

Sydney
Adunar and Tenedab got the win here with a pretty impressive 405 points, which included the winner and a SFist.  They both beat 3rd place Murree by essentially one match win.  Last place went to Edu, who only managed 40 points total, losing 365 points to our winners.

Vader Standings - Week 2
1. Murree: 1415 ↑25, ↑1 rank
2. Tono: -150 ↓20 ↑2 ranks
3. BHP: -255 NEW
4T. Drivers: -285 ↓95
4T. Adunar: -285 NEW
Arvis knocked off

Unlike Arvis, who went from #1 to off the board, Murree followed up his excellent Week 1 with an excellent Week 2!  Let's see how Murree does at the AO!

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Dwight and Snolly avoided Anderson in Vader!  Great job, you two!

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Yes, nice job Charles and Snolly, will we have more upsets before the second week?

2018 - Princess Leia Champ
2017 - Rey Saber Champ, Padme Champ, Obi Wan R-Up, BIG 5 Career Slam, Yoda Crew Hall Of Fame 2016 - Padme Runner-Up
2015 - Obi Wan Master, King Droid, Yoda Crew POTY 2014 - Guru Race Runner-Up
2013 - Guru Race Winner (2014 Yoda Cup Guru), US Open Yoda Cup, Yoda Crew POTY 2012 - Lord Vader 2011 - Wimbledon Yoda Cup