(2013) Slam Challenge!
And the exodus continues...Hope this forum lasts!
Anyhow, I thought I'd port over the Slam Challenge started at tennis.com and then moved to tennisdigital. We've still got over a month to the French Open, but here are the results so far:
25 - crystalfire
25 - Fedfan
25 - secrettennisjunkie
25 - Yolita
22 - Riotbeard
21 - britbox
21 - DarthFed
20 - Broken_shoelace
20 - El Dude
20 - kskate2
20 - Moxie629
20 - Srini
19 - johnsteinbeck
18 - Denisovich
18 - Mastoor
17 - Didi
17 - Kieran
16 - Ftan
13 - homertino
If you change your log-in name here, let me know. Otherwise I'll resuscitate this thread in about a month to get everyone to make their predictions.
Oh yeah, here are the rules:
2013 SLAM PREDICTION CHALLENGE - RULES
[*]Pick a Winner, Runner-up, two Semifinalists, one Dark Horse, and one Wildcard candidate for each Slam
[*]Points will be awarded as follows: 12 Winner, 7 Runner-up, 3 Semifinalist
[*]Dark Horse gets points for whatever their final position is; they cannot be one of the Big Four (Djokovic, Federer, Murray, Nadal) - although could be ranked anywhere (e.g. if Nadal drops to #5 and Ferrer is #4, Ferrer can still be the DH although Nadal cannot)
[*]Wildcard gets points as the Dark Horse, but cannot be ranked in the top 10 at the beginning of the tournament
[*]Note that points are not cumulative, but you do get points if a player finishes lower than what you picked (e.g. If you pick Djokovic to win but he's the runner-up, you still get 7 points; if you pick Murray to be the runner-up but he wins, you get 7 points)
[*]So the maximum points per Slam is 25 - if you get all four and/or your Dark Horse or Wildcard correct
[*]Tiebreakers after the US Open will be handled by predictions for the World Tour Finals
[*]New members who want to join start off with 10 points per Slam they missed.
Your Picks: W - Murray, RU - Djokovic, SF - Federer, Ferrer, DH - Berdych, WC - Raonic
Actual Results: W - Raonic, RU - Murray, SF - Djokovic, Berdych
Points: 12 for Raonic, 7 for Murray, 3 for Djokovic and 3 for Berdych for a total of 25 points
Actual Results: W - Federer, RU - Djokovic, SF - Murray, Raonic
Points: 7 for Djokovic, 3 for Murray, 3 for Federer, 3 for Raonic = 16 pts
In other words, there are different ways to get 25 points. Also, it should be relatively easy to get a decent number of points - strategize and pick wisely!