Welcome to the final edition of the 2013 ATP Sudden Death League: World Tour Finals! This event is open to everyone. Note there will also be a separate "Bonus" competition open only to the Top 8 that is explained in the next post of this thread. Rules of the game: 1. Every day of the tournament that day's matches will be posted. You pick one player who you think is going to win. It's a knock out-system: if the player you picked wins, you're through to the next round. If he loses, you're out. 2. You have to pick one player per Round Robin day. (Edit: For Monday/Tuesday only, this requrement has been slightly loosened. See here for details: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showpost.php?p=7868056&postcount=21 ) In the semis and finals you pick one player per round. 3. During the round robin portion of the event, you can only pick a player ONCE. However, during the semi-finals, you can choose any player you want, even if you chose him previously in the round robin portion of the event. Obviously it's important to make smart choices in order to get far. If you somehow have no players left to pick, you're out as well. 4. You can't pick a player from a match that has started already. 5a. If the player you picked retires during the match, you're out. If he retires before the match, you're allowed to change your pick. 5b. If the opponent of the player you picked retires, it counts like a win. However, you can't pick a player whose opponent had already retired from the tournament. 6. If you want to change you pick, make a new post quoting the old pick. Edited posts containing picks will not be taken into account. SCORE FOR THIS TOURNAMENT 1 correct pick: 100 2 correct picks: 200 3 correct picks: 400 4 correct picks: 600 5 correct picks: 800 6 correct picks: 1000 7 correct picks: 1200 Winner: 1500 League File Details about the "Paris Contingency Rule": Inspired by the Paris debacle this week, I'm proposing a new rule that would take effect for next year if there's solid support. For future SDL events, if everybody gets knocked out in the first round/day/pick, it would be considered a wash and everybody will get a second chance to start over the next round/day. I emphasize this rule would only apply to the first pick of a tournament and only if everybody got knocked out. So it wouldn't have applied even for Paris because of romeo. But I feel this could be a useful "emergency" policy that would enhance the competition without really giving anybody an unfair advantage. Also note this would only apply for tournaments open to everybody, so it wouldn't affect something like the Top 8 Bonus Competition at the WTF (since that would give the Top 8 an unfair advantage over everyone else). I also emphasize how extremely unlikely this ever is to occur in practice. I've been playing this for 2 years and Paris was by far the closest it's ever come to occurring. But I wanted to put it to a vote since it would essentially be the only exception to the basic idea of SDL that "if you lose, you're out".