The Topspin 4 Tournament Thread.

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by MichaelNadal, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. MichaelNadal

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    Or in short, "4T". At least for now this is limited to PS3, as we seem to have lots more people that play. I can and will update this post as rules change. For now, the only ones are:

    1. During a tournament, we must all use the same court/venue.

    2. If a tournament is going on while a real tournament is going on, we will use that venue, that way there's no favoritism over court selection.

    3. You can change players only once during a tournament/you can be no more than 2 players during an event, or you are DQ'd.

    4. Voluntarily quitting a match is a forfeit/walkover for your opponent. Obviously this is the internet we are using and sometimes the game force closes on it's own. When this happens, it's up to the 2 players to decide a time to replay the match.

    If anyone thinks of any other rules that you think should be mandatory, just say so. We will figure out how to work the round robin or normal tournament format depending on how many people sign up. To be apart of this, you can join at anytime, and take part in the next tournament that starts. Only tournaments we sign up for and officially agree to here will count. If someone would like to keep rankings, just volunteer and lets come up with a points system. Since Wimbledon is the current tournament, the first of our tournaments will be played at Dublin Stadium. Happy playing!


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  3. MichaelNadal

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    Me you and Rocko for sure so far, so if the first tournament is RR, we just need 5 more. I'll try my best to make sure you haven't won already lol. You ever played STUBLUE1982 or whatever his name is? I think he's 15 in 2K Open.
     
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  4. Rock Strongo

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    Well, I'm in of course. Sadly though, I have some brutal shifts next week, only being off on Sunday.
     
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  5. bezs

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    I kinda suck at the game, and haven't been playing much. If it comes down to it and you need someone to make up the numbers throw me into the hat. :lol:
     
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  6. rafafan20

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    I'd like to play, usn: steelershm83, im terrible though
     
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  7. Rock Strongo

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    If we are going to do RR, Why not play at the O2?
     
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  8. flyinghippos101

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    That's ok, us Xbox 360'ers will watch from the sidelines I guess :p

    If one of you guys have a capture card, you should record matches and post them. I wouldn't mind seeing the legendary michaelnadal in action
     
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  9. Rock Strongo

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    I have a capture card, problem is just that my computer is horrible for recording on. I miss my old computer... I'll try to fudge on a program and necessary drivers on another one.
     
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  10. augustobt

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    well, I'm on the 360. abtremarin
     
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  11. BHiC

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    This sounds like a cool idea - I'm in. PS3 id: ace1900bc

    My connection is not the most reliable, but if I can get it working I can play and am half decent.
     
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  12. MichaelNadal

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    We can do a 360 one too if you guys can get 8 people together as well. Bhic you can be in, Rafafan.... define terrible? Lol
     
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  13. Rock Strongo

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    So we're 5, maybe 6 right now. Sampras on grass, Bob. Watch out!

    Also, you referred to me as Rango in one message. Is there something you know about me...?
     
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  14. MIKEPANTELAKIS

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    I would like to play but I will be traveling as of Friday... =/
     
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  15. TheF1Bob

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    Your full user name Rock Strongo takes to long to type hence your new nickname Rango. :)

    Honestly, I forgot your username and all I could think of was Homer. :/
     
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  16. Rock Strongo

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    Oh... For a moment I thought my privacy was compromised. I shall mention no more of that.
     
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  17. BHiC

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    I think it might be a good idea if everyone in the tournament used the same scoring format - which format do y'all want to use?
     
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  18. MichaelNadal

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    I say best of 3 personally. Id like to hear from others though.
     
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  19. norbac

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    Thread is useless without poll.
     
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  20. MichaelNadal

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    About how many sets you mean?
     
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  21. Rock Strongo

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    Final is best of 5.
     
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  22. MichaelNadal

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    Excellent idea. So best of 3 tournaments with a best of 5 final.
     
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  23. BHiC

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    That sounds good - we can use the old masters scoring format.
     
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  24. Rock Strongo

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    Shame you can't turn off the final set tiebreak though.
     
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  25. MichaelNadal

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    In the options, sure you can :) unless I'm remembering wrong, im pretty sure there's a toggle to turn that off when making a match.
     
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  26. MichaelNadal

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    Think we can start this thing Saturday?
     
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  27. TheF1Bob

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    Yep but we got to make sure everybody is on line at the same time.

    I still don't know what on earth I'm doing that day lol.
     
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  28. MichaelNadal

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    Well we're allowing 24 hours, so basically late Friday, early Sunday are still fine to complete a round if necessary. Everyone that can play between late fri and Sun morn needs to post by Friday saying so. I'm ready to test my skills :)
     
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  29. Rock Strongo

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    I think I can play plastered and tired... Saturday works.
     
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  30. BHiC

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    I'll be out of town from Friday through Wednesday, so I won't be able to do it this weekend.
     
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  31. Rock Strongo

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    Okay, beginning to compile the posters so far who are interested.
    1. MichaelNadal
    2. TheF1Bob
    3. Me
    4. Bezs
    5. BHiC
    6. RafaFan10
    7. Fuji
    8. MikePantelakis
    9. TahoeTennis
    10. Paulorenzo
     
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  32. TahoeTennis

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    I should be free Sunday night and I'm also free Weds to catch up/play when anyone's online. MNadal and I had an epic battle going that got disconnected last month. Pretty much an even match winners/total points won.
     
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  33. MichaelNadal

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    Was that the percentage tennis match?
     
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  34. bezs

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    Ok i'm in

    ......
     
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  35. Fuji

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    Yahoo! I'll have to practice up! LOL!

    -Fuji
     
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  36. paulorenzo

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    hey can i join? PSN: paulorenzo

    or perhaps when the next tournament rolls around
     
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  37. Rock Strongo

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    Entry list updated!
     
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  38. Fuji

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    I'm free pretty much all day Sunday as far as I know. Morning would be good if not later at night.

    Cheers,

    -Fuji
     
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  39. Rock Strongo

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    I'll compile a two group RR draw when I get home.

    Unlike most GS tournaments, it will be completely random. No seeds.
     
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  40. MichaelNadal

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    This is going to be fun :)
     
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  41. Rock Strongo

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    Here's the draw! Unbiased too.

    Group 1
    Bezs (zempt5)
    MikePantelakis
    TheF1Bob (I_HATE_THE_STIG)
    MichaelNadal (NCmoviefan)
    BHiC (ace1900bc) (Replaced with BLX_Andy)


    Group 2
    RafaFan20 (steelershm83)
    Me (Hathuman)
    TahoeTennis
    Fuji (As_Bold_As_Lions)
    Paulorenzo (paulorenzo)

    Just keep filling in PSN's!
     
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  42. MichaelNadal

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    ^^Ok great. So I just need to play everyone in group 1 for now then?
     
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  43. Rock Strongo

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    I think so... At least that's how it should be if we do RR. I'm not too intelligent when it comes to creating draws and making stats though... I just put the names through a randomizer.
     
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  44. MichaelNadal

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    Ok I'll be on and see who's on. As usual we'll screenshot the stats. Group 1, everyone needs to play each other, and same with group 2. I'm sure it could take a couple days but that's fine. The 2 people with the top W/L record from each group will play each other in the semi, and then the winner of the semi from each group can play the final. That sound about right?
     
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  45. paulorenzo

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    Yeah, stublue1982 forfeited every time we played. Not a good sport.
     
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  46. MichaelNadal

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    Are you better than him? I've only beaten him once o_O
     
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  47. bezs

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  48. paulorenzo

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    Yeah, he's okay. I had no idea he was number 12 until he made me aware of it after he forfeited. I proceeded to tell him he was getting handed a bagel by someone ranked 102.
    I played him before, and having remembered this, I told him he'd gotten better, although he still forfeited like before. Not a fan of that. We all have to take a beating every once in a while.
     
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  49. MichaelNadal

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    Couldn't agree more.
     
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  50. BHiC

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    I'm not an expert with this, so how would I go about seeing who from this group is on or making myself visible to the others?

    Also, I can play anyone early this morning or Sunday afternoon/night
     
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