Happy New Year and Welcome to the Talk Tennis 2011 Prediction League Season! ANYONE at ANY TIME can play in the PREDICTION LEAGUE. The game is easy and new players are very, very welcome! HOW TO PLAY: For EVERY match, predict the winner and the number of sets it will take for the winning player to win the match. (EX: R Nadal (ESP) vs  A Murray (GBR) - Murray in 4) If you predict the correct winner but in the wrong number of sets, you'll get THREE POINTS. If you predict both the correct winner and the correct number of sets, you’ll get FIVE POINTS. Each predictor is also able to pick the winner and runner up of the tournament before the FIRST MATCH. At the conclusion of the tournament, two points will be given to each predictor who predicts a correct FINALIST and an additional three points if the FINALIST finishes in their predicted position of WINNER or RUNNER UP. You can edit a pick until a particular match starts, however, please always make a new post quoting the original pick. DO NOT EDIT THE ORIGINAL POST. Additional Rules and Instructions: League FILE & FAQ (HTML) Current Top Ten, Defending Champions, and Overall Leaders: The Trophy Case (HTML) PREVIOUS YEARS' PREDICTION LEAGUE FILES: 2010 PREDICTION LEAGUE 2009 PREDICTION LEAGUE _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ PREDICTION LEAGUE DOUBLES HEAD TO HEAD CONTEST: In addition to the regular tournament, each participant can pair up with another one and participate in a doubles tournament. The doubles tournament is run similar to the FIFA World Cup. There are round robin rounds where you and your partner compete against doubles teams in your group. The top two or three teams from your group then move on to the knockout rounds. The exact format will depend on the number of doubles teams. Doubles H2H Rules, Standings, and Instructions: League File _________________________________________________ PREDICTION LEAGUE STAFF seffina - Current General League Director and Points Adjudicator JayChu - Head to Head Director Tennis_Maestro - Retired General League Director Chelsea_Kiwi - Retired Head to Head Director Sidenote: Disruptive/aggressive/obnoxious posting from anyone will result in a warning. If it continues, the player will be disqualified from the game for the remainder of the tournament. HAVE FUN!