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dave g
09-01-2019, 08:07 AM
The Greatest Loser 2019: 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 six weeks of WTA tournaments in the Asian swing between the U.S. Open and the Year End Championships in .



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 categorized according to her ranking after the US Open.. You must have three (3) players from each category.

Categories and Player Pricing:

CATEGORY A: Players 1-15.
CATEGORY B: Players 16-40.
CATEGORY C: Players 41-70.
CATEGORY D: Players 71-100.

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: Osaka (Toray Pan Pacific) Sept 16-22
Seoul Sept 16-22
Guanzhou Sept 16-21

Week 2: Wuhan Sept 22-Sept 28
Tashkent Sept 22-Sept 28

Week 3: Beijing Sept 29 - Oct 6

Week 4: Tianjin Oct 7-13
Hong Kong Oct 7-13

Week 5: Moscow Oct 14-19


Scoring:




Tournaments
Round
of 64
Round
of 32
Round
of 16
Quarters
Semis
Finalist
Winner


Beijing
100
70
45
25
15
7
3


All Other tournaments
with > 32 players
70
45
25
15
7
2
1


All Other tournaments
with <= 32 players
(having one less round)

70
45
25
15
7
2






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 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.

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

Your team must be posted before the scheduled start of main draw play in Osaka, which begins Monday, Sept 16, 2019 (local time, which probably means Sunday, Sept 15 GMT and US times) .

tenedab
09-13-2019, 06:02 AM
The next installment of the Hong Kong Open has been put on hold after authorities decided to postpone the tournament due to mass protests taking place in the region.

ptmcmahon
09-13-2019, 06:12 AM
Thanks...I am right now making my player lists. Where's the lounge BTW? :) I need to point out that a Bondarenko is playing but unfortunately not ranked high enough for us!

dave g
09-13-2019, 07:45 AM
Thanks...I am right now making my player lists. Where's the lounge BTW? :) I need to point out that a Bondarenko is playing but unfortunately not ranked high enough for us!

Thanks for the reminder. It is up now.

dave g
09-13-2019, 07:53 AM
Unfortunately, the WTA tennis site does not give the starting time for Osaka, so I am going to assume that it is 11:00 a.m. Monday Sept 16, local time. This is 3:00 a.m. GMT, and 10:00 p.m. Sunday, Sept 15 US eastern time, and 7:00 p.m. Sunday, US pacific time. This is the deadline for initial team submissions.

I'll also post this on the "Post Teams Here" thread.

texasniteowl
09-13-2019, 09:03 AM
Is there a points cost per player? Says we're limited to 150 credits for our team but I didn't see a points cost listed in the player list?

ptmcmahon
09-13-2019, 09:21 AM
Probably just copy and paste from other contests?

texasniteowl
09-13-2019, 10:22 AM
I had to go back in the archives to the 2016 Greatest Loser Contest to find the points layout. The points are different in this contest. For example, normally the highest cost player is the #1 ranked player. In this one, it is #15. At least, assuming the points layout from the 2016 post is what we should be using.

ptmcmahon
09-13-2019, 10:59 AM
There were no points/cost for players used last year, so guessing probably not meant to be this year either.

dave g
09-13-2019, 12:15 PM
Probably just copy and paste from other contests?

Correct. I missed that, and will remove it from the original post.

texasniteowl
09-13-2019, 12:18 PM
Well, I definitely like not having to worry about a budget! ;)

texasniteowl
09-27-2019, 06:44 AM
Is Hong Kong sill postponed / cancelled? Any thought to using Linz instead which is also that week?

dave g
09-27-2019, 10:07 AM
Is Hong Kong sill postponed / cancelled? Any thought to using Linz instead which is also that week?

With Hong Kong postponed to outside the range of this contest, we will replace it with Linz.

dave g
10-01-2019, 07:49 AM
With Hong Kong postponed to outside the range of this contest, we will replace it with Linz.

This is a reminder that I decided to make a change in the tournament list, due to Hong Kong being postponed.

dave g
10-04-2019, 09:33 AM
Both Tianjin and Linz start on Monday. Tianjin will start first. I am going to assume an 11:00 start. Tianjin is eight hours ahead of GMT. So, the deadline with be 3:00 a.m. GMT, 10:00 p.m. Sunday US eastern time and 7:00 p.m. Sunday US pacific time.

dave g
10-11-2019, 05:36 PM
Moscow is the only tournament of the last week. It starts on Monday, Oct. 14. I will assume an 11:00 a.m. start time, which is 9:00 a.m. GMT, 4:00 a.m. US eastern, and 1:00 a.m. US pacific time.