Welcome to Pick-A-Winner (PAW) - Valencia
Tournament Name: VALENCIA OPEN 500
Location: VALENCIA, SPAIN
Dates: 30 OCTOBER–6 NOVEMBER 2011 (SUNDAY START)
Prize Money: €1,357,000 (Total Financial Commitment €2,019,000)
32 DRAW (16Q)
SITE: CIUDAD DE LA ARTES Y DE LA CIENCIA
AUTOPISTA DEL SALER s/n
BALL: HEAD ATP
WEB SITE: www.valenciaopen500.com
Qualifying draw: Friday, October 28, 9:00 p.m.
Main draw: Saturday, October 29, Noon
Doubles draw: Saturday, October 29, 6:00 p.m.
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 PAW April 2011 commitment thread. The deadline for commitments is Sunday April 3rd, 2011 midnight local time..
If you haven't posted a commitment until midnight (local time) on April 4th, 2011, then 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.
The number of WCs for each player is limited to 3 per 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 Player B (loser)
## number of pick in ascending order (01 to 13) (use 2 digits)
Note: This is my first PAW that I am managing and you can all make my lives much easier by:
1) Not misspelling names
2) Do not use the word "def." between the two names, only the word "over"
3) Please only use 6 characters before the pick. "PAW## " "PAW##:" are both valid picks.
Use 'PAW', then a 2 digit number (01-13), and either a space or a colon (NOT BOTH) before making the pick.
Examples of valid pick format:
PAW08 Federer over Nadal
PAW08:Federer over Nadal
PAW08: Federer over Nadal would be an invalid pick because there are 7 characters before the pick... both a colon and a space are used.
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 only one point was played), the pick is valid.
Changing your picks
If you want to amend a previous pick (cancel or change), quote the original post and add a new message. Don't ever edit the post and never delete it!
A moderator 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.