REVISED TieBreaker Poll

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by NoBadMojo, Apr 14, 2008.

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Tiebreaker type played

  1. 7 Point Standard

    16 vote(s)
    80.0%
  2. 7 Point Coleman

    8 vote(s)
    40.0%
  3. 10 Point Standard

    11 vote(s)
    55.0%
  4. 10 Point Coleman

    11 vote(s)
    55.0%
  5. Other

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. NoBadMojo

    NoBadMojo G.O.A.T.

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    because I am curious, and in an effort to get this right, Please vote on which type(s) of tiebreakers the forum is playing in USTA league play and Tourneys. You may select more than one option.
     
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  2. Ronaldo

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    Kind of easy to remember the Coleman tiebreak. Always serve from the same side. However, when I play indoors we never switch sides until the set is over.
     
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  3. catfish

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    For USTA league tennis we play 12 point Tiebreaks (first to 7 win by 2) for a set tiebreak and we play Match Tiebreaks (first to 10 win by 2) instead of a 3rd set if we split sets. We use the Coman Tiebreaks for all TB's. This format is used at USTA Nationals, Sectionals, and Districts and it is recommended that local leagues use the same format.

    I don't find the Coman TB complicated and have not run into too many problems with people not understanding it. You serve one point from the deuce court, switch sides, and then switch sides every 4 points.
     
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  4. flash9

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    All this Hate for the Coleman Tiebreaker

    Interesting all of the HATE for the Coleman Tiebreaker. For indoors I see everyones issues.

    Here in Raleigh, NC NO ONE is using the Coleman Tiebreaker and I wish we would. :confused:

    Note: We play Standard 7-Point at 6-6 game score in a set and we play Standard 10-Point when the set score is 1-1, mostly because we only have the courts for two hours, and then another level has their matches. Also, if you advance to Sectionals and higher that is what they require. (10-Point for the third set)
     
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  5. Cruzer

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    I play in norcal. We play 7 pointers to decide sets. The home team gets to decide whether or not to play the Coman version or not. The Coman version is pointless in singles IMO and it is defintely more popular in doubles matches.

    In regular league play we can still play full third sets to decide matches. Once again the home team gets to chose between a full third set or a 10 point tie break. The home team also gets to chose either the Coman or original format will be used in a 10 pointer.

    Although we can still play full thrid sets Norcal scoring doesn't care to know whether you played a third set or not. The third set/tie break score can only be entered as 1-0. Until this year they used to at least ask if a third set was played but now they don't care.

    At district playoffs and beyond there are no choices. Seven pointers to decide sets using the Coman format. The 10 pointer to decide the match uses the Coman format.
     
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  6. NoBadMojo

    NoBadMojo G.O.A.T.

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    hahahahaha..there is no way I am creating yet another poll to change Coleman to Coman in the options. they dont let you modify the options.

    Personally, I think things were fine as they were. but then again, i like no ad scoring ;)
     
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  7. Pompitus of Love

    Pompitus of Love New User

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    It's Coman

    We don't use the Coman TB in our local leagues and I haven't seen it used in any of our District Championships. The Southern Adult and Combo Sectional championships don't use the Coman either (Can't speak to the Mixed championship, haven't gone yet).

    From my 5 yrs experience in USTA League play and Tourneys in KY...we've always used the standard TB.

    In KY league play the set-TB is 12pts (1st to 7) and the match-TB or "super-TB" is 1st to 10.

    That being said, I'd like to see the Coman used more often. It seems especially advantageous in dub's, where you can continue to serve on the same side your accustomed to.
     
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  8. Ronaldo

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    Sure it is not Conan? “In West Virginia yesterday, a man was arrested for stealing several blow-up dolls. Reportedly, police didn't have any trouble catching the man because he was completely out of breath.”
     
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  9. Pompitus of Love

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    TB = The Barbarian :)
     
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  10. Topaz

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    Indoor league, regular 10 point tiebreaker in lieu of third set.

    Outdoor league, 2 out of 3 full sets, but set tiebreaks are Coman tiebreaks. I don't see why people have a problem with the Coman...it is basically the same thing with the only change being when you switch sides.
     
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  11. Ronaldo

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    Thinking of the O'Brien, eh? Btw, because of this 3rd set tiebreak instead of a 3rd set our matches usually end in 90 minutes or less.
     
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  12. Cindysphinx

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    Because you switch sides too much. And the switching doesn't achieve anything in terms of equalizing a disadvantage (sun/wind) for indoor matches.

    It also leads to wasted time and increases the opportunity to stall. How long can you take to switch sides in a Coman? It's gotta be longer than 20 seconds. Not to mention the stallers who pause for a towel-off or a drink, which they wouldn't do absent the changing of sides.

    Still, I go ahead and use Coman when I play indoors. I figure it's a teaching moment, plus it helps keep the score straight. I also don't want someone to realize in the middle of the tiebreaker that we've been doing it wrong, and thereby waste more time.

    That switching after the first point is for the birds, though . . .
     
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  13. Topaz

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    Cindy, when I explain it to my players, I always tell them that they should always be serving on the same side that they did during the match...for some, that helps, for others...eh, not so much!

    We don't use it for indoors. I think we are *supposed* to, but nobody does.
     
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