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Jack
06-20-2008, 04:32 PM
You Can’t Win Jack Contest - 2008 Wimbledon
Anyone can pick the men’s and women’s singles winners of 2008 Wimbledon, but it takes real talent to spot the ultimate LOSER of the event. The Wooden Spoon Award goes to the last place finisher of a competition – in tennis terms, it’s the player whose conqueror loses in the next round, whose conqueror loses in the next round, whose conqueror loses in the next round, etc.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wooden_spoon_%28award%29

So for example, in Paris, Victor "Three Dollars for a" Troicki was the last place finisher. He lost to Gicquel in the 1R, who lost to Robredo in the 2R, who lost to Stepanek in the 3R, who lost to Ferrer in the 4R, who lost to Monfils in the QF, who lost to Federer in the SF, who lost to Nadal in the finals. So Troicki won the booby prize of being the “last place” finisher in Paris.

ENTRY: To enter 2008 Wimbledon "You Can't Win Jack" contest, pick the names of four men’s singles contestants and four women’s singles contestants who you think are the most likely to finish in “last place” in their respective draws. Rank those players 1-4, with #1 being your most likely to finish “last”.

These picks carry through the rest of the tournament. So if your picks lose in the first round – and you hope they do! – the players who beat your picks become your new selections in the 2R, and so on, until the finals (if you’re lucky…).

SCORING: For each round that one of your entries remains in the running, you earn a point. Bonus points are earned based on your selected rank of your four picks. You get a multiplier for bonus points – your number 1 pick gets a bonus of (x4), #2 pick gets a bonus of (x3), #3 pick gets a bonus of (x2) and #4 pick gets a bonus of (x1).

EXAMPLE: Using Paris as an example, let’s say Ancic was my #1 pick in the Wooden Spoon contest. Since Ancic won in the 1R, I get no points. But Karlovic was my #2 pick, and he lost to Falla. So I get a point for Karlovic’s loss, and Falla automatically becomes my 2R pick. As my #2 pick, any points I earned from Karlovic - and from Falla in the next round, etc. - get multiplied by (x3).

HINTS:
* To make it easy on yourself, fill out a full drawsheet, then trace backwards through the draw to find your ultimate losers!

* It’s not enough to pick players who you think will lose first round, because you'll need the winner of the match to lose in the next round.

Entries are due before the start of play in London on Monday (7:00am Eastern Time Zone). Good Luck to all entrants!

GVGirl
06-20-2008, 05:32 PM
Let me get this over with, I'm terrible even when it comes to trying to lose. LOL

Men
1) B. Reynolds
2) R. Schuettler
3) A. Peya
4) P. Starace

Women
1) Govortsova
2) Bartoli
3) Pennetta
4) Voskoboeva

beaujarkko
06-20-2008, 07:18 PM
Oh boy, here goes. Every single one of my paths ended up at a 1st round match that I struggled with. I predict I will either do well or lose all eight in the 1st round.

Men

#1 Frederico Gil
#2 Denis Gremelmayr
#3 Filippo Volandri
#4 Olivier Rochus

Women

#1 Gisela Dulko
#2 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
#3 Nicole Vaidisova (Allez Zuz!)
#4 Michaella Krajicek

patrick
06-20-2008, 07:24 PM
ATP

1. Jiri Vanek
2. Jonas Bjorkman
3. Gilles Simon
4. Filippo Volandri

WTA

1. Camille Pin
2. Yvonne Meusburger
3. Julia Vakulenko
4. Gisela Dulko

Jack
06-20-2008, 08:20 PM
WTA

1. Camille Pin


:shocked: HOW DARE YOU!?!!

Jay
06-20-2008, 09:49 PM
:shocked: HOW DARE YOU!?!!

I know! He forgets that Pin is money:cool:

Justme
06-21-2008, 12:32 AM
1.Jonas Bjorkman
2.Jiri Vanek
3.Filippo Volandri
4.Kevin Anderson

1.Yvonne Meusberger
2.Julis Vakulenko
3.Camille Pin (sorry!)
4.Emilie Loit

oploskoffie
06-21-2008, 12:49 AM
The WTA "Abandon All Hope" Clique

1. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova
2. Julia Goerges
3. Zuzana Ondraskova (yes, I went there...)
4. Tatiana Perebiynis

The ATP "Why Don't You Get An Actual Job?" Club

1. Thomaz Belluci
2. Agustin Calleri
3. Frederico Gil
4. Olivier Rochus

Madame
06-21-2008, 03:03 AM
here it comes ! (pfew) :cool:

Wooden Spoon Wimby 2008

Men
1 Horna
2 Hanescu
3 Odesnik
4 Levine

Women
1 Sugiyama
2 Bychkova
3 Fujiwara
4 Sequera

ptmcmahon
06-21-2008, 08:11 AM
:shocked: HOW DARE YOU!?!!

She nearly won the Wooden Spoon at RG.

ptmcmahon
06-21-2008, 08:37 AM
Men

1. Edouard Roger-Vasselin
2. Jesse Levine
3. Dawid Olejniczak
4. Roko Karanusic

Women

1. Camille Pin (not inentional, she's the one that came out on my first try)
2. Michaella Krajicek
3. Ioana Raluca Olaru
4. Emilie Loit

e11even
06-21-2008, 08:39 AM
ATP

1. SELA, Dudi ISR
2. SPADEA, Vincent USA
3. YOUNG, Donald USA
4. VLIEGEN, Kristof BEL

WTA

1. ONDRASKOVA, Zuzana CZE
2. ZAHLAVOVA STRYCOVA, Barbora CZE
3. LLAGOSTERA VIVES, Nuria ESP
4. VAKULENKO, Julia UKR

:thumbsup:

dryrunguy
06-21-2008, 09:06 AM
1. Sela
2. Johansson
3. Odesnik
4. Olejniczak

1. Llagostera Vives
2. Ani
3. Zahlavova Strycova (this is an example of feminism gone complete bonkers; pick a frippin' surname)
4. Goerges

oohsalmon
06-21-2008, 12:11 PM
3. Odesnik




1. ONDRASKOVA, Zuzana CZE




3 Odesnik



3. Zuzana Ondraskova (yes, I went there...)


Y'all are goin' down. :flipoff:



#3 Nicole Vaidisova (Allez Zuz!)


Allez!

Drop-shot
06-21-2008, 01:19 PM
ATP

1. Odesnik
2. Horna
3. Clement
4. Starace

WTA

1. Zahlova Strycova
2. Llagostera Vives
3. Olaru
4. Obziler

waylandboy-tw
06-21-2008, 02:27 PM
ATP

1. Dudi Sela
2. Alex Bogdanovic
3. Vincent Spadea
4. Augustin Calleri

WTA

1. Gisela Dulko
2. Nuria Llagostera Vives
3. Rika Fujiwara
4. Marina Erakovic

mysterX
06-21-2008, 05:36 PM
Men

1. Wayne Odesnik
2. Roko Karanusic
3. Denis Gremelmayr
4. Sergiy Stakhovsky

Women

1. Carla Suarez Navarro
2. Julie Ditty
3. Ioana Raluca Olaru
4. Rika Fujiwara

Martini4me
06-21-2008, 08:10 PM
ATP:

1. Levine
2. Gremelmayer
3. Horna
4. O. Rochus

WTA:

1. Kvitova
2. Rodina
3. Cetkovska
4. Ditty

ibreak4coffee
06-21-2008, 08:47 PM
ATP

1. Falla
2. Van der Merwe
3. Kamke
4. Starace

WTA

1. Pin
2. Vakulenko
3. Meusburger
4. Sugiyama

PeterSkan
06-21-2008, 09:57 PM
Here's my roster of losers, in rank order. May they have great misfortune:

Men

1. Dudi Sela
2. Frederico Gil
3. Kevin Anderson
4. Roko Karanusic

Women

1. Katie O'Brien
2. Pauline Parmentier
3. Julia Goerges
4. Anastasia Rodionova

Thanks, Jack.

Jack
06-21-2008, 10:03 PM
Here are my suckers:

Men
1. Levine
2. Calleri
3. Petzschner
4. Darcis

Women
1. Amanmuradova
2. Llagostera Vives
3. Erakovic
4. Pavlyuchenkova

:cheesy:

JTContinental
06-21-2008, 10:25 PM
ATP

1 O. Rochus
2 I. Ljubicic
3 A. Murray
4 H. Lee

WTA

1 J. Vakulenko
2 N. Llagostera Vives
3 L. Safarova
4 C. Pin

mommyjoy
06-21-2008, 11:32 PM
1. Jesse Levine
2. Santiago Ventura
3. Kevin Anderson
4. Dawid Olejniczak


1. Angelique Kerber
2. Monica Niculescu
3. Jill Craybas
4. Julie Ditty

morct
06-22-2008, 03:42 AM
ATP:

Sela
Snobel
Van der Merwe
Lapentti

WTA:

Niculescu
Domachowska
Hsieh
Cetkowska

Jack
06-22-2008, 06:37 AM
3. Jill Craybas


What, are you people trying to kill me? Why don't you just enter Sabatini or Bassett?

Camille and Jill :(:(:(

Oh yeah... about 21 hours remaining for picks!

aedra1119
06-22-2008, 07:04 AM
This was a LOT harder for me than RG.

ATP

1. Jesse Levine
2. Alejandro Falla
3. Agustin Calleri
4. Bobby Reynolds

WTA

1. Yvonne Meusbueger
2. Alisa Kleybanova
3. Pauline Parmentier
4. Ekaterina Bychkova

carlitos2006
06-22-2008, 08:02 AM
Here we go again...

Men:
1) Gil
2) Sela
3) Horna
4) Clement

Women:
1) Sequera
2) Vakulenko
3) Parmentier
4) Bychkova

ponchi101
06-22-2008, 09:03 AM
This time it is really a crap shoot. The draw, on grass, makes no sense for this game.
It will be fun!

Men's
1. Eaton
2. Peya
3. Gil
4. Spadea

Women's
1. Kleybanova
2. Cirstea
3. Sequera
4. Ondraskova

suliso
06-22-2008, 09:28 AM
ATP

Jonas Bjorkman
Dawid Olejniczak
Kristof Vliegen
Thomaz Bellucci

WTA

Julia Goerges
Aleksandra Wozniak
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Pauline Parmentier

--cj--
06-22-2008, 09:40 AM
ATP
1. Marin Cilic
2. Roko Karanusic
3. Nicolas Almagro :shocked:
4. Thomaz Bellucci

WTA
1. Petra Cetkovska
2. Nuria Llagostera Vives
3. Ekaterina Bychkova
4. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova

Jack
06-22-2008, 12:06 PM
Bump - 16 hours to get your picks in!

mmmm8
06-22-2008, 12:27 PM
Boys
1. Frederico Gil
2. Filippo Volandri
3. Alejandro Falla
4. Jesse Levine

Girls
1. Edina Gallovits
2. Ai Sugiyama
3. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova
4. Maret Ani

I'm not even sure any of these will lose in R1 :(

mrjiggyfly2
06-22-2008, 01:19 PM
This draw is the toughest to try and figure in any contest that I've entered since I joined TAT.

1. Van der Merwe
2. Horna
3. Odesnik
4. Petzschner

Ladies

1. Ondraskova
2. Dulko
3. Pin
4. Pavlyuchnkova

munchin
06-22-2008, 02:05 PM
Men

#1 Jesse Levine
#2 Filippo Volandri
#3 Philipp Petzschner
#4 Dawid Olejniczak

Women

#1 Katie O' Brien
#2 Pauline Parmentier
#3 Marina Erakovic
#4 Camille Pin

patrick
06-22-2008, 02:29 PM
This draw is the toughest to try and figure in any contest that I've entered since I joined TAT.


Ladies

1. Ondraskova



Salmon is going to get you.

zebra
06-22-2008, 02:42 PM
OK , let me give this a go:

ATP
1.Igor Kunitsyn
2.Edouard Roger-Vasselin
3.Agustin Calleri
4.Phillipp Petzschner

WTA
1.Zi Yan
2.Katie O'Brien
3.Maria Koryttseva
4.Yvonne Meusburger

tinamarie
06-22-2008, 02:58 PM
Men's:
1. Jonas Bjorkman:(
2. Frederico Gil
3. Roko Karanusic
4. Chris Eaton

Ladies:
1. Petra Cetkovska
2. Julia Vukalenko
3.Akgul Amanmuradova
4.Barbora Zahlavova Strycova

oohsalmon
06-22-2008, 03:37 PM
This draw is the toughest to try and figure in any contest that I've entered since I joined TAT.

3. Odesnik

Ladies

1. Ondraskova



Salmon is going to get you.

Not only that, he's the first to take both my faves! :mad:;)

Charlie02123
06-22-2008, 04:50 PM
ATP
1. Snobel
2. Levine
3. Petzchner
4. Horna

WTA
1. O'Brien
2. Strycova
3. Rodina
4. Parmentier

jjnow
06-22-2008, 05:04 PM
ATP
1) Vincent Spadea
2) Arnaud Clement
3) Philipp Petzschner
4) Gilles Simon

WTA
1) Zuzana Ondraskova
2) Katie O'Brien
3) Marina Erakovic
4) Barbora Zahlavova Strycova

Jack
06-22-2008, 08:12 PM
Bump - less than 8 hours to go!

winston
06-22-2008, 08:26 PM
Men
1. Starace
2. Levine
3. Sela
4. Gremelmayer

Women
1. Valulenko
2. Goerges
3. Olaru
4. Ani

Jack
06-22-2008, 09:18 PM
...aaaaand bumping one last time before I turn in for the night.

Scotty
06-22-2008, 09:25 PM
Men:

1. Darcis
2. Odesnik
3. Lee
4. Schuettler

Women:

1. Obziler
2. Ditty
3. Muesberger
4. O'Brien

dryrunguy
06-22-2008, 11:49 PM
Bump!

TennisAnyone74
06-23-2008, 01:09 AM
You Can't Win Jack

Men:
1. Falla
2. Calleri
3. Levine
4. Horna

Women:
1. Erakovic
2. Fujiwara
3. Rezai
4. Rodina

TA

oohsalmon
06-23-2008, 01:38 AM
No matter how much I lay down the law elsewhere, I can't ever seem to do Jack here. ;)

Salmon's Fish Out of Water:

1. Potito Starace
2. Jonas Bjorkman
3. Roko Karanusic
4. Jiri Vanek

1. Yanina Wickmayer
2. Edina Gallovits
3. Pavlyuchenkova
4. Emilie Loit

Charlie02123
06-23-2008, 01:52 AM
1. Potito Starace
2. Jonas Bjorkman
3. Roko Karanusic
4. Jiri Vanek
1. Yanina Wickmayer
2. Edina Gallovits
3. Pavlyuchenkova
4. Emilie Loit
I picked three of those people to win their first match. :cheesy:

Charlie02123
06-23-2008, 02:02 AM
ATP

1 O. Rochus
2 I. Ljubicic
3 A. Murray
4 H. Lee

WTA

1 J. Vakulenko
2 N. Llagostera Vives
3 L. Safarova
4 C. Pin
:shocked:

I picked 6 of your people to win their first match.




2) Bartoli


#4 Michaella Krajicek:(:(

Takao
06-23-2008, 03:13 AM
1 Jesse Levine
2 Yen-Hsun Lu
3 Philipp Petzschner
4 Alex Bogdanovic

1 Julie Ditty
2 Marina Erakovic
3 Anastasia Rodionova
4 Yvonne Meusburger

Jack
06-23-2008, 04:13 AM
Play has started; entries are closed.

Good luck!:cheesy:

Charlie02123
06-23-2008, 02:48 PM
ATP
1. Snobel:)
2. Levine
3. Petzchner:(
4. Horna:)

WTA
1. O'Brien
2. Strycova:(
3. Rodina:(
4. Parmentier:(

Well I'm not off to a great start. My 1 and 4 pick for ATP lost, but my ATP3 and my WTA's 2,3, and 4 all won. :(

Still waiting on Levine and O'Brien.

I guess I don't know Jack. :rolleyes:

JTContinental
06-23-2008, 03:23 PM
:shocked:
I picked 6 of your people to win their first match.
:(:(

I wouldn't worry too much. I pretty much pick people at random for this particular contest, and I'm sure people can hardly tell by my stellar results in previous ones.