Yeah, I'd go with Spotec and the overall win in Hua Hin!

It is different, true. About half of the tournaments were cancelled.
But in the end, it was the same for everybody. It is like saying weather was crap during the tennis match. It may change things, but both players are equally dealing with it.

Honestly, I thought the way to pick was affected and I liked taking the situation in consideration when making my picks.

Congratulations Jamie on your impressive season: Guru, obiwan, 2 YC and top 3 finishes in padme & vader

Another solid and consistent year from Tony, always up there in the rankings. Congrats on your Vader title.

Murree, you nailed the women's competition and by a fair margin! Really well done there smile.

Always fun competing with you guys, it inspires me.
2021, here we come but so does Covid

Thanks for the feedback Edu.
I do understand your point. Still, for me the year-end #1 would be the race winner, the best performer of the year.
But honestly, it is likely that it is the same person, but not guaranteed.

Let's see what everybody thinks.

Murreee: yes, I am only talking about UFTR here and how we manage the vader/padme points specifically for UFTR. Vader and Padme titles have been awarded as usual.
I did say it was 6-1 vote for object #2... but got it the wrong way haha ;-)

My votes are:
1) yes
2) yes

Hello,

Guys, just noticed something about the uftr.

We voted that uftr 2020 would take into account the following:
-yoda and brackets from 2020 with 2019 leverage from tournaments that were not held in 2020.
-padme and vader from 2019 only, discarding 2020 for these 2.

However, the dagobah race for 2020 will include 2020 results ONLY, for all competitions.

Therefore I have two topics for discussion:

-should we include 2020 padme/vader (no 2019 leverage at all) in the uftr instead of leveraging the whole 2019? Would seem legit somehow since that competition was still held despite the circumstances. In addition, it would really reflect 2020.

-should we consider the final uftr or dagobah race for the 2020 award (year end uftr #1, as race and rankings usually do coincide) ? I think the 2020 race is more appropriate. It depends mainly what we decide for question 1.

The matters subjected to vote are the following:

1) do you agree to count only the 2020 results fpr vader and padme for the UFTR? All 2019 results will be discarded regardless if the events were played or not in 2020.

2) the dagobah race 2020 (comprising 2020 results only, no leverage from 2019) will be used to award the uftr related title for 2020, which is year-end #1, Supreme Jedi. (Same approach we took for the guru title).

Let us know your answers by the end of the WTF, (november 22nd) so we can hold our traditional Yoda Crew awards ceremony.

Yeah, you did amazing Murreee you are the Padme queen !
With only 2 or 3 280s tournaments left, there is no way anybody can catch you.

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(12 replies, posted in Other Tournaments)

Well done team Row for a great french open.
We missed Wimbledon... Hope we can finally win a rebel alliance in 2021!
Actually, this is our toughest lost, by 700pts. Last year it was 200 and ut was 500 in 2018..

Great job from team USA once again, you aced the hard courts.

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(54 replies, posted in Other Tournaments)

I think Milo is supposed to calculate the points and generate the rankings.

Milo, do you think you can do it or should I take care of it?

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(54 replies, posted in Other Tournaments)

Last minute

Djokovic d. Nadal
Humbert

Halep d. Muguruza
Sakkari

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(121 replies, posted in Other Tournaments)

Wimbo is getting closing to most number of weeks spent as #1.

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(54 replies, posted in Other Tournaments)

My last minute picks:

Men
Djokovic d. Medvedev
Dark horse: Raonic

Women
Muguruza d. Osaka
Dark horse: Putintseva

Covid doesnt change the color of a quarter.. so i guess yes, they still count!!

So I guess it is settled:

1. 7Y 0N
2. 6N 1Y
3. 7Y 0N
4. 7Y 0N

Thank you for your participation!

Thanks for all your votes! Already 6 votes in.

Cincy open starts on saturday, 4 days left to enter your votes!

1 Y
2 Y
3 Y
4 Y

The majority will be right, i accept whatever comes out of it.
If 3 and 4 are rejected, we will still need to find an agreement and any input is welcome!

Hello dear members of the Yoda crew,

Covid-19 seriously affected our fantasy tennis season.

Since our competitions have been put upside down, i have some proposals on how to deal with the rest of the season and our various competitions.

Here are the different proposals I would like your opinion on and vote:

1) Award champion titles to all competitions that are independant and dont need a planning over the year: all brackets competitions on tdc as well as the Yoda Cup.

2) not award the vader and padme titles as the picks planning was deeply affected by the cancelling of half of the season. As the 8 picks per player strategy would have been very different had we known about the atp tour pause.

3) count only the 2020 results for all 2020 year long competitions (race type) and not use any 2019 points as carry over to award the 2020 titles.
That includes the Guru race, 2020 tdc brackets competitions as well as the master jedi title (dagobah race).

4) for rolling rankings (atp rankings type), the 2019 results will be carried over for 2021 if the 2020 tournament was not played. This us valid for any tdc bracket or yoda cup competition. That means the Skywalker rankings and UFTR rankings will carry over some 2019 events points in 2021. To avoid any issues with the torn teams competition, I propose to carry over the full 2019 points from vader and padme into the UFTT rankings and discard the 2020 points going into 2021 (but doesnt contradict the possibility to decide to award the vader and padme titles if proposal 2 is rejected).

This means that if both proposals 3 and 4 are accepted, the race and rolling rankings will be different for UFTR and Skywalker rankings. FYI, this will also be the case for the atp and wta rankings this year and not absurd at all considering the situation.

Please vote Y/N for all 4 items. I am open to other suggestions.

Would be great to decide on this matter before the cincy/NY open.

Thanks a lot for your participation.

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(54 replies, posted in Other Tournaments)

Hey Milo, any update for the inaugural palpatine crystal ball event?

Yes, player who receices a bye and loses 2nd roubd received a big flat zero, it is correct.

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(16 replies, posted in Australian Open)

Hey Jenny, it is Arvis and not OZ who has Federer as finalist.

Thanks again for setting this up Jenny, i know what it takes and I appreciate it!!

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(16 replies, posted in Australian Open)

Thanks Jenny!

Couple typos:
Tsonga isnt a top16 seed
Rublev color code ] not properly closed.

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(54 replies, posted in Other Tournaments)

My last minute AO picks:

Men
Djokovic d. Nadal
Dark horse: Kyrgios

Women
S.Williams d. Ka.Pliskova
Dark horse : Collins

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(54 replies, posted in Other Tournaments)

Hi Marco.

Well, since pliskova and serena have been drawn in opposite halves, it is a bit unfair to all those who picked players that landed in the same half/quarter (which is the case for a lot of people!)

I think we can accept your winner picks, but not your finalists for the AO. For all other slams, no problem for me. And you can still pick the last minute picks for all the slam of course. That way, your penalty for late entry is not a high burden but still some points not achievable. You can definitely still win it anyway.

Does that sound reasonable to you, Marco? What do you think Milo?

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(54 replies, posted in Other Tournaments)

Hi Johnny. Sorry you missed the deadline. Adelaide had a sunday start and we didnt notice it before yesterday/saturday. This is why picks closing time suddenly changed. As we do not have yet means to communicante through the website, i understand you are pissed off.

We all hate sunday starts, it sucks. It is like going straight to monday after saturday.

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(54 replies, posted in Other Tournaments)

And by the way, I am really sorry Arvis.

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(54 replies, posted in Other Tournaments)

Guys, pleass do NOT UPDATE your picks here above. If you do, we wont be able to know if you changed any of your initial picks. Even if it is not the intention, it can be considered as an attemp to cheat.

So I kindly as you that for any new palpatine crystal ball picks (last  minute), you create a new post.

In the mean time, Milo could you register/save everyone's picks somewhere? Thank you!