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Predict The Seed- An Exciting New Tournament Game!

Ozone
01-28-2009, 01:42 AM
Hello:wavey:! Since there are many new games being made, I decided to make one myself. I think this game is a good, casual and relaxed one that people will enjoy. The point of this game is to predict which of the 8 seeds will struggle and lose there match. This game is called Predict The Seed. Here is how to play!...

RULES: I will post all of the main ATP tourneys in the beginning of the week of the tournament. I will post all of the 8 seeds in a column. Your job is to predict what will happen to these seeds. By copy-pasting the top 8 seeds from each tourney to your post, you choose which seeds will struggle, lose, or move on without a sweat like they should. You have 3 options that you can choose for the seeds destiny...

1) Through- By posting through next to the seeds name, this means that they will move on in easy straight sets.
2) Struggle- By posting struggle next to the seeds name, you are saying that the seed will win but struggle by doing so. The term struggling in this game means that the seed will win in 3 sets OR in 2 sets going over 5 games all in each.(7-5, 7-5; 7-6,7-5; 7-6, 7-6)
3) Spoiled- By posting SPOILED next to the seeds name, you are saying that the seed will lose in any way, shape, or form.

SCORING AND REGULATIONS: Here is how the scoring works:
If you choose Through, the points go as follows...
Seed 1- 3
Seed 2- 3
Seed 3- 4
Seed 4- 4
Seed 5- 4
Seed 6- 5
Seed 7- 5
Seed 8- 5
If you choose STRUGGLE for the seeds the points go as follows...
Seed 1- 15
Seed 2- 14
Seed 3- 12
Seed 4- 12
Seed 5- 10
Seed 6- 10
Seed 7- 8
Seed 8- 8
If you choose SPOILED for the seeds the points go as follows...
Seed 1- 30
Seed 2- 27
Seed 3- 24
Seed 4- 21
Seed 5- 18
Seed 6- 15
Seed 7- 13
Seed 8- 12
You will pick the seeds' destiny for ROUNDS 1 AND ROUNDS 2! Remember, no matter how bad you do in Round 1, you can continue to pick in the round 2. If you have any questions, suggestions, or problems, send me a PM at Ozone. Thanks, and enjoy playing!!:wavey:
After each week, I will calculate your score and make a standings chart. If you miss a week, that is fine! I know there are many games and your schedule may be busy, so this game is casual. However, if you do get your picks in on time, they will not count.

Ozone
01-28-2009, 01:50 AM
Example.
Tournament seeding. Points(After matches are finished)Just an example)
#1- Nadal- Struggle Correct- 15
#2- Federer- Through Correct- 3
#3- Djokovic- SPOILED Correct- 22
#4- Murray- Struggle Correct- 12
#5- Tsonga- Through Incorrect- 0
#6- Del Potro- Through Incorrect- 0
#7- Davydenko- Through Correct- 5
#8- Roddick- SPOILED Correct- 10
Total Points- 67(For this tourney)
By the end of the matches, if I get all of my picks correct I would have scored like this.

10K Futures Qualifier
01-28-2009, 02:51 AM
Sounds fun! When will it start?

Ozone
01-28-2009, 11:28 AM
The beginning of next week will be its premier!

Ozone
01-28-2009, 11:30 AM
3 tourneys are next week
SA Tennis Open- South Africa
MoviStar Open- Vina Del Mar
PBZ Zagreb Indoors- Zagreb
Please play along in all 3 of these tourneys to get high in the standings!!

Ozone
01-28-2009, 08:41 PM
Tell me if you plan on playing!!

Salum
01-28-2009, 09:21 PM
I plan on playing.

Yves.
01-28-2009, 09:27 PM
I like trucul's Tennis Winning Streak more.

Ozone
01-28-2009, 09:59 PM
I like trucul's Tennis Winning Streak more.
Me too but you cant say that especially if this game has not even started.

Ozone
01-28-2009, 10:00 PM
:worship:Salum:worship:

DartMarcus
01-29-2009, 03:42 PM
I`ll try.

Yves.
01-29-2009, 03:57 PM
Me too but you cant say that especially if this game has not even started.

Also true. I'll give it a try :yeah:

Ozone
01-29-2009, 08:31 PM
Also true. I'll give it a try :yeah:
Thats the right attitude to have!;)

Stay tuned for the premere coming this Sunday!!:bounce:

Craven91
01-29-2009, 10:56 PM
Sounds Good, I'll play:)

nkp2
01-30-2009, 12:20 AM
Suggestion/Query

Will you vary the points by round? Because it seems like a very high amount of points when the seeds start to play each other. Seems to work for say, R1 and R2 but after that is it not getting a bit ridiculous? For Example, say Rog and Rafa play each other in a final. You get a lot more points for saying seed 1 (rafa) struggles, than you do if you say he is "through". Similarily, you get a lot of points if you say "Spoiled" for seed 1 or 2. So despite all the points you may or may not have made so far in the week, you get a HUGE bonus for the final based on picking spoiled for one finalist and struggle for the other. Kind seems unbalanced no?

Assuming of course two seeds make the final.

Ozone
01-31-2009, 12:51 AM
Yes I thought of that and I fixed it. Thanks for paying attention to that;)

Ozone
01-31-2009, 12:52 AM
Also I changed the name of this in order to maybe have more players
New name: Predict the Seed

Fizz
01-31-2009, 09:20 AM
Count me in :yeah:

Ozone
01-31-2009, 06:36 PM
Awesome guys! Thanks for your interest!
REMEMBER,
YOU CAN PICK ALL THE SEEDS IN ALL 3 TOURNAMENTS NEXT WEEK. YOUR PREDICTIONS WILL BE MADE HERE, NOT UNDER THE TOURNAMENTS FORUMS.
This Week:
Vina Del Mar
Zagreb
Johannesburg

Ozone
01-31-2009, 06:38 PM
Also, once this game gets going and if it has enough players, I might expand it into challengers. To do this, I probably will need some help. If you have any interest and like the game, please help me make it popular. I hope one day this game can get on the sub-forums!

Ozone
01-31-2009, 06:49 PM
SCORING AND REGULATIONS: Here is how the scoring works:
If you choose Through, the points go as follows...
Seed 1- 3
Seed 2- 3
Seed 3- 4
Seed 4- 4
Seed 5- 4
Seed 6- 5
Seed 7- 5
Seed 8- 5
If you choose STRUGGLE for the seeds the points go as follows...
Seed 1- 15
Seed 2- 14
Seed 3- 12
Seed 4- 12
Seed 5- 10
Seed 6- 10
Seed 7- 8
Seed 8- 8
If you choose SPOILED for the seeds the points go as follows...
Seed 1- 30
Seed 2- 27
Seed 3- 24
Seed 4- 21
Seed 5- 18
Seed 6- 15
Seed 7- 13
Seed 8- 12
For 4 seeded tourneys, the points will be douobled to make it even. For 16 seeded tourneys, the points will be cut in half. If there is a lot of tourneys with weird seeding, or throughout the year the number of seeds are inconsistent, this will have to be a challenger and futures game.