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Re: AO Skan

Post by Ace2Ace » Jan Wed 16, 2019 12:50 pm

djmm1962 wrote:
Jan Sun 13, 2019 4:38 pm
I hope you feel better soon, Ace!!
thanks DJ. .. Yeah back on my feet. I'll be first inline taking the flu shot next year. That was scary.

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Re: AO Skan

Post by Ace2Ace » Jan Wed 16, 2019 12:53 pm

Got a message from a fan Jema, a Skan contestant from TF.
His team didn't make it to the official list here. It was simply missed.. it happens.
The teams before and after his post made it in.
I'll go ahead and add him.

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Re: AO Skan

Post by Ace2Ace » Jan Wed 16, 2019 1:40 pm

There is a reason his team was rejected... but we didn't tell him.

WTA crew didn't make the cut. Total ranking has to be at least 15.
Stephens, Ka.Pliskova, Kerber: 5 + 7 + 2 =14 Not enough.

ATP crew:
Djokovic, A.Zverev, Coric: 1+ 4 + 12 = 17 .. OK.

Since we could have helped correct the mistake by letting him know, I suggested, as a compromise, to lose one of her WTA player and replace her with a player that has already lost, but whose ranking will take the total to 15.

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Re: AO Skan

Post by Graveller » Jan Wed 16, 2019 3:22 pm

Good for me.
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Re: AO Skan

Post by Ace2Ace » Jan Thu 17, 2019 12:36 am

we found a compromise. He accepted to trade one his WTA players for Petkovic for a manufactured 0 points. (7-5 6-7 6-7).

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Re: AO Skan

Post by Graveller » Jan Thu 17, 2019 3:26 am

Nice solution :-)

Serena still to play her R2 (and she is not in my team), but it is nice to see myself appear in Tier 1 with a complete team after (almost) 4 days of action.
And Novak (my #1 seed) still has to play too.
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Re: AO Skan

Post by PeterSkan » Jan Thu 17, 2019 12:31 pm

78 teams. Pretty decent!

Round 1 Snapshot

66 of 78 teams survived Round 1 fully intact [good for 60 Victory pts].
Only 19 points separate 1st and 10th place
Unusually, several posters earned Q points in Round 1 [for Berdych and for Venus]
Leader was Tenedab [313 pts], followed by skytennis [306 pts] and LewisCarroll [304 pts]
Good old RandomSkan notched in at 73rd place

Round 2 Snapshot

53 of 78 teams have survived Round 2 fully intact [good for 180 accumulative Victory pts].
Only 36 points separate 1st and 10th place
skytennis moves to top spot [639 pts], followed by long-time contestant nadals [632 pts] and LewisCarroll stays in 3rd [628 pts]
Mighty RandomSkan falls to 75th place
go firmly to the window
and listen with deep emotion,
but not with the whining, the pleas of the coward;
listen-your final pleasure-to the voices,
to the exquisite music of that strange procession

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Re: AO Skan

Post by djmm1962 » Jan Fri 18, 2019 7:03 am

Ahhh, Sabalenka got me :cry:

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Re: AO Skan

Post by PeterSkan » Jan Mon 21, 2019 5:57 pm

Round 3 Snapshot

Down to 24 fully intact teams out of 78 contestants [good for 360 accumulated Victory pts].
54 points now separate the #1 and # 10 spots
Leader was long-time competitor nadals [1058 pts], followed by ever competitive LaughingCavalier [1050 pts] and a tie @ 1044 pts between TerraStar18 and FEBravo
Nadals topped the Quality pts with 53, and FEBravo led the Domination points with 674
Poor RandomSkan has tumbled to last place. Everyone expected that except him, of course

Round 2 Snapshot

53 of 78 teams have survived Round 2 fully intact [good for 180 accumulative Victory pts].
Only 36 points separate 1st and 10th place
skytennis moves to top spot [639 pts], followed by long-time contestant nadals [632 pts] and LewisCarroll stays in 3rd [628 pts]
Mighty RandomSkan falls to 75th place

Round 1 Snapshot

66 of 78 teams survived Round 1 fully intact [good for 60 Victory pts].
Only 19 points separate 1st and 10th place
Unusually, several posters earned Q points in Round 1 [for Berdych and for Venus]
Leader was Tenedab [313 pts], followed by skytennis [306 pts] and LewisCarroll [304 pts]
Good old RandomSkan notched in at 73rd place
go firmly to the window
and listen with deep emotion,
but not with the whining, the pleas of the coward;
listen-your final pleasure-to the voices,
to the exquisite music of that strange procession

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Re: AO Skan

Post by PeterSkan » Jan Mon 21, 2019 6:40 pm

Round 4 Snapshot

All 24 teams that had been fully intact after R3 lost at least 1 player. Brutal! No one has the max of 660 Victory points, but two posters [TennisAnyone74 and LaughngCavalier] have 610 V pts.
Excluding RandomSkan, the point spread ranges from 627 to 1448
Our new leader is long time Skanner TennisAnyone74 [1448 pts], followed by Laughing Cavalier [1426 pts] and Ace2Ace [1412 pts].
Nadals continues to lead the Q pts race with 128, while Ace2Ace tops the D pts with 800
That miserable dog RandomSkan is well ensconced in last place, but seems somewhat oblivious to his plight.

Round 3 Snapshot

Down to 24 fully intact teams out of 78 contestants [good for 360 accumulated Victory pts].
54 points now separate the #1 and # 10 spots
Leader was long-time competitor nadals [1058 pts], followed by ever competitive LaughingCavalier [1050 pts] and a tie @ 1044 pts between TerraStar18 and FEBravo
Nadals topped the Quality pts with 53, and FEBravo led the Domination points with 674
Poor RandomSkan has tumbled to last place. Everyone expected that except him, of course

Round 2 Snapshot

53 of 78 teams have survived Round 2 fully intact [good for 180 accumulative Victory pts].
Only 36 points separate 1st and 10th place
skytennis moves to top spot [639 pts], followed by long-time contestant nadals [632 pts] and LewisCarroll stays in 3rd [628 pts]
Mighty RandomSkan falls to 75th place

Round 1 Snapshot

66 of 78 teams survived Round 1 fully intact [good for 60 Victory pts].
Only 19 points separate 1st and 10th place
Unusually, several posters earned Q points in Round 1 [for Berdych and for Venus]
Leader was Tenedab [313 pts], followed by skytennis [306 pts] and LewisCarroll [304 pts]
Good old RandomSkan notched in at 73rd place
go firmly to the window
and listen with deep emotion,
but not with the whining, the pleas of the coward;
listen-your final pleasure-to the voices,
to the exquisite music of that strange procession

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Re: AO Skan

Post by PeterSkan » Jan Wed 23, 2019 10:04 am

Quarterfinal Snapshot

No change in the podium positions, with TennisAnyone [1950 pts], LaughingCavalier [1912 pts] and Ace2Ace [1790 pts] leading the way
Only TA ad LC still have 4 players left. It seems to be a two-poster race, though stranger things have happened.
Between TA and LC, both have Novak as 1st seed and Tsitsipas as 6th. Going forward their difference will be determined by their placement of the other two remaining players
TA has Rafa in 3rd and Osaka in 4th, while LC has Rafa in 4th and Kvitova in 5th
Apart from the other dynamics that brought them to this point, it appears tobe a showdown between the relative fortunes of Osaka and Kvitova going forward
TA leads the Quality campaign with 188 pts, and Ace2Ace is the chief Dominator with 896 pts
RSkan still has Tsitsipas - could he escape the basement? Does he care?



Round 4 Snapshot

All 24 teams that had been fully intact after R3 lost at least 1 player. Brutal! No one has the max of 660 Victory points, but two posters [TennisAnyone74 and LaughingCavalier] have 610 V pts.
Excluding RandomSkan, the point spread ranges from 627 to 1448
Our new leader is long time Skanner TennisAnyone74 [1448 pts], followed by Laughing Cavalier [1426 pts] and Ace2Ace [1412 pts].
Nadals continues to lead the Q pts race with 128, while Ace2Ace tops the D pts with 800
That miserable dog RandomSkan is well ensconced in last place, but seems somewhat oblivious to his plight.



Round 3 Snapshot

Down to 24 fully intact teams out of 78 contestants [good for 360 accumulated Victory pts].
54 points now separate the #1 and # 10 spots
Leader was long-time competitor nadals [1058 pts], followed by ever competitive LaughingCavalier [1050 pts] and a tie @ 1044 pts between TerraStar18 and FEBravo
Nadals topped the Quality pts with 53, and FEBravo led the Domination points with 674
Poor RandomSkan has tumbled to last place. Everyone expected that except him, of course



Round 2 Snapshot

53 of 78 teams have survived Round 2 fully intact [good for 180 accumulative Victory pts].
Only 36 points separate 1st and 10th place
skytennis moves to top spot [639 pts], followed by long-time contestant nadals [632 pts] and LewisCarroll stays in 3rd [628 pts]
Mighty RandomSkan falls to 75th place



Round 1 Snapshot

66 of 78 teams survived Round 1 fully intact [good for 60 Victory pts].
Only 19 points separate 1st and 10th place
Unusually, several posters earned Q points in Round 1 [for Berdych and for Venus]
Leader was Tenedab [313 pts], followed by skytennis [306 pts] and LewisCarroll [304 pts]
Good old RandomSkan notched in at 73rd place
go firmly to the window
and listen with deep emotion,
but not with the whining, the pleas of the coward;
listen-your final pleasure-to the voices,
to the exquisite music of that strange procession

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Re: AO Skan

Post by Laughingcavalier » Jan Thu 24, 2019 1:48 am

1 set!?!?!?.... Just 1 set away from the illustrious Skan title for me if Pliskova had won.Incredible how many times this has happened to me at the final hurdle.


Nevertheless,a Kvitova win in the final will hand me the title.
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Re: AO Skan

Post by Graveller » Jan Thu 24, 2019 4:50 am

A very strong team indeed, LCav.

Kerber disappointed me, as did Nadal :-)... After his (fake?) pre-Aussie-health issue, I expected an early exit for him, thus hoping that the winner of the Tsitsipas-Federer match would be the bottom finalist. So I picked those two, together with Novak.

In WTA, I (correctly) expected no Serena in the SF; overall, that top quarter was too difficult to pick a SF, so stayed away from that one.
Q2 I picked Osaka, in Q3 it was a toss-up between Sabalenka and Kvitova (I went for Aryna, but Petra is - for once - on route to play two decent events in a row). And Kerber.... pffff.... she always should have been in the SF.

After your great results in 2018, you should win this one. I could say that you should have stayed away from Serena, but the same goes for me on Sabalenka.

Good luck in the all-deciding WTA final!
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Re: AO Skan

Post by Laughingcavalier » Jan Thu 24, 2019 5:48 am

Graveller wrote:
Jan Thu 24, 2019 4:50 am
A very strong team indeed, LCav.

Kerber disappointed me, as did Nadal :-)... After his (fake?) pre-Aussie-health issue, I expected an early exit for him, thus hoping that the winner of the Tsitsipas-Federer match would be the bottom finalist. So I picked those two, together with Novak.

In WTA, I (correctly) expected no Serena in the SF; overall, that top quarter was too difficult to pick a SF, so stayed away from that one.
Q2 I picked Osaka, in Q3 it was a toss-up between Sabalenka and Kvitova (I went for Aryna, but Petra is - for once - on route to play two decent events in a row). And Kerber.... pffff.... she always should have been in the SF.

After your great results in 2018, you should win this one. I could say that you should have stayed away from Serena, but the same goes for me on Sabalenka.

Good luck in the all-deciding WTA final!

1.Nadal strategically gave the Brisbane tournament a miss.No way in hell was injured.Just showed up for appearances and plotted in the background his plan for Melbourne.

2.'Should have stayed away from Serena'..... And then pick who??? LOL!!!... WTA is a crapshoot.The fact soooooo many are in line for the Number 1 ranking tells you all you need to know.They lose any day of the week and then will catch fire every now and then.


... I narrowly missed out on claiming the 2018 Year End Skan title by some meagre points.Had I done so and triumphed & Kvitova wins in the final I'd be the reigning yearly skan champ (2018) + the reigning skan champion (Australian Open) + the All- Time Skan Contest leader..... Translation: The current holder of the holy trinity of Skan accolades.


Peter Skan must be thankful I'm not as he'd have to dig deep in his vault of his Royal Mint prize awards.... LOL!!!


ps: I don't trust Kvitova at all in the final but if I miss out I'll get it eventually.Keep knocking on the door too much,someone has to answer ;)
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Re: AO Skan

Post by PeterSkan » Jan Fri 25, 2019 7:53 pm

Semi-Final Snapshot

Still no change in the podium positions: 1. TennisAnyone 74 [2515 pts] 2. LaughingCavalier [2452 pts] 3. Ace2Ace 2349 pts]
TA and LC both have Djokovic and Nadal. I don't think the slight difference in their respective seedings of these players will change their standings. On the other hand, TA has Osaka and LC has Kvitova, so the women's final result should be the deciding factor
As for the rest of us [WTA]: 20 others chose Osaka, and 13 others chose Kvitova. No one has both Osaka and Kvitova, so 43 teams have neither
And for the ATP: 8 others have both Rafa and Nole; 59 have just Djokovic and 2 have just Rafa. Only 7 teams have neither
The two contestants with only Rafa are SpaceBarSlam [currently 37th place] and CrossCourtBH [currently in 66th place]. If Rafa wins, they will make big gains up the leaderboard
TA leads the Quality campaign with 235 pts, and Ace2Ace is the chief Dominator with 1044 pts
RandomSkan is out of picks and confirmed for last place. Didn't want to interrupt him at the craps table with the news.


Quarterfinal Snapshot

No change in the podium positions, with TennisAnyone [1950 pts], LaughingCavalier [1912 pts] and Ace2Ace [1790 pts] leading the way
Only TA ad LC still have 4 players left. It seems to be a two-poster race, though stranger things have happened.
Between TA and LC, both have Novak as 1st seed and Tsitsipas as 6th. Going forward their difference will be determined by their placement of the other two remaining players
TA has Rafa in 3rd and Osaka in 4th, while LC has Rafa in 4th and Kvitova in 5th
Apart from the other dynamics that brought them to this point, it appears tobe a showdown between the relative fortunes of Osaka and Kvitova going forward
TA leads the Quality campaign with 188 pts, and Ace2Ace is the chief Dominator with 896 pts
RSkan still has Tsitisipas - could he escape the basement? Does he care?


Round 4 Snapshot

All 24 teams that had been fully intact after R3 lost at least 1 player. Brutal! No one has the max of 660 Victory points, but two posters [TennisAnyone74 and LaughingCavalier] have 610 V pts.
Excluding RandomSkan, the point spread ranges from 627 to 1448
Our new leader is long time Skanner TennisAnyone74 [1448 pts], followed by Laughing Cavalier [1426 pts] and Ace2Ace [1412 pts].
Nadals continues to lead the Q pts race with 128, while Ace2Ace tops the D pts with 800
That miserable dog RandomSkan is well ensconced in last place, but seems somewhat oblivious to his plight.


Round 3 Snapshot

Down to 24 fully intact teams out of 78 contestants [good for 360 accumulated Victory pts].
54 points now separate the #1 and # 10 spots
Leader was long-time competitor nadals [1058 pts], followed by ever competitive LaughingCavalier [1050 pts] and a tie @ 1044 pts between TerraStar18 and FEBravo
Nadals topped the Quality pts with 53, and FEBravo led the Domination points with 674
Poor RandomSkan has tumbled to last place. Everyone expected that except him, of course


Round 2 Snapshot

53 of 78 teams have survived Round 2 fully intact [good for 180 accumulative Victory pts].
Only 36 points separate 1st and 10th place
skytennis moves to top spot [639 pts], followed by long-time contestant nadals [632 pts] and LewisCarroll stays in 3rd [628 pts]
Mighty RandomSkan falls to 75th place


Round 1 Snapshot

66 of 78 teams survived Round 1 fully intact [good for 60 Victory pts].
Only 19 points separate 1st and 10th place
Unusually, several posters earned Q points in Round 1 [for Berdych and for Venus]
Leader was Tenedab [313 pts], followed by skytennis [306 pts] and LewisCarroll [304 pts]
Good old RandomSkan notched in at 73rd place
go firmly to the window
and listen with deep emotion,
but not with the whining, the pleas of the coward;
listen-your final pleasure-to the voices,
to the exquisite music of that strange procession

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