Topic: Yoda crew - 2020 infected rankings

Hello dear members of the Yoda crew,

Covid-19 seriously affected our fantasy tennis season.

Since our competitions have been put upside down, i have some proposals on how to deal with the rest of the season and our various competitions.

Here are the different proposals I would like your opinion on and vote:

1) Award champion titles to all competitions that are independant and dont need a planning over the year: all brackets competitions on tdc as well as the Yoda Cup.

2) not award the vader and padme titles as the picks planning was deeply affected by the cancelling of half of the season. As the 8 picks per player strategy would have been very different had we known about the atp tour pause.

3) count only the 2020 results for all 2020 year long competitions (race type) and not use any 2019 points as carry over to award the 2020 titles.
That includes the Guru race, 2020 tdc brackets competitions as well as the master jedi title (dagobah race).

4) for rolling rankings (atp rankings type), the 2019 results will be carried over for 2021 if the 2020 tournament was not played. This us valid for any tdc bracket or yoda cup competition. That means the Skywalker rankings and UFTR rankings will carry over some 2019 events points in 2021. To avoid any issues with the torn teams competition, I propose to carry over the full 2019 points from vader and padme into the UFTT rankings and discard the 2020 points going into 2021 (but doesnt contradict the possibility to decide to award the vader and padme titles if proposal 2 is rejected).

This means that if both proposals 3 and 4 are accepted, the race and rolling rankings will be different for UFTR and Skywalker rankings. FYI, this will also be the case for the atp and wta rankings this year and not absurd at all considering the situation.

Please vote Y/N for all 4 items. I am open to other suggestions.

Would be great to decide on this matter before the cincy/NY open.

Thanks a lot for your participation.

2016: Rey Saber, Lord Vader, Supreme Jedi, Yoda Crew player of the year
2014: Lord Vader, King Droid, Naboo Champion, Yoda Crew player of the year
2013: Yoda Cup Wimbledon champion, Yoda Cup Guru Runner-up
2012: Yoda Cup Wimbledon champion

Re: Yoda crew - 2020 infected rankings

Y
N
Y
Y

Overall, I would err on the side of awarding Vader and Padme, even though I acknowledge the competitions are a shadow of what they should have been. Still, they are competitions that we have participated in, with probably 3 of 4 grand slams played this year, and whoever wins has still made some good picks and I would say deserve the title. Yes, things would have been different if this or if that but we can always say that at the end of the year smile Of course the majority may go against me and I completely understand the opposite view.

Yoda Cups: Roland Garros 15, 18, 20; Wimbledon 17; US Open 20; Yoda Guru 2021
Obi Wan Master 16, 17 Lord Vader 15
Han Solo Captain 19
Player of the Year 17

Re: Yoda crew - 2020 infected rankings

1.Y 2.N 3.Y 4.Y
Totally agree with TE!

Re: Yoda crew - 2020 infected rankings

1 Y
2 Y
3 Y
4 Y

The majority will be right, i accept whatever comes out of it.
If 3 and 4 are rejected, we will still need to find an agreement and any input is welcome!

2016: Rey Saber, Lord Vader, Supreme Jedi, Yoda Crew player of the year
2014: Lord Vader, King Droid, Naboo Champion, Yoda Crew player of the year
2013: Yoda Cup Wimbledon champion, Yoda Cup Guru Runner-up
2012: Yoda Cup Wimbledon champion

Re: Yoda crew - 2020 infected rankings

1.Y
2.N
3.Y
4.Y

Definitely agree with TE regarding Vader and Padme: there remains a different but discernible level of challenge.

2016:-Diamond Droid and Captain Plasma Helmet Champ.
2018:-Ruby Droid and Jar Jar Dartboard Champ.
2019:-Yoda Crew Most Improved Player. 

Re: Yoda crew - 2020 infected rankings

1.Y
2.N
3.Y
4.Y

Also agree with TE regarding Vader and Padme: there will still be plenty of competition to create point separation and to determine official award winners.

2019 Yoda Crew Green Quarter/Quindecim Award
2019 Obi Wan Master Runner-up
2018 Lord Vader
2018 Yoda Crew Best Newcomer

Re: Yoda crew - 2020 infected rankings

I am conflicted about this whichever way I decide, for me it's either award everything or nothing at all, it has been that kind of year, I do want to get a few things off my chest before I vote though.

If the Yoda Crew decides to have award winners (and it appears that we do), then I believe there has to be a HUGE Covid-19 asterisk next to all 2020 title winners because it clearly hasn't been a normal season.

The R2D2 winner would be crowned from only three ATP Masters 1000 tournaments, that is one third of all the usual events!!

Also, will we actually get three Grand Slam events in, if we do then awarding Yoda Cup Guru status will be fine, however if RG ended up being cancelled for some reason then I'm not sure two Grand Slam events constitute a Guru winner, if the group votes that it does, then doesn't that mean I should be given the Guru title way back in 2011 when the Yoda Crew first started at Wimbledon?

Covid has messed up a lot of things this year, I am sure that like me, most of you have been missing the enjoyment of competing every week against each other among our cool group, however I have to be honest and say I have hardly looked at any results this past week and I made my picks in record time.

I'm sure I will take a little more interest in the bigger events as they come along, however it just doesn't feel like the normal Yoda Crew competitions to me that's all.

Having said all that, I will vote similar to TE, tenedab, Drivers and Murreee...

1.Y
2.N
3.Y
4.Y

I actually wouldn't have too much issue voting the opposite way around on all four either to be honest. lol

Last edited by Tono (Aug. 16, 2020 11:57pm)

2018 - Princess Leia Champ
2017 - Rey Saber Champ, Padme Champ, Obi Wan R-Up, BIG 5 Career Slam, Yoda Crew Hall Of Fame 2016 - Padme Runner-Up
2015 - Obi Wan Master, King Droid, Yoda Crew POTY 2014 - Guru Race Runner-Up
2013 - Guru Race Winner (2014 Yoda Cup Guru), US Open Yoda Cup, Yoda Crew POTY 2012 - Lord Vader 2011 - Wimbledon Yoda Cup

Re: Yoda crew - 2020 infected rankings

Thanks for all your votes! Already 6 votes in.

Cincy open starts on saturday, 4 days left to enter your votes!

2016: Rey Saber, Lord Vader, Supreme Jedi, Yoda Crew player of the year
2014: Lord Vader, King Droid, Naboo Champion, Yoda Crew player of the year
2013: Yoda Cup Wimbledon champion, Yoda Cup Guru Runner-up
2012: Yoda Cup Wimbledon champion

Re: Yoda crew - 2020 infected rankings

Late to the party, but here are my votes -

1. Y
2. N
3. Y
4. Y

Last edited by Wimbledonut (Aug. 28, 2020 5:58am)

2019 RG Yoda Cup Co-Champion
2016 Yoda Cup Guru
2015 USO Yoda Cup Champion
2014 AO Yoda Cup Champion

Re: Yoda crew - 2020 infected rankings

So I guess it is settled:

1. 7Y 0N
2. 6Y 1N
3. 7Y 0N
4. 7Y 0N

Thank you for your participation!

2016: Rey Saber, Lord Vader, Supreme Jedi, Yoda Crew player of the year
2014: Lord Vader, King Droid, Naboo Champion, Yoda Crew player of the year
2013: Yoda Cup Wimbledon champion, Yoda Cup Guru Runner-up
2012: Yoda Cup Wimbledon champion

Re: Yoda crew - 2020 infected rankings

Hi, when will the US Open 2020 competition be open? Pls confirm.