2021 TSiP (The Slide into Paris) How It Works

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2021 TSiP (The Slide into Paris) How It Works

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The Slide Into Paris - 2021 How it Works
Welcome to the 2021 Edition of The Slide into Paris (TSiP)! This perennial clay-themed TAT Fantasy Tennis contest features ten WTA clay court tournaments over seven weeks, leading up to Roland Garros, and all are welcome to enter!

Your team will consist of 12 WTA players from the top 100+ women on the ATP Tour. You will have 150 credits to spend on your 12-person team. The top 100 ranked players are divided into four categories, and each player is priced according to his ranking. You'll need to purchase three players from each category. We will be using the rankings from March 22 (pre-Miami).

Each player on your team will be awarded points depending on how deep he goes in each tournament. NOTE: Even if a player withdraws or retires from a match, you will receive full credit for the round that player reached. The next post in this thread shows the tournaments and the points which can be won.

The responsibility of finding out who will be playing which of these events is on you. For deadlines, we will post updates in this thread, as well as in the various threads for picking your initial team and making trades.

Now, do you think you've done a good job scouting players and you know for absolute certainty which players will be leading you to victory? Then go to TSIP 2021: Post your team HERE to register your team. After deciding upon an original, unique team, you may change this team as often as you need to, up until the start of the contest, by editing your original post. To see which players are eligible to be picked for your team, the third post in this thread indicates the player groups and costs.

We are allowing "Wild Card" players. A Wild Card is any player who does not appear in the rankings from 1-100. You may pick one Wild Card as a D player, for a cost of 5 points. If you think you have spotted the next Iga Swietek, but she is currently ranked somewhere in the 100's, you now have the option to put that player on your team. You may trade Wild Card players as you would any other player, but you are limited to no more than one Wild Card player on your roster for any given week. The Wild Card is optional. If you want to pick 3 players from the D group listing, you may do so.

No two contestants may have the same initial team, so your original 12-person team must be different from all other previously posted teams by at least one player. It is your individual responsibility to check the teams that have been posted and make sure yours does not exactly duplicate a team that already has been posted. We will do our best to check entries as they are posted to enforce this, but to save yourself some possible grief later on, we strongly urge each participant to check the teams that already have been posted and make sure your team is different to avoid disqualification.

If the contest has multiple players in the same category with the same last name, please clearly indicate which player you are selecting. If a player selection is ambiguous, then no points will be awarded for any weeks where that roster spot with the ambiguous name is active. If a trade is used with an ambiguous name, the trade will count toward the allotted number for the contest, in addition to that roster spot losing any points it might have earned.

You are allowed up to SIX substitutions during the seven-week contest. Substitutions can be made at any time after the first week begins, but a substitution will not go into effect until the following tournament. To make a substitution, sell a player back (adding their cost to your remaining credits) then simply buy another player. YOU MUST ALWAYS HAVE NO MORE THAN THREE PLAYERS PER CATEGORY ON YOUR TEAM AND YOU CAN NEVER HAVE SPENT MORE THAN 150 CREDITS for a given week. We will create a thread for trades once the contest is underway..

At the end of each week, you may see how you're doing on our scoreboard thread. Results will be posted as soon as possible after each week's competition is complete. The first scoreboard will be posted at the conclusion of the first week's tournaments.

As always, we strongly encourage chatter about the contest. To whine about your team, or commiserate with others about their teams, go to the post TSIP 2021: The Dirty Lounge.

Finally, if you have any questions about the contest, please don't hesitate to ask. We are here to help! To ask questions, please post to this thread, and we will respond as quickly as we can.

Your initial teams are due by the start of play on April 5, 2021 when the first tournament in either Charleston or Bogota gets underway. No teams can be accepted after the deadline.

Best of luck to all, and thank you for participating!
Last edited by dave g on Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:54 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: I keep forgetting that Miami is a week and a half tournament
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Re: 2021 TSiP (The Slide into Paris) How It Works

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2021 TSiP Tournaments and Points

Tournament_________Date___Winner___Finalist__Semis__Quarters__R16__R32__R64
Charleston__________April 5___75_______50______30______20_____12____5_____1
Bogota_____________April 5___50_______35_______22_____12______5____1

Charleston 250______April 12__50_______35_______22_____12______5____1

Stuttgart___________April 19__75_______50______30______20_____12____5_____1
Istanbul____________April 19__25_______18______12______6_______2____0

Madrid_____________April 29_100_______70______45______25_____15____7_____1
St. Malo_____________May 3__50_______35_______22_____12______5____1

Rome_______________May 10__100______70______45______25_____15____7_____1

Cologne_____________May 16__50_______35_______22_____12______5____1
Strasburg____________May 16__50_______35_______22_____12______5____1
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Surprised we are doing a WTA 125 which is St. Malo. If so, should the point structure be like 0-2-6-11-18-25?
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patrick wrote: Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:01 pm Surprised we are doing a WTA 125 which is St. Malo. If so, should the point structure be like 0-2-6-11-18-25?
St. Malo was on the WTA calendar, and I wasn't sure what to do with it. It may be a while before we find out if anyone on our teams is actually playing St. Malo. But I thought that I would include it, just in case some of our team members are playing St. Malo.
Your point structure suggestion sounds good to me.
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Players and Prices

Category A
Rank Price Player
1 30 ASHLEIGH BARTY
2 29 NAOMI OSAKA
3 28 SIMONA HALEP
4 27 SOFIA KENIN
5 26 ELINA SVITOLINA
6 25 KAROLINA PLISKOVA
7 24 SERENA WILLIAMS
8 23 ARYNA SABALENKA
9 22 BIANCA ANDREESCU
10 21 PETRA KVITOVA
11 20 KIKI BERTENS
12 19 BELINDA BENCIC
13 18 GARBINE MUGURUZA
14 17 JENNIFER BRADY
15 16 VICTORIA AZARENKA

Category B
Rank Price Player
16 15 IGA SWIATEK
17 14 ELISE MERTENS
18 13 JOHANNA KONTA
19 12 MADISON KEYS
20 11 MARKETA VONDROUSOVA
21 10 PETRA MARTIC
22 10 KAROLINA MUCHOVA
23 10 ELENA RYBAKINA
24 10 ANETT KONTAVEIT
25 10 MARIA SAKKARI
26 10 ANGELIQUE KERBER
27 10 ALISON RISKE
28 10 YULIA PUTINTSEVA
29 10 DONNA VEKIC
30 10 ONS JABEUR
31 9 DAYANA YASTREMSKA
32 9 AMANDA ANISIMOVA
33 9 JESSICA PEGULA
34 9 EKATERINA ALEXANDROVA
35 9 SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA
36 9 COCO GAUFF
37 9 VERONIKA KUDERMETOVA
38 9 WANG QIANG
39 9 BARBORA KREJCIKOVA
40 9 DANIELLE COLLINS

Category C
Rank Price Player
41 8 JIL TEICHMANN
42 8 DARIA KASATKINA
43 8 ZHANG SHUAI
44 8 FIONA FERRO
45 8 BARBORA STRYCOVA
46 8 ANASTASIA PAVLYUCHENKOVA
47 8 MARIE BOUZKOVA
48 8 NADIA PODOROSKA
49 8 SLOANE STEPHENS
50 8 MAGDA LINETTE
51 7 CAROLINE GARCIA
52 7 SHELBY ROGERS
53 7 SAISAI ZHENG
54 7 JELENA OSTAPENKO
55 7 HSIEH SU-WEI
56 7 KRISTINA MLADENOVIC
57 7 ANASTASIJA SEVASTOVA
58 7 SARA SORRIBES TORMO
59 7 LAURA SIEGEMUND
60 7 POLONA HERCOG
61 6 ALIZE CORNET
62 6 REBECCA PETERSON
63 6 PATRICIA MARIA TIG
64 6 KAIA KANEPI
65 6 HEATHER WATSON
66 6 SORANA CIRSTEA
67 6 ANN LI
68 6 BERNARDA PERA
69 6 ALISON VAN UYTVANCK
70 6 KATERINA SINIAKOVA

Category D
Rank Price Player
71 5 PAULA BADOSA
72 5 LEYLAH FERNANDEZ
73 5 ANNA BLINKOVA
74 5 IRINA-CAMELIA BEGU
75 5 ANASTASIA POTAPOVA
76 5 MISAKI DOI
77 5 AJLA TOMLJANOVIC
78 5 KRISTYNA PLISKOVA
79 5 VENUS WILLIAMS
80 5 LAUREN DAVIS
81 5 VIKTORIJA GOLUBIC
82 5 MADISON BRENGLE
83 5 NAO HIBINO
84 5 ARANTXA RUS
85 5 Marta Kostyuk
86 5 CAMILA GIORGI
87 5 DANKA KOVINIC
88 5 MARGARITA GASPARYAN
89 5 ZARINA DIYAS
90 5 CHRISTINA MCHALE
91 5 KAJA JUVAN
92 5 MARTINA TREVISAN
93 5 CARLA SUAREZ NAVARRO
94 5 KIRSTEN FLIPKENS
95 5 NINA STOJANOVIC
96 5 CLARA TAUSON
97 5 TAMARA ZIDANSEK
98 5 ALIAKSANDRA SASNOVICH
99 5 Varvara Gracheva
100 5 TAYLOR TOWNSEND
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The further distortions of the Ranking (not that the WTA cares about OUR games). Iga at 16 points in category B seems like a steal.
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ponchi101 wrote: Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:11 pm The further distortions of the Ranking (not that the WTA cares about OUR games). Iga at 16 points in category B seems like a steal.
You are actually reading that wrong. 16 is her rank, her price is 15. So, yes, it looks like a steal, but those are the rankings.
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ponchi101 wrote: Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:11 pm The further distortions of the Ranking (not that the WTA cares about OUR games). Iga at 16 points in category B seems like a steal.
I thought of it the other way...if she was one spot higher she would be a Cheap A pick instead of the most expensive B pick.
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Ok. But as the most expensive B category, she can still win tournaments, which is really not the case for the rest of that category (or at least most). most in CAT A can win. So you can get 4 CAT A players, one of them disguised as CAT B.
POTATO / POTATOE, I guess :)
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Just means we’ll have one more A player on our team that lets us down ;)
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I like that Sorribes-Tormo is (I think) the sole unanimous pick in any of the categories (CAT C).
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Charleston II starts on Monday. Assuming that the start time is 10:00 a.m. US eastern time, the trade deadline is 3:00 p.m. GMT and 7:00 a.m. US pacific time.
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