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04-26-2013 06:08 PM
AdeyC
Re: TT Changes 2013

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12-12-2012 06:21 PM
keqtqiadv
Re: TT Changes 2013

TT Changes 2013

COMMITMENTS


1) Should players be allowed to play in two places at the same time (the final of a week X event AND the qualifying of a week x+1 event)?

Yes/No? (Current rule: yes)
Yes. (No change)


2) Should players who lose in a Grand Slam qualifying be allowed to play a challenger in the following week?

Yes/No/No if qualifying points are introduced? (Current rule: Yes)

Yes. (No change)


3) GS/IW/Miami week 2 events:

GS R16 - out of qualifying; GS QF - out of MD? (current rule)
Players who're still alive in the GS (or IW/Miami) by Saturday (GS R16) should be out of the 2nd week challengers, MD or qualifying?
Players should be able to commit to the 2nd week challengers only after they're out of the GSs/IW/Miami?

Players who're still alive in the GS (or IW/Miami) by Saturday (GS R16) should be out of the 2nd week challengers, MD or qualifying (Rule change).


4) Late entries & SE's:

No restrictions? (current rule)
Players who commit as late entries 48 hours or less before the final deadline shouldn't be eligible to receive a SE?
Players who commit as late entries shouldn't be eligible to receive a SE?
No restrictions (No change).

5) Doubles commitments:

It should be enough if only a player commits the doubles team? (current rule)
Both players in a partnership should commit/confirm before being accepted in the doubles list?

It should be enough if only a player commits the doubles team (No change).


6) Singles commitments by another person?

Yes/No (Current rule: yes)

No (Rule change).


DRAWS


7) Late entries & seedings

No restrictions? (current rule)
Late entries shouldn't be seeded?

No restrictions (No change).

8) Should there be a restriction to avoid singles R1 matches between doubles partners?

Yes/No (Current rule: no)

No (No change).

SENDING PICKS


9) Should picks which were sent to the person who posted the OOP be accepted?

Yes/No (Current rule: no)

No (No change).

10) Should picks sent by e-mail be accepted?

Yes/No/Facebook? (Current rule: yes)

Yes (No change).

11) Should there be a punishment for players who don't send picks?
Yes/No (Current rule: no)

No (No change).


OOP


12) Standard minimum of TT matches in first rounds (4, 5, 6, 7, no restrictions?)

Manager's choice (No change).


13) Standardizing the OOP:

No - Manager's choice (Current rule)
Yes - The order should be decided by the number of differences of each match: more diffs -> higher in the SR order?
Yes - The order should be decided by the order of the matches in the official OOP: left to right or top to bottom?

Manager's choice (No change).


TB System


14) TB method: The number of sets given to the winner when the player picks the loser (2-1, 3-2 & 3-1 losing picks) should be a tie-breaker before the SR shootout.

Yes/No (Curret rule: no)

No (No change).

15) SR Shootout: Picking the correct winner or SR of a lower SR should have priority over giving a set to the winner when both players pick the loser in a higher SR?

Yes/No (Current rule: no)

No (No change).

16) PTS:

Correct order of sets should always beat correct scorelines?
GD should be used as the PTS system?

No change.


RANKING POINTS


17) Qualifying points: There should be points for qualifying wins.

Yes/No (Current rule: no)

Yes (Rule change). Adapted ATP system:

Challengers & Futures - 0 points
ATP 250: First round win (R1 -> final round) - 5 points
ATP 500: First round win (R1 -> final round) - 7 points
Masters: First round win (R1 -> final round) - 13 points
Grand Slam: First round win (R1 -> R2) - 6 points
Grand Slam: Second round win (R2 -> final round) - 13 points


18) There should be a Team Race for the World Tour Finals.

Yes/No (Current rule: no)

WTF - Top 16 doubles players (No change).


OTHERS


19) Retirements should count for SR and shootout purposes (64 40 ret -> 64 60 win; 46 23 ret -> 46 63 60 win)?

No (No change).


21) Possible exception: Accepting picks 1/2/3/4/5 minutes after the deadline?
No (No change).

Wild cards
No (No change).

Ranking system
Current system (No change).
12-02-2012 06:27 PM
FiBeR
Re: TT Changes 2013

1) Should players be allowed to play in two places at the same time (the final of a week X event AND the qualifying of a week x+1 event)?
Yes

2) Should players who lose in a Grand Slam qualifying be allowed to play a challenger in the following week?
Yes

3) GS/IW/Miami week 2 events:
GS R16 - out of qualifying; GS QF - out of MD? (current rule)

4) Late entries & SE's:
No restrictions? (current rule)


5) Doubles commitments:
It should be enough if only a player commits the doubles team? (current rule)


6) Singles commitments by another person?
Yes


DRAWS

7) Late entries & seedings
No restrictions

8) Should there be a restriction to avoid singles R1 matches between doubles partners?
No

SENDING PICKS

9) Should picks which were sent to the person who posted the OOP be accepted?
Yes

10) Should picks sent by e-mail be accepted?
Yes

11) Should there be a punishment for players who don't send picks?
No


OOP

12) Standard minimum of TT matches in first rounds
no restrictions

13) Standardizing the OOP:
No - Manager's choice (Current rule)



TB System

14) TB method: The number of sets given to the winner when the player picks the loser (2-1, 3-2 & 3-1 losing picks) should be a tie-breaker before the SR shootout.
No

15) SR Shootout: Picking the correct winner or SR of a lower SR should have priority over giving a set to the winner when both players pick the loser in a higher SR?
No

16) PTS:
Correct order of sets should always beat correct scorelines?
No



RANKING POINTS

17) Qualifying points: There should be points for qualifying wins.
Yes

18) There should be a Team Race for the World Tour Finals.
Yes


OTHERS

19) Retirements should count for SR and shootout purposes
YES


20) Challenger choices: ranking points/entry list quality or diversity of continents/timezones?
Ranking points & entry list quality

21) Possible exception: Accepting picks 1/2/3/4/5 minutes after the deadline?
No imposed time (e.g. play starts at 12.. manager accepting until 11am. Picks accepted until 12.05 in cases where there are no livestreams and after warm-up finishes/first point is played when stream
12-02-2012 04:47 PM
Rodrigo R3
Re: TT Changes 2013

COMMITMENTS

1) Should players be allowed to play in two places at the same time (the final of a week X event AND the qualifying of a week x+1 event)?

Yes/No? (Current rule: yes)

2) Should players who lose in a Grand Slam qualifying be allowed to play a challenger in the following week?

Yes/No/No if qualifying points are introduced? (Current rule: Yes)

3) GS/IW/Miami week 2 events:

GS R16 - out of qualifying; GS QF - out of MD? (current rule)
Players who're still alive in the GS (or IW/Miami) by Saturday (GS R16) should be out of the 2nd week challengers, MD or qualifying? Yes
Players should be able to commit to the 2nd week challengers only after they're out of the GSs/IW/Miami? No

4) Late entries & SE's:

No restrictions? (current rule)
Players who commit as late entries 48 hours or less before the final deadline shouldn't be eligible to receive a SE?
Players who commit as late entries shouldn't be eligible to receive a SE?

5) Doubles commitments:

It should be enough if only a player commits the doubles team? (current rule)
Both players in a partnership should commit/confirm before being accepted in the doubles list?

6) Singles commitments by another person?

Yes/No (Current rule: yes)


DRAWS


7) Late entries & seedings

No restrictions? (current rule)
Late entries shouldn't be seeded?

8) Should there be a restriction to avoid singles R1 matches between doubles partners?

Yes/No (Current rule: no)


SENDING PICKS


9) Should picks which were sent to the person who posted the OOP be accepted?

Yes/No (Current rule: no)

10) Should picks sent by e-mail be accepted?

Yes/No/Facebook? (Current rule: yes)

11) Should there be a punishment for players who don't send picks?

Yes/No (Current rule: no)


OOP


12) Standard minimum of TT matches in first rounds (4, 5, 6, 7, no restrictions?)


13) Standardizing the OOP:

No - Manager's choice (Current rule)
Yes - The order should be decided by the number of differences of each match: more diffs -> higher in the SR order?
Yes - The order should be decided by the order of the matches in the official OOP: left to right or top to bottom?


TB System


14) TB method: The number of sets given to the winner when the player picks the loser (2-1, 3-2 & 3-1 losing picks) should be a tie-breaker before the SR shootout.

Yes/No (Curret rule: no)

15) SR Shootout: Picking the correct winner or SR of a lower SR should have priority over giving a set to the winner when both players pick the loser in a higher SR?

Yes/No (Current rule: no)

16) PTS:

Correct order of sets should always beat correct scorelines? No
GD should be used as the PTS system?


RANKING POINTS


17) Qualifying points: There should be points for qualifying wins.

Yes/No (Current rule: no)

18) There should be a Team Race for the World Tour Finals.

Yes/No (Current rule: no)


OTHERS


19) Retirements should count for SR and shootout purposes (64 40 ret -> 64 60 win; 46 23 ret -> 46 63 60 win)?
No

20) Challenger choices: ranking points/entry list quality or diversity of continents/timezones?


21) Possible exception: Accepting picks 1/2/3/4/5 minutes after the deadline?
No. The deadline is the deadline.
12-02-2012 04:41 AM
buji
Re: TT Changes 2013

COMMITMENTS

1) Should players be allowed to play in two places at the same time (the final of a week X event AND the qualifying of a week x+1 event)?
YES

2) Should players who lose in a Grand Slam qualifying be allowed to play a challenger in the following week?[/FONT] YES

3) GS/IW/Miami week 2 events:[/FONT]
GS R16 - out of qualifying; GS QF - out of MD? (current rule)
Players should be able to commit to the 2nd week challengers only after they're out of the GSs/IW/Miami

4) Late entries & SE's:

No restrictions? (current rule)
Players who commit as late entries shouldn't be eligible to receive a SE

5) Doubles commitments:

Both players in a partnership should commit/confirm before being accepted in the doubles list

6) Singles commitments by another person?
NO


DRAWS[/FONT]

7) Late entries & seedings

No restrictions? (current rule)
Late entries shouldn't be seeded

8) Should there be a restriction to avoid singles R1 matches between doubles partners?
NO


SENDING PICKS[/FONT]

9) Should picks which were sent to the person who posted the OOP be accepted?

NO

10) Should picks sent by e-mail be accepted?
YES ONLY IF THE BOARD IS DOWN!

11) Should there be a punishment for players who don't send picks?

NO!


OOP[/FONT]

12) Standard minimum of TT matches in first rounds (4, 5, 6, 7, no restrictions?)
It should at least be more than 6.

13) Standardizing the OOP:[/FONT]
No - Manager's choice


TB System[/FONT]

14) TB method: The number of sets given to the winner when the player picks the loser (2-1, 3-2 & 3-1 losing picks) should be a tie-breaker before the SR shootout.

YES

15) SR Shootout: Picking the correct winner or SR of a lower SR should have priority over giving a set to the winner when both players pick the loser in a higher SR?
NO

16) PTS:[/FONT]
Correct order of sets should always beat correct scorelines


RANKING POINTS


17) Qualifying points: There should be points for qualifying wins.

BIG YESSS

18) There should be a Team Race for the World Tour Finals.

YES


OTHERS


19) Retirements should count for SR and shootout purposes (64 40 ret -> 64 60 win; 46 23 ret -> 46 63 60 win)?
NO

20) Challenger choices: ranking points/entry list quality or diversity of continents/timezones?
TIME ZONES

21) Possible exception: Accepting picks 1/2/3/4/5 minutes after the deadline?
NOOOO
11-28-2012 02:13 PM
Allez-Alejo
Re: TT Changes 2013

COMMITMENTS

1) Should players be allowed to play in two places at the same time (the final of a week X event AND the qualifying of a week x+1 event)?
Yes/No? (Current rule: yes)

2) Should players who lose in a Grand Slam qualifying be allowed to play a challenger in the following week?
Yes/No/No if qualifying points are introduced? (Current rule: Yes)

3) GS/IW/Miami week 2 events:
GS R16 - out of qualifying; GS QF - out of MD? (current rule)
Players who're still alive in the GS (or IW/Miami) by Saturday (GS R16) should be out of the 2nd week challengers, MD or qualifying?
Players should be able to commit to the 2nd week challengers only after they're out of the GSs/IW/Miami? Keep the same

4) Late entries & SE's:
No restrictions? (current rule)
Players who commit as late entries 48 hours or less before the final deadline shouldn't be eligible to receive a SE?
Players who commit as late entries shouldn't be eligible to receive a SE?

5) Doubles commitments:
It should be enough if only a player commits the doubles team? (current rule)
Both players in a partnership should commit/confirm before being accepted in the doubles list? keep the same

6) Singles commitments by another person?
Yes/No (Current rule: yes) no, player should have to commit


DRAWS

7) Late entries & seedings
No restrictions? (current rule)
Late entries shouldn't be seeded?

8) Should there be a restriction to avoid singles R1 matches between doubles partners?
Yes/No (Current rule: no)


SENDING PICKS

9) Should picks which were sent to the person who posted the OOP be accepted?
Yes/No (Current rule: no)

10) Should picks sent by e-mail be accepted?
Yes/No/Facebook? (Current rule: yes)

11) Should there be a punishment for players who don't send picks?
Yes/No (Current rule: no)


OOP

12) Standard minimum of TT matches in first rounds (4, 5, 6, 7, no restrictions?)

13) Standardizing the OOP:
No - Manager's choice (Current rule)
Yes - The order should be decided by the number of differences of each match: more diffs -> higher in the SR order?
Yes - The order should be decided by the order of the matches in the official OOP: left to right or top to bottom?


TB System

14) TB method: The number of sets given to the winner when the player picks the loser (2-1, 3-2 & 3-1 losing picks) should be a tie-breaker before the SR shootout.
Yes/No (Curret rule: no)

15) SR Shootout: Picking the correct winner or SR of a lower SR should have priority over giving a set to the winner when both players pick the loser in a higher SR?
Yes/No (Current rule: no)

16) PTS:
Correct order of sets should always beat correct scorelines?
GD should be used as the PTS system? use GD


RANKING POINTS

17) Qualifying points: There should be points for qualifying wins.
Yes/No (Current rule: no)

18) There should be a Team Race for the World Tour Finals.
Yes/No (Current rule: no)


OTHERS

19) Retirements should count for SR and shootout purposes (64 40 ret -> 64 60 win; 46 23 ret -> 46 63 60 win)? Yes

20) Challenger choices: ranking points/entry list quality or diversity of continents/timezones?

21) Possible exception: Accepting picks 1/2/3/4/5 minutes after the deadline?
no
11-26-2012 06:26 PM
FERNET
Re: TT Changes 2013

1) YES

2) YES

3) Players should be able to commit to the 2nd week challengers only after they're out of the GSs/IW/Miami?

4) Players who commit as late entries shouldn't be eligible to receive a SE?

5) Doubles commitments:
It should be enough if only a player commits the doubles team

6) Yes

7) No restrictions

8) Yes

9) No

10) Yes and facebook

11) no

12) no restrictions

13) No - Manager's choice (Current rule)


TB System

14) no

15) no

16) Correct order of sets should always beat correct scorelines

17) no

18) Yes

19) no

20) no

21) no
11-23-2012 08:01 PM
Nixer
Re: TT Changes 2013

Quote:
Originally Posted by Deathless Mortal View Post
19) Retirements should count for SR and shootout purposes (64 40 ret -> 64 60 win; 46 23 ret -> 46 63 60 win)

Yes!! It is very ugly to lose when for example you'd win your match if a player only wins 1 set, which he does, and you think you've already won, but then a retirement happens meaning you've lost your match.
If needed count it only if a first set has been completed and if the player that retired was in a losing position, but please do count it.
I agree, but just for SR, not PTS.
11-23-2012 07:12 PM
Deathless Mortal
Re: TT Changes 2013

19) Retirements should count for SR and shootout purposes (64 40 ret -> 64 60 win; 46 23 ret -> 46 63 60 win)

Yes!! It is very ugly to lose when for example you'd win your match if a player only wins 1 set, which he does, and you think you've already won, but then a retirement happens meaning you've lost your match.
If needed count it only if a first set has been completed and if the player that retired was in a losing position, but please do count it.
11-19-2012 03:35 PM
Daniel_amr
Re: TT Changes 2013

My answers, the ones I don't know specifically I just left'em in blank. I just started playing back in August / September so I am kind of a new member.


1) Should players be allowed to play in two places at the same time (the final of a week X event AND the qualifying of a week x+1 event)?
Yes/No? (Current rule: yes)

2) Should players who lose in a Grand Slam qualifying be allowed to play a challenger in the following week?
Yes/No/No if qualifying points are introduced? (Current rule: Yes)
If qualy points are introduced that wouldn't make much sense.

3) GS/IW/Miami week 2 events:
GS R16 - out of qualifying; GS QF - out of MD? (current rule)
Players who're still alive in the GS (or IW/Miami) by Saturday (GS R16) should be out of the 2nd week challengers, MD or qualifying?
Players should be able to commit to the 2nd week challengers only after they're out of the GSs/IW/Miami?

4) Late entries & SE's:
No restrictions? (current rule)
Players who commit as late entries 48 hours or less before the final deadline shouldn't be eligible to receive a SE?
Players who commit as late entries shouldn't be eligible to receive a SE? NO, you have to commit on time.

5) Doubles commitments:
It should be enough if only a player commits the doubles team? (current rule)
Both players in a partnership should commit/confirm before being accepted in the doubles list?
No, but in my case I don't have a problem since I have a regular doubles partner. It gets tricky when you commit someone who isn't aware of.

6) Singles commitments by another person?
Yes/No (Current rule: yes)



DRAWS

7) Late entries & seedings
No restrictions? (current rule)
Late entries shouldn't be seeded?

8) Should there be a restriction to avoid singles R1 matches between doubles partners?
Yes/No (Current rule: no)


SENDING PICKS

9) Should picks which were sent to the person who posted the OOP be accepted?
Yes/No (Current rule: no)

10) Should picks sent by e-mail be accepted?
Yes/No/Facebook? (Current rule: yes)

11) Should there be a punishment for players who don't send picks?
Yes/No (Current rule: no)


OOP

12) Standard minimum of TT matches in first rounds (4, 5, 6, 7, no restrictions?)
yes, a minimum number of matches, at least 6 in 1st round.

13) Standardizing the OOP:
No - Manager's choice (Current rule)
Yes - The order should be decided by the number of differences of each match: more diffs -> higher in the SR order?
Yes - The order should be decided by the order of the matches in the official OOP: left to right or top to bottom?


TB System

14) TB method: The number of sets given to the winner when the player picks the loser (2-1, 3-2 & 3-1 losing picks) should be a tie-breaker before the SR shootout.
Yes/No (Curret rule: no) NO

15) SR Shootout: Picking the correct winner or SR of a lower SR should have priority over giving a set to the winner when both players pick the loser in a higher SR?
Yes/No (Current rule: no)

16) PTS:
Correct order of sets should always beat correct scorelines?
GD should be used as the PTS system? GD IS BETTER


RANKING POINTS

17) Qualifying points: There should be points for qualifying wins.
Yes/No (Current rule: no) Yes, absolutely but not in Ch (I'll regret this) perhaps only in GS and ATP 1000. If accepted, there should be a little extra topic to see in what topurnaments and what rounds gets qualy points.

18) There should be a Team Race for the World Tour Finals.
Yes/No (Current rule: no)
Too much complicated

OTHERS

19) Retirements should count for SR and shootout purposes (64 40 ret -> 64 60 win; 46 23 ret -> 46 63 60 win)?

20) Challenger choices: ranking points/entry list quality or diversity of continents/timezones? With this pace (number of TT players) by mid 2013 we may have to increase numbr of tourneys per week, there are like 4-8 NR players every week.

21) Possible exception: Accepting picks 1/2/3/4/5 minutes after the deadline? NO WAY, unless there were rain delays in actual matches but still, not very fair to accept extensions to the ones who sent on time.
11-16-2012 02:50 PM
Forever-Delayed
Re: TT Changes 2013

1) Should players be allowed to play in two places at the same time (the final of a week X event AND the qualifying of a week x+1 event)?
Yes/No? (Current rule: yes) It would be penalizing players for doing well if they couldn't.

2) Should players who lose in a Grand Slam qualifying be allowed to play a challenger in the following week?
Yes/No/No if qualifying points are introduced? (Current rule: Yes) Although I am not 100% sure on this. On one hand, if they could , it would allow players to score points twice in the same week, which would be unfair on other players, but on the other hand, would make first week challengers very weak. (that said, it would make people think about scheduling

3) GS/IW/Miami week 2 events:
GS R16 - out of qualifying; GS QF - out of MD? (current rule)
Players who're still alive in the GS (or IW/Miami) by Saturday (GS R16) should be out of the 2nd week challengers, MD or qualifying?
Players should be able to commit to the 2nd week challengers only after they're out of the GSs/IW/Miami?
Other than issues around be careful of time zones, and plenty of lucky losers, don't see a problem with the current rule

4) Late entries & SE's:
No restrictions? (current rule)
Players who commit as late entries 48 hours or less before the final deadline shouldn't be eligible to receive a SE?
Players who commit as late entries shouldn't be eligible to receive a SE?

5) Doubles commitments:
It should be enough if only a player commits the doubles team? (current rule)
Both players in a partnership should commit/confirm before being accepted in the doubles list?

6) Singles commitments by another person?
Yes/No (Current rule: yes)


DRAWS

7) Late entries & seedings
No restrictions? (current rule)
Late entries shouldn't be seeded?

8) Should there be a restriction to avoid singles R1 matches between doubles partners?
Yes/No (Current rule: no) I see no reason why this would ever be introduced as a rule. It's unlucky to draw a doubles partner in round one, but so be it.


SENDING PICKS

9) Should picks which were sent to the person who posted the OOP be accepted?
Yes/No (Current rule: no) With a condition - the person who posted the OOP and the manager are happy for this to happen, and this is stated in the thread beforehand. If managers are happy for this to happen, then no reason why it couldn't be done.

10) Should picks sent by e-mail be accepted?
Yes/No/Facebook? (Current rule: yes) If the board is down etc, then email picks have to be acceptable, and that is why an alternative contact is listed in the opening posts of the thread. As long as the manager has the picks before the deadline, and this can be proved that they have been sent to them, it should be accepted. Managers could also state whether they will be accepting picks solely via PM (Unless the board is down), or whether they will also accept picks by email, facebook, twitter, post, etc in the thread so that people know where they can send picks. PMs though should be encouraged for ease of managing an event.

11) Should there be a punishment for players who don't send picks?
Yes/No (Current rule: no) The punishment is that they lose the match


OOP

12) Standard minimum of TT matches in first rounds (4, 5, 6, 7, no restrictions?)

13) Standardizing the OOP:
No - Manager's choice (Current rule)
Yes - The order should be decided by the number of differences of each match: more diffs -> higher in the SR order?
Yes - The order should be decided by the order of the matches in the official OOP: left to right or top to bottom?
Could also be swayed by the last option to have a standard issue OOP, but definately not done by the number of differences, as it makes it harder to make up differences in matches if you do not know what is the most important match. If you know what SR1 is, then you know that if you get a difference there, it gives you a chance on SR's to win. If you don't know what SR1 is going to be when you are making a pick, then it is much harder to chase back a deficit if you do not know which matches will matter as much


TB System

14) TB method: The number of sets given to the winner when the player picks the loser (2-1, 3-2 & 3-1 losing picks) should be a tie-breaker before the SR shootout.
Yes/No (Curret rule: no) Surely you would be tempted to just pick everything 2-1 to cover yourself if you get the match wrong.

15) SR Shootout: Picking the correct winner or SR of a lower SR should have priority over giving a set to the winner when both players pick the loser in a higher SR?
Yes/No (Current rule: no) TT is about picking more winners than your opponent, so should be reflected in the SR system

16) PTS:
Correct order of sets should always beat correct scorelines?
GD should be used as the PTS system?


RANKING POINTS

17) Qualifying points: There should be points for qualifying wins.
Yes/No (Current rule: no) A small number of points, but points nonetheless should be introduced to replicate real life. It also would help new players climb the rankings slightly quicker

18) There should be a Team Race for the World Tour Finals.
Yes/No (Current rule: no) I will also support this argument. A doubles race is a race for doubles teams. (I know that it means that players without a permanent partner might struggle, but reaching a slam final and above, or just doing well in a couple of big tournaments with one person could be enough to qualify you anyway.


OTHERS

19) Retirements should count for SR and shootout purposes (64 40 ret -> 64 60 win; 46 23 ret -> 46 63 60 win)?
No - it's too messy and arbitrary if a retirement affects the match via SRs

20) Challenger choices: ranking points/entry list quality or diversity of continents/timezones?
All of them ideally - a range of points values and timezones and surfaces should be used to give maximum choice for players to play the event they want to.

21) Possible exception: Accepting picks 1/2/3/4/5 minutes after the deadline?
No - a deadline is a deadline for a reason. (and if this has to go through, just change the deadline for picks to be 5 minutes after play is scheduled to get underway). And although play tends not to start on time, occasionally it does, and if someone got an early break in that 5 minutes, it gives someone picking a massive advantage if their picks count. (another option would be too allow late picks to a point, but not count any matches that would have started by then. eg. picks sent at 7.04, deadline was 7.00, any matches to start at 7.00 to be counted as a wrong pick for the person sending at 7.04, so that their picks can still be counted, but they are penalized by not having a chance to get those matches correct
11-15-2012 09:53 AM
Mae
Re: TT Changes 2013

Since I'll soon be in the last of the regular season's TTs I have one more thing to add. A 32 Player Qualifying Draw is awful! There should be more TTs opened up so players could be more evenly spread out. I would rather play a Future than go through a 32 Player Qualifying Draw!
11-13-2012 12:10 PM
SamR03A
Re: TT Changes 2013

answers

Quote:
1) Should players be allowed to play in two places at the same time (the final of a week X event AND the qualifying of a week x+1 event)?
Yes/No? (Current rule: yes)

2) Should players who lose in a Grand Slam qualifying be allowed to play a challenger in the following week?
Yes/No/No if qualifying points are introduced? (Current rule: Yes)

Unless GS qual ends on a Sunday and Challenger MD starts on the Monday. (Thinking of the Managers here)

3) GS/IW/Miami week 2 events:
GS R16 - out of qualifying; GS QF - out of MD? (current rule)
Players who're still alive in the GS (or IW/Miami) by Saturday (GS R16) should be out of the 2nd week challengers, MD or qualifying?
Players should be able to commit to the 2nd week challengers only after they're out of the GSs/IW/Miami?

4) Late entries & SE's:
No restrictions? (current rule)
Players who commit as late entries 48 hours or less before the final deadline shouldn't be eligible to receive a SE?
Players who commit as late entries shouldn't be eligible to receive a SE?

5) Doubles commitments:
It should be enough if only a player commits the doubles team? (current rule)
Both players in a partnership should commit/confirm before being accepted in the doubles list?

6) Singles commitments by another person?
Yes/No (Current rule: yes)


DRAWS

7) Late entries & seedings
No restrictions? (current rule)
Late entries shouldn't be seeded?

8) Should there be a restriction to avoid singles R1 matches between doubles partners?
Yes/No (Current rule: no)


SENDING PICKS

9) Should picks which were sent to the person who posted the OOP be accepted?
Yes/No (Current rule: no)

10) Should picks sent by e-mail be accepted?
Yes/No/Facebook? (Current rule: yes)

11) Should there be a punishment for players who don't send picks?
Yes for repeated offenders/No (Current rule: no)


OOP

12) Standard minimum of TT matches in first rounds (4, 5, 6, 7, no restrictions?)
Need to makethe first round fair, the fate of half the players depend on it.

13) Standardizing the OOP:
No - Manager's choice (Current rule)
Yes - The order should be decided by the number of differences of each match: more diffs -> higher in the SR order?
Yes - The order should be decided by the order of the matches in the official OOP: left to right or top to bottom?


TB System

14) TB method: The number of sets given to the winner when the player picks the loser (2-1, 3-2 & 3-1 losing picks) should be a tie-breaker before the SR shootout.
Yes/No (Curret rule: no)

15) SR Shootout: Picking the correct winner or SR of a lower SR should have priority over giving a set to the winner when both players pick the loser in a higher SR?
Yes/No (Current rule: no)

abolish the shootout please

16) PTS:
Correct order of sets should always beat correct scorelines?
GD should be used as the PTS system?


RANKING POINTS

17) Qualifying points: There should be points for qualifying wins.
Yes/No (Current rule: no)

18) There should be a Team Race for the World Tour Finals.
Yes/No (Current rule: no)


OTHERS

19) Retirements should count for SR and shootout purposes (64 40 ret -> 64 60 win; 46 23 ret -> 46 63 60 win)?

20) Challenger choices: ranking points/entry list quality or diversity of continents/timezones?

21) Possible exception: Accepting picks 1/2/3/4/5 minutes after the deadline? http://nooooooooooooooo.com/
11-13-2012 12:03 PM
SamR03A
Re: TT Changes 2013

Quote:
Originally Posted by rvugt View Post
Late entries should be seeded. I know it might suck, but if enough players commit, no LE will enter. And it is stupid to now seed a higher ranked player like in real life!
This doesn't happen. Particularly in challengers admittedly, but still. Most Q draws have byes (understandable because no one wants to tip the hell that is challenger qualifying)

It just pisses me off when I fall to 2nd seed in Q draw and late entries push in and get byes. A compromise might be - players who commit on time get byes first, then the LE seeds.
11-13-2012 11:40 AM
Mae
Re: TT Changes 2013

I like the way things are done now. My only suggestion would be to make all the rules more clear especially for the newer players. Right now there are two huge threads with "TT Rules" in them going back for years and years. This needs to be cleaned up!
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