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PeterSkan
05-21-2008, 05:29 PM
[I'll start this thread here, and hopefully we'll get a separate folder set up and listed on the forum home page. TAT has been very good about doing this in the past!]

Didn't do so well down under? Never mind .. maintenant nous sommes en Paris. So get out a clean pair of socks and line up for this year's French Open SkanCanTest!!! Read the rules below, check out the draw, pick a team name, and Bob's your uncle!

Important:

Please note the change to rule #3 [Ahhh .. finally, a sensible solution to the tie-breaking dilemma while paving the way for more diverse entries!!!]

Also, if you edit your team, please do not edit your original message; rather, post the revison as a seperate message in this thread.

Here's how it works:

1. The contest winner will be the poster whose registered team earns the highest number of points as of the conclusion of the tournament. He or she will be entitled to a modest prize of my choice from The Royal Canadian Mint. [modest, yes, but nice all the same!]

2. Valid entries consist of a team of 6 players [3 men and 3 women] all of whom must be included in the official tournament draw.

3. New Version of Rule 3: The sum total of the seed numbers of your players must be no less than 30 [though it can be more than 30]. An unseeded player will carry a seed value of 33 for purposes of this contest.

4. The order of your 6-named players is the most important factor in naming your team. It represents the seeding of your players for purposes of earning domination points.

Sample Entry [guessing at the seeding]:

Team Dirtyballs

1. Nadal [Seed 2]
2. Federer [Seed 1]
3. Sharapova [Seed 1]
4. S Williams [Seed 4]
5. Kuznetsova [Seed 6]
6. Hewitt [Seed 16]

Total of Seeds = 30

Cheerleader[s]: Yuri & the original cast from A Chorus Line

5. You cannot name a team consisting of the same players in the same order as a team already entered. However, you can enter a team consisting of the same players as another team, provided those players are in a different order.

6. Rule 6: There is no longer a rule 6! Well - OK ... you can name a cheerleader[s] for fun if you want! In fact, they don't even have to be a registered player. Be creative!

7. 1 Entry per Person.

8. You may change the composition of your team ONCE ONLY up to the start of play, after which there can be no further changes. Any changes you make must not result in duplicating someone else's entry.

9. Assign a name to your team. If you don't, your team will be named after your posting handle [e.g. Team Moose]. I'll post a shortlist of the best entries in the year 2015 *ahem*

Note -

In general, I'll accept an entry from anyone who has played before. It will be difficult to accommodate more than 100 entries, so get them in early.

As Contest Administrator, I will abstain from participating [cheesy escuse to save myself from acute embarassment]. I will arbitrate any disputes, grievances, questions of eligibility, etc.

SCORING

It's a little complex, but here's what I think you need to know in order to make informed decisions:

1. Domination Points:

These are based on how soundly your players beat their opponents. A key factor in calculating these points is how high you have seeded them on your team. For example, if you seed Sharapova 2nd on your team and she thrashes Petrova 6-0 6-0, you will get 60 points; however, if you seeded Masha 5th on your team, you will only get 24 points. On the other hand, if your player loses, you will lose the corresponding number of points. Also, no winning player will be penalized for losing more games than their opponent. In such cases the default is 0 points

2. Progression Points

You get additional points whenever your players advance to the next round [10 for round 1, 20 for round 2, 30 for round 3, 50 for round 4, etc.]. Catch on?

3. Quality Points

You get further points when your player defeats an opponent who is seeded in the tournament. The number of points is based on how highly the opponent is seeded. For example, if you have the #1 seed on your team and they defeat the 20th seed, you get 13 points [33 - 20].

Good luck to all contestants

Foxykhat
05-21-2008, 05:38 PM
WTG SkanCan!!!

I'll reserve my team name for now and be back with my team, just in case anyone was thinking of it.

Rock 'n Roland

Foxy

PeterSkan
05-21-2008, 05:53 PM
WTG SkanCan!!!

I'll reserve my team name for now and be back with my team, just in case anyone was thinking of it.

Rock 'n Roland

Foxy

lol - that's a keeper!

Moose
05-21-2008, 06:04 PM
Thank you for putting the contest together, and opening it to our TAT Family, Peter! I believe we will have your own thread opened for you in the next day or so.

Me and my "Go Ahead, Make My Clay" team are the defending 2007 champion. I'm allready feeling the pressure.

beaujarkko
05-21-2008, 06:07 PM
My team is going to hope to place in the top 50 for the first time ever! I do love this contest, though. "Youzhny Always Fails Me" at the AO was doing pretty damm well until... well... the title says it all.

TennisAnyone74
05-21-2008, 06:11 PM
Peter,

To be sure I understand, we do NOT have to necessarily choose a player outside of the top 10 anymore, right?

TA

P.S. Foxy - that is a great team name! Now help me come up with one!

Foxykhat
05-21-2008, 07:08 PM
Peter,

To be sure I understand, we do NOT have to necessarily choose a player outside of the top 10 anymore, right?

TA

P.S. Foxy - that is a great team name! Now help me come up with one!

ROFL TA, I've been waiting a whole year to use it. I first, well my friend and fellow TAT member Kaiso Queen came up with it right after RG finished last year.

Foxy

Scotty
05-21-2008, 08:05 PM
Scotty's Hotties will be lucky to make the top tier once again.

I love this contest, even though I barely understand it. My favorite part is reading the team names, and the scoring tier names Peter comes up with.

GVGirl
05-21-2008, 08:20 PM
I reserve the name Claymate's Playmates.;)

Charlie02123
05-21-2008, 08:40 PM
3. New Version of Rule 3: The sum total of the seed numbers of your players must be no less than 30 [though it can be more than 30]. An unseeded player will carry a seed value of 33 for purposes of this contest.
I LOVE the new rule. Love it!



For example, if you seed Sharapova 2nd on your team and she thrashes Petrova 6-0 6-0, you will get 60 points;


We were getting along so well. And then you had to go and ruin it. :mad:

Charlie02123
05-21-2008, 08:41 PM
I used it for the Slide, but I'd like to reserve "Charlie's Clay-ngels."

PeterSkan
05-22-2008, 06:35 AM
Peter,

To be sure I understand, we do NOT have to necessarily choose a player outside of the top 10 anymore, right?

TA

P.S. Foxy - that is a great team name! Now help me come up with one!

That is true, TA. For example, if you picked the 7th, 8th and 9th seeds on both men's and women's sides, you would be within the rules, since the total value of your seeds would be 48 and you only have to make sure they add up to at least 30.

Jack
05-23-2008, 04:50 AM
Am I first? I never know what strategy to use in this contest, so it ends up being a mix of thirteen different ideas, and makes my entry look like it's been drinking for a weekend.
:drunk2:

Chatrier Champs

1. Nadal [2]
2. Federer [1]
3. Djokovic [3]
4. S. Williams [5]
5. V. Williams [8]
6. Szavay [12]

Total [31]

Cheerleader (but only if I understand correctly that it counts for nothing) - Camille "Money" Pin.

I get so nervous watching Jill cheer on that artificial hip and all, so I felt it best to avoid her.

patrick
05-23-2008, 04:59 AM
DIRTY CASHERS

1. Rafael Nadal (2)
2. Roger Federer (1)
3. Novak Djokovic (3)
4. Serena Williams (5)
5. Svetlana Kuznetsova (4)
6. Shahar Peer (17)

Total of Seeds = 32

suliso
05-23-2008, 05:00 AM
Clay bandits

Nadal (2)
Federer (1)
Jankovic (3)
Dementieva (7)
Djokovic (3)
Azarenka (16)

Total = 32

jjnow
05-23-2008, 05:08 AM
The SS JuJu

1. Rafael Nadal (2)
2. Roger Federer (1)
3. Serena Williams (5)
4. Nikolay Davydenko (4)
5. Elena Dementieva (6)
6. Victoria Azarenka (16)

TOTAL = 34

GVGirl
05-23-2008, 05:32 AM
Claymate's Playmates

1. Federer (1)
2. Nadal (2)
3. Serena Williams (5)
4. Djokovic (3)
5. Venus Williams(8)
6. Agnes Szavay (12)

Total (31)

Cheerleader-Guillermo Vilas of course. ;)

evil_juju
05-23-2008, 06:40 AM
Au Revoir JuJu

Nadal (2)
Serena(5)
Federer (1)
Djokovic (3)
Venus (8)
Szavay (12)

Total 30

cheerleader- Edina Gallovits

nelslus
05-23-2008, 06:50 AM
BPDN's One Night in Paris:

Nadal- 2
Federer- 1
Djokovic- 3
Jankovic- 3
Kuzentsova- 4
Medina Garrigues- 29

= 42

Cheerleader: WELL- as if there were a choice here.....Greta "PLEASE, I used ta BABYSIT Craybas" Arn.

beaujarkko
05-23-2008, 07:09 AM
Robrildo?

1 Nadal (2)
2 Jankovic (3)
3 Dementieva (7)
4 Federer (1)
5 S. Williams (5)
6 Robredo (12)

Cheerleaders: Iva Majoli and Jennifer Capriati (with alcohol)

Total (30 + intoxication)

ptmcmahon
05-23-2008, 07:19 AM
Is this open for new players? Looks fun!

And do I get bonus points for having visited both Royal Canadian Mint locations? :)

sluggo-13
05-23-2008, 07:25 AM
Here's my entry

Team -- Sluggernauts

1. Nadal (2)
2. Serena Williams (5)
3. Ferrer (5)
4. Dementieva (7)
5. Alize Cornet (19)
6. Djokovic (3)

GVGirl
05-23-2008, 07:29 AM
Is this open for new players? Looks fun!

And do I get bonus points for having visited both Royal Canadian Mint locations? :)

Sure is.:)

ptmcmahon
05-23-2008, 08:17 AM
Team Canadian Clay Kings (noticed I picked all the good Canadian clay players:) )

1. Nadal (2)
2. Federer (1)
3. Serena (5)
4. Safina (13)
5. Jankovic (3)
6. Moya (16)

Total: 40

Cheerleader: Gotta be Roddick, even if he is bitter at not playing when it was his year to win!

bea26
05-23-2008, 09:59 AM
The Devil Baby Brigade

1. Nadal - 2
2. Federer - 1
3. Jankovic - 3
4. S Williams - 5
5. Djokovic - 3
6. Medina Garrigues - 29

Scotty
05-23-2008, 10:11 AM
Scotty's Hotties:

Nadal - 2
Federer - 1
Jankovic - 3
S. Williams - 5
Dementieva - 7
Tipsarevic - 32

total: 50 (bonus points for high score of player seedings?)

cheerleader: Tatiana Golovin, bien sûr

Moose
05-23-2008, 12:12 PM
Team Name: "Rolan' on a River"

1. Rafa Nadal (2)
2. Roger Federer (1)
3. Ana Ivanovic (2)
4. Novak Djokovic (3)
5. Jelena Jankovic (3)
6. Anabel Medina Garrigues (29)

Total score: 40

Cheerleaders: PEHK and Pat Rafter. How perfect would that be!

dryrunguy
05-23-2008, 12:39 PM
Team Name: The Terror Battues!

1. Federer (1)
2. Nadal (2)
3. Jankovic (3)
4. Dementieva (7)
5. Djokovic (3)
6. Schiavone (18) :eek:

TOTAL: 34

Cheerleader: Justine Henin: "I'm the female Roger Federer. I have the footspeed of Rafa Nadal. With me out, Jelena finally gets her chance. Elena Dementieva has suffered enough. Novak, raise your hand if you're sure you're ready for #1. Franny, don't hate me because I'm beautiful."

Tscott415
05-23-2008, 12:41 PM
Team:

Tscott's Tramps

1) Nadal-2
2) Jankovic-3
3) Federer-1
4) Djokovic-3
5) Dementieva-7
6) Azarenka-16

Total: 32

Charlie02123
05-23-2008, 12:46 PM
Team Canadian Clay Kings (noticed I picked all the good Canadian clay players:) )

:hyst:

That's awesome. Just awesome.

manolo
05-23-2008, 01:03 PM
The Clayboy Mansion

Nadal (2)
Federer (1)
Dementieva (7)
Djokovic (3)
Ivanovic (2)
Cornet (19)

Cheerleader: Dani :(

JTContinental
05-23-2008, 01:42 PM
Clay Achin'

Serena (5)
Nadal (2)
Djokvoic (3)
Venus (8)
Dementieva (7)
Robredo (12)

Total: 39

Cheerleader: Paula Abdul

e11even
05-23-2008, 01:50 PM
Dirty Six Pack

Nadal [2]
S. Williams [5]
Federer [1]
Djokovic [3]
Jankovic [3]
Azarenka [16]

Total: 30

--cj--
05-23-2008, 03:05 PM
Okay, Clay Achin' has to be my favorite name of the year so far!

Onto the less inspiring...

Cash Is Clay
1. Nadal (2)
2. Federer (1)
3. Sharapova (1)
4. Kuznetsova (4)
5. Jelena Jankovic (3)
6. Igor Andreev (29) {secret weapon or achilles heel}

Cheerleader: Yuri

led14pa2
05-23-2008, 05:23 PM
Warriors
1. Nadal(2)
2. Federer(1)
3. S. Williams(5)
4. Djokovic (3)
5. Szavay (12)
6. Dementieva (7)

Total: 30

zephblabs
05-23-2008, 06:20 PM
This is my first time! :)
Gyrating Grinders


1. Nadal (2)
2. Federer (1)
3. S. Williams (5)
4. Jankovic (3)
5. Sharapova (1)
6. Andreev (27) (is andreev 27 or 29??)

Total: 39

Cheerleader: Kim Kardashian's Mom. hehehe. :)

Jay
05-23-2008, 06:27 PM
Slippin' N' Slidin' to the trophy (I might as well go all out and go with my heart)

Nadal (2)
Venus(8)
Federer(1)
Dementieva(7)
Serena (5)
Robredo (12)

total:35, I think.

Cheerleader: Snezana Jankovic









Cheerleader: Justine Henin: "I'm the female Roger Federer. I have the footspeed of Rafa Nadal. With me out, Jelena finally gets her chance. Elena Dementieva has suffered enough. Novak, raise your hand if you're sure you're ready for #1. Franny, don't hate me because I'm beautiful."
:hyst: :hyst:

missinandre
05-23-2008, 07:55 PM
Team: IluvGugabutohwell!

1. Novak Djokovic (3)
2. Venus Williams (8)
3. J.Tsonga (14)
4. Serena Williams(5)
5. Rafa Nadal (2)
6. M.Sharapova (1)

Total seeds: 33

Thank you PeterSkan for running the contest again! And...BTW...I love your modest prizes!

lbk77
05-23-2008, 08:27 PM
THE EGALITES

1. Roger Federer (1)
2. Novak Djokovic (3)
3. Jelena Jankovic (3)
4. David Ferrer (5)
5. Agnes Szavay (12)
6. Caroline Wozniacki (30)

Total seeds 54

Cheerleaders: The annoying Djoker family

Foxykhat
05-24-2008, 08:19 AM
Subject to change

ROCK 'N ROLAND

Nadal (2)Serena (5)Roger (1)Nole (3)Sveta (4)Cornet (19)

Total 46

CHEERSQUAD: VENUS, RICHARD and YURI

Foxy

Drop-shot
05-24-2008, 08:58 AM
We'll always have Paris

1. Nadal (2)
2. Federer (1)
3. Djokovic (3)
4. S. Williams (5)
5. Jankovic (3)
6. Azarenka (16)

Total= 30

TennisAnyone74
05-24-2008, 10:11 AM
This Dirt is Roland; This Dirt is Our Land!

Nadal - 2
Federer - 1
S. Williams - 5
Djokovic - 3
Sharapova - 1
Cornet - 19

Total: 31

TA

craighickman
05-24-2008, 10:33 AM
Red With Their Blood

1. Rafael Nadal (2)
2. Roger Federer (1)
3. Svetlana Kuznetsova (4)
4. Maria Sharapova (1)
5. Jelena Jankovic (3)
6. Gael Monfils (33)

Charlie02123
05-24-2008, 10:57 AM
Claymate's Playmates


BPDN's One Night in Paris:


Robrildo?


Team Canadian Clay Kings


Team Name: "Rolan' on a River"


Team Name: The Terror Battues!


The Clayboy Mansion


Clay Achin'



ROCK 'N ROLAND


This Dirt is Roland; This Dirt is Our Land!

We have some awesome names this time!

hawkgirl98
05-24-2008, 12:11 PM
Team Name: Slip Slidin' Away

1. Nadal (2)
2. Serena (5)
3. Djokovic (3)
4. Davydenko (4)
5. Kuznetsova (4)
6. Safina (13)

Total = 31

Madame
05-24-2008, 01:46 PM
Terre en Bleu

Ivanovic (2)
Nadal (2)
Safina (13)
Federer (1)
Davydenko (4)
Cornet (19)

Total: 41

munchin
05-24-2008, 01:58 PM
The Clay's the Thing

1. Rafael Nadal (2)
2. Roger Federer (1)
3. Serena Williams (5)
4. Jelena Jankovic (3)
5. Maria Sharapova (1)
6. Fernando Gonzalez (24)

Total: 36

patrick
05-24-2008, 02:19 PM
REVISED


DIRTY CASHERS

1. Rafael Nadal (2)
2. Roger Federer (1)
3. Novak Djokovic (3)
4. Serena Williams (5)
5. Svetlana Kuznetsova (4)
6. Alize Cornet (19)

Total of Seeds = 34

mocam57
05-24-2008, 02:54 PM
John McClayn

1. Federer(1)
2. Djokovic(3)
3. Nadal(2)
4. Serena(5)
5. Alize Cornet(19)
6. Dominika Cibulkova(28)

Total: 58

Yippee ki-yay!

Charlie02123
05-24-2008, 03:14 PM
Clay Achin'

Clay Achin'
:confused:

Charlie02123
05-24-2008, 03:17 PM
Charlie's Clay-ngels

1. Jankovic (3)
2. Federer (1)
3. Nadal (2)
4. Kuznetsova (4)
5. Almagro (19)
6. Serena (5)

Total: 34

Cheerleader: Nadia Petrova (she'll make the team next year!)

oploskoffie
05-24-2008, 03:32 PM
Mud Play'n

Nadal (2)
Sharapova (1)
S. Williams (5)
Federer (1)
Kuznetsova (4)
Ferrero (23)

Total -> 36

Cheerleader -> http://www.eons.com/images/cms/9852_image_file_1.JPG

missinandre
05-24-2008, 03:38 PM
Team: IluvGugabutohwell!

1. Novak Djokovic (3)
2. Venus Williams (8)
3. J.Tsonga (14)
4. Serena Williams(5)
5. Rafa Nadal (2)
6. M.Sharapova (1)

Total seeds: 33

Thank you PeterSkan for running the contest again! And...BTW...I love your modest prizes!

Hi PeterSkan....

As Tsonga has withdrawn from the French Open, I'm revising my team:

Team: IluvGugabutohwell!! (can't pick him :( )

1.Novak Djokovic (3)
2.Venus Williams (8)
3.Rafa NAdal (2)
4. Serena Williams (5)
5. M.Sharapova (1)
6. Dmitry Tursunov (30)

Seeds = 49

My Cheerleader? Oracene Williams! (What a classy lady with wacky hair)

mmmm8
05-24-2008, 04:00 PM
Team Name: Champ's Alizé

Nadal 2
Federer 1
S Williams 5
Sharapova 1
Jankovic 3
Andreev 27


Total = 39



Cheerleader: Alizé Cornet. I didn't actually have to heart to put her on the team, given her draw.

jkfriedman
05-24-2008, 04:05 PM
Intruders in the Dust

Nadal (2)
Jankovic (3)
Federer (1)
Dementieva (7)
Safina (13)
Ferrer (5)

Total=31

aedra1119
05-24-2008, 04:05 PM
My Clayers

Nadal (2)
Federer (1)
Kuznetsova (4)
Jankovic (3)
Serena Williams (5)
Tipsarevic (32)

Total: 47

Cheerleader: me! Go, team, go!

Foxykhat
05-24-2008, 04:11 PM
REVISED TEAM

ROCK 'N ROLAND

Nadal (2) Serena (5) Roger (1) Nole (3) Jelena (3) Azarenka (16)

Total 30

BANDMATES: VENUS, SVETA, RICHARD and YURI

Foxy

Martini4me
05-24-2008, 07:07 PM
1. Nadal (2)
2. Federer (1)
3. Jankovic (3)
4. SWilliams (5)
5. Dementieva (7)
6. Robredo (12)

oohsalmon
05-24-2008, 07:57 PM
Les Elfs

Nadal (2)
Federer (1)
Jelena (3)
Serena (5)
Kuznetsova (4)
Gonzalez (26)

Cheerleaders:

http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/8477/waynezuzoe8.png

Wayne Odesnik & Zuzana Ondraskova

mysterX
05-24-2008, 08:35 PM
Hurtin in the Dirt

1. Rafael Nadal (2)
2. Serena Williams (5)
3. Svetlana Kuznetsova (4)
4. Roger Federer (1)
5. Dinara Safina (13)
6. Juan Carlos Ferrero (23)

Total: 48

Cheerleaders:

Uncle Toni, Oracene Williams

AceHole
05-24-2008, 08:56 PM
Team Name: The Fighting Claymations
(I don't like it but it'll do :)

1)Nadal - 2
2)Federer -1
3)Serena - 5
4)Jankovic - 3
5)Sharapova -1
6)Almagro - 19

Total: 31

Cheerleaders: Novak's dad with baseball bat in hand and all impartial tennis media

kayce
05-24-2008, 08:57 PM
Team Charmed

Nadal 2
Jankovic 3
Ferrer 5
Dementieva 7
Djokovic 3
Safina 13

total 33

mocam57
05-24-2008, 09:21 PM
:confused:

sorry, my bad...i can't believe somebody else woulda thought of that too?!

JTContinental
05-25-2008, 12:41 PM
Team Name: Champ's Alizé


:cheesy: Allez!

e11even
05-25-2008, 03:36 PM
Dirty Six Pack

Nadal [2]
S. Williams [5]
Federer [1]
Djokovic [3]
Jankovic [3]
Azarenka [16]

Total: 30


REVISED TEAM

ROCK 'N ROLAND

Nadal (2) Serena (5) Roger (1) Nole (3) Jelena (3) Azarenka (16)

Total 30

BANDMATES: VENUS, SVETA, RICHARD and YURI

Foxy

Hi Foxy, I'm afraid your revised team is in the same order as mine. :confused:

ptmcmahon
05-26-2008, 10:03 PM
Surely I didn't pick Moya on my team...that must've been a typo (or brain fart.) He was pretty much the only one I had the next to no one else did, so I'm pretty much screwed already.

Foxykhat
05-30-2008, 04:26 PM
Hi Foxy, I'm afraid your revised team is in the same order as mine. :confused:

Dang e11even I just saw this and never made the adjustment.

I hope I'm not punished.

Foxy