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    TFT: The 2008 East Meets West: How it Works

    Everyone is invited to participate in TAT's final fantasy tournament of the year--"East Meets West: The Final Countdown". The tournament will consist of six ATP and six WTA tournaments leading up to, but NOT including, the year-end championships for both tours. At the end of the tournament, we will have three winners for the ATP contest, three winners for the WTA contest, as well as three overall winners for the participants who post the highest combined scores for both contests.

    Three ATP, three WTA, and three overall medals will be awarded.

    Contest Schedule
    Please be advised that the WTA contest will begin on Monday, September 15th with the start of play in Tokyo. Your team MUST be posted before the start of play to be eligible for the WTA contest. The tournament schedule for this contest includes the six following events:

    TOKYO (week of 9/15)
    BEIJING (week of 9/22)
    STUTTGART (week of 9/29)
    MOSCOW (week of 10/6)
    ZURICH (week of 10/13)
    LINZ (week of 10/20)

    The ATP contest will begin on Monday, September 29th, with the start of play in Tokyo. Again, your team must be posted before the start of play to be eligible for the ATP contest. The tournament schedule for this contest includes the six following events:

    TOKYO (week of 9/29)
    MOSCOW (week of 10/6)
    MADRID (week of 10/12)
    BASEL (week of 10/20)
    ST. PETERSBURG (week of 10/20)
    PARIS (week of 10/26)

    Click here to view the tournament websites

    Your Teams
    Your WTA team will consist of 12 players from the top 100 women on the WTA Tour. You will have 150 credits to spend on your 12-woman team. The top 100 players on the official WTA rankings as of September 8, 2008 are divided into 4 categories. Each player is priced according to her ranking. You'll purchase 3 players from each category.

    Click here to post your WTA team

    Your ATP team will consist of 12 players from the top 100 men on the ATP Tour. You will have 150 credits to spend on your 12-man team. The top 100 players on the official ATP rankings as of September 22, 2008 are divided into 4 categories. Each player is priced according to his ranking. You'll purchase 3 players from each category.

    Click here to post your ATP team-link will be added

    Scoring
    Each player on your team will be awarded points depending on how deep he or she goes in each tournament. The scores will be updated upon the completion of each event. Participants who play in both contests will have a WTA score, an ATP score, and a combined score.

    To view how the Tournament points are allocated, click here

    Substitutions
    You are allowed up to four (4) ATP substitutions and four (4) WTA substitutions. Substitutions can be made at any time, but a substitution will not go into effect until the following tournament. To make a substitution, sell a player back (adding his or her price to your remaining credits) then simply buy another player. YOU MUST ALWAYS HAVE 3 PLAYERS PER CATEGORY ON YOUR TEAM AND YOU CAN NEVER HAVE SPENT MORE THAN 150 CREDITS.

    Click here for the substitutions thread

    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.

    Click here to view the WTA Players and Prices

    Click here to view the ATP Players and Prices -link will be added

    It is your responsibility to "scout" the players on your team and insure that they intend to play in scheduled tournaments. The team you have at the start of each tournament is the team you're playing.

    Again, your WTA team must be posted by the start of play in Tokyo on the 15th of September. Your ATP team must be posted by the start of play in Tokyo on the 29th of September.


    Click here for the ask questions here thread
    Last edited by Jay; 09-08-2008 at 02:20 PM.

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