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Welcome to Tennis Warehouse Prediction League!

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Frequently Asked Questions:

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How do I sign up?

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Simply make a post in the prediction thread and you are in.

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How do I play?

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Predict the winner and runner up of the entire tournament before the start of the first match. Every day there'll be a list of matches. Type who will win and how many

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sets it will take after every match on the list.

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For example: Marin Cilic vs. Jo Wilfried Tsonga - Tsonga in 3

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How does the scoring work?

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You get 3 POINTS for predicting the winner of a match correctly and 5 POINTS for predicting both the winner AND the number of sets correctly. For the above example,

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if Tsonga wins in 3 sets, you get 5 points for correct winner and number of sets, if he wins in 2 sets instead, you get only 3 points for correct winner, but not sets.

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If Cilic wins, you get 0 points for picking the incorrect winner. Also, at the end of the tournament, you get 2 POINTS for each correct finalist and an additional 3 POINTS

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for guessing the right order. For example, if you had Federer as tournament winner and he is the runner up, you get 2 points, but if he's the winner, you get 5 points.

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What if I want to change a prediction?

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A prediction can be changed until that particular match starts. To change a prediction, quote the post with your original prediction and then write your new prediction.

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DO NOT EDIT the original post.

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What happens in case of a retirements or withdrawals?

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1. If there is a walkover (no points played), the match is void. 2. If there is a retirement (after at least a point played), and you picked the player who doesn't retire,

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you get 3 points. NO MATTER THE SETS OR SCORE. 3. If there is a lucky loser situation, the match is void unless the lucky loser situation happens before the list of

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matches for a particular day is posted. This applies for one lucky loser or two lucky losers. Yes, this can happen!

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How do I know how I am doing in the league?

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There are results posted in the prediction league thread after every match day. You can also find out by clicking on the current tournament tab in the spreadsheet.

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How do I read the online spreadsheet and the posted results?

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An image to explain all the columns on the spreadsheet and posted results.

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How do you break ties for a particular tournament?

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If at the end of the tournament two people have the same number of points, the person who guesses more matches correctly is ranked higher. If they both have the

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same number of points and the same percentage, they remain tied. Click on the above link for an example.

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Where are the overall standings and how do they work?

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The overall standings are located in the standings tab in the spreadsheet. They work like the ATP Ranking system in that it's the past 52 weeks rank and certain

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tournaments are worth more than others. There are 16 different prediction leagues: 4 Slams, 9 Masters 1000, 2 ATP 250, and the World Tour Final. You get points at

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the end of each tournament depending on how you do and what your rank is worth for a particular tournament. For example, if you finish 3rd at the AOpen (16 pts)

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and 3rd at Indian Wells (9 pts), you have a total of 25 points. The different points tables are located in the Trophies tab in the spreadsheet.

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How are overall standings ties broken?

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If your overall rank is the same as another person, your slam points are used as a tiebreaker. TPL Race points are used as the second tiebreaker after slam points.

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The TPL Race is otherwise just for fun and information. It does not determine who will be part of the Elite Eight competition.

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What's Elite Eight?

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At the World Tour Finals, in addition to a regular league tournament, there's a special tournament for the top eight TPLers in the overall standings. This tournament

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has five rounds where special tasks lead to points that are added directly to your overall ranking. There's also a group competition where your elite eight points are

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combined with three other group members against the other four top 8 members. The winners get a special prize that can be used the following year.

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Click here to see 2011 Elite Eight rules and prizes.

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What's this I'm hearing about Doubles?

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In addition to the regular tournament, each participant can pair up with another one and participate in a doubles tournament for each Prediction League. The doubles

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tournament is roughly run like the FIFA World Cup depending on the number of participants and the kind of Prediction League.

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For the doubles FAQ, click here.

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If I miss a day, can I use my partner's picks?

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If you know you will miss any day of the tournament, please notify us in the thread before and we will try and make some kind of an arrangement. This might include

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having your partner make your picks for you. In any instance, a separate post with your picks will be required daily. If you miss a day without prior notice, your

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doubles partner can make a post for you three times in a slam, twice for masters, and once during the WTF or Queens/Halle tournys. These, however, will only count

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towards your doubles score and not towards your singles score.

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Anything else?

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Just have fun and don't forget to look at the trophies tab to see the defending tournament champions and runners up, past years' winners, the current top ten in

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overall rankings (last 52 weeks), race (for 2011), weeks at number one, and the top ten TPLers ever.

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