Welcome to Pick-A-Winner (PAW), the Predictions game!
Playing is simple: over the course of the tournament choose any 13 matches in the Main Draw and post who you think will win them. The scoring points besides each fixture represent the points you score if the corresponding player wins. Whoever has the most points at the end of the tournament is the winner.
If this is the first time you’re playing or you’re not familiar with the rules of the game, here’s a link to the Official PAW rules and supplement thread.
In order to play in this tournament you should have posted a commitment to play in the July commitment thread. The deadline for commitments is July 12th, 2009.
If you haven't posted a commitment until midnight (local time) on July 12th, you can ask for a wildcard. The number of WCs is limited to 5 per tournament. Any pick posted without having a WC or early commitment is not valid. => NEW From 2008 onwards we’ve limited the number of WCs for each player to 3 a year. You can keep track of how many you have used here.
Posting your picks
Please post your picks in the following format: PAW# Player A (winner) over/def Player B (loser)
# number of pick in ascending order (1 to 13)
Please use the official last names of players, not nicknames.
A valid pick must include the names of both players (winner first) and the word over or def.
Before posting picks, check that the matches haven't started yet. A pick that is posted after a match started is invalid and may be replaced. In case a match doesn't take place due to withdrawal or change of the draw, the pick is invalid and may be replaced. If a player retires or defaulted after the match has started (even if one point was played), the pick is valid.
Changing your picks
If you want to ammend a previous pick (cancel or change), quote the original post and add a new message. Don't edit the post and never delete it! A moderator (bad gambler) will scan this thread every day to track on deleted/edited posts. If you caught cheating, you will be automatically disqualified from this tournament. In certain case, you might be banned from playing temporarily or permanently. Please play fairly, everybody!
Don't forget, you're limited to 13 picks throughout the whole tournament.
Re: Pick-A-Winner (PAW) #38 - Bastad - Castella Swedish Open
Sunday matches Completed matches in red - winner in bold
Monaco, Juan ARG vs Soderling, Robin SWE (18-6)
Monaco, Juan ARG vs Robredo, Tommy ESP (17-6)
[WC]Vinciguerra, Andreas SWE vs Soderling, Robin SWE (55-2)
Verdasco, Fernando ESP vs Monaco, Juan ARG (5-20)
Robredo, Tommy ESP vs Gabashvili, Teimuraz RUS (6-18)
[WC]Vinciguerra, Andreas SWE vs Melzer, Jurgen AUT (40-2)
Almagro, Nicolas ESP vs Soderling, Robin SWE (16-6)
Verdasco, Fernando ESP vs Koellerer, Daniel AUT (5-21)
Crivoi, Victor ROU vs Monaco, Juan ARG (11-9)
Robredo, Tommy ESP vs [Q]Luczak, Peter AUS (4-23)
Phau, Bjorn GER vs Gabashvili, Teimuraz RUS (10-10)
[WC]Vinciguerra, Andreas SWE vs [Q]Canas, Guillermo ARG (23-4)
[Q]Gimeno, Daniel ESP vs Melzer, Jurgen AUT (15-7)
Almagro, Nicolas ESP vs [Q]Starace, Potito ITA (9-11)
Vliegen, Kristof BEL vs Soderling, Robin SWE (18-6)
Verdasco, Fernando ESP bye
Koellerer, Daniel AUT vs Darcis, Steve BEL (11-9)
Crivoi, Victor ROU vs Istomin, Denis UZB (11-9)
Monaco, Juan ARG vs Gonzalez, Maximo ARG (10-10)
Robredo, Tommy ESP bye
Martin, Alberto ESP vs [Q]Luczak, Peter AUS (8-12)
[WC]Berta, Daniel SWE vs Phau, Bjorn GER (46-2)
Gabashvili, Teimuraz RUS vs Rochus, Christophe BEL (11-9)
Serra, Florent FRA vs [WC]Vinciguerra, Andreas SWE (3-32)
[WC]Dimitrov, Grigor BUL vs [Q]Canas, Guillermo ARG (18-6)
[Q]Gimeno, Daniel ESP vs Gil, Frederico POR (10-10)
Melzer, Jurgen AUT bye
Almagro, Nicolas ESP vs Safin, Marat RUS (9-11)
Benneteau, Julien FRA vs [Q]Starace, Potito ITA (11-9)
Granollers, Marcel ESP vs Vliegen, Kristof BEL (11-9)
Soderling, Robin SWE bye
Last edited by Caio_Brasil : 07-19-2009 at 03:51 PM.
July 13th: Monday updated, for the players who didn't pick Vinciguerra today. Qualifiers are placed as well.
July 14th: Tuesday updated. Vamos Pico!
July 15th: Wednesday updated
July 16th: Thursday updated, jmf07 is the leader with great picking, but with all the 13 picks made and Vinciguerra still alive Any volunteer to run Indianapolis?
July 17th: Friday updayed, Wimbledon champion -Evita- takes the lead. Vinciguerra won again, for jmf07 who did a great picking but had no picks left. Many players still have chances to win the whole thing. Let's see how many of them will pick Vinciguerra over Soderling
July 18th: Saturday updated, -Evita- maintains the great form and takes the title Vamos Pico tomorrow in the final
July 19th: Everything updated! Thanks evryone for playing
Last edited by Caio_Brasil : 07-19-2009 at 03:53 PM.
Re: Pick-A-Winner (PAW) #38 - Bastad - Castella Swedish Open
Hello PAW players, welcome to Bastad as the Catella Swedish Open gets underway! Here comes your preview
The favourite in this tournament, ignoring the ranking positions, is Action Jackson. If you look above in the first post you'll see he was the first champion of this tournament under the name of GeorgeWHitler. He also has two runner-ups on the bag, so this history in the tournament can't be forgotten. Let's see if he can have another great run here.
Wimbledon champion -Evita- this time joins us at the tournament and will try to prove her good form in a completely different surface than it was at the amazing GS title. Other top 10 players here are Labamba, njnetswill and ostm89. Other usual suspects as Frooty Bazooty, chrono, qczi and n3gative are here trying to claim the title.
Both players who were champions at my managements will also play in Bastad: Bolivero, who has already won 2 titles this year (AO was one of them if I'm not mistaken) was the champion in Casablanca. -LOVETENNIS- by his side just won the Newport tournament and is on fire to win another one. Let's see what both can do.
Sorry I'm not doing a longer preview this time. Just want to say good luck to everyone and hope you have fun playing the tournament.
Last but not least, please consider running a PAW tournament. We don't have many managers during the year and PAW needs this help. I swear it's not much job, you can run a ATP 250 tournament with at most 30 minutes per day. If you want to help the game keep alive, go to the managers thread and say which tournament you want to manage. Next week we have Hamburg and Indianapolis and nobody has volunteered yet, so it's a good time to start
Last edited by Caio_Brasil : 07-13-2009 at 12:15 AM.