Re: Bonus Points
I think ranking bonus points should definitely be abolished. A player who uses a good strategy and therefore deserves to succeed would automatically float up the ranking due to success. No need to artificially boost his chances by giving sizable bonus points. The argument was made that strategy is more important than bonus points, which I think is flawed. There may be strategies that can produce results without bonus points but there will also be very succesful strategies that greatly depend on the bonus point advantage, especially if it is as large as 10 points.
Admittedly I can't speak from experience but the current system does put me off from joining. I hope the ranking bonus points will be abolished after November.
The home tournament bonus points however seem designed to even out over a season and are a nice touch.
TT Singles 2012: W: Winston-Salem SF: Honolulu CH, Rotterdam, Memphis, 's-Hertogenbosch, Wimbledon, Beijing, Vienna QF: Barcelona, Nice, Bastad, Petange CH, Bangkok R16: Monte Carlo, Madrid
TT Doubles 2012: W: Caloundra CH (with kingroger), Acapulco (with keqtqiadv) F: Beijing (with KittyTennis) SF: Sydney (with Belludal), Memphis (with Belludal), Guadalajara CH (with kingroger), Wimbledon (with RHB1993) QF: Barcelona (with extremaduratenis), Cincinnati (with stbanchile)