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Post by Jubbahey on Mon 9 Jan 2012 - 9:40

Amrit has put a thread up on V2 about a game for the AO.

I was wondering if we could do an AO fantasy game or something like that, but I'm not sure how its all put together.

Anyone here know how its done, as I think it would be fun this year, there might be a few more upsets than normal.

I wont mind taking it over, as long as someone can point me in the right direction.

PS.....I've never done a fantasy pick before, so I'm a complete numpty in that regard.

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Re: The AO game

Post by Guest on Mon 9 Jan 2012 - 11:35

Sounds like a good idea Jubbs Very Happy

I will need the rules carefully explaining to me tho', if I am to take part, as I'm not very good with tennis comps

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Post by Guest on Mon 9 Jan 2012 - 12:21

Don't know if we would have enough participants, minimum number required??? - Like you I am a bit in the dark on this!

An invite to Amrit might be worthwhile, don't know how many he will get on v2.

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Post by Guest on Mon 9 Jan 2012 - 16:22

Sounds a great idea Jubba. The draw comes out Friday so it means we'll all need to be on the ball to get our picks done, unless it is done round by round, I dunno??? Is it a similar concept to fantasy football, I can follow that (kind of!!) The AO throws up a few surprise contenders who go deep, and putting my neck firmly on the line my fantasy final will not include Rafa or Roger Shocked (and even my semi's might not include both of them...)

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Post by Jubbahey on Mon 9 Jan 2012 - 18:18

Hi MTS1, do you know how the fantasy footie works as I'm sure we can convert it to tennis and the AO.

I suppose we pick a certain number of players, one top ten, one top 20 (between 10 and 20) one top 30 etc and see how they score for the whole tournie. I didnt think it was a knockout, rather a total score at the end of how the picks survived. I suppose that means you get scores for who made it through 1 st round etc, then bigger scores for 2nd round.

How does that sound, feasible ?

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Post by Jubbahey on Mon 9 Jan 2012 - 19:28

Isnt that how FF works, pick your fantasy team and you gets scores for who played well (scores governed by some media generated score system) ?

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Post by Jubbahey on Mon 9 Jan 2012 - 19:35

Try this....

Each poster picks a top 10 player, then a top 20, all the way to a top 100. Thats ten players in groups of ten from 1 to 99. And it doesn't matter if we all pick the same player sometimes.

eg:

Djoko - No1
Almagro - No10
Cilic - No20
Ljubicic - No30
Young - No40
Montanes - No50
Gulbis - No60
Volandri - No70
Falla - No80
Bachinger - No90

Score ten if they get through the 1st round, score minus 5 if they lose.
2nd round win +20, loss -10
3rd round +30 loss -15
etc etc

The more that get through the more you score, and if you end up with more losses than wins, the more negative score you get. A bit like Q1 on TV Very Happy

Hows that sound ?

http://espn.go.com/tennis/rankings for a list of top 100

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Post by Guest on Mon 9 Jan 2012 - 20:14

Sounds good Jubba.

Though a big difference with fantasy football is that it is played over a season, so effectively your picks will still accumulate points, whereas in tennis your picks can become obsolete pretty quickly when your player is knocked out.

We might want to consider giving points for what the match stats show, ie how many aces, % points won on serve (1st & 2nd), and deduction of points for double faults, foot faults. It makes picking your players a bit more strategic. For instance Karlovic hammers home a large amount of aces, but may go out 2nd or 3rd round, same with John Isner.

And is there anyone brave enough on an Andy Murray forum not to pick Andy teehee

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Post by Jubbahey on Mon 9 Jan 2012 - 21:13

Now you're complicating it, I was trying to make it easy for me... Very Happy

It would need access to match stats and a lot of mathematical meandering, not something I'm that good at.

Simple adding and subtraction, thats me! rofl

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Post by Guest on Tue 10 Jan 2012 - 15:13

In a way it is if we dont complicate it.
For example using stats from today's completed match between Ryan Harrison and Sam Querry would go as follows.
First figures are Harrison, Querry 2nd figures
Aces 3 3
Double Faults 0 4
1st Serve % 68% 64%
1st Serve Points Won 28/39 (72%) 24/39 (62%)
2nd Serve Points Won 11/18 (61%) 11/22 (50%)
Break Points Saved 3/4 (75%) 4/7 (57%)
Service Games Played 10 9
Return Statistics
1st Return Points Won 15/39 (38%) 11/39 (28%)
2nd Return Points Won 11/22 (50%) 7/18 (39%)
Break Points Won 3/7 (43%) 1/4 (25%)
Return Games Played 9 10
Points Statistics
Total Service Points Won 39/57 (68%) 35/61 (57%)
Total Return Points Won 26/61 (43%) 18/57 (32%)
Total Points Won 65/118 (55%) 53/118 (45%)
Harrison 3-0+68+72+61+75+38+50+43+68+43+55 = 576
Querry 3-4+64+62+50+57+28+39+25+57+32+45 = 462

These are the standard match stats on the atp site so will be posted consistenly throughout the Oz open.

Seemples Very Happy

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Post by Jubbahey on Tue 10 Jan 2012 - 18:40

Well, we may have to rely on each one of us doing their own scores, as that looks quite time consuming, to me at any rate, all those figures are doing me 'ead in.

I suppose we could do both versions, with the same picks and see how the scoring goes, then we could maybe alter and/or combine both the formulas for other events/slams.

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Post by Guest on Wed 11 Jan 2012 - 9:56

Very Happy I also thought it would be easier to do our own scores and post them here to show there are no sneaky errors (you remember how our Add/Subtract a word game had a few ahem discrepancies teehee )

And Sol we could help you if you need it hugging

It'll all make sense when the sun comes up. Though we do need to decide what format we are going to use as its only 2 whole days until the draw, yippee.

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Post by Guest on Wed 11 Jan 2012 - 11:31

MTS1 wrote:

And Sol we could help you if you need it


Aaaw... thanks MTS

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Post by Jubbahey on Wed 11 Jan 2012 - 18:53

Why dont we do both.

I can do the whole add/subtract thing on here, just have to get peoples ten picks from the top 100 (1-100)

Tell you what, I'll go away and do another thread with that format, if you want to MTS1, you can do the same thing with yours and explain it a bit better for the likes of stupid Jubby.

I'm off the get the ball rolling.

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