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Skan-Time !! Paris on the menu

Post by Graveller » May Mon 20, 2019 6:56 am

The Skan-event for Roland Garros has been set up.
Feel free to enter a (provisional) team; my first choice (without seeing/knowing the draw) has been submitted.

Good luck to all (especially the ATP feels difficult this time).
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Post by Ace2Ace » May Tue 21, 2019 1:43 pm

Thanks for setting it up. Here we are again. Everyone right now has equal chance. Who is going to be first to mess up? :)
Come on, Serena, time for #24 !!!!!

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Post by Graveller » May Wed 22, 2019 4:41 am

Just updated the teams from tennisforum (up to Daydreamer on p.2)

16 teams so far. Not bad, given that the draw is not out yet, and we are still 4 days away...

For the moment, one 3 people picked Serena; less than 25%. Never seen that before, and I guess her withdrawal at Rome has a lot to do with that.
Also few people picking Tsitsipas so far. I guess the temptation of picking both Novak and Nadal forces them to go for a lower-ranked player. I take the risk and going for Tsitsipas (at the expense of Noval). His match vs Nadal in Madrid was fantastic. I am also considering to get rid of Nadal and replace him by Thiem; normally I go risky in WTA, but now it may be the moment to go all-or-nothing.

As for WTA: Rybakina is in the QF-draw (won her first match 6-1 6-2), and if she gets in the MD, I could go for her too (depending on the draw that is given to my current WTA-selection).
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Post by Ace2Ace » May Wed 22, 2019 7:04 am

Super !!!!!!! Thanks!!
Come on, folks... Don't wait until the last minutes. Get your draft team in... change it later when the draw comes out. So if you happened to be busy by the time the draw is here, at least you have a team.
Good Luck !!! May Ace2Ace win it all, with the blessing of the pope. :)

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Re: Skan-Time !! Paris on the menu

Post by Graveller » May Wed 22, 2019 10:45 am

Haha, it never looks good when the organiser wins :-) (goes for me too; I always feel a tiny bit guilty for winning a PGame when I did most of the administration for that game)

I now always enter a team at the start; I'll change when the draw is out (and I know all the qualies).
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Post by Ace2Ace » May Wed 22, 2019 12:42 pm

The Mods are no cheaters so it's fair we win them all. :) :) :)

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Post by Graveller » May Thu 23, 2019 3:34 pm

Keeping my three WTA picks: nicely spread in the draw and decent W1-matches.

Rybakina will have to wait (and still one match to win before she in on the MD)
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Re: Skan-Time !! Paris on the menu

Post by PeterSkan » May Sat 25, 2019 3:32 pm

RandomSkan is in. And watch out, he rolled a pretty good team this year:

1. Delpo
2. Kvitova
3. Muguruza
4. Federer
5. Andreescu
6. Thiem

Not bad for completely random.

You have to figure that there is a statistical probability at some point that RSkan would win a SKAN. Like that thing, you know, about typewriting monkeys and the works of Shakespeare.
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Re: Skan-Time !! Paris on the menu

Post by djmm1962 » May Sat 25, 2019 10:39 pm

Okay, with a few changes I'm ready!!

Let the games begin ...

BTW, if you've never been there, the grounds with all their flowers are lovely!! Coming from the NY Metro concrete jungle mess (I'm in suburban NJ), I was enthralled by the quaint and intimate setting. I thought the front gates were the backdoor, LOL!! Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience ~ Fell in love with Paris 8)

Wimbledon!!
Roland Garros!!
US Open!!
Margaret Court :lol:

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Post by Ace2Ace » May Sat 25, 2019 10:46 pm

Sekasi is hiding...Where is your losing team, lady? lol

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Re: Skan-Time !! Paris on the menu

Post by Graveller » May Mon 27, 2019 4:57 am

With Kvitova withdrawing, I fear that RandomSkan won't win this one...

Quite some damage after Day 1 on the WTA-sidne: Kerber (3 teams), Venus (4 teams) and Kvitova (13 teams).
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Re: Skan-Time !! Paris on the menu

Post by PeterSkan » May Mon 27, 2019 2:30 pm

I disagree with the scoring of Kvitova in the WTA SKAN scoring table as 0-1 0-1, which results in negative points for those with her on her team. It is penalty enough that she withdrew and is not available to score points on behalf of the teams. The points should be neutral as a result of her withdrawal.
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Re: Skan-Time !! Paris on the menu

Post by Ace2Ace » May Mon 27, 2019 3:04 pm

Someone asked a question about Kvitova's case and I think we should consider.
JeMa wrote:Do we get a replacement for Kvitova? This was a withdrawal not a loss.
We should get the LL, maybe a chance to win a round? or who knows with the women's draw being so wide open?
All people that selected Kvitova should get the LL in her place. Had the tournament not started, then obviously they would have the opportunity to select someone else... But in this case, we should give them the LL.
I think that's fair.

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Post by CrossCourtBH » May Mon 27, 2019 3:10 pm

LL?

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Post by Ace2Ace » May Mon 27, 2019 3:13 pm

CrossCourtBH wrote:
May Mon 27, 2019 3:10 pm
LL?
The Lucly Loser (LL) that is joining the draw.

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