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SUICIDE SHANGHAI DAY TWO PICKS!!!

tangerine_dream
11-13-2005, 02:57 PM
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SUICIDE SHANGHAI DAY TWO PICKS!!!

We have adjusted a few rules specifically for Suicide Shanghai so please read below carefully before naming your pick. This is our first experiment playing suicide during the masters cup so it'll be interesting to see if this works or not. Maybe everybody will end up winning, maybe not. ;)

How to play Suicide Shanghai:

We pick one player per day to win; if he wins, you are still in the game, if he loses, you are out.
NEW RULE FOR SUICIDE SHANGHAI: You will be allowed to pick any two players twice. This does not mean that if your pick loses then you can pick him again. Your pick still has to win his match. If he does, then you can pick him again.
You have until beginning of the day's matches to pick your player. Once the matches have started, you cannot pick a player. Here's a tool to help you figure out time zones (Shanghai) (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/) Go here (http://www.livescore.com/tennis.dll) to see the GMT for when matches begin play.
Because there will only be two singles matches played per day, NO LATE PICKS WILL BE ALLOWED AT ALL. Hostess reserves the right to accept/reject participants .
If you pick a player who retires during matchplay or suddenly withdraws before a match, you are out.
If you pick a player whose match is rescheduled for the next day, your original pick still stands.
If you find that the only picks remaining are players that you have already picked, then you are out of the game.
No changing your mind! Once you've picked a player, it sticks.
To avoid confusion, when naming your pick please refer to him by his given last name, do not name him by his first name or nickname.

VCASH AWARD FOR WINNER(S)! Bank Of MTF is offering a vcash award to the lucky winner(s) of Suicide Shanghai. Multiple winners will split the prize.
in order to win this vcash pot, the winner(s) must have picked a player to win every day of the tournament; no sick/off days allowed.
no doubles matches will be included in this game.
Good luck :banana:



The Shanghai eight have been drawn into the following groups:
Red Group: Roger Federer, Guillermo Coria, Ivan Ljubicic, David Nalbandian
Gold Group: Rafael Nadal, Andre Agassi, Nikolay Davydenko, Gaston Gaudio


Matches begin at 7:00pm local (Shanghai) time. You have until then to make your pick.

SHANGHAI OOP - DAY TWO - Monday, Nov 14, 2005
Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) vs Andre Agassi (USA)
Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs Gaston Gaudio (ARG)


SUICIDE SHANGHAI DAY TWO PICKS:
$@M - (Ljubicic) Agassi
adelaide - (Ljubicic) Nadal
avocadoe - (Ljubicic)
bad gambler - (Ljubicic) Davydenko
bavaria100 - (Ljubicic)
---Benny--- - (Ljubicic)
Björki - (Ljubicic) Agassi
Bolar Bolabi - (Ljubicic)
buzzy - (Ljubicic) Nadal
chicco77 - (Federer)
coreyschucky - (Ljubicic) Agassi
Douggie Style - (Ljubicic) Nadal
Dragula.mp3 - (Ljubicic) Agassi
Fergie - (Ljubicic) Agassi
Filipo - (Federer) Agassi
Flibbertigibbet - (Ljubicic) Agassi
Frank Winkler - (Ljubicic) Agassi
Galaxystorm - (Ljubicic) Nadal
greatkingrat - (Ljubicic) Agassi
Hurley - (Ljubicic) Nadal
IvanLjubicic - (Ljubicic) Nadal
JBrocks - (Ljubicic) Nadal
kalle - (Ljubicic)
Labamba - (Ljubicic) Nadal
La Tenista - (Ljubicic) Agassi
linus - (Ljubicic) Nadal
Margy - (Ljubicic) Nadal
mickymouse - (Ljubicic) Nadal
Mike Jones - (Ljubicic) Nadal
NyGeL - (Federer) Agassi
PaulieM - (Ljubicic) Nadal
peteslamz - (Ljubicic) Agassi
pommyNY - (Ljubicic) Nadal
RogerRocks - (Ljubicic)
savestheday91 - (Ljubicic) Agassi
scythe19pro - (Ljubicic) Nadal
Shotgun Blues - (Ljubicic) Agassi
silverwhite - (Ljubicic) Agassi
Smasher - (Ljubicic) Agassi
spirta - (Federer) Nadal
superhoops - (Ljubicic) Nadal
SwissMister1 - (Ljubicic) Nadal
virex - (Ljubicic) Agassi
Volcanic Tennis - (Ljubicic) Agassi

Douggie Style
11-13-2005, 03:00 PM
Nadal

savesthedizzle
11-13-2005, 03:00 PM
Agassi :D

its.like.that
11-13-2005, 03:04 PM
Agassi

Björki
11-13-2005, 03:10 PM
Agassi

shotgun
11-13-2005, 03:18 PM
Agassi

scythe19pro
11-13-2005, 03:20 PM
Nadal

Dragula.mp3
11-13-2005, 03:22 PM
Agassi

peteslamz
11-13-2005, 03:49 PM
Agassi

superhoops
11-13-2005, 03:52 PM
Nadal

Filipo
11-13-2005, 03:55 PM
Agassi

pommyNT
11-13-2005, 04:32 PM
DAY2: Nadal

Galaxystorm
11-13-2005, 04:54 PM
DAY TWO : NADAL
http://www.libreriadenautica.com/portadas/BM-2.jpg

Fergie
11-13-2005, 04:59 PM
Day 2: Agassi

JBrocks
11-13-2005, 05:05 PM
Nadal

coreyschucky
11-13-2005, 05:15 PM
Day 2: Andre Agassi

Smasher
11-13-2005, 05:18 PM
Agassi

spirta
11-13-2005, 05:28 PM
Day2: Nadal

Flibbertigibbet
11-13-2005, 05:30 PM
Day 2 ~ Agassi.

Volcanic Tennis
11-13-2005, 05:45 PM
Agassi!

El Legenda
11-13-2005, 06:23 PM
Nadal

silverwhite
11-13-2005, 06:40 PM
Agassi

NyGeL
11-13-2005, 06:50 PM
Agassi

LaTenista
11-13-2005, 07:08 PM
I choose Andre Agassi.

bad gambler
11-13-2005, 07:08 PM
davydenko

El Legenda
11-13-2005, 07:13 PM
davydenko

bold pick

PaulieM
11-13-2005, 07:15 PM
nadal

RickDaStick
11-13-2005, 07:23 PM
Nadal

Margy
11-13-2005, 07:24 PM
Nadal

greatkingrat
11-13-2005, 08:14 PM
Agassi

AgassiDomination
11-13-2005, 08:32 PM
Andre Agassi

Labamba
11-13-2005, 09:38 PM
Nadal

adelaide
11-13-2005, 10:15 PM
Nadal :D

buzzy
11-13-2005, 11:09 PM
Nadal

linus
11-13-2005, 11:20 PM
day 2 -- Rafa Nadal

virex
11-13-2005, 11:33 PM
agassi

Frank Winkler
11-14-2005, 12:35 AM
agassi

$@M
11-14-2005, 01:26 AM
Umm... i think i've posted already on the yesterday's thread...

alright, i'll post it again here (just in case) : Agassi

Thanks...

Hurley
11-14-2005, 01:56 AM
Nadal

SwissMister1
11-14-2005, 02:54 AM
Nadal

mickymouse
11-14-2005, 03:05 AM
Nadal

kalle
11-14-2005, 05:15 AM
agassi

Bolar Bolabi
11-14-2005, 07:48 AM
Lets take Agassi

SwissMister1
11-14-2005, 10:57 AM
Thanks Raffy :rolleyes:

JBrocks
11-14-2005, 11:05 AM
Nadal

Nadal withdraw :(
Can I still pick Gaudio now??

Douggie Style
11-14-2005, 11:08 AM
no

If you pick a player who retires during matchplay or suddenly withdraws before a match, you are out.

Margy
11-14-2005, 11:10 AM
I would also like to pick Gaudio (to replace my Nadal pick)

Since Rafa withdrew before his first match was begun, I hope you will be allowing those of us who chose him to repick. If not, you may be down to 1 player left after today, since Davydenko is currently up a set on Andre.

BadGambler, the contest may be yours for the taking!

Douggie Style
11-14-2005, 11:13 AM
If we are allowed to change, I'll go for Puerta

Björki
11-14-2005, 11:15 AM
so we may congratulate BG later :lol:

come on Andre :bounce:

buzzy
11-14-2005, 11:18 AM
I agree that Nadal pickers should be allowed to change. He did not retire or withdraw suddenly right before a match. He withdrew before even beginning the tournament. His replacement will be in for the whole event, not coming in at some midpoint which would screw up peoples selection options.

So, if you do allow new picks, I choose Gaudio also.

SwissMister1
11-14-2005, 11:33 AM
I'll take Gaudio if that were the case, but I totally understand if not.

linus
11-14-2005, 11:35 AM
i am linus' friend, if allowed to change the pick-up, she would like to support Gaudio just like so many of you

Björki
11-14-2005, 11:41 AM
I am out :sad:
Andre :devil:

buzzy
11-14-2005, 11:44 AM
Okay, Agassi lost. That knocks out a lot here. So, Tangy, let those who got their changed pick in before the Gaudio/Puerta match starts stay in please. :)

$@M
11-14-2005, 11:47 AM
Plenty of stinky corpses lying around here, i c... :lol: (including mine)

avocadoe
11-14-2005, 12:08 PM
Tangerine Dream...oh phooey...I was out and slept late and now its too late...thanks for the reminder but I'll have to await another time :(

buzzy
11-14-2005, 03:17 PM
Okay Tangy, what's the verdict? After Nadal withdrew, six of us got pick changes in before the Gaudio/Puerta match began. Are the 5 who picked Gaudio still in or is BG the sole survivor for the day?

tangerine_dream
11-14-2005, 03:53 PM
Oh. my. God. :haha: :rolls: :bigcry: :sobbing:

And the grand experiment known as Suicide Shanghai has.....EXPLODED!!! :timebomb: :explode:

I know that I warned everyone that this suicide game was experimental but I never saw this coming. I did not think that a player would withdraw right before a match and still another player withdrawing after a match. :scared: This year's TMC is such an abnormality. I don't know why I didn't consider that possibility of late withdrawals but hindsight is 20/20, I guess. In another normal year this game would've worked but this year it's just a disaster. :lol: We will need to go back to the drawing board and tweak the Suicide TMC rules some more before next year's TMC. :devil:

I can't go back and change the rules already put forth to allow another pick and even if I did, only five of you made an alternative pick and the others would be out of luck, so that's not really fair.

I am sorry that 99% of you fell victim to this little suicide experiment but I thank you anyway for playing and hopefully we'll see you at the Australian Open where things will be back to normal. :wavey:

The good news is that this game is not completely over. This has now officially become the Bad Gambler Suicide Watch game. :lol: He was the only one who had the foresight to pick a player who wouldn't lose/withdraw, and so therefore he is the only one who remains in the game. Good luck, bad gambler! :bigclap: :lol:

This is the only appropriate way to send everyone off because this game got bombed. ;)

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SUICIDE SHANGHAI DAY TWO MASS MURDER VICTIMS: :eek: :scared:
$@M - (Ljubicic) Agassi
adelaide - (Ljubicic) Nadal
Björki - (Ljubicic) Agassi
Bolar Bolabi - (Ljubicic) Agassi
buzzy - (Ljubicic) Nadal
coreyschucky - (Ljubicic) Agassi
Douggie Style - (Ljubicic) Nadal
Dragula.mp3 - (Ljubicic) Agassi
Fergie - (Ljubicic) Agassi
Filipo - (Federer) Agassi
Flibbertigibbet - (Ljubicic) Agassi
Frank Winkler - (Ljubicic) Agassi
Galaxystorm - (Ljubicic) Nadal
greatkingrat - (Ljubicic) Agassi
Hurley - (Ljubicic) Nadal
IvanLjubicic - (Ljubicic) Nadal
JBrocks - (Ljubicic) Nadal
kalle - (Ljubicic) Agassi
Labamba - (Ljubicic) Nadal
La Tenista - (Ljubicic) Agassi
linus - (Ljubicic) Nadal
Margy - (Ljubicic) Nadal
mickymouse - (Ljubicic) Nadal
Mike Jones - (Ljubicic) Nadal
NyGeL - (Federer) Agassi
PaulieM - (Ljubicic) Nadal
peteslamz - (Ljubicic) Agassi
pommyNY - (Ljubicic) Nadal
RogerRocks - (Ljubicic)
savestheday91 - (Ljubicic) Agassi
scythe19pro - (Ljubicic) Nadal
Shotgun Blues - (Ljubicic) Agassi
silverwhite - (Ljubicic) Agassi
Smasher - (Ljubicic) Agassi
spirta - (Federer) Nadal
superhoops - (Ljubicic) Nadal
SwissMister1 - (Ljubicic) Nadal
virex - (Ljubicic) Agassi
Volcanic Tennis - (Ljubicic) Agassi

Margy
11-14-2005, 04:20 PM
Phooey! I was hoping you'd reconsider since withdrawals here are not like normal events where a walkover is awarded when someone withdraws. Since the match did get played (with an understudy in the starring role), people did have a chance to repick if they were watching. Maybe for next year. Oh well, can't blame us for trying :angel:

Good luck BG !

LaTenista
11-14-2005, 04:45 PM
Good luck to bad gambler...if he can actually win this game, it's like walking through a mine field and he'll deserve every penny of vCash if he is successful.

Frank Winkler
11-14-2005, 07:24 PM
good luck to bad gambler.
dont listen to the cry babies.
Rules of a game should never be changed in the middle of a game.