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    2020 Around The World (ATW)

    Around The World 2020: How it Works

    Around the World will be open to all TAT members. This year we decided to change things a little to make the contests a little more interesting. Specifically, we decided to switch our single gender contests to the opposite gender. So, while Around the World has historically been a WTA contest, this year it is an ATP contest.

    It will encompass 4 weeks with 12 indoor and outdoor hard-court and clay tournaments: Montpellier, Pune, Cordoba,
    Buenos Aries, Rotterdam, New York, Delray Beach, Marseilles, Rio De Janeiro, Acapulco, Sao Paulo and Santiago.

    Your team will consist of 12 ATP players from the top 100 men (as of the rankings dated January 28, 2020) on the ATP Tour. You will have 150 credits to spend on your 12-man 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 top 100 ATP players are divided into 4 categories. Each player will be priced according to his ranking. You'll purchase 3 players from each category.

    Like other TAT Fantasy Tournaments, each player on your team will be awarded points depending on how deep he goes in each tournament.

    Substitutions:
    You are allowed up to 5 trades during the 12 tournament contest. Trades can be made at any time and for any reason, but a trade will not go into effect until the following tournament. To make a trade, sell a player back (adding her price to your remaining credits) then simply buy another player. When making a trade, please post in the Trade Thread, found here. YOU MUST ALWAYS HAVE 3 PLAYERS PER CATEGORY ON YOUR TEAM AND YOU CAN NEVER HAVE SPENT MORE THAN 150 CREDITS. If your trade violates these rules, your trade is cancelled and you lose your trade; that is, if it was your first trade, you will then have only 4 trades remaining.

    Tournaments:
    Montpellier, February 3
    Pune, February 3
    Cordoba, February 3
    Buenos Aires, February 10
    New York, February 10
    Rotterdam, February 10
    Delray Beach, February 17
    Marseilles, February 17
    Rio de Janeiro, February 17
    Acapulco, February 24
    Dubai, February 24
    Santiago, February 24



    Links to the different tournament websites can be found at [URL="http://www.atptour.com/tournaments[/URL]

    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.

    It is your responsibility to "scout" the players on your team and ensure that they're playing in each specific tournament. The team you have at the start of each tournament is the team you're playing.

    Your team must be posted by the start of play at the earliest time in
    Montpellier , Pune, or Cordoba, which begin Monday, February 3, 2020. No late entrants will be accepted.

    What Do You Do Now?
    Select your team before the start of play Monday, February 3 (Pune local time)! You can find the list of players and prices in the Players and Prices thread.

    If you still have any questions after reading the contest rules, please feel free to ask them at the Information Desk! We'll answer them as quickly as possible.


    Here are the point values associated with each tournament:

    All tournaments:
    First round : 7
    Second round : 15
    Quarterfinal : 25
    Semifinal : 45
    Final : 70
    Winner : 100
    Last edited by dave g; 01-29-2020 at 12:03 PM.
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    Re: 2020 Around The World (ATW)

    Bump, so that this thread does not get lost in the Australian Open discussions.
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    Re: 2020 Around The World (ATW)

    The first tournament to start during Week 2 should be Rotterdam. Assuming an approximate start time of 11:00 a.m., Monday, local time will result in the trade deadline being 10:00 a.m. Monday, GMT; 5:00 a.m. US eastern time and 2:00 a.m. US pacific time.
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    Re: 2020 Around The World (ATW)

    All three tournaments next week are saying that they start on the 17th. If so, the first tournament to start will be Marseilles. Assuming an approximate start time of 11:00 a.m. local time, the trade deadline will be 10:00 a.m. GMT, 5:00 a.m. U.S. eastern time, and 2:00 a.m. US pacific time.

    However, there is a possibility that one of the tournaments will have a couple of matches on Sunday. waylandboy-tw will post an announcement if that happens.
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    Re: 2020 Around The World (ATW)

    Main draw play in Marseille starts at 2:30pm local, 8:30am EST so that is the trade deadline

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    Re: 2020 Around The World (ATW)

    All of the tournaments say they start on Monday on the ATP calendar, but sometimes they have a couple of first round matches on Sunday.

    Dubai should start first, and it is in the GMT+4 time zone. So, an 11:00 a.m. local time start will be 7:00 a.m. GMT, 2:00 a.m. US eastern, and 11:00 p.m. US pacific time.
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    Re: 2020 Around The World (ATW)

    Right now looks like Acapulco may start tomorrow (Sunday.)
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    Re: 2020 Around The World (ATW)

    No Sunday starts and Dubai starts 2pm local time Monday. This is 5am EST so that is your final trade deadline

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