Just to let you know that entries for the 2008 US Open 'Battle of the Boards' pick 'em contest are now open at http://www.britishtennis.net/Competitions.html
- for those of you not familiar with these comps, they are a bit like the 'bracket challenge' that the ATP do for AMS events, but they've been going longer (a year and a half now), they are friendler and they have a team element as well as an individual competition.
MTF last had an individual winner in one of these contests exactly a year ago, when Amalyn won the 2007 US contest, and MTF last won the teams league at the 2008 Australian Open.
Qualifiers have already been placed in the draw on the entry form, which is now final barring any late withdrawals.
Please note that while entries from the top 250 in the overall pick 'em rankings at http://www.britishtennis.net/pickem/ranking.htm?n=1
will be accepted right up to the deadline at 15.00 GMT / 4 pm UK / 11 am US EDT (as long as they enter with exactly the same name as before so that their ranking is picked up or email to warn us that they have changed), there is a 500 limit on the total number of entries we can handle at the moment.
In the (unlikely but not impossible - we had over 400 entrants for Wimbledon) event that we reach that limit this time, entries from those outside the top 250 will be accepted on a first come first served basis to fill the remaining 250 slots plus any slots not taken up by top 250 players. You can track how entries are going at http://www.britishtennis.net/pickem/2008uole.htm?n=1
Do have a go, whether or not you have entered before, and remember to pick "MT" as your team if you do enter ... unless you prefer to be bribed by Tennisopolis to play on their (frankly quite ropy) team
(see the other BOTB thread)