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SUICIDE THAILAND: OOP & DAY 1 PICKS

tangerine_dream
09-23-2005, 12:28 AM
Instead of waiting for the next slam or masters event, I've decided to start Suicide Tennis with Thailand which will be held Sept. 26 – Oct. 2. It's a small but popular tournament and will be a good way to get everyone hooked on this new game. :banana:

It looks like it's going to be a decent line-up, too: Philippoussis, Hewitt, Haas, Ginepri, Srichaphan, Horna, Spadea, Muller, Soderling and Federer are in. Roddick will be away on Davis Cup duty; Henman, Safin, and Gasquet are out with injury/sickness.

I will post Day One OOP here when it becomes available and then you can make your picks known here. A new thread will be created for each day of play to keep everyone's picks in order. I will include both singles and doubles draws to pick from. :)

FAQ: How to Play Suicide Tennis
Suicide pools test your ability not only to pick a winner, but to project your winner through the ups and downs of a draw. You'll also have to know what players can easily win an early round match for you, but can be counted on (at least by yourself) to falter as you go through the remaining days of the tournament.

For each day of play, you have to pick one - yes, just one - player who you think will win his match that day. That is out of all the matches played that day.

But, once you pick someone, you cannot choose them again for the rest of the tournament. So you really don't want to pick a Federer to win in early matches.

To survive in the suicide pool, you have to choose winners on every day of play. Sure it may sound easy (and probably will be) on the first few days of play - but as you get deeper into the draws, you have to start picking based on not only who you think will win, but who is likely to lose down the road. And remember, if you are still alive come semi-final time, you are not only picking who you think would win a semi, but also who would lose the final, since you could not pick the same player again.

Picks will begin with the release of the Order of Play for Day 1 - you will have until play begins on Day 1 to make your selection. Subsequently, you can pick your Day 2 winner as soon as the Day 2 order of play is announced, and so on.

Picks are made PER DAY, not per round, so if the first round is played in a two day stretch, then you will be picking two players to win, one from the top of the draw, and one from the bottom of the draw.

Click here (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=2365558&postcount=12) to see a short example of how this game is played.

buddyholly
09-23-2005, 06:02 PM
Do you stick to the OOP original schedule, irrespective of later changes for postponements? ie if a match is held over because of time problems, does the result count when it is eventually played?

tangerine_dream
09-23-2005, 06:46 PM
buddy,

In the original game, it appears that people could change their mind on picks depending on who had lost/won earlier or if matches were postponed.

But I am thinking that it might be more exciting (and less confusing) for people to keep their picks once they pick them. In other words, once you've posted that you're picking say, Hrbaty, then there's no going back, regardless of what happens before/during/after the match.

I think that would add a sense of danger to the game, don't you think? Instead of giving people a backdoor exit (eg, "I'm picking Ancic, unless Poo retires due to injury again then I'll go with Gonzo.") otherwise the game shouldn't be called "suicide." :p

What do you or others think about this? If this sounds like a good idea, I'll add it to the FAQ.

bad gambler
09-23-2005, 11:03 PM
sounds interesting, I will try it out :dance:

buddyholly
09-23-2005, 11:06 PM
I am thinking of a scenario where a game gets postponed from day A and is played on day B, but after some day B games have been on court. That could get confusing, but maybe not, because you have to pick your day B player before any game starts on day B.
If you are satisfied postponements will not cause problems in picking, OK, otherwise the safe way would be just to pick a player each round.

tangerine_dream
09-24-2005, 07:54 PM
MAIN DRAW SINGLES
FEDERER, Roger vs DANIEL, Marcos
KARANUSIC, Roko vs Q
MULLER, Gilles vs WC-PHILIPPOUSSIS, Mark
HORNA, Luis vs MINAR, Ivo
HAAS, Tommy vs LABADZE, Irakli
KIM, Kevin vs WANG, Yeu-Tzuoo
CALATRAVA, Alex vs TURSUNOV, Dmitry
NIEMINEN, Jarkko vs KUCERA, Karol
SODERLING, Robin vs VIK, Robin
BASTL, George vs MURRAY, Andy
NORMAN, Dick vs Q
GINEPRI, Robby vs UDOMCHOKE, Danai
SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn vs Q
GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo vs Q
GIMELSTOB, Justin vs LAPENTTI, Nicolas
HEWITT, Lleyton vs DLOUHY, Lukas

The Q's are still fighting it out for a place in the draw. When the OOP is put up, then we can start picking. :D

nokidding
09-24-2005, 08:12 PM
I cant wait !!! It's going to be fun !

adee-gee
09-24-2005, 08:18 PM
I'm in :banana:

Havok
09-25-2005, 02:12 AM
I'm in, this sounds like fun.:banana:

Fergie
09-25-2005, 03:38 AM
I'm in too :D

Denaon
09-25-2005, 03:43 AM
Count me too :D

its.like.that
09-25-2005, 08:23 AM
Question:

is the objective to pick 1 winner each day? or is there a set number of winners you have to pick each round.

in a case of where the 1st round is spread over 3 days, can you pick a 1st round winner on the 3rd day?

Bolar Bolabi
09-25-2005, 11:16 AM
Yeah I'll give it a go!

JMG
09-25-2005, 11:37 AM
I'm in ! :)

Volcanic Tennis
09-25-2005, 03:04 PM
I'll play :)

PinkFeatherBoa
09-25-2005, 03:06 PM
I'm play-play playing Tang.

tangerine_dream
09-25-2005, 03:07 PM
in a case of where the 1st round is spread over 3 days, can you pick a 1st round winner on the 3rd day?
Like the USO, if the first round is spread out over three days, then you would pick a winner PER DAY (3 winners total). We pick a player per DAY, not per round. :)

Denaon
09-25-2005, 03:49 PM
Do we have to pick already? :bounce:

tangerine_dream
09-25-2005, 04:13 PM
Monday's OOP is up :woohoo:

Remember:
- You have until beginning of match play to pick your player
- Pick one player to win; if he wins, you are still in the game, if he loses, you are out
- Once you pick a player you cannot pick him again for the rest of the tournament
- If you pick a player today, only to have his match rescheduled for tomorrow, your original pick still stands
- No changing your mind! Once you've picked a player, it sticks.
- Good luck and let's have fun! :banana:

THAILAND OPEN - Monday 26 September 2005

Stadium
Matches Start At: 12:00 NOON
John Paul FRUTTERO (USA) vs Guillermo GARCIA-LOPEZ (ESP)

NOT BEFORE 2:30 PM
Dick NORMAN (BEL) vs Nicolas THOMANN (FRA)

followed by
Roko KARANUSIC (CRO) vs Denis GREMELMAYR (GER)

Starting at 7:00 PM
Kevin KIM (USA) vs Yeu-Tzuoo WANG (TPE)

followed by
Robin SODERLING (SWE) vs Robin VIK (CZE)


THAILAND DAY ONE PICKS
Tangy - Norman
Denaon - Kim
JMG - Garcia-Lopez
Volcanic Tennis - Karanusic
nkhera1 - Kim
PinkFeatherBoa - Garcia-Lopez
scythe19pro - Kim
buddyholly - Karanusic
twahumboldt - Kim
Escude - Norman
Truc - Karanusic
PaulieM - Norman
savestheday91 - Norman
Fergie - Kim
Grinder - Fruttero
surfpinky - Gremelmayr
$@M - Karanusic
Zazou1573 - Norman
fabolous - Garcia-Lopez
nokidding - Garcia-Lopez
bad gambler - Kim
SwissMister1 - Garcia-Lopez
Golfnduck - Kim
fedpras - Soderling
its.like.that - Garcia-Lopez
Naldo - Kim
Bolar Bolabi - Kim
azza - Garcia-Lopez
Juanqui Lover - Garcia-Lopez
adee-gee - Kim

Denaon
09-25-2005, 04:14 PM
I pick KIM :D

JMG
09-25-2005, 04:31 PM
Garcia-Lopez for me! :)

Volcanic Tennis
09-25-2005, 04:49 PM
Hard choice. Can we pick someone that someone else has picked?

tangerine_dream
09-25-2005, 04:52 PM
Hard choice. Can we pick someone that someone else has picked?
Yes, you can pick whoever you want but you can't pick him again for the rest of the tournament. :)

Volcanic Tennis
09-25-2005, 04:56 PM
OK :)

I pick... well, I'm afraid to misspell his name, so I'll just copy and paste: Roko KARANUSIC. Go Roko! :lol:

nkhera1
09-25-2005, 05:02 PM
Like the USO, if the first round is spread out over three days, then you would pick a winner PER DAY (3 winners total). We pick a player per DAY, not per round. :)

Are you sure thats how it works because I've never seen it like that, but i trust you. Oh yeah I'm in too.

nkhera1
09-25-2005, 05:03 PM
I pick Kim

PinkFeatherBoa
09-25-2005, 05:05 PM
I pick Garcia-Lopez.

tangerine_dream
09-25-2005, 05:14 PM
Are you sure thats how it works because I've never seen it like that, but i trust you. Oh yeah I'm in too.
Yes, that's how the other board played it at the USO. A pick-a-day. :)

Thanks for your pick :hug: :wavey:

scythe19pro
09-25-2005, 06:00 PM
Tangy :wavey: can I play too?
I want Kim for my first pick
Thanks!

buddyholly
09-25-2005, 06:25 PM
Karanusic

twahumboldt
09-25-2005, 07:20 PM
ill play
i pick Kim

Corey Feldman
09-25-2005, 07:29 PM
Tangy :bigwave:
my first pick will be: D.Norman

Truc
09-25-2005, 07:42 PM
My first pick is KARANUSIC.

PaulieM
09-25-2005, 07:49 PM
my first pick is Norman

savesthedizzle
09-25-2005, 08:06 PM
I'll take Dick Norman.

Fergie
09-25-2005, 08:12 PM
I pick Kevin Kim

Grinder
09-25-2005, 08:20 PM
I pick John Paul Fruttero

surfpinky
09-25-2005, 08:49 PM
I pick denis gremelmayr!

$@M
09-25-2005, 09:17 PM
Sound like fun... count me in~ I pick KARANUSIC, thanks!

Zazou1573
09-25-2005, 09:28 PM
I pick Dick Norman :D

fabolous
09-25-2005, 09:41 PM
could be a nice game, i'll try it!

my first pick is guillermo garcia-lopez

but i have one question tangy: in the game rules thread you mentioned sth about vcash. can we win vcash here? if yes, how many?

tangerine_dream
09-25-2005, 10:25 PM
could be a nice game, i'll try it!

my first pick is guillermo garcia-lopez

but i have one question tangy: in the game rules thread you mentioned sth about vcash. can we win vcash here? if yes, how many?
I'm still working out the details on how we can bet vcash. I don't think it will be ready for this tournament but maybe for the next we can. :D

nokidding
09-25-2005, 10:26 PM
Hi ! My pick for day one is Guillermo GARCIA-LOPEZ (ESP)

(I was very tempted to pick someone from this match:
Roko KARANUSIC (CRO) vs Denis GREMELMAYR (GER), but I have to confess I never heard of them before :o so no idea which one to pick !)

bad gambler
09-25-2005, 10:29 PM
I pick Kevin Kim

SwissMister1
09-25-2005, 10:49 PM
GARCIA LOPEZ

Golfnduck
09-26-2005, 01:40 AM
I pick Kim.

fedpras
09-26-2005, 01:46 AM
I want to play! I pick Soderling for the first day.

its.like.that
09-26-2005, 02:06 AM
This is a very shitty first day's play, perhaps the format ought to be rethought.

I guess I'll take Garcia-Lopez over Fruttero.

Havok
09-26-2005, 02:08 AM
Kevin KIM (USA).

Bolar Bolabi
09-26-2005, 02:23 AM
K Kim

azza
09-26-2005, 05:13 AM
Garcia Lopez

Ferrero Forever
09-26-2005, 05:44 AM
Can I play or is it too late, and if so can I have Garcia Lopez please?

adee-gee
09-26-2005, 07:05 AM
Kevin Kim please

its.like.that
09-26-2005, 09:07 AM
This is a very shitty first day's play, perhaps the format ought to be rethought.

I guess I'll take Garcia-Lopez over Fruttero.

VAMOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

:D

fabolous
09-26-2005, 10:30 AM
my first pick is guillermo garcia-lopez
:aparty: :banana: :crazy: :banana: :aparty:

and already 10 of 27 players are out after the first three matches! :eek: :eek:

Ferrero Forever
09-26-2005, 10:48 AM
did Garcia-Lopez lose?

bad gambler
09-26-2005, 11:02 AM
did Garcia-Lopez lose?
he won in 3 sets

Angle Queen
09-26-2005, 01:08 PM
I suppose, then, it's too late for me to play this time. I'll catch it next time. Thanks, Tang for runnin' the show.

buddyholly
09-26-2005, 01:18 PM
Is there a repechage?

buddyholly
09-26-2005, 01:41 PM
I pick denis gremelmayr!

You think you're so smart, but the joke is on you. You can't pick him in the next round, ha-ha.

bad gambler
09-26-2005, 01:45 PM
well kim lost - this game was short and sweet :wavey:

buddyholly
09-26-2005, 02:10 PM
adg is very prophetic. He told me yesterday I was a loser

But at least I understand enough about time zones (especially Bangkok) to make my selection in time.

buddyholly
09-26-2005, 02:14 PM
Stop the presses!!!! According to live score Kim and Wang are going to replay the match tomorrow.

Perhaps someone there is seeing doubles.

Denaon
09-26-2005, 02:27 PM
well kim lost - this game was short and sweet :wavey:
Ditto, see ya next week :wavey:

:scratch: what if everyone picks a loser the first day? Do we get another chance?? Tangerine, think about it, it may happen sometime. :D

tangerine_dream
09-26-2005, 04:51 PM
To quote Dick Enberg, "OH, myyyy!" We've lost more than half our players already. :lol: I would say a short prayer for you all but unfortunately I got the axe too and with my head in the basket I can't talk. What a cruel game this is. :sobbing:

September 26th - Singles 1st Round
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d John Paul Fruttero (USA) 36 63 76(4)
Nicolas Thomann (FRA) d Dick Norman (BEL) 64 76(3)
Denis Gremelmayr (GER) d Roko Karanusic (CRO) 62 75
Yeu-Tzuoo Wang (TPE) d Kevin Kim (USA) 63 76(8)
Robin Soderling (SWE)*d Robin Vik (CZE) 46 61 62


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THAILAND DAY ONE PICK SUICIDE VICTIMS
Tangy - Norman
Denaon - Kim
JMG - Garcia-Lopez
Volcanic Tennis - Karanusic
nkhera1 - Kim
PinkFeatherBoa - Garcia-Lopez
scythe19pro - Kim
buddyholly - Karanusic
twahumboldt - Kim
Escude - Norman
Truc - Karanusic
PaulieM - Norman
savestheday91 - Norman
Fergie - Kim
Grinder - Fruttero
surfpinky - Gremelmayr
$@M - Karanusic
Zazou1573 - Norman
fabolous - Garcia-Lopez
nokidding - Garcia-Lopez
bad gambler - Kim
SwissMister1 - Garcia-Lopez
Golfnduck - Kim
fedpras - Soderling
its.like.that - Garcia-Lopez
Naldo - Kim
Bolar Bolabi - Kim
azza - Garcia-Lopez
Juanqui Lover - Garcia-Lopez
adee-gee - Kim

It was fun while it lasted, eh?
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adee-gee
09-26-2005, 04:54 PM
But at least I understand enough about time zones (especially Bangkok) to make my selection in time.

I think you'll find that only the GGL match had started when I made my pick. But thanks for the valuable contribution :bigclap:

buddyholly
09-26-2005, 05:40 PM
I think you'll find that only the GGL match had started when I made my pick. But thanks for the valuable contribution :bigclap:

You had ''until play begins'', not ''until your match starts''.
Simple English.

Corey Feldman
09-26-2005, 05:54 PM
Well i lasted long here :o
i'll take my 1st round pay cheque and cya's next week :bigwave:

Volcanic Tennis
09-26-2005, 06:24 PM
lol! *suicided*

Havok
09-27-2005, 12:07 AM
:banghead: I was actually gonna pick WANG to win, but everyone went for Kim so I was like :scared: and went with the majority. Serves me right!

Fergie
09-27-2005, 01:35 AM
Thanks Kim :ras:

mandoura
09-27-2005, 01:38 PM
:sad: I missed it. Will definitely be in next week.

AgassiDomination
09-30-2005, 03:04 AM
:sad: I missed it. Will definitely be in next week.

Me too :sad: I'll be ready come Monday!

alfonsojose
10-02-2005, 01:44 AM
sounds interesting, I will try it out :dance:
surprising :p ;)