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(140 replies, posted in Other Tournaments)

Well, that didn't take long. Pliskova loses therefore tenedab takes the Padme title.
Congratulations t-dab! You've had a signature year and deserve to get one of the big titles.

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(117 replies, posted in Other Tournaments)

You're 16th in Vader, 11th in Padme. You can see all these rankings in the Jedi Masters Group section of the website.
Go to Jedi Masters and click on Overall.

Sorry to hear that Dtrain. Look forward to competing with you next year.

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(140 replies, posted in Other Tournaments)

Thanks Arvis, yes it's Pliskova v Pavs and CSN v Gasparyan, otherwise identical teams, not so great for me, I need a very specific outcome.
Either way it's been a great tussle this season Edgar, whatever happens we're 1 and 2 on the TDC site, with Arnaud and Jenny also currently in the top ten, so the Yoda Crew are representing in WTA Teams this year (again).

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(117 replies, posted in Other Tournaments)

Nice Murree

Man, my Vader season is pretty laughable now, so close to picking Basilashvili but went for Coric instead, who lost R1, and has now just knocked out my Shanghai pick Stan in R1.
I'm tempted to do an Andy Murray and shut my season down at this point.

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(140 replies, posted in Other Tournaments)

Some serious SCW in Beijing for Tennis Elbow. Well done to the Wozniacki pickers.

Hooray! Boy, that was close, Edu was one win away. Maybe he'll get a consolation or two this season?

teehee, thought it was worth a try

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(140 replies, posted in Other Tournaments)

As a group we actually did pretty good in Wuhan, getting all 4 surprise semi-finalists between us. Well done dwight and Arvis on getting the finalists, fine picking.

By mid-week I was feeling good about making some ground up on tenedab in Wuhan, then looked across at the Tashkent results and had a feeling of doom as Gasparyan slowly but inevitably carved her way through the draw

Thanks Edu
I'm gunning for a Top 3 finish in the race, you guys had better watch out!

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(140 replies, posted in Other Tournaments)

Hmm, I wonder if you clicked save after the WTA deadline Murreee?

Mens draws not open yet but should open sometime today - Beijing & Tokyo.

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(140 replies, posted in Other Tournaments)

5 hours to make your Beijing picks everyone!

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(21 replies, posted in Other Tournaments)

Nice!

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(5 replies, posted in Other Tournaments)

Well guys, I hear what you're saying, but we had a debate and a vote on this last year which I checked on before I wrote the post, and the Crew voted 6-3 to allocate maximum points in a tie. I don't know if we really want to go through that again, are you joking Tony??? sad

I personally voted for maximum points - I see a win as a win - you should still be Lord Vader or Obi Wan Master etc. I don't agree with 'you're Lord Vader but not quite as much a Lord Vader as other people.' So in that way I don't equate it with money.

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(56 replies, posted in Other Tournaments)

We have to have a good start in 2019 I agree.
I will order some packages from Russia for team ROW.
I have also asked Lleyton Hewitt to coach us down under.

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(5 replies, posted in Other Tournaments)

2018 Race

After the US Open and the conclusion of the Yoda Cup the standings are:

Marco19 9
tenedab 4
TennisElbow 4
Murreee 3
Mike 2
Tono 1

Marco has a big lead but the twist in the tale is that he has not competed regularly in TDC and so will not score any more points this season.
It is therefore possible that he will be overtaken by the end of the season, and I would suggest that anyone getting into double figures this year has a good chance of claiming POTY.

Thought this was a good point to post on the Player of the Year and remind people of the rules we agreed/voted on at the end of last year. We had to tighten up the rules to deal with closely matched players, which we may well need this year.

Guiding Principle: The Player of the Year is the most consistent player of the season. Players are therefore rewarded for success in all competitions, even if they don't win a title.

Points scoring:

Yoda Guru Race: 5-4-3-2-1 for Top 5 finishers

Yoda Champions: 2 for each slam win

TDC competitions (Mens & Womens Brackets, Mens and Womens Teams, known as Obi-Wan, Rey, Vader, Padme):

5-3-1 for Top 3 finishers in each

Further:

In the event of a tie in these competitions, the tied players will share points (e.g. 5-5-1 where 2 players are tied for 1st place in Obi-Wan, 5-3-1-1 where there is a tie for 3rd place and so on)

If, after this points allocation, there is a tie for Player of the Year, the UFTR system (Ultimate Fantasy Tennis Rankings) will be used as a tie-breaker to decide the winner (most likely world #1 will be the Player of the Year)

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(117 replies, posted in Other Tournaments)

Hey! Don't crush my dreams Drivers!

Thanks Edu
I'm gunning for a Top 5 finish in the race, you guys had better watch out!

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(117 replies, posted in Other Tournaments)

I wouldn't class Murreee as safe at all in this one, plenty of points still up for grabs!

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(56 replies, posted in Other Tournaments)

Well, it was decided that you and Johnny should represent USA, not sure why...

And yes, you contributed, especially at Wimbledon

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(56 replies, posted in Other Tournaments)

US Open: Rebel Alliance Cup to the USA!

Another narrow victory for the USA over the ROW at the US Open, Mike leading the Americans to a 12688 to 12584 victory.

This means that Team USA have enjoyed a thorough victory over the Rest of the World in 2018. They enjoyed a victory of over 500 pts, 51664 to 51128. They won 3 of the 4 slams (ROW winning in Paris). They also secured the Top 3 individual places in the League, courtesy of Marco, tenedab and Murreee. Not sure exactly where Marco's hometown is, but I guess the Cup will reside there til next year!

So, it's really up to the Rest of the World to come back fighting in 2019. Rumours are already circulating of a winter training camp being made ready Down Under.

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(107 replies, posted in Other Tournaments)

Thanks Arnie!

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(8 replies, posted in US Open)

Hmm, 16 men and women might be a lot easier Charles, we should consider that!

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(8 replies, posted in US Open)

Thanks Arnie and Arvis.

Yep the women will be the decider in this one I think, Kerber and Stephens pickers will be smiling at the moment.