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dave g
12-03-2017, 07:10 PM
Welcome to AMITS (A Month in the Sun) TAT Fantasy Contest!
Get ready for the fantasy tennis season to begin. This year, do to the year starting on a Monday, the first tournament actually starts on December 31 (Australian time; December 30 US time).
So, the 2018 tennis year starts in 2017. :rolleyes:

Below you will find all of the information you need to assemble, post, manage, and moan about/cheer for your team.

Picking Your Team
To enter the AMitS TAT Fantasy Contest, you need to assemble a unique team consisting of TWELVE players. Of those twelve players, six must be from the ATP and six must be from the WTA. Any team with too many men or women will not be included in the competition.

To view the players and categories, go to the Player Categories thread

You must choose a specific number of players from each of the categories available to you. From category A you must pick FOUR players, from category B you must pick THREE playes, from categories C and D you must pick TWO players. From the last category, E, you pick ONE player.

It is up to YOU to decide how you spread your WTA and ATP player picks. If you want to pick four WTA players for your category A picks, that's your choice. It would leave you with just the two WTA picks for the remaining four categories.

Cat-A: Nadal, Federer, Halep, Muguruza
Cat-B: Sevestova, Murray, Isner
Cat-C: Mertens, Lopez
Cat-D: Bellis, Young
Cat-E: Larsson

As you can see, the team consists of six ATP players and six WTA players. As long as you make sure it's 50/50 ATP WTA, it's fine by us. Part of the challenge for you, as always, is finding the right balance.

Important: Your initial team cannot duplicate another participant's team. It will be your responsibility to ensure that your team does not duplicate another participant's team. If there are two duplicate entries, the earliest entry will be accepted, while the duplicate entry will be rejected.

Tournament Points
Prior to posting your team, you may want to check to see who is playing where and examine the different point values for various events. The AMITS 2018: Tournaments and Points thread.

Making Trades
You get FOUR trades. Any trade needs to be made before the first tournament of the next week starts, otherwise the traded player will not earn points until the tournament after that. This is important because main draw play for some tournaments will begin on Sundays. There will be a trades thread once the competition has started.

Warning on trades: if your trades result in an illegal team, such as violating the 50/50 ATP/WTA rule or going over the credit limit, you trades will be cancelled and the trades will count against you total number of allowable trades. For instance, if at the end of the first week you make two trades that create an illegal team, you will enter the second week with your original team and only two remaining trades.

If you have any questions, post it in the AMITS 2018: Ask Question Here thread. I will also be posting the deadlines in this thread.

Now what?
Grab a pen and a piece of paper (or just open a new tab and prepare to reply) and select your team! All categories can be found in the Players Categories thead. Just remember: FOUR category A picks, THREE category B picks, TWO category C and D picks and ONE pick from category E. Six men, six women.

Then, feel free to stay in touch with the other participants in the Yarra River Lounge.