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#1124145 - Tue Jan 26 2016 10:39 PM Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
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Team Tennis 2016 -- February to November 2016

This will be the THIRD running of the Team tennis competition (Fed Cup and Davis Cup). 14 people took part last year (13 in 2014). srini701 starts as the defending champion (Howie72 and illiniman14 were also on podium). N-Bomb had won the inaugural edition of this comp.

We will only tip the countries we think will win each tie from the list I will provide before each round. Only issue is: The comp will only have 7 rounds, but will run almost the entire year!

The schedule for 2016 is:

1. Fed Cup First round: 6-7 February 2016 (advance pick for winner)
2. Davis Cup First round : 4-6 March 2016
3. Fed Cup semis & Group 1 and 2 playoffs: 16-17 April 2016
4. Davis Cup WG quarterfinals, Group 1 2nd round: 15 Jul - 17 Jul 2016 (advance pick winner)
5. Davis Cup WG Semis + Playoffs: 16 Sep - 18 Sep 2016
6. Fed Cup final: 12-13 November 2016
7. Davis Cup finals: 25-27 November 2016

Again, we shall have the competition only if there are a minimum of 10 people ready to play (and last) it.

Please let me know your interest by signing up here. The first threads will go up once I know we have a quorum!


Edited by gtho4 (Mon Sep 19 2016 05:20 AM)

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#1124146 - Tue Jan 26 2016 10:57 PM Re: Team Tennis 2016 -- Sign Up Sheet
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#1124149 - Tue Jan 26 2016 11:23 PM Re: Team Tennis 2016 -- Sign Up Sheet
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Me too.
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#1124150 - Tue Jan 26 2016 11:43 PM Re: Team Tennis 2016 -- Sign Up Sheet
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#1124151 - Tue Jan 26 2016 11:45 PM Re: Team Tennis 2016 -- Sign Up Sheet
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I think I played last year...but can't remember lol.
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#1124155 - Wed Jan 27 2016 12:24 AM Re: Team Tennis 2016 -- Sign Up Sheet
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Originally Posted By: dg_dave
I think I played last year...but can't remember lol.


You did...finished mid-table (8th or 9th of 14)....chance to finish higher up this year wink
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#1124161 - Wed Jan 27 2016 12:43 AM Re: Team Tennis 2016 -- Sign Up Sheet
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Did I hear someone say "tipping comp" ... I'm in.

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#1124182 - Wed Jan 27 2016 07:14 AM Re: Team Tennis 2016 -- Sign Up Sheet
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#1124198 - Wed Jan 27 2016 11:54 AM Re: Team Tennis 2016 -- Sign Up Sheet
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#1124683 - Sun Jan 31 2016 06:35 AM Re: Team Tennis 2016 -- Sign Up Sheet
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add one more to the list

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#1125813 - Wed Feb 10 2016 04:14 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
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Round 1 (Fed Cup)
Team Tennis - 2016
Feb 6 - 7


14 players lodged tips smilee :

2-3
2-3
4-1
1-3
2-3
2-3
4-0
0-4
.13
2
9
0
9
9
11
10
.Romania vs Czech Rep.
Germany vs Switzerland
France vs Italy
Russia vs Netherlands
Slovakia vs Australia
Canada vs Belarus
USA vs Poland
Serbia vs Spain
.gtho4
paper_aero, Dizart smile
wwe, gtho, Dizart, Howie, George95
Nobody! crazy
Dizart, illiniman14, srini, N-Bomb, Elftwinkle
dg_dave, gtho, paper, LeoDaVinci, Sypher,
gtho4, LeoDaVinci, ElfTwinkle
gtho4, LeoDaVinci, ozzz, ElfTwinkle `
`.
63


Tipping Comp Standings



position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW TOTAL
----- ----- ------------hf ws TBP


1 - 1-1 paper_aero s -- 12 13 1 1
2 - 2-2 Dizart s -- 10 11 1
3 - 3-3 dg_dave -- 10 10
3 - 3-3 George95 -- 10 10
3 - 3-3 Howie72 -- 10 10
3 - 3-3 illiniman14 -- 10 10
3 - 3-3 ozzz2002 -- 10 10
3 - 3-3 N-Bomb -- 10 10
3 - 3-3 srini701 -- 10 10
3 - 3-3 Sypher -- 10 10
3 - 3-3 wwe84 -- 10 10
12 - 12-12 ElfTwinkle -- 6 6
12 - 12-12 LeoDaVinci -- 6 6
14 - 14-14 gtho4 -- 2 2 1

late starters ---2---

default = wooden spoon
s = Sole Pick Bonus (1 of 2)
b = Perfect Pick Bonus (7/8, 8/8)

Weekly Leader


1. +2 paper_aero
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.



  • Welcome to the 3rd edition of the Team tennis comp. We attracted 14 people this year (it was 13 last year)...BxBarracuda dropped out, but LeoDaVinci returns, and we welcome ElfTwinkle to the comp....here's hoping all 14 will last the 7 rounds spread all the way till November in the comp and not get bored after a couple of rounds wink

  • Some major surprises in the very opening round this year, as a "Miracle in Moscow" saw rank outsiders Netherlands, with NO player in the top 100 of the rankings and returning to the top tier of the Fed Cup for the first time since 1998, toppled the home team and 2015 finalists Russia (3 players in top 30) taking a 3-0 lead after the first 3 singles shocked .... Not ONE of us picked the Dutch to win away confused That loss of Russia knocked out 6 of us for the "advanced picks" for this year's Fed Cup champ

  • Germany at home to Switzerland was another big surprise, as the Swiss led by the teenager Belinda Bencic knocked out the favorites....2 of us picked the Swiss here, but Germany's defeat saw another 3 of us lose our advance pick for the champ

  • Defending Champs Czech Republic were on the verge of losing too, after Petra Kvitova lost BOTH her singles ties for the very first time in her Fed Cup career....but Karolina Pliskova saved the Czechs some blushes, winning both her singles and then helping win the deciding doubles too against Romania....the Czech (picked by the remaining 5 of us here to be champs in 2016) may be in semis, but will they be favorites against the Swiss?

  • A resurgent France is also through to the semis, and after knocking Italy out comfortably, will fancy their chances against the Dutch in a home semis. In World Group II, Samantha Stosur won both her singles as Australia upstaged Slovakia, USA and Spain both had comfortable wins, while Belarus scraped past Canada.

  • paper_aero wins the first HoF for this year with 6/8 picks (plus a sole pick as well)....a bunch of us got 5/8 picks next, while ElfTwinkle is finding her feet in the comp...gtho4 decided to work his way up this year, and after going against the grain in all his picks (bar Australia), will start the comp from the cellar.

    The next round of comp will be the Davis Cup first round ties in the first week of March. Please remember to come back and lodge your tips before March 3.



  • Edited by srini701 (Wed Feb 10 2016 04:16 AM)
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    #1125817 - Wed Feb 10 2016 05:10 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
    gtho4 Offline
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    hmm, I swear I checked the world rankings before making my picks
    maybe I read them backwards, or was looking at the men's, lol

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    #1125906 - Thu Feb 11 2016 12:45 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
    srini701 Offline
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    Originally Posted By: gtho4
    hmm, I swear I checked the world rankings before making my picks
    maybe I read them backwards, or was looking at the men's, lol


    LOL...I did too...and so picked Russia...only to have Miss Sharapova sit on the bench the whole weekend...
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    #1129003 - Tue Mar 08 2016 01:00 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
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    Round 2 (Davis Cup)
    Team Tennis - 2016
    March 4 - 6


    14 of 14 players lodged tips smilee :

    3-1
    3-2
    5-0
    2-3
    5-0
    2-3
    1-3
    2-3
    5-0
    5-0
    1-3
    0-5
    4-1
    1-4
    5-0
    3-2
    .14
    14
    10
    9
    13
    12
    9
    11
    12
    10
    7
    13
    12
    10
    14
    4
    .Great Britain vs Japan
    Serbia vs Kazakhstan
    Italy vs Switzerland
    Poland vs Argentina
    France vs Canada
    Germany vs Czech Rep.
    Australia vs USA
    Belgium vs Croatia
    Ecuador vs Barbados
    Chile vs Dominican Rep.
    Korea, Rep. vs New Zealand
    Pakistan vs China, P.R.
    Romania vs Slovenia
    Portugal vs Austria
    Russia vs Sweden
    Hungary vs Israel
    . Everybody 1
    Everybody 2!
    wwe84, gtho4, Sypher, ozzz
    Dizart, ozzz, srini701, George95, dg_dave
    ElfTwinkle frown
    LeoDaVinci, ElfTwinkle
    gtho4, paper_aero, Dizart, LeoDaVinci, ElfTwinkle
    wwe84, ozzz, dg_dave
    LeoDaVinci, dg_dave
    gtho4, paper_aero, srini701, dg_dave

    LeoDaVinci shocked
    Dizart, ozzz
    wwe84, LeoDaVinci, Sypher, dg_dave
    Everybody 3!!
    paper_aero, ozzz, ElfTwinkle, dg_dave `
    `.
    174


    Tipping Comp Standings



    position points
    ----- ----- ----------
    TW LW hi-lo LW TW TOTAL
    ----- ----- ------------hf ws TBP

    1 1 1-1 paper_aero 13 13 26 1 1
    1 3 1-3 illiniman14 b 10 15 26 1 1
    1 3 1-3 N-Bomb b 10 15 26 1 1
    4 3 3-4 George95 10 14 24
    4 3 3-4 Howie72 10 14 24
    6 2 2-6 Dizart 11 12 23 1
    6 3 3-6 srini701 10 13 23
    8 3 3-8 Sypher 10 12 22
    9 3 3-9 ozzz2002 10 11 21
    9 3 3-9 wwe84 10 11 21
    11 3 3-11 dg_dave 10 10 20 1
    12 12 12-12 ElfTwinkle 6 12 18
    13 12 12-13 LeoDaVinci 6 10 16 1
    14 14 14-14 gtho4 2 12 14 1

    default = wooden spoon
    s = Sole Pick Bonus (1 of 2)
    b = Perfect Pick Bonus (15/16, 16/16)

    Weekly Leader


    1. +2 paper_aero
    2. +2 paper_aero, illiniman14, N-Bomb
    3.
    4.
    5.
    6.
    7.



  • It turned out to be a wonderful weekend of tennis as Davis Cup action around the world proved playing for one's country often brings out the best of many players....The top 2 players in the world Djokovic and Murray both battled over 5 sets each on Sunday to help their nations advance. Murray again won all three points for his country, as defending champions Great Britain continued their impressive march in the competition. Murray's (and Britain's) resilience and streak will be tested in July when they take on former champions Serbia in the quarters. Serbia set up a blockbuster quarterfinal tie with Great Britain after edging Kazakhstan 3-2 in a titanic tussle after being 1-2 down.

  • USA had to wait till Sunday too before winning against Australia, Czech Republic and Croatia also won through on the last rubbers and Argentina beat Poland thanks to one player. David Goffin's heroics couldn't help Belgium, while France and Italy had it real easy.

  • illiniman14 and N-Bomb almost picked the card here and for their stellar efforts, win a bonus point. We now have a 3-way tie at the top with paper_aero having another impressive round. Howie72 and George95 were the others who had a good weekend amongst us.

  • LeoDaVinci and dg_dave find themselves with a spoon each despite picking 10 of the matches....as a group we picked 174/224 matches for a very impressive 77.6% rate...Nice grin

    The next round of comp will be the Fed Cup World group Semis and Playoffs in the second week of April. Please remember to come back and lodge your tips before April 15.

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    #1129006 - Tue Mar 08 2016 01:06 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
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    Leo and my 10/16 is not the highest spoon score, as I remember a few years ago I had a comp where the Spooner got 11/15, or 73.33%!
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    #1133372 - Wed Apr 20 2016 12:24 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
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    Round 3 (Fed Cup)
    Team Tennis - 2016
    April 16 - 17


    14 of 14 players lodged tips smilee :

    2-3
    3-2
    2-3
    4-0
    1-4
    0-4
    3-2
    2-3
    .12
    14
    3
    9
    12
    10
    11
    10
    .Switzerland vs Czech Republic
    France vs Netherlands
    Russia vs Belarus
    Spain vs Italy
    Romania vs Germany
    Australia vs USA
    Slovakia vs Canada
    Serbia vs Belgium
    . gtho4, George95
    Everybody
    Dizart, srini701, ElfTwinkle

    N-Bomb, dg_dave
    gtho4, paper_aero, ElfTwinkle, ozzz2002
    gtho4, ElfTwinkle, dg_dave
    wwe84, ozzz, LeoDaVinci, Sypher `
    `.
    81


    Tipping Comp Standings



    position points
    ----- ----- ----------
    TW LW hi-lo LW TW TOTAL
    ----- ----- ------------hf ws TBP

    1 1 1-3 illiniman14 b 26 14 41 1 2
    2 6 2-6 srini701 b 23 16 40 1 1
    3 1 1-3 paper_aero 26 12 38 1 1
    3 1 1-3 N-Bomb 26 12 38 1 1
    5 6 2-6 Dizart b 23 14 38 2
    6 4 3-6 George95 24 12 36
    6 4 3-6 Howie72 24 12 36
    8 8 3-8 Sypher 22 12 34
    9 9 3-9 ozzz2002 21 10 31
    9 9 3-9 wwe84 21 10 31
    11 11 3-11 dg_dave 20 10 30 1
    12 12 12-12 ElfTwinkle 18 10 28
    13 13 12-13 LeoDaVinci 16 12 28 1
    14 14 14-14 gtho4 14 6 20 2

    default = wooden spoon
    s = Sole Pick Bonus (1 of 2)
    b = Perfect Pick Bonus (7/8, 8/8)...2 points for each right pick

    Weekly Leader


    1. +2 paper_aero
    2. +2 paper_aero, illiniman14, N-Bomb
    3. +1 illiniman14
    4.
    5.
    6.
    7.



  • Only one team was unanimously picked by us all here in our tips this round and for quite a while it was touch and go for us all grin France had to twice come from behind in their Fed Cup semifinal against Netherlands, eventually getting their noses in front only when it mattered most, in the fifth and final rubber - and there also they had to come from a set down to win! France eventually moved into their first Fed Cup final in 11 years and we all got our 2 points smilee

  • In the other semifinal, the Czech Republic moved into a remarkable fifth final in six years, with a deciding win the final doubles rubber against the Switzerland.

  • In the play off matches, Viktoria Azarenka led Belarus past Russia, Spain had it surprisingly easy against Italy, Romania was no match for Germany, Yanina Wickmayer took Belgium past Serbia, and after dumping them out of the Davis Cup, the USA dished out a similar result to Australia here too.

  • srini701 picked the lot here and with the resulting bonus point for perfect picks, moved into podium position behind illiniman14. illiniman14 and Dizart also missed only one match each, while gtho4 was not so lucky at the other end....He struggled in the earlier Fed Cup round too, back in February...

    The next round of comp will be the Davis Cup Cup World group Quarterfinals and Group I and II matches in July. Please remember to come back and lodge your tips before July 15.

  • _________________________
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    #1140329 - Tue Jul 19 2016 05:20 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
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    Round 4 (Davis Cup)
    Team Tennis - 2016
    July 15 - 17


    12 of 14 players lodged tips frown

    2-3
    1-3
    1-3
    2-3
    1-4
    3-2
    4-1
    0-3
    4-1
    3-2
    3-1
    3-1
    3-2
    3-1
    1-3
    2-3
    .7
    4
    8
    2
    12
    9
    10
    12
    10
    7
    11
    5
    2
    11
    10
    8
    .Serbia vs Great Britain
    Italy vs Argentina
    Czech Rep. vs France
    USA vs Croatia
    Romania vs Spain
    Ukraine vs Austria
    Russia vs Netherlands
    Hungary vs Slovakia
    India vs Korea, Rep.
    Uzbekistan vs China, P.R.
    Brazil vs Ecuador
    Chile vs Colombia
    Lithuania vs South Africa
    Bosnia & Herzegovina vs Turkey
    Philippines vs Chinese Taipei
    El Salvador vs Venezuela
    .
    wwe84, Dizart, srini701, ElfTwinkle

    paper_aero, ElfTwinkle smile
    Everybody 1
    Dizart, ozzz2002, George95
    Howie72, N-Bomb
    Everybody 2
    Dizart, George95

    paper_aero

    gtho4, Howie72 smile
    ozzz2002
    ozzz2002, George95
    `
    `.
    128


    Tipping Comp Standings



    position points
    ----- ----- ----------
    TW LW hi-lo LW TW TOTAL
    ----- ----- ------------hf ws TBP

    1 1 1-3 illiniman14 41 11 52 1 2
    1 2 1-6 srini701 40 12 52 1 1
    3 3 1-3 N-Bomb 38 11 49 1 1
    3 5 2-6 Dizart 38 11 49 2
    5 3 1-5 paper_aero s 38 9 48 1 2
    6 6 3-6 Howie72 s 36 10 47 1
    7 8 3-8 Sypher 34 11 45
    8 6 3-8 George95 36 8 44 1
    9 12 9-12 ElfTwinkle s 28 14 43 1 1
    10 9 3-10 wwe84 31 11 42
    11 9 3-11 ozzz2002 31 9 40
    12 11 3-12 dg_dave 30 d 38 1
    13 13 12-13 LeoDaVinci 28 d 36 1
    14 14 14-14 gtho4 s 20 11 32 2 1

    default = wooden spoon
    s = Sole Pick Bonus (1 of 2)
    b = Perfect Pick Bonus (15/16, 16/16)...1 points for each right pick

    Weekly Leader


    1. +2 paper_aero
    2. +2 paper_aero, illiniman14, N-Bomb
    3. +1 illiniman14
    4. +3 illiniman14, srini701
    5.
    6.
    7.



  • All the 4 away teams won in the World Group Quarter-finals! A rarity in team sports these days....Defending champions Great Britain proved they are more than just Andy Murray, but Serbia weren't much without Novak Djokovic grin ... Argentina got some revenge back against Italy for last year's loss at the same stage, France were too strong for Czech Republic who were without Tomas Berdych, and USA blew a 2-0 lead to go down at home to Croatia. Britain hosts Argentina, while Croatia plays France at home in the semi-finals in September.

  • There were easy wins for Spain, Russia, India and Slovakia in the group I playoff matches. The draw has been made for the playoffs and will figure in our next round here.

  • ElfTwinkle had an outstanding round here, missing only 2 matches and she moves up the table with that. George95 did not have it so good and slips down the ladder a bit. LeoDaVinci and dg_dave forgot to lodge tips this round confused

    The next round of comp will be the Davis Cup World group Semifinals, and playoff matches. Please remember to come back and lodge your tips before September 15.

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    #1140332 - Tue Jul 19 2016 05:34 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
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    Advance Tips for winners of 2016 Fed Cup (women) and Davis Cup (men)....Lodged in rounds 1 and 4 ...Points to be added to rounds 6 and 7.


    Fed Cup
    Davis Cup
    Dizart
    Czech Rep
    France
    dg_dave
    Czech Rep
    ---
    ElfTwinkle
    Germany
    Serbia
    George95
    Germany
    France
    gtho4
    Russia
    Czech Rep
    Howie72
    Czech Rep
    France
    illiniman14
    Russia
    France
    Leo
    Russia
    ---
    N-Bomb
    Russia
    France
    ozzz2002
    Germany
    USA
    paper_aero
    Czech Rep
    France
    srini701
    Russia
    France
    Sypher
    Czech Rep
    Britain
    wwe84
    Russia
    Serbia
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    #1140382 - Tue Jul 19 2016 11:29 PM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
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    Posts: 23934
    Loc: near Stafford, Virginia
    Originally Posted By: srini701
    LeoDaVinci and dg_dave forgot to lodge tips this round confused


    After what happened on July 4, and it has nothing to do with the holiday, it has been busy here, and I've had other things on my mind...I can't speak for LDV.


    Edited by dg_dave (Tue Jul 19 2016 11:30 PM)
    _________________________
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    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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    #1145121 - Mon Sep 19 2016 03:11 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
    srini701 Offline
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    Round 5 (Davis Cup)
    Team Tennis - 2016
    September 16 - 18


    13 of 14 players lodged tips

    2-3
    2-3
    2-3
    4-0
    3-0
    5-0
    3-1
    0-5
    3-2
    5-0
    0-5
    5-0
    0-5
    1-4
    .1
    3
    7
    12
    13
    13

    11
    13
    13

    12
    10
    8
    12
    7
    .1. Great Britain vs Argentina
    2. Croatia vs France
    3. Uzbekistan vs Switzerland
    4. Belgium vs Brazil
    5. Australia vs Slovakia
    6. Canada vs Chile
    7. Russia vs Kazakhstan
    8. India vs Spain
    9. Germany vs Poland
    10. Japan vs Ukraine
    11. Sweden vs Netherlands
    12. Portugal vs Slovenia
    13. Pakistan vs New Zealand
    14. Dominican Republic vs Colombia
    . ElfTwinkle smile
    gtho4, N-Bomb, ElfTwinkle

    dg_dave
    Everybody 1
    Everybody 2
    gtho4, paper_aero
    Everybody 3
    Everybody 4
    ozzz2002


    gtho4
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    Tipping Comp Standings



    position points
    ----- ----- ----------
    TW LW hi-lo LW TW TOTAL
    ----- ----- ------------hf ws TBP

    1 1 1-3 illiniman14 52 11 63 1 2
    2 3 1-3 N-Bomb 49 13 62 2 1
    3 1 1-6 srini701 52 9 61 1 1 1
    4 3 2-6 Dizart 49 11 60 2
    5 5 1-5 paper_aero 48 10 58 1 2
    6 6 3-6 Howie72 47 11 58 1
    7 9 7-12 ElfTwinkle s 43 13 57 2 2
    8 7 3-8 Sypher 45 d 54
    8 8 3-8 George95 44 10 54 1
    10 10 3-10 wwe84 42 10 52
    11 11 3-11 ozzz2002 40 10 50
    12 13 12-13 LeoDaVinci 36 11 47 1
    12 12 3-12 dg_dave 38 9 47 2
    14 14 14-14 gtho4 32 11 43 2 1

    default = wooden spoon
    s = Sole Pick Bonus (1 of 2)
    b = Perfect Pick Bonus (13/14, 14/14)
    2 points for right pick in World Group; 1 for rest

    Weekly Leader


    1. +2 paper_aero
    2. +2 paper_aero, illiniman14, N-Bomb
    3. +1 illiniman14
    4. +3 illiniman14, srini701
    5. +1 illiniman14
    6.
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  • It turned out to be a fascinating weekend of tennis around the world. Defending champions Great Britain knocked itself out at home, going down 0-2 to Argentina after day 1. Del Potro was in the thick of action again, beating Andy Murray first up....And despite Del Potro not playing the fifth rubber, Argentina ensured they would enter a fourth final in the last 10 years. ElfTwinkle actually picked the Argentine win! shocked

  • They will meet Croatia there in the finals in November, after the Croats, led by Marin Cilic, knocked the favorites French out. So we have a Croatia-Argentina final, and we can all breathe easy on 3 points in the final round....none of us picked either of the finalists in our advance picks grin

  • There was plenty of action the World Group play offs too where we fared better as a group...we picked 4 of the 8 ties and another couple of ties had only 1 miss and a seventh tie had only 2 missing out. Only the Uzbekistan-Switzerland tie had us divided...

  • N-Bomb and ElfTwinkle both picked HoFs with 13/16 points but each got 2 ties wrong (we get perfect pick bonus points for picking 13/14 or 14/14 ties). illiniman14 is in sole lead with N-Bomb chasing him after srini701 takes home a spoon and falls back...Dizart is very much in the thick of things too, with just the 2 finals left for the year...

    The next round of comp will be the finals of the Fed Cup Cup in November. Please remember to come back and lodge your tips before November 11 .

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    #1150759 - Sun Nov 13 2016 11:53 PM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
    srini701 Offline
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    Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
    Posts: 10146
    Loc: Hyderabad India

    Round 6 (Fed Cup)
    Team Tennis - 2016
    November 12 - 13


    12 of 14 players lodged tips frown

    Czech Republic
    Czech Republic
    Czech Republic
    1-1 tie
    Czech Republic
    France
    .9
    7
    8
    5
    5
    0
    .Winner of Tie (2 pts)
    Winner First Singles (1 pt)
    Winner Doubles (1 pt)
    Score on First day (1 pt)
    Advance Picks (3 pts)
    Advance Picks (1 pt)
    . wwe84, LeoDaVinci, ozzz2002
    wwe84, Leo, ozzz, srini, ElfTwinkle
    Leo, Dizart, Howie72, N-Bomb
    wwe84, ozzz2002, srini701, George95, ElfTwinkle
    paper_aero, Dizart, Sypher, Howie72, dg_dave
    Nobody `
    `.
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    Tipping Comp Standings



    position points
    ----- ----- ----------
    TW LW hi-lo LW TW TOTAL
    ----- ----- ------------hf ws TBP

    1 4 1-6 Dizart 60 6 66 2
    2 5 1-5 paper_aero 58 7 65 2 2
    2 2 1-3 N-Bomb 62 3 65 2 1
    2 3 1-6 srini701 61 4 65 1 1 1
    5 6 3-6 Howie72 58 6 64 1
    6 1 1-6 illiniman14 63 d0 63 1 2
    7 7 7-12 ElfTwinkle 57 4 61 2 2
    8 8 3-8 George95 54 5 59 1
    9 8 3-9 Sypher 54 3 57
    10 12 3-12 dg_dave 47 7 54 1 2
    11 10 3-11 wwe84 52 2 53
    12 11 3-12 ozzz2002 50 2 52
    13 14 13-14 gtho4 43 4 47 2 1
    13 12 12-13 LeoDaVinci 47 0 47 2

    default = wooden spoon
    s = Sole Pick Bonus (1 of 2)
    b = Perfect Pick Bonus (8/8)

    Weekly Leader


    1. +2 paper_aero
    2. +2 paper_aero, illiniman14, N-Bomb
    3. +1 illiniman14
    4. +3 illiniman14, srini701
    5. +1 illiniman14
    6. +1 Dizart
    7.



  • It turned out to be a very closely fought Fed Cup finals but at the end of the day, the result turned out to be what most people expected (unlike the polls in the US)....Czech Republic won the title for the 5th time, and for the 2nd consecutive year through the final doubles tie.

  • Karolina Pliskova (Czech) beat Kristina Mladenovic 6-3, 4-6, 16-14 in the first singles of the tie, Caroline Garcia (France) beat Petra Kvitova 7-6, 6-3 in the second singles to even the tie at 1-1 at the end of day 1, then Karolina Pliskova/Barbora Strycova beat Caroline Garcia/Kristina Mladenovic 7-5, 7-5 in the final doubles tie after the two countries again shared the reverse singles.

  • illiniman14 seems to be picking up a knack of forgetting to lodge tips in the final rounds of my competitions grin He did it again and as a result, slips of the pole position to leave our competition here very delicately poised.....did he do it on purpose to induce more suspense out here confused

  • Sypher also did not lodge tips this round, but had picked the Czech to win the comp back in round 1...so he gets points for the same. LeoDaVinci did not have a good round and he also did not have any advance points to score off, so he goes home with a golden duck to slip into the cellar of our comp.

  • Dizart was one of the 5 who picked the Czech as his advance picks and that propels him into the lead in our comp. paper_aero and dg_dave had the best round (both only missed the score at the end of the first day) and this helps the former to vault into second position.

  • NONE of us have any advance picks to score in the final round, and the top 6 all have a chance to land the medals when the final round is played out. The Davis Cup Cup finals is on November 25-27. So please do remember to come back and lodge your tips before November 24 , especially illiniman14 wink .

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    #1150800 - Mon Nov 14 2016 08:07 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
    illiniman14 Offline
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    Registered: Fri Jul 10 2009
    Posts: 4966
    Loc: Illinois�USA�����...
    Ugh, I had so much going on this past week I completely forgot. Setting up a calendar reminder for the next round. Not forgetting again!

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    #1152329 - Mon Nov 28 2016 01:25 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
    srini701 Offline
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    Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
    Posts: 10146
    Loc: Hyderabad India

    *FINAL* Round 7 (Davis Cup)
    Team Tennis - 2016
    November 25 - 27


    13 of 14 players lodged tips

    Argentina
    Croatia
    Croatia
    1-1 tie
    Argentina
    Croatia
    3
    11
    8
    7
    0
    0
    Winner of Tie (2 pts)
    Winner First Singles (1 pt)
    Winner Doubles (1 pt)
    Score on First day (1 pt)
    Advance Picks (3 pts)
    Advance Picks (1 pt)
    wwe84, LeoDaVinci, srini701
    wwe84, LeoDaVinci


    Nobody
    Nobody
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    Tipping Comp Standings



    position points
    ----- ----- ----------
    TW LW hi-lo LW TW TOTAL
    ----- ----- ------------hf ws TBP

    1 2 1-6 srini701 65 4 69 2 1 1
    2 1 1-6 Dizart 66 3 69 2
    3 2 1-5 paper_aero 65 2 67 2 2
    4 2 1-3 N-Bomb 65 2 67 2 1
    5 5 3-6 Howie72 64 3 67 1
    6 6 1-6 illiniman14 63 2 65 1 2
    7 7 7-12 ElfTwinkle 61 3 64 2 2
    8 8 3-8 George95 59 1 60 2
    9 9 3-9 Sypher 57 d1 58
    10 11 3-11 wwe84 54 3 57
    11 10 3-12 dg_dave 54 2 56 1 2
    12 12 3-12 ozzz2002 52 1 53 1
    13 13 13-14 gtho4 47 3 50 2 1
    14 13 12-13 LeoDaVinci 47 3 50 2

    default = wooden spoon
    s = Sole Pick Bonus (1 of 2)
    b = Perfect Pick Bonus (8/8)

    Weekly Leader


    1. +2 paper_aero
    2. +2 paper_aero, illiniman14, N-Bomb
    3. +1 illiniman14
    4. +3 illiniman14, srini701
    5. +1 illiniman14
    6. +1 Dizart
    7. +2 srini701, Dizart



  • Friday: Marin Cilic (Cro) beat Federico Delbonis (Arg) 6-3 7-5 3-6 1-6 6-2
    Juan Martin del Potro (Arg) beat Ivo Karlovic (Cro) 6-4 6-7 (6-8) 6-3 7-5
    Saturday: Marin Cilic & Ivan Dodig (Cro) beat Juan Martin del Potro & Leonardo Mayer (Arg) 7-6 (7-2) 7-6 (7-4) 6-3
    Sunday: Juan Martin del Potro (Arg) beat Marin Cilic (Cro) 6-7 (4-7) 2-6 7-5 6-4 6-3
    Federico Delbonis (Arg) beat Ivo Karlovic (Cro) 6-3 6-4 6-2

  • Croatia were 1 set away from winning their second Davis Cup title....After the tie-was evenly poised 1-1 after the opening day singles, they won the doubles and Cilic led Del Potro two sets to love....and then Del Potor roared back! He staged a remarkable come back to win the 4th tie in 5 sets in a match lasting close to 5 hours. Federico Delbonis then swept aside Ivo Karlovic in straight sets to instead give Argentina their first ever Davis Cup title!

  • Argentina, which had previously lost 4 finals, thus becomes only the 15th country in the 116 years of the competition to win the most prestigious team title in tennis.

  • srini701 picked the Argentines to win (purely because this year they won all their matches on the road, in Europe...and had Del Potro smile ) .... this pick helps him take the HoF and tie Dizart on points at the top. A better tie-break (2 HoF against none for Dizart) gives srini701 the title in our comp for 2016.

  • 3 people tied for the 3rd spot....Howie72 had no HoF and so he dropped off. N-Bomb and paper_aero both had 2 Hofs, but while N-Bomb won 1 bonus point throughout the season, paper had 2. That helped paper_aero take the bronze for 2016. Commiserations to Howie and N-Bomb frown

  • illiniman14 could have saved us all the last minute tie-breaks and landed himself a podium spot too...well, let's not get into that again...ozzz2002 and George95 shared the last spoons for the year, while gtho4 climbed off the cellar, again, thanks to a better tie-break over LeoDaVinci.

    My sincere thank you to all for playing the comp the whole year long, and hoping to see you all back when the 2017 comp kicks off in March 2017...


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