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    RULE CHANGE: Sunday AND Monday Picks Mandatory

    Hey everyone:


    Please don't mind the fact that we'll be emphasizing, and repeating this information a lot over the course of the next week. It's a significant rule change for our French Open suicide Pool, and we want to make sure that everyone is aware of it, because once we close our thread for the start of Day 1, on Sunday May 24, we will not accept any late pick, or anyone saying "You always made it optional in past years".


    FOR THE 2009 FRENCH OPEN SUICIDE POOL, SUNDAY AND MONDAY WILL BOTH BE MANDATORY PICK DAYS, instead of one or the other as we have done in the past .


    Many of you that are veteran players will recall that we historically have allowed you to make your first pick from either Sunday or Monday's order of play. The reason for this began when the French went to a Sunday start a few years ago, and scheduled only 6 men's and 6 women's matches. We thought it was unfair that you had to pick from such a small schedule, especially since a couple of top seeds played on Sunday.

    The French now schedules more than enough men's and ladies matches on Sunday to make it worth starting the game on Sunday. It's the same kind of scheduling that the USO does for men (extending the first Round over three days, instead of two). After discussion, our FOSP team has decided that beginning this year, we are going to start the game with everyone being required to make a Sunday pick.

    As in past years, we will open the Day 1 (Sunday) threads for the men and ladies shortly after an order of play is published on the official French Open website.

    If you have any questions about this rule change, please ask them in the "Ask Questions Here" thread. Because we want to avoid confusion on this, we will be keeping this thread itself locked.

    Thank you, and we look forward to you joining us for our 5th Annual French Open Suicide Pool.
    Last edited by beaujarkko; 05-15-2009 at 11:17 AM.
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