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.
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 FAQs thread on WTA world.
In order to play in this tournament you should have posted a commitment to play here in this thread.
The deadline for commitments is October 9 2005.
If you haven't posted a commitment until midnight (local time) on October 9, 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.
Please note: You can make commitments for future tournaments on the same thread.
Please note the following instructions, in order to make the manager's task easier...
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.
In case of 2 players with the same last name in the tournament, for example Nicolas and Giovanni Lapentti, please add the first name or at least the initial (N for Nicolas, G for Giovanni etc.).
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.
Use the Order of Play
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.
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!
Don't forget, you're limited to 13 picks throughout the whole tournament.
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