Re: THE VADER TROPHY! (Vader League 2019)

Budapest
Only two with Berrettini here and those two won!  Johnny gets the high score with 430 while Adunar takes 2nd place with 360.  Johnny's winning margin over last place HTS was 365 points, which is nothing to sneeze at.

Barcelona
But here is where the REAL money was, but who was going to spend the picks to get the points?  Those who took Medvedev are the ones who got the real boost, as most of the rest of the league had Thiem.  The result was that HTS and Edu finished with the high score, an astonishing 1115 points, not too far from a Perfect.
This is a massive score over poor Adunar, who refused to use any real big picks but also missed Medvedev, leaving him a massive 980 points back.  Mega ouch.


Overall Vader Standings
1. Dtrain: 13990
2. Murree: -235 ↑30
3. Dwight: -470 ↑145
4. Tenedab: -620 BOUNCE BACK
5. HTS: -805 NEW
** Adunar, Snolly eliminated **

Not a great week for our Vader leader Dtrain, but not a bad one either.  He still has a manageable lead, but he really needs to avoid any big losses going forward.  235 points is easily overcome.  Just ask Adunar, whose awful Barcelona result knocked him way out of the running here.  Still, Adunar is never truly out of any fantasy tennis competition.
Unsurprisingly, Tenedab only spent 1 week off the Top 5.  I don't expect we'll see him fall off it again any time soon.

Re: THE VADER TROPHY! (Vader League 2019)

Estoril
Only four spent the Tsitsi pick here and they get the 250 point reward.  Dwight did the best with 385 total points, squeaking past 2nd place Snolly by 45.  That margin is the same as the total points of last place Jedi BHP and Arvis.

Munich
While Dwight was enjoying his win in Estoril, over in Munich we have.... uh, well... Dwight with a big win.  Good grief, considering he was 3rd Overall going into this week, could these two small tourneys have made a dent in the Vader standings?
Anyways, Dwight managed another 385 points here, winning both tournaments.  Johnny was in last here with 90.

Overall Vader Standings
1. Dtrain: 14615
2. Dwight: -265 ↑205  ↑1 rank
3. Murree: -365 ↓130  ↓1 rank
4. Tenedab: -940 ↓320
5. HTS: -985 ↓180

And Dwight takes over 2nd place!  Very well done!  Dtrain did enough to hold him off, but his lead continues to be a tenuous one.

Last edited by Arvis (May. 13, 2019 1:59pm)

Re: THE VADER TROPHY! (Vader League 2019)

Madrid
Only Drivers, Tenedab, and HTS were willing to use one of their Novak picks here, but boy did it pay off.  1000 points for them that nobody else gets!  Incredible!
Drivers had the high score, a mindblowing 2420 total points, having all 4 SFists and just a few MWs away from a PT.  As impressive as that was, it was less than 100 points above Tenedab in 2nd.  Only 2 MWs separated them.
Although Dtrain had by far the best bracket, he barely used any "big" picks here for Vader, so he finished last place, a full 1870 points behind our winner.  Yikes!  This result will definitely impact Dtrain's place atop the Vader standings!  But will his saving picks here pay off in the long run?  We won't know for a long time, yet.

Overall Vader Standings
1. Tenedab: 16015 ↑1250  ↑3 ranks
2. Murree: -310 ↑55  ↑1 rank
3. HTS: -735 ↑250  ↑2 ranks
4. Dtrain: -780 ↓1045  ↓3 ranks
5. Dwight: -870 ↓605  ↓3 ranks

Congrats to Tenedab on an amazing Madrid!  With his incredibly huge payday he leaps into 1st place here.  I knew it was only a matter of time before we saw him take the lead again, but I didn't expect he'd do it in such dramatic fashion.
As impressive as Dwight was last week in the smaller tournaments, he didn't cash in here.  He *is* still in the Top 5, though, so he's very much in contention.
HTS had only just popped back into the Top 5 and now he's at the #3 spot.  Well done, HTS!

It's crazy how competitive this competition still is this far into the year.

Re: THE VADER TROPHY! (Vader League 2019)

Tenedab is the Teams King so far this year, you're doing a great job Edgar, congrats!

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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Thank you, guys! Couldn't have done it without you. It's team work!

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If it's like a teams cycling race, you need to fall back and let us take the lead sometimes so you can rest. wink haha

Last edited by Tono (May. 15, 2019 10:30pm)

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)

I do fall back in the fall, spring is forward, Tony smile

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Tenedab's right.  If the rest of us weren't here, who would he have to defeat, crush, and humiliate?  It's nice for Ol' Tenny to remind us how important we are to him.  <3