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#816596 - Mon Aug 20 2012 03:35 PM Results & Standings .. US Open
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Come one, come all for the final tennis tournament of 2012! Anyone willing to relieve gtho4 or Howie72 of their titles? Will anyone score the mammoth 151 that gtho4 scored last year? Only time will tell.

The tournament starts next Monday! Draws have been announced.

Sign up here if you are interested.


Edited by gtho4 (Wed Aug 29 2012 10:00 AM)
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#816599 - Mon Aug 20 2012 03:35 PM Re: US Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: dg_dave]
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Tipping threads:

Men's Singles
Women's Singles

Draws will be announced Thursday, August 23.


Edited by dg_dave (Mon Aug 20 2012 07:06 PM)
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#816680 - Mon Aug 20 2012 08:31 PM Re: US Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: dg_dave]
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I'm in

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#816716 - Mon Aug 20 2012 10:14 PM Re: US Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: wwe84]
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me too
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#816762 - Tue Aug 21 2012 01:45 AM Re: US Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: srini701]
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Me three
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#816772 - Tue Aug 21 2012 04:48 AM Re: US Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: N-Bomb]
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give it a shot !!
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#816901 - Tue Aug 21 2012 01:40 PM Re: US Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: Sypher]
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I'm there

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#816948 - Tue Aug 21 2012 03:41 PM Re: US Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: illiniman14]
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Yes - I'll find out what thread this is later
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#818070 - Fri Aug 24 2012 11:16 AM Re: US Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: paper_aero]
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I will have my picks in.

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#818201 - Fri Aug 24 2012 04:40 PM Re: US Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: BxBarracuda]
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yes please
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#818225 - Fri Aug 24 2012 06:54 PM Re: US Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: doomed]
srini701 Offline
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Originally Posted By: doomed
yes please


oh WOW! look who's back! welcome back...hope you'll be around now smile
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#818239 - Fri Aug 24 2012 08:41 PM Re: US Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: srini701]
LeoDaVinci Offline
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Originally Posted By: srini
look who's back!

Does that mean we can tip darts and the World Football Special again?
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#824417 - Mon Sep 17 2012 04:03 PM Re: US Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: LeoDaVinci]
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and the winner is .. !

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#824636 - Tue Sep 18 2012 09:35 AM Re: US Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: gtho4]
LeoDaVinci Offline
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Women's
Competition
US Open
2012
Final Results

11 players lodged tips:

6-2 2-6 7-5

6-1 6-2
3-6 6-2 6-4

6-1 6-3
6-1 4-6 7-6 (5)
6-2 6-4
3-6 6-3 6-4
Serena Williams (4) def. Victoria Azarenka (1)

Serena Williams (4) def. Sara Errani (10)
Victoria Azarenka (1) def. Maria Sharapova (3)

Serena Williams (4) def. Ana Ivanovic (12)
Victoria Azarenka (1) def. Samantha Stosur (7)
Sara Errani (10) def. Roberta Vinci (20)
Maria Sharapova (3) def. Marion Bartoli (11)


Points distribution

Women's Competition

pts seed PP wwe pap ozz G95 gt4 BxB N-B sri ill H72 Syp

5 Winner Serena Williams (4) 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
3 Finalists Serena Williams (4) 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
Victoria Azarenka (1) 4 4 4 4 4
2 Semi-Finalists Serena Williams (4) 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Victoria Azarenka (1) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Sara Errani (10) 12 12
Maria Sharapova (3) 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
1 Quarter-Finalists Serena Williams (4) 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Victoria Azarenka (1) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Sara Errani (10) 11 11 11
Maria Sharapova (3) 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Ana Ivanovic (12) 13 13 13 13 13 13
Samantha Stosur (7) 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
Roberta Vinci (20) 21
Marion Bartoli (11) 12 12 12
123 44 44 34 62 50 74 66 54 64 49 53
Tiebreaker: 13 -6 -6 -7 -4 0 -5 -6 -6 -7 -5 -6

Final Standings!
  
picks pts

10 74 : BxBarracuda
11 66 : N-Bomb
10 64 : illiniman14
10 62 : George95
9 54 : srini701
10 53 : paper_aero, wwe84, Sypher
8 50 : gtho4
9 49 : Howie72
5 34 : ozzz2002
15 123 : Perfect picks

  • Congratulations to BxBarracuda, who wins the 2012 Women's US Open tipping competition!
  • He wins with 10/15 picks and 74/123 points for a 60.2% scoring rate. Also, talk about last minute; 23 of his points were picked up in the last possible moment by an email to dg_dave.
  • Second place went to N-Bomb and third place to illiniman14. Despite N-Bomb's 11 picks, his weren't as high-scoring as our winner's picks. Quality over quantity.
  • There was a three-way tie for sixth place that couldn't be separated by a tiebreaker. wwe84, paper_aero and Sypher are locked into the same position.
  • ozzz2002 brought up the rear as he didn't pick either of the top two women, and only one semifinalist.
  • We tipped all of the winners but one: Roberta Vinci making it into the quarterfinals was not predicted by anybody.
  • Most of us had a pretty decent success rate with many of the top seeds going through.
  • This concludes the Women's Grand Slam events for 2012. See you all in 2013 (unless the world ends)! smile
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#824649 - Tue Sep 18 2012 10:54 AM Re: US Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: LeoDaVinci]
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Thanks for running the comp LDV, with the set up assist from dg_dave, who I must also thank for helping me get my last minute change in. I had a feeling something strange was going to happen in that bracket, just took me a second guess to get it right.

Congrats to al the tippers and to the other great podium finishers N-Bomb and illiniman.

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#824650 - Tue Sep 18 2012 10:57 AM Re: US Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: LeoDaVinci]
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Originally Posted By: LeoDaVinci
[*] This concludes the Women's Grand Slam events for 2012. See you all in 2013 (unless the world ends)! smile


Are you trying to clue us in on some occupational inside information LDV?

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#824667 - Tue Sep 18 2012 12:45 PM Re: US Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: BxBarracuda]
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Originally Posted By: BxBarracuda
Are you trying to clue us in on some occupational inside information LDV?


Remember the Mayan prediction?
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The way to get things done is NOT to mind who gets the credit for doing them. --Benjamin Jowett
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. --Eleanor Roosevelt
The day we lose our will to fight is the day we lose our freedom.

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#824784 - Tue Sep 18 2012 10:41 PM Re: US Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: dg_dave]
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Ah, nice surprise, well done Bx for the dominant win
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#824833 - Wed Sep 19 2012 08:52 AM Re: US Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: N-Bomb]
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Well done to the podium finishers, especially Bx smile Thanks Leo for a nice write-up...Hopefully you will still be running the Australian Open in January and we will all still be there smile
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#824866 - Wed Sep 19 2012 11:36 AM Re: US Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: srini701]
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Men's
Competition
US Open
2012
Final Results

12 players lodged tips:

7-6 (12-10) 7-5 2-6 3-6 6-2

5-7 6-2 6-1 7-6 (9-7)
2-6 6-1 6-4 6-2

3-6 7-6 (4) 6-2 6-0
6-2 7-6 (3) 6-4
7-6 (1) 6-4 3-6 6-3
6-3 6-7 (5-7) 2-6 6-3 7-6 (4)
Andy Murray (3) def. Novak Djokovic (2)

Andy Murray (3) def. Tomas Berdych (6)
Novak Djokovic (2) def. David Ferrer (4)

Andy Murray (3) def. Marin Cilic (12)
Novak Djokovic (2) def. Juan Martin Del Potro (7)
Tomas Berdych (6) def. Roger Federer (1)
David Ferrer (4) def. Janko Tipsarevic (8)


Points distribution

Men's Competition

pts seed PP wwe pap ozz G95 gt4 BxB N-B sri ill H72 Syp LDV

5 Winner Andy Murray (3) 8 8
3 Finalists Andy Murray (3) 6 6 6 6 6
Novak Djokovic (2) 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
2 Semi-Finalists Andy Murray (3) 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Novak Djokovic (2) 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Tomas Berdych (6) 8 8
David Ferrer (4) 6 6 6 6 6 6
1 Quarter-Finalists Andy Murray (3) 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Novak Djokovic (2) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Tomas Berdych (6) 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
David Ferrer (4) 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Marin Cilic (12) 13 13 13 13
Juan Martin Del Potro(7) 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
Roger Federer (1) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Janko Tipsarevic (8) 9 9
93 49 36 60 52 49 29 49 31 55 49 52 54
Tiebreaker: 25 -16 -7 -14 -13 -2 -8 -6 -9 -10 -6 -9 -9

Final Standings!
  
picks pts

10 60 : ozzz2002
10 55 : illiniman14
10 54 : LeoDaVinci
10 52 : Sypher
10 52 : George95
10 49 : gtho4
10 49 : Howie72, N-Bomb
10 49 : wwe84
8 36 : paper_aero
7 31 : srini701
7 29 : BxBarracuda
15 93 : Perfect picks


  • Congratulations to ozzz2002. He's the winner of the 2012 men's US Open competition with 60/93 points for a 64.5% strike rate.
  • He managed to win by correctly tipping all four semifinalists, the only player to do so.
  • Second place goes to illiniman14 while third place goes to LeoDaVinci. The two were separated by only a point.
  • What do the podium finishers have in common? They all tipped Marin Cilic for the only double-digit score on the card.
  • Sypher and George95 miss out on the podium by only two points. They had ten correct tips, like the leaders, and were separated by their tiebreaker.
  • The tiebreaker was needed to separate sixth through ninth as well, with gtho4 edging out Howie72 and N-Bomb who tied, but edged out wwe84.
  • In fact, three quarters of us managed to tip ten guesses correctly. You had to go down to paper_aero in tenth to see the first person with less.
  • BxBarracuda, who dominated in the women's side of things, is in the cellar over here.
  • Every choice was correctly tipped by at least one of us.
  • Thanks to all who played! This concludes the tennis for 2012, check with the Mayan calendar for the Australian Open competition in 2013.
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#824881 - Wed Sep 19 2012 12:20 PM Re: US Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: LeoDaVinci]
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I should have got a bonus for being the only one to predict Murray to win !! Neverless, Congrats go to all the podium winners!!
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#824984 - Wed Sep 19 2012 05:52 PM Re: US Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: Sypher]
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From Basement to Penthouse!

Thanks to Dave and LDV for the hard yards, and thanks to Marin Cilic. smile
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#825001 - Wed Sep 19 2012 06:50 PM Re: US Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: ozzz2002]
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And on the flip side, from Penthouse to Outhouse for me, lol.

WTG ozzz, illiniman & LDV.

Thanks for running the comps LDV.

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#825028 - Wed Sep 19 2012 09:38 PM Re: US Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: BxBarracuda]
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Wow, did not expect 2/2 in tennis - the blind squirrel, eh? Well done to all other 4 podium finishers, and well done LDV tabulating it all up.

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#825053 - Thu Sep 20 2012 02:10 AM Re: US Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: illiniman14]
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Congrats to Ozzz for a fine win...and yes, Sypher should have got some bonus for picking Murray to win!

Thanks Leo for a nice write up and for putting up the scores smile
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