2021 WTA Sudden Death League: Olympic Games

Boozyuzi

Hall of Fame
Welcome to the 18th event of the 2021 WTA Sudden Death League: TOKYO OLYMPICS

Play starts on Saturday 24th July

2021 WTA 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 she 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.

4. You cannot advance to the next round via a walkover since it is hard to know exactly when someone announced they were pulling out 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 to your main 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 she 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. New rule for 2021: 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 6 pick's for this tournament (& bronze medal match for semi final losers)

1 pick per round

SCORES FOR THIS TOURNAMENT -

1 correct pick: 60 points
2 correct picks: 140
3 correct picks: 240
4 correct picks: 400 (Bronze medal match: 500 points)
5 correct picks: 650
6 correct picks: 1000

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

Please sign up here if you fancy having a go.

WTA SDL admins for 2021 - Boozyuzi & boredone3456
 

Boozyuzi

Hall of Fame
Usual rules but anyone knocked out in the semi finals receives a free pick of either player in the bronze medal match.

Win your semi and you play for gold (usual rules)
 

bezs

G.O.A.T.
R1: Pavlyuchenkova
Bu: Putintseva

Once every four years whoever wins has bragging rights for quite sometime.
 

DutchUncle

Rookie
Stupid Question Time:
Is the bronze medal match optional? Can the pick between the SF losers be a player already picked in an earlier round?
i'm holding my R3 pick, because that depends on your response.
 

Boozyuzi

Hall of Fame
@DutchUncle if you make it to our semi and lose then you can pick from either of the losing semi finalists even if you have already picked them. Its just a one off extra for the Olympics as the players contest a 3rd/4th (bronze) match.

get to the final and its the usual rules.
 

DutchUncle

Rookie
@DutchUncle if you make it to our semi and lose then you can pick from either of the losing semi finalists even if you have already picked them. Its just a one off extra for the Olympics as the players contest a 3rd/4th (bronze) match.

get to the final and its the usual rules.
Please let me get this straight: I'd have to lose the SF to play the bronze medal match. It's not a hurdle we need to pass through to get to the final, if we've won the SF. The bronze medal round is the opportunity to earn a sort of consolation prize, entitling us to WHAT - 500 points and you're out, or can you go on to the final from there, are you reinstated, if you win the bronze SF? Sorry to be difficult.
 

boredone3456

G.O.A.T.
Please let me get this straight: I'd have to lose the SF to play the bronze medal match. It's not a hurdle we need to pass through to get to the final, if we've won the SF. The bronze medal round is the opportunity to earn a sort of consolation prize, entitling us to WHAT - 500 points and you're out, or can you go on to the final from there, are you reinstated, if you win the bronze SF? Sorry to be difficult.
if you make the SF and pick correctly you are through to the final per usual. If you LOSE in the SF you then pick the winner of the bronze medal match.
 
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