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Togtdyalttai
05-26-2017, 03:55 PM
Here's the place to talk about the contest! A pick tracker will be posted after main draw play begins, and will in the best case be updated daily. Scoreboards will be posted after each round concludes.

dave g
05-26-2017, 05:58 PM
It is highly unlikely that you would put either of the Zverev brothers on your YCWJ team, but if you do, make sure you clearly label which Zverev you want. The same thing holds for the Pliskova sisters.

GlennHarman
05-27-2017, 03:12 AM
By the way, a huge THANKS for running this again. I always totally enjoy this contest, though I have a perfect record of futility in it. I have on occasion been the "wooden spoon" of this contest for finishing dead last in it.

GH

ponchi101
05-27-2017, 10:47 AM
I just finished my draw. On the women's side, there was really not one single match that I felt would be at least 60-40 for anybody.
Somebody will pick the Wooden Spoon, simply because of stats. But this time this contest has no possible way of knowing who will "win".

Togtdyalttai
05-28-2017, 06:51 AM
A pick tracker is up: http://www.talkabouttennis.com/contests/ycwj/2017-French-Open-YCWJ-Pick-Tracker.htm . Please check that I've written your picks down correctly and let me know if I didn't.

ptmcmahon
05-28-2017, 07:33 AM
And my #1 atp pick wins..sigh :)

Togtdyalttai
05-31-2017, 03:51 PM
Ribbons achieved a perfect 20 in the first round and leads. Scores are quite high, with over half of the contestants having at least 16. Three other contestants are only one point behind Ribbons. We'll see if those scores dip in the second round.

Pick Tracker (http://www.talkabouttennis.com/contests/ycwj/2017-French-Open-YCWJ-Pick-Tracker.htm)
Scoreboard (http://www.talkabouttennis.com/contests/ycwj/2017-French-Open-YCWJ-Scoreboard.htm)

Irena2
05-31-2017, 06:13 PM
Congrats, Ribbons!

PeterSkan
05-31-2017, 09:47 PM
Those are good scores/results all round. Well done, everybody!

GlennHarman
06-01-2017, 04:03 AM
I am almost positive that having 6 players remaining after round one is a record for me. And yet, I'm only tied for 7th with 16 points. This is not a contest at which I tend to excel (an understatement). I'm delighted to be doing this well!! GH

dave g
06-01-2017, 06:43 AM
Since Tsurenko has beaten Makarova, there is a fair chance that Kerber will end up holding the wooden spoon. I don't think we have had a number one seed being the wooden spoon holder before.

I haven't checked, but I am fairly sure no one put her on their team.

ptmcmahon
06-01-2017, 10:10 AM
Nadal winning wooden spoon at AO last year is the biggest one I can remember.

jazzyg
06-01-2017, 11:36 AM
This goes back long before the contest (and before the Internet, for that matter), but Edberg was the wooden spoon winner at the 1990 U.S. Open after winning all three hard-court tournaments he played in between Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.

Edberg then won the U.S. Open in 1991 and 1992.

dave g
06-01-2017, 12:00 PM
This goes back long before the contest (and before the Internet, for that matter), but Edberg was the wooden spoon winner at the 1990 U.S. Open after winning all three hard-court tournaments he played in between Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.

Edberg then won the U.S. Open in 1991 and 1992.

My curiosity made me look this up. While Edberg did lose in the first round, he was not actually the wooden spoon holder. If Agassi had beaten Sampras in the final, Edberg would have been the wooden spoon holder. However, that is very close to being the wooden spoon holder for a number 1 seed.

Togtdyalttai
06-02-2017, 05:29 AM
Ribbons and jazzyg are now tied for the top spot with 33, while Charlie02123, one point behind them, scored the highest in the second round, not losing a single pick. Scores are quite high, with over half of the contestants having at least 16. We may end up with every contestant scoring over 20 for the first time.

Pick Tracker (http://www.talkabouttennis.com/contests/ycwj/2017-French-Open-YCWJ-Pick-Tracker.htm)
Scoreboard (http://www.talkabouttennis.com/contests/ycwj/2017-French-Open-YCWJ-Scoreboard.htm)

Togtdyalttai
06-04-2017, 10:38 AM
Charlie02123 went another round without losing a pick, and he's now well on his way to another YCWJ medal with a five-point lead over Ribbons in second. Jazzyg has dropped off a bit but is still in third, two points behind Ribbons.

Pick Tracker (http://www.talkabouttennis.com/contests/ycwj/2017-French-Open-YCWJ-Pick-Tracker.htm)
Scoreboard (http://www.talkabouttennis.com/contests/ycwj/2017-French-Open-YCWJ-Scoreboard.htm)

Irena2
06-04-2017, 05:41 PM
Watch out, dry, I'm about to overtake you for last place! :p

PeterSkan
06-04-2017, 09:49 PM
Wow - Charlie !!!!

Charlie02123
06-05-2017, 04:54 AM
Wow - Charlie !!!!
:woohoo:

When it very first started, I was really good at this contest every single time. I've been in a dry spell for a year or two. I entered stuff very last minute and thought "I've lost my touch, I'm lousy at this one, but I suppose let's give it a whirl."

All my other prediction contests have exploded (Pavlyuchenkova and Cuevas semifinalists and Stosur runner up, anyone?), so it's nice that I'm at least good at picking losers again.

Togtdyalttai
06-05-2017, 03:45 PM
Charlie02123 has now built his lead up to the point where it is almost unassailable. He is 11 points ahead of Ribbons in second, and only Ribbons and jazzyg have a realistic chance of catching up.

At the other end of the scoreboard, Irena2 and yoort will split up the wooden spoon, possibly along with dryrunguy if Pablo Carreno Busta wins (yeah okay, it might not be likely but that's not the point) in the next round.

Pick Tracker (http://www.talkabouttennis.com/contests/ycwj/2017-French-Open-YCWJ-Pick-Tracker.htm)
Scoreboard (http://www.talkabouttennis.com/contests/ycwj/2017-French-Open-YCWJ-Scoreboard.htm)

jazzyg
06-06-2017, 08:10 PM
My curiosity made me look this up. While Edberg did lose in the first round, he was not actually the wooden spoon holder. If Agassi had beaten Sampras in the final, Edberg would have been the wooden spoon holder. However, that is very close to being the wooden spoon holder for a number 1 seed.

Thanks for looking that up. I would have sworn I was right, but memory fades over the years. I was absolutely positive Agassi would beat Sampras before they played, so I remember thinking Edberg had accomplished the impossible. The part I didn't remember was Agassi having to beat to Sampras to finish it off.

Ribbons
06-06-2017, 10:33 PM
I'd grumble about being so-close-mais-pas-de-cigare AGAIN in this here contest, but I'll be delighted if my ATP picks get to the SFs, and even more so if Timea wins the whole croquembouche, so I'm OK with no longer really being in contention. (Point spread aside, two of my three remaining picks correspond with Charlie's, and he's ranked their loser-ness higher.) Allez, allez...

Charlie02123
06-06-2017, 11:08 PM
I'd grumble about being so-close-mais-pas-de-cigare AGAIN in this here contest, but I'll be delighted if my ATP picks get to the SFs, and even more so if Timea wins the whole croquembouche, so I'm OK with no longer really being in contention. (Point spread aside, two of my three remaining picks correspond with Charlie's, and he's ranked their loser-ness higher.) Allez, allez...
I think I'm the slight favorite over jazzyg, but not by much. You're definitely down to dark horse status, but it's not over yet. With Carreno Busta as your unique pick, it would take something like a Wawrinka d Djokovic/Thiem final for you to get all those bonus points. I think Nadal is unstoppable this year, but Wawrinka/Djokovic happened only two years ago, and Thiem beat Nadal only a few weeks ago.

Bonus points are going to play a huge part in who wins this thing.

Togtdyalttai
06-07-2017, 04:47 PM
Charlie02123 has all-but wrapped up this contest. There is only one way another contestant can win.

Ribbons can win if Dominic Thiem loses in the men's final and neither Jelena Ostapenko nor Karolina Pliskova lose in the women's final.

If Ostapenko and Timea Bacsinszky were on opposite sides of the draw, jazzyg would have a chance at tying Charlie, but as it stands, that is not the case.

At the other end of the scoreboard, Irena2 and yoort will split up the wooden spoon, without dryrunguy to share it with.

Pick Tracker (http://www.talkabouttennis.com/contests/ycwj/2017-French-Open-YCWJ-Pick-Tracker.htm)
Scoreboard (http://www.talkabouttennis.com/contests/ycwj/2017-French-Open-YCWJ-Scoreboard.htm)

ponchi101
06-08-2017, 08:46 AM
BTW. I think Charlie becomes the first two time winner of YCWJ.
He should become a stock broker.

patrick
06-08-2017, 09:16 AM
BTW. I think Charlie becomes the first two time winner of YCWJ.
He should become a stock broker.
Nope. I think I am

Charlie02123
06-08-2017, 09:22 AM
BTW. I think Charlie becomes the first two time winner of YCWJ.
He should become a stock broker.
I think I can still lose if Ostapenko is the champion and Thiem is the runner up.


Nope. I think I am
Patrick is always putting me in my place. :cry:

ponchi101
06-08-2017, 09:43 AM
Ok. Patrick has so many I did not see the entire awards showcase.
Show off! ;)

Togtdyalttai
06-10-2017, 04:10 AM
I think carlitos2006 may have won twice, but if not him it was PeterSkan who did it first.

Togtdyalttai
06-10-2017, 04:19 AM
Congratulations to Charlie02123! With Nadal's victory over Thiem, he has wrapped this thing up. He also still has a chance of holding both wooden spoon winners, if Halep and Wawrinka win their respective finals. That would mean Natalia Vikhlyantseva would be the women's wooden spoon winner and Dusan Lajovic the men's.

Jazzyg also holds Vikhlyantseva as a pick, and the other possible women's wooden spoon winner, Naomi Osaka, is held by PeterSkan. On the men's side, TennisAnyone74 and vexchaps also chose Lajovic, and the other possible men's wooden spoon winner is Damir Dzumhur, who was not chosen by any contestant.

Pick Tracker (http://www.talkabouttennis.com/contests/ycwj/2017-French-Open-YCWJ-Pick-Tracker.htm)
Scoreboard (http://www.talkabouttennis.com/contests/ycwj/2017-French-Open-YCWJ-Scoreboard.htm)

patrick
06-10-2017, 04:43 AM
I think carlitos2006 may have won twice, but if not him it was PeterSkan who did it first.

Yep. He won his consecutively before it became a gold medal contest. Therefore, it will be 3 people.

mysterX
06-10-2017, 07:58 AM
Yep. He won his consecutively before it became a gold medal contest. Therefore, it will be 3 people.

Yeah, I'm not part of that elite group. I only have 4 YCWJ medals.

I'm not bragging, just trying to set the record straight ;)

PeterSkan
06-10-2017, 08:22 AM
I think I only have 3 YCWJ crowns. A few other close calls, and many outright disasters!

PeterSkan
06-10-2017, 08:23 AM
I stand corrected, I see I am credited with 4 YCWJ titles.

Ribbons
06-10-2017, 12:16 PM
I think I can still lose if Ostapenko is the champion and Thiem is the runner up.


Ah well. There is no one I'd rather lose to than Charlie...
5873

(Travel mug from Charlie, strawberry-mango-lime bundt hole from Sweet 16th.)

patrick
06-10-2017, 02:10 PM
Think we settled the YCWJ spoon count. Number is at 4

Charlie02123
06-10-2017, 03:45 PM
Ah well. There is no one I'd rather lose to than Charlie...
5873

(Travel mug from Charlie, strawberry-mango-lime bundt hole from Sweet 16th.)
Awwww. :grouphug:

ponchi101
06-11-2017, 06:33 AM
My apologies for such a blunder. Just that I am so amazed that you guys can win this thing more than once.

Togtdyalttai
06-11-2017, 09:35 AM
Congratulations once again to Charlie02123! A recap will follow in a separate thread.

Pick Tracker (http://www.talkabouttennis.com/contests/ycwj/2017-French-Open-YCWJ-Pick-Tracker.htm)
Scoreboard (http://www.talkabouttennis.com/contests/ycwj/2017-French-Open-YCWJ-Scoreboard.htm)