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BigB08822
08-26-2011, 01:10 AM
The U.S. Open begins on the 29th! :cheer2: for drunk New Yawkers at night matches! I am stealing these rules as I am too lazy to type them up myself and if it aint broke don't fix it, right? ;) Before anyone asks, NO, you may not chose Hurricane Irene as your first round choice.

RULES:

Suicide pools are a very simple concept that tests your ability not only to pick a winner, but to project and protect your winner through the ups and downs of a draw.

You'll also have to gauge which players can easily win an early round matches for you, and then can be counted on to flame out quickly afterward as you progress through the 2 weeks of the U.S. Open.

1. SUBMIT ONE PICK A DAY, plus if you wish a back-up. This is really the only rule you hafta hafta know!

I will post the next day's order of play (OOP) as soon as it's out and I'm able. (Alternately, anyone who sees it first and wants to post it, please do!)

1a. Once you pick someone, you cannot choose her again for the rest of the tournament.

1b. Submit your pick as such: line 1: "Day [day #]:" line 2: "[Player]" Submit a back-up, too, below your official pick, if you want. She will be used only if your official pick withdraws before the start of her match. E.g.
Day 1:
C. Wozniacki
Petrova

1c. Make your pick anytime before the day's first match begins.

2. If your pick wins her match, you advance, and may pick the next round.

3. If your pick loses her match, and it's your first failing, you will be demoted into the "resusciated" category. Here, you can continue playing, but you're on the verge. You're out if you pick another loser. Also, Resus status will be used against you as a tiebreaker when your final placement is determined.

4. Check this thread for any updates or work-arounds that might be made due to irregularities -- usually rained out days, or major Hurricanes.

5. Play starts Monday! First picks are due before the first lady strikes a serve on Monday.

BigB08822
08-26-2011, 01:15 AM
Hurricane Irene may put a big dent into the Open. If so, just keep checking back for updates. If anything, play may be delayed a few days but hopefully things aren't so bad that it is canceled. If the tournament is canceled, then I win. :lol:

Rottie
08-26-2011, 03:41 AM
If the tournament is canceled, then I win. :lol:

Hey, who makes these rules!?

Oh . . . :lol:

BigB08822
08-27-2011, 03:00 AM
I am out of town until Sunday. If some big news occurs, such as delays or what not, someone please share!

Beefcake
08-28-2011, 06:47 PM
Play starts at 10.00 AM local time. I'm but a mere Suicidal Ladies volunteer (not the universally worshipped boss of you all, per usual), but I'd advise you place your picks as if this will be the OOP.

Order of Play | Day 1 | Monday

Petra Kvitova (CZE)[5] v. Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU)
Heather Watson (GBR) v. Maria Sharapova (RUS)[3]
Vesna Dolonts (RUS) v. Venus Williams (USA)
Stephanie Foretz Gacon (FRA) v. Vera Zvonareva (RUS)[2]
Marion Bartoli (FRA)[8] v. Alexandra Panova (RUS)
Jill Craybas (USA) v. Madison Keys (USA)
Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) v. Polona Hercog (SLO)
Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)[14] v. Shuai Zhang (CHN)
Melanie Oudin (USA) v. Romina Oprandi (ITA)
Misaki Doi (JPN) v. Laura Pous-Tio (ESP)
Virginie Razzano (FRA) v. Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL)
Nadia Petrova (RUS)[24] v. Yung-Jan Chan (TPE)
Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) v. Maria Kirilenko (RUS)[25]
Klara Zakopalova (CZE) v. Irina Falconi (USA)
Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) v. Monica Niculescu (ROU)
Lucie Hradecka (CZE) v. Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR)
Anastasiya Yakimova (BLR) v. Noppawan Lertcheewakarn (THA)
Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP)[30] v. Karin Knapp (ITA)
Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) v. Anastasia Rodionova (AUS)
Kristina Barrois (GER) v. Julia Goerges (GER)[19]
Urszula Radwanska (POL) v. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)[12]
Laura Robson (GBR) v. Ayumi Morita (JPN)
Shuai Peng (CHN)[13] v. Varvara Lepchenko (USA)
Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) v. Lucie Safarova (CZE)[27]
Vera Dushevina (RUS) v. Anastasija Sevastova (LAT)
Christina McHale (USA) v. Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN)
Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) v. Samantha Stosur (AUS)[9]

Beefcake
08-28-2011, 07:05 PM
Day 1:
Bartoli
Yakimova

LuckyCharm
08-28-2011, 09:17 PM
Day 1:
Mattek-Sands
Kirilenko

Allen
08-28-2011, 10:18 PM
Day 1:
Safarova
A. Radwanska

falling_dance
08-28-2011, 10:34 PM
Day 1:
Oudin
Kudryavtseva

skateboy
08-28-2011, 11:00 PM
Day 1:

Safarova
Craybas

Loves_Shizuka
08-28-2011, 11:21 PM
Day 1:

Yakimova
Medina Garrigues

BigB08822
08-28-2011, 11:58 PM
Thanks for posting OOP, Beefcake. Just got in from out of town!

Keep your picks coming!!!

BigB08822
08-29-2011, 12:03 AM
Day 1:
Petrova
(Bartoli)

sodapop
08-29-2011, 12:49 AM
I feel like I really looked at the draw but until a second ago didn't know the Radwanska sisters were playing in the 1st round. :eek:


I'll go:

Petrova
Aga Radwanska

FSfan107
08-29-2011, 01:36 AM
Day 1

Cibulkova
McHale