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    2008 Wimbledon SkanCanTest: Enter Here

    Jolly good! It's time for the Contest to get down and get green. Pour yourself a cup of tea, study the draw, pick a team name, and who knows - you could be standing on the SkanCanTest podium in a couple of weeks!

    Important:

    Between TAT and TOB, the majority have voted to keep the 30-seed rule [Rule #3 below]. So 30 it is for Wimbledon, but we'll take another run at it for the USO.

    Remember, if you edit your team, please do not edit your original message; rather, post the revison as a seperate message in this thread.

    Here's how it works:

    1. The contest winner will be the poster whose registered team earns the highest number of points as of the conclusion of the tournament. He or she will be entitled to a modest prize of my choice from The Royal Canadian Mint. [You're in the money, You're in the money!]

    2. Valid entries consist of a team of 6 players [3 men and 3 women] all of whom must be included in the official tournament draw.

    3. Rule 3 [The 30-seed rule]: The sum total of the seed numbers of your players must be no less than 30 [though it can be more than 30]. An unseeded player will carry a seed value of 33 for purposes of this contest.

    4. The order of your 6-named players is the most important factor in naming your team. It represents the seeding of your players for purposes of earning domination points.

    Sample Entry [guessing at the seeding]:

    Team Greenhorns

    1. Nadal [Seed 2]
    2. Federer [Seed 1]
    3. Sharapova [Seed 2]
    4. S Williams [Seed 5]
    5. Kuznetsova [Seed 6]
    6. Hewitt [Seed 16]

    Total of Seeds = 32

    Cheerleader[s]: Eliza Doolittle and the Ascot Crowd

    5. You cannot name a team consisting of the same players in the same order as a team already entered. However, you can enter a team consisting of the same players as another team, provided those players are in a different order.

    6. Rule 6: There is no longer a rule 6! Well - OK ... you can name a cheerleader[s] for fun if you want! In fact, they don't even have to be a registered player. Be creative!

    7. 1 Entry per Person.

    8. You may change the composition of your team ONCE ONLY up to the start of play, after which there can be no further changes. Any changes you make must not result in duplicating someone else's entry.

    9. Assign a name to your team. If you don't, your team will be named after your posting handle [e.g. Team kayce]. I'll post a shortlist of the best entries sometime before hell freezes over *loosens collar*

    Note -

    In general, I'll accept an entry from anyone who has played before. It will be difficult to accommodate more than 100 entries, so get them in early.

    As Contest Administrator, I will abstain from participating [less humiliating this way]. I will arbitrate any disputes, grievances, questions of eligibility, etc.

    SCORING

    OK - here are the basics:

    1. Domination Points:

    These are based on how soundly your players beat their opponents. A key factor in calculating these points is how high you have seeded them on your team. For example, if you seed Ivanovic 2nd on your team and she thrashes Petrova 6-0 6-0, you will get 60 points; however, if you seeded Ana 5th on your team, you will only get 24 points. On the other hand, if your player loses, you will lose the corresponding number of points. Also, no winning player will be penalized for losing more games than their opponent. In such cases the default is 0 points

    2. Progression Points

    You get additional points whenever your players advance to the next round [10 for round 1, 20 for round 2, 30 for round 3, 50 for round 4, 80 for Round 5, etc.]. Catch on?

    3. Quality Points

    You get further points when your player defeats an opponent who is seeded in the tournament. The number of points is based on how highly the opponent is seeded. For example, if you have the #1 seed on your team and they defeat the 20th seed, you get 13 points [33 - 20].

    Good luck to all contestants
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    Re: 2008 Wimbledon SkanCanTest: Enter Here

    Grass Warriors

    1. Nadal (2)
    2. Djokovic (3)
    3. S. Williams (6)
    4. Roddick (6)- i cant believe i am picking him
    5. V. Williams (7)
    6. Safina (9)
    Total: 33

    Cheerleaders: Pierce Brosnan and Marion Bartoli

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    Re: 2008 Wimbledon SkanCanTest: Enter Here

    Team Name: 'OUT ON A WIMB'

    1. Rafa Nadal (2)
    2. Roger Federer (1)
    3. Maria Sharapova (3)
    4. Novak Djokovic (3)
    5. Ana Ivanovic (1)
    6. Caroline Wozniacki (31)


    Cheerleaders: Pete Burns, Boy George and Limahl.
    With Lucas Pouille at Indian Wells (2018)

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    Strawberries get Creamed

    1. Federer [Seed 1]
    2. Nadal [Seed 2]
    3.V. Williams [Seed 7]
    4. S Williams [Seed 5]
    5. Djokovic [Seed 3]
    6. A. Radwanska [Seed 14]

    Total 32

    Cheerleaders: the "ghost" of Julliette the cow and Martha Stewart.

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    (Team first, name later.....gotta get this up here.....)

    1. Federer [Seed 1]
    2. Nadal [Seed 2]
    3. V. Williams [Seed 7]
    4. S Williams [Seed 5]
    5. Ana (Seed 1)
    6. Karolvic [Seed 18]

    = 34
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    Re: 2008 Wimbledon SkanCanTest: Enter Here

    Try something a little different -

    Rumble on the Rye:

    1. Maria Sharapova (3)
    2. Novak Djokovic (3)
    3. Rafa Nadal (2)
    4. Serena Williams (6)
    5. Andy Murray (12)
    6. Aggie Radwanska (14)

    40 total

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    Lawnmowers

    Roger Federer (1)
    Serena Williams (6)
    Andy Roddick (6)
    Venus Williams (7)
    Novak Djokovic (3)
    Lindsay Davenport (25)

    Cheerleaders: S-S-S-S-Samantha Fox and Nathalie Tauziat
    Last edited by JTContinental; 06-21-2008 at 11:46 PM.
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    Re: 2008 Wimbledon SkanCanTest: Enter Here

    (Grass) Blades of Glory

    1. Nadal - 2
    2. Federer - 1
    3. S. Williams - 5
    4. Ivanovic - 1
    5. V. Williams - 7
    6. Karlovic - 18

    total: 34
    Cheerleader - Jelena Jankovic

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    Re: 2008 Wimbledon SkanCanTest: Enter Here

    The Grassholes (hope that's not too offensive!)

    1. Federer (1)
    2. Nadal (2)
    3. Djokovic (3)
    4. Ivanovic (1)
    5. Sharapova (3)
    6. Petrova (21)

    Total 31

    Cheerleader: Gasquet (give him something to do when he withdraws tomorrow)
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    Re: 2008 Wimbledon SkanCanTest: Enter Here

    Grass Anatomy

    1- Federer (1)
    2- Nadal (2)
    3- V. Williams (7)
    4- Ivanovic (1)
    5- Roddick (6)
    6- Radwanska (14)

    Total: 31
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    Re: 2008 Wimbledon SkanCanTest: Enter Here

    The Lawn Shots

    Nadal (2)
    Djokovic (3)
    V Williams (7)
    S Williams (6)
    Safina (9)
    Roddick (6)

    TOTAL: 33

    Cheerleader: George Michael (from the men's locker room, of course)
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    Re: 2008 Wimbledon SkanCanTest: Enter Here

    Vimbledon

    1 Federer
    1 Ivanovic
    9 Safina
    8 Gasquet (can you tell I've already given up on this go-round?)
    3 Djokovic
    13 Zvonareva

    35 = seed total

    Cheerleaders: Paul Bettany and Kirsten Dunst (simultaneously the former will be practicing his archery... on the latter.)
    I'll miss you!

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    Re: 2008 Wimbledon SkanCanTest: Enter Here

    Name:

    Going Against All I Stand For

    1) Nadal
    2) Ivanovic
    3) Federer
    4) Djokovic
    5) V. Williams
    6) Davenport

    Total: A lot more than 30
    Last edited by Tscott415; 06-20-2008 at 11:10 AM.

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    Re: 2008 Wimbledon SkanCanTest: Enter Here

    Quote Originally Posted by Moose View Post
    Team Name: 'OUT ON A WIMB'

    1. Rafa Nadal (2)
    2. Roger Federer (1)
    3. Maria Sharapova (3)
    4. Novak Djokovic (3)
    5. Ana Ivanovic (1)
    6. Caroline Wozniacki (31)


    Cheerleaders: Pete Burns, Boy George and Limahl.
    I HATE YOU MOOSE! You always come up with the best team names! (Psst! You know I could never hate Y-O-U! I'm just green with envy! )

    and ,

    TA
    My Beloved Mother

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    The Grass Courtiers:

    Rafael Nadal - 2
    Roger Federer - 1
    Serena Williams - 6
    Venus Williams - 7
    Maria Sharapova - 3
    Ivo Karlovic - 18

    Total - 37

    Cheerleader: George Michael (though Dryrunguy beat me to him) singing: "I Want These Six" because I gotta have "faith, Faith, FAITH"!

    TA
    Last edited by TennisAnyone74; 06-20-2008 at 02:55 PM.
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