2021 ATP Sudden Death League: Indian Wells

Boozyuzi

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Welcome to the 21st event of the 2021 ATP Sudden Death League: Indian Wells

Play starts on Thursday 7th October

2021 ATP SDL sheet - LEAGUE FILE

Rules of the game:

1. 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 can pick a player only ONCE. Obviously it's important to make smart choices in order to get far. If you have no picks remaining, you're eliminated from the competition.

3. You can't pick a player from a match that has started already. You must be logged in to make your pick, proxy picks are not allowed.

4. You cannot advance to the next round via a walkover, HOWEVER this rule does not apply once you reach the semifinals

5. As you cannot win a match by a walkover it is highly advised that you make a back-up pick.
Your pick and back up cannot be from the same match. If so, your back up will be invalidated.
If your main pick is invalid (ie late, unreadable or unspecific) then your back up will become your pick.

6. If the player you picked retires during the match, you're out. If he retires before the match, your back-up pick will be used unless you change your pick before your back up match begins.

7. NEVER edit your pick. If you want to change your pick, please quote your old pick and choose a new player. Edited posts will not be taken into consideration.

8. For late picks, we will use whichever timestamp Flashscore.com shows for the match. Your post must be made before the time Flashscore gives. Keep in mind, Flashscore might round the start time (ie if a match begins at 12:07, Flashscore might show 12:05 or 12:10.). Ties will not be counted.

We will be picking 8 pick's for this tournament, 1 pick per round (except for Round 2 which will be top/bottom)

SCORES FOR THIS TOURNAMENT -

1 correct pick: 40 points
2 correct picks: 100
3 correct picks: 160
4 correct picks: 240
5 correct picks: 350
6 correct picks: 500
7 correct picks: 700
8 correct picks:1000

SAVE PICKS FOR 2021

@Aussie Darcy has 2 save picks

@Yugram has 1 save pick

1. You can use your save pick to advance if your player loses or retires during their match.

2. Save picks must be used before the last 16 of the Grand Slams or before the last 8 of any other tournament and must be used before the ATP Finals.

3. Please nominate a winning player to replace your losing player - your "burn" pick. If any future picks were made they will be void. You must indicate that you intend to use your "burn" and make a new pick for the next round from players that are available to you at that point.

4. Your next pick must be correct to gain additional points.

Good luck to everyone, the more the merrier.. It's all good fun.. :)

Please sign up here if you fancy having a go.

ATP SDL admins for 2021 - Boozyuzi, boredone3456 & TripleATeam
 
@Nicklo22 You'll get better responses from other players who've been around longer than I have, but when I began last year, I found it useful to look at past SDL contests, for format. You really do have to get a pick in before a match featuring your pick begins. We label the rounds R1, R2, etc., AND choose a back-up player in case your pick withdraws before his match - in that case, your BU (back-up) will become your pick. And that's tricky, because if your BU played before your main (withdrawing) pick, the BU's result is cast in stone. If your BU plays after your main pick, and the main pick withdraws, you can choose a new BU. Just read the rules a couple of times, and read the WTA SDL Chicago thread, our last tournament played. You'll get the hang of it quickly. Wishing you much beginner's luck!
 

Nicklo22

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@Nicklo22 You'll get better responses from other players who've been around longer than I have, but when I began last year, I found it useful to look at past SDL contests, for format. You really do have to get a pick in before a match featuring your pick begins. We label the rounds R1, R2, etc., AND choose a back-up player in case your pick withdraws before his match - in that case, your BU (back-up) will become your pick. And that's tricky, because if your BU played before your main (withdrawing) pick, the BU's result is cast in stone. If your BU plays after your main pick, and the main pick withdraws, you can choose a new BU. Just read the rules a couple of times, and read the WTA SDL Chicago thread, our last tournament played. You'll get the hang of it quickly. Wishing you much beginner's luck!
Thank you
 
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