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Open 13? Why is it called that?

Leena
02-06-2005, 03:52 PM
Why not call it Open #1?

It's like they're acknowledging this a little tourney.

CooCooCachoo
02-06-2005, 04:11 PM
Because of the main sponsor :p Conseil Général des Bouches-du-Rhône, which must be like the tourism office for the region of Bouches-du-Rhône.

http://www.cg13.fr/

Leena
02-06-2005, 04:15 PM
They're quite an arrogant company to think that only the number 13 signifies them.

Neely
02-06-2005, 04:26 PM
13 is the number of this tournament :devil:

This year, it will be the 13th edition of this tournament in Marseille.
Futhermore, it takes place until Sunday, 13th of February

*Jean*
02-06-2005, 04:38 PM
Hummm..no :lol:
I live in Marseille and I know : the tournament takes place in the district of Bouches du Rhone, and in France the Bouches du Rhone have the number 13...Paris has the number 75 for example...it's also the number used in the immatriculation of the cars ;)

PatatRiek
02-06-2005, 04:43 PM
This year, it will be the 13th edition of this tournament in Marseille

that is correct ... But last year it was also called Open 13 ;)

Leena
02-06-2005, 04:44 PM
Hummm..no :lol:
I live in Marseille and I know : the tournament takes place in the district of Bouches du Rhone, and in France the Bouches du Rhone have the number 13...Paris has the number 75 for example...it's also the number used in the immatriculation of the cars ;)
Yep... now I have no idea what's going on. :p

jayrhum
02-06-2005, 05:06 PM
Let me give you the real reason!!!!!

Marseille's tournament is called Open13 cause the prize money given to the winner is 13$...

I'm french so I can't be wrong :devil:

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:hatoff:---> Charles Trénet
:drink:---> Serge Gainsbourg
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:cool:---> Gilbert Montagné

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Ok I go take my medicines.... :angel:

David Kenzie
02-07-2005, 09:03 AM
This illustrates what John John said :
http://www.ariase.com/fr/basdebit/media/departement.gif

The 13 in Open 13 de Marseille means nothing else.

*Jean*
02-07-2005, 09:38 AM
lol on a eu du mal mais ils ont capté j'crois ^^

BlAuGrAnA
02-07-2005, 01:33 PM
Tu crois vraiment?

*Jean*
02-07-2005, 06:28 PM
EUh...en fait nan ils ont rien compris mais ils font comme si :o

TauRuZ
02-08-2005, 10:16 AM
so , as above reason

why don't calling this tournament "Marseille Open"
i think it should be more appropriate

International tennis viewer doesn't care how French register their cars or numbering their city

*Jean*
02-09-2005, 07:06 AM
yes but the Conseil General is called "13" in our district, and it's the main sponsor of the tournament :)

jtipson
02-09-2005, 01:05 PM
why don't calling this tournament "Marseille Open"
i think it should be more appropriate

Tennis fans generally do call it "Marseille" or the "Marseille Open" (if you read any British media, the "Marseilles Open"), because it's the more permanent name. Most tournaments have a sponsored name too, which is liable to change frequently and confuse us, and that's the name that's naturally used on the marketing and website.

I don't see any problem in it being called "Open 13". There are worse examples, such as the Stockholm tournament, which has been called "IF" (name of an insurance company) for the last few years.