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Jack
08-21-2008, 09:35 PM
You Can’t Win Jack Contest - 2008 US Open
Anyone can pick the men’s and women’s singles winners of the 2008 US Open, 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 US Open "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 New York on Monday (11:00am Eastern Time Zone). Good Luck to all entrants!

dryrunguy
08-23-2008, 02:09 AM
Bump!

ptmcmahon
08-23-2008, 08:59 AM
I'll probably do this (and all other contests) tomorrow night...got my fantasy football draft tomorrow all day...sheeze, you'd think they could've timed it not so close to USO!

dryrunguy
08-23-2008, 11:32 AM
1. Karanusic
2. Montanes
3. Levine
4. Guccione

1. Knapp
2. Moore
3. Mauresmo :shocked:
4. Lisicki

jjnow
08-23-2008, 11:41 AM
ATP
1. Frederico Gil
2. Ryan Sweeting
3. Guillermo Garcia Lopez
4. Steve Darcis

WTA
1. Severine Bremond
2. Karin Knapp
3. Vera Dushevina
4. Lourdes Dominguez Lino

patrick
08-23-2008, 01:05 PM
ATP

1. Roko Karanusic
2. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez
3. Marcos Daniel
4. Austin Krajicek


WTA

1. Ioana Ralucl Olaru
2. Asia Muhammad
3. Anastasia Pavlychenkova
4. Melanie Oudin

munchin
08-23-2008, 02:05 PM
Women:

1. Ruano Pascual
2. Daniilidou
3. Gallovits
4. Rybarikova


Men:

1. Serra
2. Acasuso
3. Garcia-Lopez
4. Almagro :eek:

Jack
08-23-2008, 10:59 PM
bump...

I still haven't looked at the full draws w/ qualifiers yet...

Charlie02123
08-23-2008, 11:27 PM
3. Mauresmo :shocked:

Does that mean you think Petrova is going to beat Ivanovic in the R16? :)

mrjiggyfly2
08-24-2008, 12:52 AM
Can I enter a pick of "whoever loses the Sweeting/Karanusic match? :confused:

oohsalmon
08-24-2008, 12:55 AM
Can I enter a pick of "whoever loses the Sweeting/Karanusic match? :confused:

You can certainly pick both of em :D

mrjiggyfly2
08-24-2008, 01:03 AM
1. Albert Montanes
2. Tomas Zib
3. Roko Karanusic
4. Jose Acasuso

1. Vania King
2. Karen Knapp
3. Stefanie Vogele
4. Jamea Jackson

This is a contest that you just can't really spend too much time on or you'll end up in a little white jacket a million sizes too small :tease:

mwoods
08-24-2008, 01:07 AM
Ladies:

1. Aravane Rezai
2. Alisa Kleybanova
3. Iveta Benesova
4. Sofia Arvidsson

Men:

1. Carsten Ball
2. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez
3. Nicolas Almagro
4. Pablo Andujar

Madame
08-24-2008, 01:40 AM
I love the variety of picks in this game ! :cheesy:

Men:

1. Odesnik
2. Hrbaty
3. Berrer
4. Hanescu

Women:

1. Hsieh
2. King
3. Suarez Navarro
4. Gallovits

May the best loser win!!!

JTContinental
08-24-2008, 01:44 AM
WTA

1. Magdalena Rybarikova
2. Asia Muhammed
3. Natalie Dechy
4. Mariana Duque Marino

ATP

1. Austin Krajicek
2. Rainier Schuettler
3. Evgeny Korolev
4. Dominik Hrbaty

mrjiggyfly2
08-24-2008, 01:55 AM
Can I enter a pick of "whoever loses the Sweeting/Karanusic match? :confused:


You can certainly pick both of em :D

Yup

mysterX
08-24-2008, 09:34 AM
ATP:

1. Fabio Fognini
2. Albert Montanes
3. Pablo Cuevas
4. Tomas Zib

WTA:

1. Aravane Rezai
2. Sabine Lisicki
3. Alexa Glatch
4. Timea Bacsinszky

Good luck to all you losers :cheesy:

GVGirl
08-24-2008, 10:28 AM
I'm just guessing, I have not analyzed the draw so here it goes.. with my luck they will all win!

Women
1. A. Muhammed
2. M. Duque Marino
3. M. Rybarikova
4. N. Dechy

Men
1. A. Krajicek
2. F. Serra
3. E. Korolev
4. Garcia-Lopez

morct
08-24-2008, 11:07 AM
ATP:

1. Serra
2.Lu
3.Qureshi
4.Gil

WTA:

1. Hsieh
2. Duque Marino
3. Kostanic Tosic
4.Ruano Pascual

e11even
08-24-2008, 11:25 AM
ATP

1. ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP [18]
2. MONTANES, Albert ESP
3. NISHIKORI, Kei JPN
4. GIL, Frederico POR

WTA

1. PIRONKOVA, Tsvetana BUL
2. SUAREZ NAVARRO, Carla ESP
3. DANIILIDOU, Eleni GRE
4. OLARU, Ioana Raluca ROU

:thumbsup:

Scotty
08-24-2008, 11:55 AM
ATP:

1. Almagro
2. Karanusic
3. hrbaty
4. Fognini

WTA:

1. Meusburger
2. Voskoboeva
3. Lisicki
4. Dushevina

oploskoffie
08-24-2008, 12:00 PM
Misery

1 Stephane Bohli
2 Santiago Ventura
3 Rui Machado
4 Scoville Jenkins

Company

1 Mariana Duque Marino
2 Magdalena Rybarikova
3 Sandra Zahlavova
4 Stefanie Vogele

:rolleyes:

IntnstyAngle
08-24-2008, 01:01 PM
Los perdedores (ATP)

#1: Albert Montanes
#2: Juan Monaco
#3: Andy Roddick *GASP*
#4: Brendan Evans

Las perdedores (WTA)

#1: Carla Suarez Navarro
#2: Jessica Moore
#3: Anastasia Pivovarova
#4: Tathiana Garbin

beaujarkko
08-24-2008, 02:29 PM
Men

1. Agustin Calleri
2. Roko Karanusic
3. Tomas Zib
4. Steve Darcis

Women

1. Tsvetana Pironkova
2. Edina Gallovits
3. Vania King
4. Monica Niculescu

Jay
08-24-2008, 03:35 PM
lol@ "the losers" in Spanish.

SoraOblivion62
08-24-2008, 03:36 PM
Men's

1. Victor Hanescu
2. Tomas Zib
3. Simone Bolleli
4. Jan Minar

Women's

1. Eleni Daniilidou
2. Jessica Moore
3. Yvonne Meusburger
4. Petra Kvitova

Jay
08-24-2008, 04:14 PM
Men:
1: Jarkko Nieminen
2: Thomas Zib
3: Dominik Hrbaty
4: Scoville Jenkins

Women:
1: Virginia Ruano Pascual
2: Iveta Benesova
3: Tsvetana Pironkova
4: Asia Muhammad

winston
08-24-2008, 04:40 PM
MEN'S

Cuevas
Karanusic
Hrbaty
Hanescu

WOMEN'S

Rybarikova
Kvitova
Vogele
Martinez Sanchez

bea26
08-24-2008, 04:45 PM
MEN:

1. Evgeny Korolev
2. Albert Montanes
3. Dominik Hrbaty
4. Kei Nishikori

WOMEN:


1. Asia Muhammed
2. Emilie Loit
3. Magdelena Rybarikova
4. Jessica Moore

evil_juju
08-24-2008, 04:57 PM
ATP

SMEETS
CUEVAS
ARGUELLO
NISHIKORI

WTA

O SCHANCEZ
AHN
STRYCOVA
ROLLE

aedra1119
08-24-2008, 06:10 PM
ATP

1. Karanusic
2. Hrbaty
3. Evans
4. Gil

WTA

1. Olaru
2. Suarez Navarro
3. Rybarikova
4. Bremond

atlpam
08-24-2008, 06:13 PM
Women
1 Petra Kvitova
2 Asia Muhammad
3 Magdalena Rybarikova
4 Jelena Kostanic Tosic

Men
1 Dominik Hrbaty
2 Albert Montanes
3 Frederico Gil
4 Brendan Evans

suliso
08-24-2008, 06:15 PM
ATP

Albert Montanes
Dominik Hrbaty
Brendan Evans
Nicolas Almagro

WTA

James Jackson
Carla Suarez Navarro
Marian Duque Marino
Stefanie Vogele

oohsalmon
08-24-2008, 06:17 PM
Ugh, he's such a loser
1. Scoville Jenkins
2. Dominik Hrbaty
3. Victor Hanescu
4. Fabio Fognini :(

Ugh, she's such a loser
1. Aiko Nakamura, the worst player in the WTA
2. Ioana Raduca Olaru
3. Magdalena Rybarikova
4. Kaia Kanepi

mwoods
08-24-2008, 06:20 PM
Aiko Nakamura, the worst player in the WTA


But really, who do you think is the worst Australian player of all time?

oohsalmon
08-24-2008, 06:26 PM
But really, who do you think is the worst Australian player of all time?

LOL.

I've already cast my vote for Smeets.

http://www.talkabouttennis.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11468

Fiercehart
08-24-2008, 06:42 PM
ATP
1. Dancevic
2. Zib
3. Sweeting
4. Evans

WTA
1. Knapp
2. Vogele
3. Gallovits
4. Rybarikova

lululala
08-24-2008, 07:17 PM
No idea if this is correct but here are my picks, in order:

The Women:
1. Q Ioana Raluca Olaru
2. Tamira Pazek
3. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
4. Q Su-Wei Hsieh

The Men:
1. Scoville Jenkins
2. Q Thomas Zib
3. Santiago Ventura
4. Laurent Recouderc

Jack
08-24-2008, 08:19 PM
Bump.

Oh, and yeah, my own picks!

Bouys
1. Sam Warburg
2. Ryan Sweeting
3. Dominik Hrbaty
4. Brendan Evans

Gulls
1. Alisa Kleybanova
2. Magdelena Rybarikova
3. Mariana Duque Marino
4. Stefanie Vogele

waylandboy-tw
08-24-2008, 08:41 PM
1. Pablo Andujar
2. Brendan Evans
3. Ryan Sweeting
4. Fabio Fognini


1. Julia Georges
2. Su-Wei Hsieh
3. Petra Kvitova
4. Ekaterina Bychkova

carlitos2006
08-24-2008, 08:45 PM
Let's see if I can make it three in a row. :)

Men's Draw:
1) Jenkins
2) Gil (Poor Frederico is cursing the draw gods)
3) Hrbaty
4) Hernandez

WTA:
1) Rybarikova
2) Ani
3) Knapp
4) Bychkova

ptmcmahon
08-24-2008, 09:47 PM
Men:

1. Ryan Sweeting
2. Sam Warburg
3. Dominik Hrbarty
4. Evgeny Korolev

Women:

1. Magdalena Rybarikova
2. Ioana Raluca Olaru
3. Shenay Perry
4. Eleni Daniilidou

TennisAnyone74
08-24-2008, 10:00 PM
ATP:
1. Frank Dancevic
2. Oscar Hernandez
3. Thomas Johansson
4. Evgeny Korolev

WTA:
1. Aleksandra Wozniak
2. Monica Niculescu
3. Magdalena Rybarikova
4. Ioana Raluca Olaru

TA

IntnstyAngle
08-24-2008, 10:34 PM
lol@ "the losers" in Spanish.

Thank you ^_^

Justme
08-24-2008, 11:13 PM
ATP
1.Berrer
2.Smeets
3.Montanes
4.Jenkins

WTA
1.Kvitova
2.Bremond
3.Niculescu
4.Rybarikova

mmmm8
08-24-2008, 11:38 PM
Men:
1. Albert Montanes
2. Martin Vassallo Arguello
3. Brendan Evans
4. Dominik Hrbaty

Women:
1. Karin Knapp
2. Magdalena Rybarikova
3. Jessica Moore
4. Jelena Kostanic Tosic

Martini4me
08-25-2008, 12:04 AM
ATP

1. Montanes
2. Sweeting
3. Smeets
4. Jenkins

WTA

1. Camerin
2. Kostanic Tosic
3. Martinez Sanchez
4. Peng

Charlie02123
08-25-2008, 01:04 AM
WTA
Niculescu
Goerges
Martinez Sanchez
Suarez Navarro

ATP
Smeets
Lapentti
Jenkins
Warburg

zebra
08-25-2008, 01:46 AM
Men:
1) Carlos Moya
2) Nicolas Lapentti
3) Oscar Hernadez
4) Tomas Zib


Women:
1) Y. Meusburger
2) Maria-Elena Camerin
3) Alexa Glatch
4) E. Daniilidou

Takao
08-25-2008, 03:11 AM
1. Sam Warburg
2. Bobby Reynolds
3. Rui Machado
4. Brendan Evans

1. Mariana Duque Marino
2. Vania King
3. Tsvetana Pironkova
4. Marta Domachowska

PeterSkan
08-25-2008, 07:05 AM
ATP

1. Recouderc
2. Smeets
3. Reynolds
4. Sweeting

WTA

1. Daniilidou
2. Rybarikova
3. Kvitova
4. Marino

Jack
08-25-2008, 09:46 PM
Well, kind of late now, but consider this thread closed. Picks and Scores will be posted in the next day or so.

One thing I'll have to figure out is how to hande scoring. I usually like doing it after a round has been completed, but because the USTA insists on having the men's 1R drawn out over 3 days, and then the mens/womens draws aren't on the same pattern, it makes things difficult. I may end up doing by completed round anyway; I'll have to see how confusing it gets if the scoring gets split within a round.

bea26
08-27-2008, 08:45 AM
I'd like to inverse my list please. My picks are for the ones who will go the furthest.

Thanks,

Bea

ptmcmahon
08-27-2008, 01:26 PM
Can I be mad at Warburg even though it was Tipsy that retired? Couldn't Warburg have retired first?

Like always, I'm pretty bad at winning or losing Jack. 5 of my 8 are done already.

dryrunguy
08-27-2008, 01:30 PM
Can I be mad at Warburg even though it was Tipsy that retired? Couldn't Warburg have retired first?



What do you think spawned my intense hatred for Rika Fujiwara a few years ago? All she did was win a match. It was Franny who lost. But it was all still Rika's fault.

And Ryler De Heart is the antichrist... Just for the record. He and Rika should, um, "merge"...

morct
08-27-2008, 01:37 PM
I'd like to inverse my list please. My picks are for the ones who will go the furthest.

Thanks,

Bea


I'm with Bea on this. :)

dryrunguy
08-27-2008, 02:00 PM
1. Karanusic
2. Montanes
3. Levine
4. Guccione



How ON EARTH did I come up with THAT??? I must have been on something... By far one of the dumbest things I've ever done.

mysterX
08-27-2008, 06:12 PM
How ON EARTH did I come up with THAT??? I must have been on something... By far one of the dumbest things I've ever done.

Maybe you've joined ADAM ;)

dryrunguy
08-27-2008, 06:20 PM
Maybe you've joined ADAM ;)

Well, I'm clearly doing a great job of defeating myself!