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Compact colour-coded RG draw - updated in post 1

pogotheorist
05-27-2008, 03:23 PM
Here's something I've been using on a fan board: a draw format for the computer age, using colour to condense the information and make a whole tournament viewable at a glance:

Roland Garros 2008

qualifiers *:WC Andy & most-likely opponents
Thru to: R1 R2 R3 R4 QF SF F W

1 Federer vs Querrey / Montanes vs Vliegen // Crivoi vs Marrero / Ancic vs 31 Seppi
20 Karlovic vs Falla / Benneteau vs Spadea // Zverev vs Capdeville / Soderling vs 13 Monaco

9 Wawrinka vs Kohlschreiber / Cilic vs Haase // Andujar vs Volandri / Cuevas vs 24 Gonzalez
27 Andreev vs Starace / Young vs Ginepri // Sela vs Hanescu / Serra vs Giraldo

4 Davydenko vs Johansson / Lisnard vs Safin // Junqueira vs Mannarino* / Prodon* vs 28 Ljubicic
23 Ferrero vs Daniel / Melzer vs Luczak // Monfils vs Clement / Jenkins vs Horna

12 Robredo vs Coria / Troicki vs Gicquel // Huta Galung vs Vanek // Simon vs 21 Stepanek
25 Hewitt vs Mahut / Calleri vs Fish // Santoro vs Korolev / Darcis vs 5 Ferrer

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7 Blake vs Schuettler / Greul vs Gulbis // Ascione vs Reynolds / Lapentti vs 32 Tipsarevic
17 Baghdatis vs Bolelli / Ouanna vs Del Potro // Llodra vs Patience* / Smeets* vs 11 Berdych

16 Moya vs Schwank / Granollers vs Berrer // Hernandez vs Minar / Kuerten* vs 18 Mathieu
29 Canas vs Odesnik* / Bjorkman vs Lee // Dancevic vs Lopez Jaen / Gremelmayr vs 3 Djokovic

6 Nalbandian vs Berlocq / Chardy* vs Gil // Garcia-Lopez vs Roitman / Brands vs 30 Tursunov
19 Almagro vs Pashanski / Decoud vs O Rochus // Hrbaty vs Acasuso / Eysseric* vs 10 Murray

15 Youzhny vs Becker / M Gonzalez vs Karanusic // Isner vs Chela / Ventura vs 22 Verdasco
26 Nieminen vs M Lopez / Vassallo Arguello vs F Lopez // Guccione vs Devilder / Bellucci vs 2 Nadal

This gets on one screen what, on the Roland Garros site, occupies 11 web-pages and forces the user to do page-jumps hunting for information. An example of formats from the monochrome past which have not been adapted to exploit the freedoms of the computer age - and of the greater efficiencies which are possible.

TheMightyFed
05-27-2008, 03:37 PM
This gets on one screen what, on the Roland Garros site, occupies 11 web-pages and forces the user to do page-jumps hunting for information. An example of formats from the monochrome past which have not been adapted to exploit the freedoms of the computer age - and of the greater efficiencies which are possible.

Interesting and useful, thanks :)

Ariadne
05-27-2008, 03:58 PM
Nice schema, very helpful in its efficacy! :)

Aurora
05-27-2008, 04:23 PM
Very nice, it really works to get a full overview a few seconds!

Could you do updates for RG?

1 remark: it works best to use the most distinctive colours for the last rounds. f.e. red would work better for QF than the blue in my opinion 'cause it's so eye-catching. (and yes I tested this against a white background too ;))

Sunset of Age
05-27-2008, 04:27 PM
Very nice idea, good job! :yeah:

Montego
05-27-2008, 04:29 PM
Truly speaking I prefer traditional draw :) It's 5x easier for reading than these colours. But thanks for the effort.

pogotheorist
05-27-2008, 04:31 PM
Lilly - that was the idea; thought it was something useful. Posted originally in the RG forum, in the Main Draw thread - but some mod killed my posts repeatedly, which I couldn't quite believe. Killed threads too, there and in this forum. Can't really maintain a resource in the face of a mod vendetta; not sure what I'll do. Would love to hear an explanation from the mod; presumably there was some reason.

kafemotor
05-27-2008, 04:36 PM
i had to think for a moment to follow your scheme, then i realized it was interesting... tnx though, good effort

Aurora
05-27-2008, 04:37 PM
Lilly - that was the idea; thought it was something useful. Posted originally in the RG forum, in the Main Draw thread - but some mod killed my posts repeatedly, which I couldn't quite believe. Killed threads too, there and in this forum. Can't really maintain a resource in the face of a mod vendetta; not sure what I'll do. Would love to hear an explanation from the mod; presumably there was some reason.
Forum has been technically a bit moody today and yesterday for most people: loading very slow, posts appearing in wrong order... I think they're having some bugs or serverproblems. A post with some advanced editing, colours and such might be the first victim - not necessarily a mod vendetta (I hope).

pogotheorist
05-27-2008, 07:45 PM
First post updated. Trying out colour reversal as suggested by Lily

Hamburg 2008

SEEDS qualifiers *:WC Andy & most-likely opponents. Out in: R1; R2; R3; QF; SF; Final; Winner

1 FEDERER + - / Nieminen + Schuettler* // Andreev + Soderling / Mahut + TSONGA 14
10 YOUZHNY + Verdasco / Canas + Llodra // Lopez + Minar / - + FERRER 5

4 DAVYDENKO + - / Darcis + Ljubicic // Wawrinka + Martin / Kiefer + MATHIEU 16
12 MONACO + Volandri / Bolelli + Granollers // Berrer* + Seppi / - + GASQUET 8

7 BLAKE + - / Tipsarevic + Beck* // Montanes + Fish / Acasuso + Vliegen
13 ROBREDO + Kohlschreiber / Zverev* + Karlovic // Chela + Sanchez de Luna / - + DJOKOVIC 3

6 BERDYCH + - / Cilic + Safin // Naso + Rochus / Benneteau + MOYA 11
15 MURRAY + Tursonov / Malisse + Simon // Horna + Starace / - + NADAL 2

Have to agree.

pogotheorist
05-27-2008, 08:09 PM
... and finally (since site won't let me edit last post):

SEEDS qualifiers *:WC Andy & most-likely opponents. Out in: R1; R2; R3; QF; SF; Final; Winner

1 FEDERER + - / Nieminen + Schuettler* // Andreev + Soderling / Mahut + TSONGA 14
10 YOUZHNY + Verdasco / Canas + Llodra // Lopez + Minar / - + FERRER 5

4 DAVYDENKO + - / Darcis + Ljubicic // Wawrinka + Martin / Kiefer + MATHIEU 16
12 MONACO + Volandri / Bolelli + Granollers // Berrer* + Seppi / - + GASQUET 8

7 BLAKE + - / Tipsarevic + Beck* // Montanes + Fish / Acasuso + Vliegen
13 ROBREDO + Kohlschreiber / Zverev* + Karlovic // Chela + Sanchez de Luna / - + DJOKOVIC 3

6 BERDYCH + - / Cilic + Safin // Naso + Rochus / Benneteau + MOYA 11
15 MURRAY + Tursonov / Malisse + Simon // Horna + Starace / - + NADAL 2

Sallydaisy
05-28-2008, 01:25 AM
well done Pogo - good to see you're still here and not deleted!!!
Can you bold that lot? It would make it all clearer to glance at.

pogotheorist
05-28-2008, 02:40 AM
OK, theshires, let's take a look:

SEEDS qualifiers *:WC Andy & most-likely opponents. Out in: R1; R2; R3; QF; SF; Final; Winner

1 FEDERER + - / Nieminen + Schuettler* // Andreev + Soderling / Mahut + TSONGA 14
10 YOUZHNY + Verdasco / Canas + Llodra // Lopez + Minar / - + FERRER 5

4 DAVYDENKO + - / Darcis + Ljubicic // Wawrinka + Martin / Kiefer + MATHIEU 16
12 MONACO + Volandri / Bolelli + Granollers // Berrer* + Seppi / - + GASQUET 8

7 BLAKE + - / Tipsarevic + Beck* // Montanes + Fish / Acasuso + Vliegen
13 ROBREDO + Kohlschreiber / Zverev* + Karlovic // Chela + Sanchez de Luna / - + DJOKOVIC 3

6 BERDYCH + - / Cilic + Safin // Naso + Rochus / Benneteau + MOYA 11
15 MURRAY + Tursonov / Malisse + Simon // Horna + Starace / - + NADAL 2

Yeah, reckon it is better.

pogotheorist
05-29-2008, 07:41 PM
Seeds & non-seeds into R3 qualifiers *:WC Andy & most-likely opponents.
Out in: R1 R2 R3 R4 QF SF F W

1 Federer vs Querrey / Montanes vs Vliegen // Crivoi vs Marrero / Ancic vs 31 Seppi
20 Karlovic vs Falla / Benneteau vs Spadea // Zverev vs Capdeville / Soderling vs 13 Monaco

9 Wawrinka vs Kohlschreiber / Cilic vs Haase // Andujar vs Volandri / Cuevas vs 24 Gonzalez
27 Andreev vs Starace / Young vs Ginepri // Sela vs Hanescu / Serra vs Giraldo

4 Davydenko vs Johansson / Lisnard vs Safin // Junqueira vs Mannarino* / Prodon* vs 28 Ljubicic
23 Ferrero vs Daniel / Melzer vs Luczak // Monfils vs Clement / Jenkins vs Horna

12 Robredo vs Coria / Troicki vs Gicquel // Huta Galung vs Vanek // Simon vs 21 Stepanek
25 Hewitt vs Mahut / Calleri vs Fish // Santoro vs Korolev / Darcis vs 5 Ferrer

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7 Blake vs Schuettler / Greul vs Gulbis // Ascione vs Reynolds / Lapentti vs 32 Tipsarevic
17 Baghdatis vs Bolelli / Ouanna vs Del Potro // Llodra vs Patience* / Smeets* vs 11 Berdych

16 Moya vs Schwank / Granollers vs Berrer // Hernandez vs Minar / Kuerten* vs 18 Mathieu
29 Canas vs Odesnik* / Bjorkman vs Lee // Dancevic vs Lopez Jaen / Gremelmayr vs 3 Djokovic

6 Nalbandian vs Berlocq / Chardy* vs Gil // Garcia-Lopez vs Roitman / Brands vs 30 Tursunov
19 Almagro vs Pashanski / Decoud vs O Rochus // Hrbaty vs Acasuso / Eysseric* vs 10 Murray

15 Youzhny vs Becker / M Gonzalez vs Karanusic // Isner vs Chela / Ventura vs 22 Verdasco
26 Nieminen vs M Lopez / Vassallo Arguello vs F Lopez // Guccione vs Devilder / Bellucci vs 2 Nadal

14 of 32 seeds out. Two wildcards and one qualifier through.

Timbo
05-29-2008, 08:39 PM
Looks like someone threw up on my computer :)

rakam
05-29-2008, 09:29 PM
i needed time to get used to your draw but now i quite like it