How To Play?
The game starts with the Wimbledon MD. For each "match", you vote for the player you want which gets him 1 game or 1 point, depending on the round. The match ends when a player wins the number of sets required for that match. And so on, till only one player is left. The game will culminate in a Mega-Showdown for the final, which will be in proper GS format: Bo5 with 1 vote will be 1 point, to decide a final winner.
All strategies are welcome.
Minor format changes have been made from the previous two games based on feedback from participants. 1 set point scoring has been eliminated.
Length of each round
R1: Best of 3 sets. 1 vote = 1 game. Tiebreak will be treated as one game. No tiebreak in final set.
R2,R3,R4,QF: Best of 5 sets. 1 vote = 1 game. Tiebreak will be treated as one game. No tiebreak in final set.
SF: Best of 3 sets. 1 vote = 1 point. Tie breaks will be played out. No tiebreak in final set.
F: Best of 5 sets. 1 vote = 1 point. Tie breaks will be played out. No tiebreak in final set.
For all rounds, minimum difference of two games required in the final set.
QF, SF and F will have normal ad-scoring(no deciding point like in doubles).
To avoid the long list of games, the early rounds will be broken into sections of matches. Once a section is over, anyone can start the next section, which is the next x
matches in the draw.
UPDATED:Size of the sections will be 8 for R1; 4 for R2, R3 and R4; 2 for QF; 1 for SF.
How often can you vote?
Once in one hour. Even if you chose to vote in only some of the matches in the current section, then you can not vote on the other matches for the next hour. If there are no posts after you, you can have two consecutive posts, as long as they are at least an hour apart. The hour does not restart if a new group or section has started.
You do not need to vote for all matches of a section.
Simply vote for the ones you wish to and leave the other scores unchanged.
How is it different from PYW?
Everybody posts livescores, which keeps all participants involved. The early rounds are meant to quick, which brings a lot of potential for upsets. And the later rounds(especially final) are meant to be long.
Feel free to ask if you have any questions.
These "rules" are not rigid.
Lastly, my thanks to Featherer
who played as much of a role(if not more) as me in deciding the format.
The rankings for the MTF fictional grand slams have been done by Fat Camel
and can be found here
Best of luck, and happy voting.