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    2018 THRNY - Official Scoreboard

    Washington San Jose Montreal Cincinnati New Haven US Open Total
    dave g 24 89 113
    Drop-shot 54 121 175
    JazzNU 58 27 85
    Jeff in TX 48 29 77
    Miles 49 136 185
    munchin 46 29 75
    mysterx 116 49 165
    New England Nitemare 99 29 128
    Omegadoom 71 74 145
    oploskoffie 61 26 87
    patrick 43 46 89
    ponchi101 47 74 121
    ptmcmahon 114 99 213
    tenedab 40 74 114
    texasniteowl 16 159 175
    waylandboy-tw 61 144 205
    yoort 7 6 13

    The first week of THRNY is in the can and some players have already stretched out to a healthy lead. Oddly, there was no overlap amongst the top scorers in D.C. and those in San Jose. The unpredictable withdrawals and the sudden resurgence of Sveta made sure of that. But doing quite well in both is our frontrunner, ptmcmahon, who cashed in on the too-rare, non-grass quality play of Donna Vekic, as well as Collins, Buzarnescu, and Petkovic. Opting to take Sakkari and turning in nearly as good a week is past winner (2016) waylandboy-tw. Not far behind is another past winner (2013) Miles, also using Sakkari and benefitting from Serena's implosion against Konta, who may finally have inspiration to get back on track. It's obviously anyone's game going into the first big tournament of the contest in Montreal.
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    Re: 2018 THRNY - Official Scoreboard

    If Kuznetsova had been available there would have been at least one person with overlap in tournament scores
    Thanks for the medal Johanna!

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    lol, I see my absence from the forum really paid off for my chances in this contest

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    Re: 2018 THRNY - Official Scoreboard

    Washington San Jose Montreal Cincinnati New Haven US Open Total
    dave g 24 89 122 235
    Drop-shot 54 121 154 329
    JazzNU 58 27 88 173
    Jeff in TX 48 29 29 106
    Miles 49 136 122 307
    munchin 46 29 83 158
    mysterx 116 49 98 263
    New England Nitemare 99 29 81 209
    Omegadoom 71 74 85 230
    oploskoffie 61 26 123 210
    patrick 43 46 221 310
    ponchi101 47 74 29 150
    ptmcmahon 114 99 125 338
    tenedab 40 74 187 301
    texasniteowl 16 159 110 285
    waylandboy-tw 61 144 97 302
    yoort 7 6 70 83

    The first big tournament of the contest has led to some predictably unpredictable score shake-ups near the top. The big winner of the week was patrick, who is the only person to have broken the 200-point barrier thus far. He was one of only two players to have both finalists, Halep and Stephens, on his team and the addition of 3 R16 players took him way over the top. The other player with both finalists, tenedab, unsurprisingly comes in at 2nd place with 187 points. Third place is Drop-Shot, who took a chance on Elise Mertens and had it pay off in addition to Halep.

    In the overall standings, last week's big winner ptmcmahon is still standing tall as the leader, but the margin has been narrowed significantly. Drop-shot jumps from 4th up to a close second, just 9 points behind. And patrick's weekly win catapults him from outside the top ten to 3rd place, but only a precious few points ahead of 4th, 5th and 6th. With another big tournament immediately following this week, the chance of more shake-ups is high. Stay tuned!
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    Re: 2018 THRNY - Official Scoreboard

    I'm guessing the lead is going to narrow even more this week (to non-existent!) Already down to just two players...and that's probably only because neither have played.
    Thanks for the medal Johanna!

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    Washington San Jose Montreal Cincinnati New Haven US Open Total
    dave g 24 89 122 82 317
    Drop-shot 54 121 154 133 462
    JazzNU 58 27 88 50 223
    Jeff in TX 48 29 29 72 178
    Miles 49 136 122 113 420
    munchin 46 29 83 60 218
    mysterx 116 49 98 78 341
    New England Nitemare 99 29 81 43 252
    Omegadoom 71 74 85 143 373
    oploskoffie 61 26 123 71 281
    patrick 43 46 221 216 526
    ponchi101 47 74 29 50 200
    ptmcmahon 114 99 125 90 428
    tenedab 40 74 187 122 423
    texasniteowl 16 159 110 57 342
    waylandboy-tw 61 144 97 77 379
    yoort 7 6 70 86 169


    No one had the foresight/blind luck to pick our Kiki Bertens as the big winner in Cincy this year. As a result, Patrick's ascent up the leaderboard continues to prove unstoppable. He destroyed all competition for a second straight weekly win, combining points from runner-up Halep, as well as semifinalists Kvitova and Sabalenka. In 2nd place is Omegadoom, who benefited from Madison Keys's solid performance. Drop-shot came in third, riding the equally solid performance of Mertens.

    The top three this week are the same top three as last week in reverse. Moving into a strong overall lead is patrick with 526 points. Staying in 2nd place after another top-three finish is Drop-shot. Still hanging onto a medal position is ptmcmahon with a few players just a few points behind. New Haven has a bit stronger field than usual this year so there could be some pre-US Open drama in store. Stay tuned!
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    Considering I haven't score watched or paid any attention in about 2 weeks, I'm happy not to be dead last overall. (Our house is on the market and so things are crazy!) Maybe I'll have a chance to make some trades for USO...maybe!

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    Washington San Jose Montreal Cincinnati New Haven US Open Total
    dave g 24 89 122 82 46 363
    Drop-shot 54 121 154 133 4 466
    JazzNU 58 27 88 50 34 257
    Jeff in TX 48 29 29 72 34 212
    Miles 49 136 122 113 56 476
    munchin 46 29 83 60 9 227
    mysterx 116 49 98 78 32 373
    New England Nitemare 99 29 81 43 19 271
    Omegadoom 71 74 85 143 49 422
    oploskoffie 61 26 123 71 0 281
    patrick 43 46 221 216 111 637
    ponchi101 47 74 29 50 34 234
    ptmcmahon 114 99 125 90 17 445
    tenedab 40 74 187 122 43 466
    texasniteowl 16 159 110 57 13 355
    waylandboy-tw 61 144 97 77 21 400
    yoort 7 6 70 86 2 171

    Well, one of us crushed it in New Haven this week an the rest of us very much did not. Sabalenka finally broke through after a reasonably strong summer and only one player had her on their team: patrick, who nearly doubled up on his closest competitor. Miles had a trio of quarterfinalists to take second for the week and the presence of Jo Konta gives him an extra 7 points on third place finisher, Omegadoom.

    Now with an unheard-of three straight weekly wins, patrick has cracked the contest wide open, putting 160 points between himself and 2nd place. Chaos would have to reign to prevent him from claiming a medal. Now moving up to second place is Miles with 476 and Drop-Shot and tenedab tied for third place, ten points behind. While patrick is sitting pretty, there are several players in contention for a medal with the final and biggest-point event remaining, the U.S. Open. Stay tuned!
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    Washington San Jose Montreal Cincinnati New Haven US Open Total
    dave g 24 89 122 82 46 280 643
    Drop-shot 54 121 154 133 4 184 650
    JazzNU 58 27 88 50 34 245 502
    Jeff in TX 48 29 29 72 34 366 578
    Miles 49 136 122 113 56 182 658
    munchin 46 29 83 60 9 419 646
    mysterx 116 49 98 78 32 472 845
    New England Nitemare 99 29 81 43 19 235 506
    Omegadoom 71 74 85 143 49 445 867
    oploskoffie 61 26 123 71 0 307 588
    patrick 43 46 221 216 111 229 866
    ponchi101 47 74 29 50 34 362 596
    ptmcmahon 114 99 125 90 17 379 824
    tenedab 40 74 187 122 43 274 740
    texasniteowl 16 159 110 57 13 242 597
    waylandboy-tw 61 144 97 77 21 405 805
    yoort 7 6 70 86 2 432 603

    Holy cow, did we ever have a photo finish this year! A few of us had the potent combination of Osaka, Serena and Keys. Our weekly winner, mysterx, also had quarterfinalist Sloane Stephens to push their team over the top with a colossal 472 points (my records say this is the highest one-week score in the history of the contest). Close behind is Omegadoom who, instead of Stephens, had a vast array of players who made the third round and who, in a crucial move, traded Simona Halep out for Kerber. And in third place, making a defiant statement after a few weeks of less-than-optimal results is yoort.

    So, in the closest final result since the storied, legendary 2011 showdown, our final results:

    Gold Medalist: Omegadoom with 867 points
    Silver Medalist: Patrick with 866 points ()
    Bronze Medalist: Mysterx with 845 points

    Both our Gold medalist and Bronze medalist came from far outside the top 5 to place. Very impressive final-week showing. Osaka-level poise!

    Thanks again to everyone who played. Big thanks to the Contest Staff, as usual - especially dave g, who does just as much work on this contest as I do, but behind the scenes. It's been a pleasure, as always! And on behalf of the Contest Staff, we hope to see you again next year on the Hard Road to New York.
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    Congrats to Omegadoom, Patrick and MysterX on your medals in the 2018 THRNY Challenge, a job well done....

    Thanks for munchin and daveg for running this contest....

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    Blame Halep for not playing up to her capabilities. Too bad my MVP could not defeat USO champion.

    Congratulations Omegadoom for the gold and MysterX to the podium
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    Congratulations to Omegadoom, Patrick and MysterX! Well done! Thanks to munchin and dave g for running this contest!

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    I needed to have all 4 semifinalists to win the title, but came up a little short with Stephens losing to Sabalenka. Nonetheless, I am thrilled I was able to snag a medal after lagging behind throughout the contest.

    Congratulations to Omegadoom on the victory and to patrick for coming in second. And big thanks to munchin and dave g for running the contest.

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    Happy to have won, although I know this was a combination of being very fortunate, and some dumb luck. I (along with everyone else) had no clue Osaka would win the US Open, and figured that Patrick pretty much had this one wrapped up. Sorry Patrick, (*Puts hand up to apologize, like when you win the point for a let cord that just drops over )

    Congrats to Patrick, on a very strong performance throughout, and to MysterX!

    Many thanks to Munchin & Dave G for running this contest!

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    Congratulations to the winners! Your medals have been awarded!
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