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    The Greatest Loser 2016: How it Works

    The Greatest Loser 2016: 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 five weeks of WTA tournaments in the Asian swing between the U.S. Open and the Year End Championships in Singapore.


    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 priced according to his ranking. You must purchase three (3) players from each category. However, for each category, we have inverted the prices.

    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.

    However, for each category, we have inverted the prices. Here is Category A for example:

    Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
    THRNY price 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16
    Greatest Loser price 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

    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!


    Week 1: Tokyo (Toray Pan Pacific) Sept 19-25
    Seoul Sept 19-25
    Guanzhou Sept 19-24
    Week 2: Wuhan Sept 25-Oct 1
    Tashkent Sept 25-Oct 1
    Week 3: Beijing Oct 1-9
    Week 4: Tianjin Oct 10-16
    Hong Kong Oct 10-16
    Week 5: Moscow Oct 17-22


    Tournaments 1R 2R 3R Quarters Semis Finalist Winner
    Beijing 100 70 45 25 15 7 3
    All Others 70 45 25 15 7 2 1


    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 during the week 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.


    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

    If you have any questions regarding anything in the contest, please post then in The Greatest Loser 2016: Ask Questions Here

    Your team must be posted before the scheduled start of main draw play in Tokyo, which begins Monday, Sept 19, 2016.
    Last edited by dave g; 09-08-2016 at 04:57 PM.
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    While all three Week 1 tournaments start on Monday, I having trouble finding the time matches begin. So, I am going to make a guess of 11:00 a.m. local time. This means that the deadline for submitting teams will be 3:00 a.m. Monday GMT. 11:00 p.m. SUNDAY US eastern time and 8:00 p.m. SUNDAY US pacific time
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    According to LiveScores, the first match starts at 2:00 a.m. tomorrow GMT, 10:00 p.m. tonight US eastern, and 7:00 p.m. tonight US pacific time.
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