2021 AMitS (A Month in the Sun)

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Re: 2021 AMitS (A Month in the Sun)

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I wasn't paying attention when the schedule change threw me a curve. Last year, all of the tournaments other than the Australian Open had a 32 person draw, with occasional first round draws thrown in. Therefore, all of those tournaments had the same number of rounds.
This year, Abu Dhabi has a 64 person draw, the two ATP Melbourne tournaments have 48 person draws (64 person with 16 first round byes), one of the WTA Melbourne tournaments is reporting a 64 person draw, and the other WTA Melbourne tournament is reporting a 128 person draw (the same size as the Australian Open. :roll:

Therefore, I need to make a change in the points received each tournament, since the current scheme does not have a set of points for tournaments with 64 person draws.

The history of this contest has been to give all of the non-Australian Open tournaments the same weight, so I have given the middle sized tournament winners the same points as the winners of the smaller tournaments. Here are the new points for tournaments:

Tournaments with 17-32 person draws:
R-1: 5 / R-2: 50 / Quarters: 125 / Semis: 225 / RU: 350 / Winner: 500

Tournaments with 33-64 person draws:
R-1: 2 / R-2: 5 / R-3: 50 / Quarters: 125 / Semis: 225 / RU: 350 / Winner: 500

Week 6:
Australian Open (02/08
(R-1:10 / R-2:45 / R-3:90 / R-4:180 / Quarters:360 / Semis:720 / RU:1400 / Winner:2000)
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Re: 2021 AMitS (A Month in the Sun)

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There are now 3 WTA tournaments in Australia prior to AO, the third one starts February 3rd
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Re: 2021 AMitS (A Month in the Sun)

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tenedab wrote: Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:58 pm There are now 3 WTA tournaments in Australia prior to AO, the third one starts February 3rd
I went to the WTA website and found almost no additional information other than the draw size (28). I have almost no clue as to how this tournament got started or why. I suspect some sort of plan to work around the problem of players not being able to practice during their COVID quarantine. If so, we might see more changes in the next couple of days.

AMitS contestants will win points at the same rate as any other 32 draw tournament.
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Re: 2021 AMitS (A Month in the Sun)

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Two of the WTA tournaments are currently scheduled to start on Sunday morning, January 31 Australian time. I will assume an 11:00 a.m. local start time. That means that the trading deadline is January 30/31 midnight GMT, which is 7:00 p.m. January 30 US eastern time.
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Re: 2021 AMitS (A Month in the Sun)

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Yes, the third WTA tournament was set up specifically for players that were required to quarantine for 14 days, so that they wouldn't be so disadvantaged in their first tournament.

I missed the trade deadline also. I hadn't looked here, but FWIW, the title of the WTA tournaments thread says 1-7 February.
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Re: 2021 AMitS (A Month in the Sun)

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I am going to assume that the first round of the Australian Open will start at 10:00 a.m. Monday local time. This makes the deadline to be 11:00 p.m., Sunday GMT, and 6:00 p.m. Sunday US eastern time.
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