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dave g
08-27-2016, 04:00 PM
The Greatest Loser 2016: How it Works



Do think your fantasy tennis teams could win YCWJ?
Do your category A picks manage to find ways to lose their first round matches?
Then this is the contest for you, where you get points if your team loses:
"The Greatest Loser"



It will consist of five weeks of WTA tournaments in the Asian swing between the U.S. Open and the Year End Championships in Singapore.



Teams


Your team must consist of 12 WTA players from the top 100 women on the WTA Tour. You will have 150 credits to spend on your 12-woman team. Your initial team may not be the same as a team that has already been posted, or it will be disqualified. We'll do our best to help monitor this. However, the responsibility of adhering to the requirements of this rule falls solely in the hands of the contest participant.

The current top 100 players on the WTA tour are divided into 4 categories. Each player is priced according to his ranking. You must purchase three (3) players from each category. However, for each category, we have inverted the prices.


Categories and Player Pricing:

CATEGORY A: Players 1-15. Price 16-30 credits each.
CATEGORY B: Players 16-40. Price 9-15 credits each.
CATEGORY C: Players 41-70. Price 6-8 credits each.
CATEGORY D: Players 71-100. Price 5 credits each.

However, for each category, we have inverted the prices. Here is Category A for example:



Rank
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15


THRNY price
30
29
28
27
26
25
24
23
22
21
20
19
18
17
16


Greatest Loser price
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30





Each player on your team will only be awarded points if they play. However, you will lose points for each match that they win. The team you choose is supposed to last you the entire contest, and you only get FIVE (5) trades!


Tournaments:

Week 1: Tokyo (Toray Pan Pacific) Sept 19-25
Seoul Sept 19-25
Guanzhou Sept 19-24
Week 2: Wuhan Sept 25-Oct 1
Tashkent Sept 25-Oct 1
Week 3: Beijing Oct 1-9
Week 4: Tianjin Oct 10-16
Hong Kong Oct 10-16
Week 5: Moscow Oct 17-22


Scoring:




Tournaments
1R
2R
3R
Quarters
Semis
Finalist
Winner


Beijing
100
70
45
25
15
7
3


All Others
70
45
25
15
7
2
1





Trades:


If you feel that any player on your team is dead weight (winning too many matches), injured, or you just don't want them on your team anymore, you are allowed to trade her for someone else whom you feel is more adequate to fulfill your team's job (lose, of course. )


You are allowed up to FIVE (5) trades during the six-tournament contest.


Trades should be made during the week BEFORE the tournament starts.


If your trades are not submitted by the tournament's trade deadline, that trade will not go into effect until the following week.



Remember: YOU MUST ALWAYS HAVE THREE (3) PLAYERS PER CATEGORY ON YOUR TEAM, AND YOU CAN NEVER HAVE SPENT MORE THAN 150 CREDITS.


The responsibility of finding out who will be playing in which events rests solely on your shoulders. The team you have at the start of each tournament is the team you're playing with.

Should your team fall in the nether regions of a TAT lake, so to speak, or if you just want to complain or have a drink to drown your sorrows, feel free to do so in the Losers Lounge

If you have any questions regarding anything in the contest, please post then in The Greatest Loser 2016: Ask Questions Here

Your team must be posted before the scheduled start of main draw play in Tokyo, which begins Monday, Sept 19, 2016.

dryrunguy
09-08-2016, 06:38 PM
Open for business!

dave g
09-17-2016, 07:43 AM
While all three Week 1 tournaments start on Monday, I having trouble finding the time matches begin. So, I am going to make a guess of 11:00 a.m. local time. This means that the deadline for submitting teams will be 3:00 a.m. Monday GMT. 11:00 p.m. SUNDAY US eastern time and 8:00 p.m. SUNDAY US pacific time

dave g
09-18-2016, 12:05 PM
According to LiveScores, the first match starts at 2:00 a.m. tomorrow GMT, 10:00 p.m. tonight US eastern, and 7:00 p.m. tonight US pacific time.