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DashaandSafin
04-07-2008, 07:04 PM
Don't they realize that its almost impossible to pick a perfect bracket for NCAA basketball? To pick a whole bracket right for an ATP tourtament will be impossible considering the guy who won Miami got the whole first half wrong...


Grand Prize Perfect Pick VIP Trip for Two to Any ATP Tournament (haha impossible....)
1st Place - $1000 Penn HEAD products
2nd Place - $500 Penn HEAD products
3rd Place - $250 Penn HEAD products

jmsx521
04-07-2008, 07:05 PM
Up till several days ago when I checked it, I was ranked around 7500!

spiritdragon
04-07-2008, 07:57 PM
lol, i don't mind. i'd settle for the 1000 dollar shopping spree

vbranis
04-07-2008, 08:02 PM
I finished ranked 9129. I still beat like 2200 people, so I'm happy. It was actually pretty fun, next up is Monte Carlo, my goal is top 5000.

TennisLover17
04-07-2008, 08:11 PM
lol i ranked 1121.

jlan
04-07-2008, 09:29 PM
The lottery must be a farce then since picking random numbers is even harder ;)

I ranked top 250 in this challenge. I thought that was pretty bad since I'm top 5 in another fantasy tennis site.

christos_liaskos
04-08-2008, 09:34 AM
Not tried this bracket thing but i'm looking forward to the new fantasy tennis season. I was ranked no2 on that for a while upto around mid july in 2006 but then i went on holiday and my ranking dropped haha. I finished around 50. Didnt try it last year since it started at Wimbledon for some reason but looking forward to it this time around

DashaandSafin
04-08-2008, 02:19 PM
Haha picking lottery numbers is just about the only thing harder....imagine pickign a whole slam right. That must be ridiculous with all the suprises (Tsonga) and early exits.

Leublu tennis
04-08-2008, 08:02 PM
I goofed on my picks as I thought we would get to pick after each round. So I just put down big names who all lost early. Still ended up around 1000 thanks to my Roddick pick, I guess.

CanadianChic
04-08-2008, 08:05 PM
Even if the trip is never given away, they are giving $1750 in prizes every bracket. You are welcome to not play...that means less competition for me. I finished 600 exactly in Miami.

spiritdragon
04-08-2008, 09:44 PM
^ lol, me too canadian chic

TENNIS_IS_FUN
04-08-2008, 09:47 PM
Don't they realize that its almost impossible to pick a perfect bracket for NCAA basketball? To pick a whole bracket right for an ATP tourtament will be impossible considering the guy who won Miami got the whole first half wrong...


Grand Prize Perfect Pick VIP Trip for Two to Any ATP Tournament (haha impossible....)
1st Place - $1000 Penn HEAD products
2nd Place - $500 Penn HEAD products
3rd Place - $250 Penn HEAD products


If people win the Lotto, people can guess the correct brackets.

CanadianChic
04-08-2008, 10:18 PM
^ lol, me too canadian chic

I wonder how many other people tied with us? We'll have to tie a little higher in Monte Carlo. :)

robin7
10-13-2008, 07:35 PM
It seems not many participating in Madrid.

I'm just 137th out of 4940 in the Madrid Tournament with 7 points with only incorrect pick on Almagro so far. Meaning there are 136 participants sharing the top spot. :eek:

0range
10-13-2008, 10:48 PM
Don't they realize that its almost impossible to pick a perfect bracket for NCAA basketball? To pick a whole bracket right for an ATP tourtament will be impossible considering the guy who won Miami got the whole first half wrong...


Grand Prize Perfect Pick – VIP Trip for Two to Any ATP Tournament (haha impossible....)
1st Place - $1000 Penn HEAD products
2nd Place - $500 Penn HEAD products
3rd Place - $250 Penn HEAD products


Assuming random chances (that the chance of any player winning/losing in any given match is about 50/50), for a draw of size 32, the chance of picking a perfect bracket is 0.000030518; for a draw of size 64, the chance of picking a perfect bracket is 0.000000477.

CanadianChic
10-13-2008, 10:53 PM
I think some people are confusing the Fantasy Tennis League with the Master Series Bracket Challenge in this thread.

0range
10-13-2008, 10:56 PM
^^^ are you talking about me?

I didn't confuse the Bracket Challenge with anything.

CanadianChic
10-13-2008, 10:57 PM
I never said you did.

0range
10-13-2008, 11:03 PM
I never said you did.

That is correct. You said "some people".

CanadianChic
10-13-2008, 11:05 PM
Very good. I wasn't referencing you so why are you still questioning this? If you read the thread I think you would agree with me. I didn't think it was necessary to list names since it wasn't an insult, merely an observation.

Arrows
10-14-2008, 03:03 AM
It seems not many participating in Madrid.

I'm just 137th out of 4940 in the Madrid Tournament with 7 points with only incorrect pick on Almagro so far. Meaning there are 136 participants sharing the top spot. :eek:

I was thinking the same thing; I'm also on 7 points. Less entries = less competition, so I say hear hear. Good luck, by the way :)



Arrows
"No, it's Wigner's friend."

himynameisminh
10-14-2008, 10:17 AM
For some reason I thought the deadline for the bracket challenge was Monday morning so I missed out.

Ranked in the top 500 on fantasy tennis though :D

burosky
10-14-2008, 01:58 PM
It would take some good current knowledge (i.e. if they are playing good recently) about the players but certainly a whole lot of luck to account for the unexpected. I didn't check it out but I wouldn't expect it to be easy to win.