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Right now across the world fantasy sports, where you typically "buy" a group of players for your team from some sort of budget, are incredibly popular. There are obviously sites like this already active on the web, but I was proposing something a little different.

So, your team is composed of six players:

Captain: The highest-ranked player on your team. Points for the Captain are divided by 7.

Veteran: A player aged 30 or over. Points for a Veteran are divided by 1.5.

Young Gun: A player aged 22 or under.

Rising Star: A player ranked outside of the Top 100. Rising Star's points are multiplied by 2.5.

Doubles Team: A pair of Doubles Players who have teamed up at least three times in the last year. Each player's individual points will be divided by 12..

(N.B. Players would be prioritised in the order I have listed the classes above, i.e. Roger Federer, although over 30, would be classed as a Captain for most players, and Kyle Edmund, although outside the Top 100, would count as a Young Gun).

The ranking system is relatively simple, you add up the points on your team at the end of the week (with the above handicaps/multipliers) and this is added to your budget. Whoever earns the most points by the end of the season wins.

Now arises the question, how do you buy players?

During the week, if you wish to buy a player, you would simply post a bid. How it would proceed from here would be as follows:

If the player is unclaimed, you can simply buy him outright from the Player Pool for his current ranking points (The same multipliers apply for the points earned as the prices of the players)

If the player is unclaimed but two players want to buy him in the same week, an open auction would be held for the player.

If the player is already on the team of another member, you could either make an enquiry to buy him from that player, or carry out a hostile takeover of sorts, and buy the player without negotiation for double his price.

Any questions below please ask, and if you'd be interested in this idea it'd be great to hear some feedback.

Confirmed Teams:

Arsenalex:

Novak Djokovic
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez
Thanasi Kokkinakis
Inigo Cervantes
Bolelli/Fognini

Budget: 258

Diadochi:

Kei Nishikori
Philip Kolschreiber
Dominic Thiem
Nicolas Almagro
Pospisil/Sock

Budget: 749

Elirj70:

Stan Wawrinka
Ivo Karlovic
Nick Kyrgios
Orlando Luz
Dodig/Melo

Budget: 1225

Matthew2408

Milos Raonic
John Isner
Jack Sock
RISING STAR
Murray/Peers

Budget: 830

Prakharulz

Andy Murray
Gilles Simon
Bernard Tomic
Janko Tipsarević
Bopanna/Mergea

Budget: 422

supertom

CAPTAIN
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Alexander Zverev
Tommy Haas
Bryan/Bryan

Budget: 1141

Szymon

Tomas Berdych
Gilles Muller
Borna Coric
Ryan Harrison
Roger/Tecau

Buget: 892

Goffan:

Rafael Nadal
VETERAN
YOUNG GUN
Andrey Rublev
Matkowski/Zimonjic

Week 5 Claims:
 

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Sounds unreal, make it happen! :)
 

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Re: New Idea-Tour Manager

Also I think I might like to add a fifth acquisition for Doubles players, anyone else interested?
 

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If we get 6 people interested then I'll start it on trial basis after Wimbledon's finished
 

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Any idea for starting budget and also player costs
Player costs would be their ranking points (divided by two for Captains and Doubles players, multiplied by two for Rising Stars. I'm going to figure out starting budgets tomorrow, approximate how much would be reasonable to give to players for initial betting, and we'll start this the first Monday after Wimbledon.
 

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Re: New Idea-Tour Manager

Okay, so I did the Maths and these are the multipliers I got

Veterans: Prices and Points divided by 1.5
Young Guns: Unchanged
Captains: Prices and Points divided by 7
Rising Stars: Prices and Points multiplied by 2.5
Doubles Players: Prices and Points divided by 12

This is the Maths I used:

Obviously this isn't going to be hugely popular to begin with, I've estimated about 8 people will start in this. Thus I took the Top 8 from each category (with Veterans I did the Top 8 starting with Lopez I think), and took a mean average of their points. The results were thus:

Veterans: 1472
Young Guns: 985
Captains: 7048
Rising Stars: 414 (for Rising Stars I took the average of the world number 101, 112, 125, 137, 150 etc up to 200)
Doubles: 5928 (with Doubles I took it over the Top 16, since each player would have to take 2)

With these multipliers the average player from each category (in the Top 8) should be about 1000, and so the starting budget for everyone will be 5,500 (I'll add an extra 500).

With this finished off, I'm going to open the buying window for the first season of Tour Manager. This window will last until the beginning of play next week in Newport.

To post your claimed players simply post this:

Captain: (Name) (Price (Ranking Points divided by 7))
Veteran: (Name) (Price (Ranking Points divided by 1.5))
Young Gun: (Name) (Price (Ranking Points))
Rising Star: (Name) (Price (Ranking Points multiplied by 2.5))
Doubles Team: (Name) (Price (Ranking Points divided by 12)) (Name 2) (Price 2 (Ranking Points divided by 12)) (Three Tournaments where these two have played together in the last year)

Remaining Budget:

My claim shall be:

Captain: Andy Murray 1064
Veteran: Ivo Karlovic 923
Young Gun: Dominic Thiem 1235
Rising Star: Nicolas Almagro 925
Doubles Team: Vasek Pospisil 512
Jack Sock 473 (Wimbledon, Indian Wells, Miami)

Remaining Budget: 368

If you want to counter-claim any of my players, then you can. The first deadline for bidding will be this Thursday, after which you will no longer be able to counter-claim other players. Any existing counter-claims will from then on be resolved with bidding.

Good luck y'all
 

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My claim shall be:

Captain: Roger Federer 1400
Veteran: Gilles Simon 1650
Young Gun: Jack Sock 1215
Rising Star: Janko Tipsarevic 190
Doubles Team: Florin Mergea 346
Rohan Bopanna 310 (Wimbledon, RG, Rome)

Remaining Budget : 389
 

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My claim shall be:

Captain: Stanislas Wawrinka 827
Veteran: Jo Wilfried Tsonga 1710
Young Gun: Alexander Zverev 688
Rising Star: Tommy Haas 45
Doubles Team: Bob Bryan 958
Mike Bryan 958 (Wimbledon, RG, Monte Carlo)

Remaining Budget: 314
 

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Re: New Idea-Tour Manager (First Week Bidding Now Open!)

My claim:

Captain: Novak Djokovic 1600
Veteran: John Isner 900
Young Gun: Nick Kyrgios 950
Rising Star: Inigo Cervantes 750
Doubles Team: Simone Bolelli 550
Fabio Fognini 500(AO, RG, Wimbledon)

Remaining: 250
 

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My claim shall be:

Captain: Tomas Berdych 721
Veteran: Gilles Muller 682
Young Gun: Borna Coric 1080
Rising Star: Denis Kudla 1240
Doubles Team: J.J. Rojer 442.5 H. Tecau 442.5 (AO, RG, Wimbledon)

Remaining Budget: 892
 

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Re: New Idea-Tour Manager (First Week Bidding Now Open!)

Brief note, when dealing with decimal points, round to the nearest whole number.

Got our first double claim with Jack Sock, will look forward to resolving it on Thursday-Sunday
 

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Captain: Wawrinka 1000
Veteran: Karlovic 600
Young Gun: Kyrgios 800
Rising Star: Orlando Luz 50
Doubles Team: DODIG 1000 MELO 1000 (Wimbledon, RG, Monte Carlo)

Remaining Budget: 550
 

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Re: New Idea-Tour Manager (First Week Bidding Now Open!)

Now Kyrgios. My bid is higher
Elirj seems to have done some miscalculations with his straight-out buying price, hypothetically yours are both the same now until Thursday, when you can start increasing bids.
 
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