Re: PAW ATP Ranking Points
I've looked at the 64-draw and International Series Gold PAW tourmanents this year:
Memphis 2007: Gold, 32-draw, No PAW ranking points indicated.
Rotterdam 2007: Gold, 32-draw, No PAW ranking points indicated.
Acapulco 2007: Gold, 32-draw, No PAW ranking points indicated.
Dubai 2007: Gold 1000, 32-draw, No PAW ranking points indicated,
Barcelona 2007: Gold 1000, 48-draw, 64 places ranked (300 pts first place)
Queens 2007: Normal, 48-draw, 64 places ranked (225 pts first place)
Stuttgart 2007: Gold, 32-draw. More than 40 contestants. Only 32 places ranked.
Kitzbuhel 2007: Gold, 48-draw. No ranking points indicated.
Washington 2007: Normal, 48-draw. No ranking points indicated.
Tokyo 2007: Gold, 48-draw, 64 places ranked (250 pts first place)
Vienna 2007: Gold, 32 draw.
In practice it seems the "40 contestants" rule isn't followed, but this actual rule is used: if the tournament has a 48 or 64-draw, then 64 places are ranked. For example Stuttgart had only 32 places ranked while there were more than 40 contestants.
I think the rules should be a little bit clearer. The ranking points should be posted clearly in every PAW thread and the ranking points and number of ranking places should be clear when players commmit.
Maybe the easiest rule would be this:
- Every 48-draw or 64-draw tournament has 64 places ranked for PAW, unless there are less than 40 PAW players comitted as of midnight before the first day of play, in which case 32 places are ranked.
- Every 32-draw tournament (Gold or not) has 32 places ranked.
If this is pointed out in the commitments thread the 64/48-draw tournament will automatically attract more PAW players. And usually the ATP only schedule one more 32-draw tournament when a 64/48-draw tournament is played, so the distribution will be even.
TT Singles 2012: W: Winston-Salem SF: Honolulu CH, Rotterdam, Memphis, 's-Hertogenbosch, Wimbledon, Beijing, Vienna QF: Barcelona, Nice, Bastad, Petange CH, Bangkok R16: Monte Carlo, Madrid
TT Doubles 2012: W: Caloundra CH (with kingroger), Acapulco (with keqtqiadv) F: Beijing (with KittyTennis) SF: Sydney (with Belludal), Memphis (with Belludal), Guadalajara CH (with kingroger), Wimbledon (with RHB1993) QF: Barcelona (with extremaduratenis), Cincinnati (with stbanchile)