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Ooh, it's hotting up, would love to defend my title...


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US Open 2020

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ … sp=sharing

Tennis Elbow's victory at Flushing Meadows was the one bright spot for the Rest of the World in a slam dominated yet again by Team USA. Don, Mike & Marco led their team to a score of 11712 to 11024.

It was a margin of victory almost as big as that posted in Australia. With only one more slam to go this year it puts the Americans out of reach on 22168 to 20712.

All that is left for the Rest of the World is to regain some honour with a rearguard action on the red clay of Paris. Allez!


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Drivers wrote:

Haha -  I’d missed that we are playing doubles on LL and when Nelson emailed to say that he’d picked a partner  for me he didn’t say who it was! (Does that make us train drivers? cool )

haha train drivers - all aboard the Dtrain! Choo Choo!


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Awesome stuff, thanks Drivers!

close bracket at the end murreee?


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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.


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Aiur wrote:

There's my contribution for the year.

Good. Now go back to sleep and let us win something.


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Tono wrote:

Seems that ROW need a secret training camp eh Jamie. wink

Could you organise something on Tatooine, Tono ? wink


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Australian Open 2020

The change to the scoring system for 2020 has done little to affect the outcome, as a ruthless USA take a commanding lead in 2020.

The defending champions, led by Aiur and Returner, posted a 10456 to 9688 win in Melbourne.

The Rest of the World now have to wait until the French Open to mount a comeback. The pressure is already on.


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3rd edition of the USA v Rest of the World competition.

A slight rejig of the scoring system this year sees only the top 7 performers in each team scoring for their side.

USA are the defending champions with a 2-0 series advantage.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ … -eEhYPPa9U


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Thanks Drivers!

My womens finalist is Sabalenka not Halep, though I'll probably end up wishing you were right

Hey Dtrain, looks like things kick off on the 6th January in 2020, keep checking here

Appreciate you doing this Edu. Thanks!


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You said it Tony, an outstanding year tenedab, congrats again!
When you look at that page I now feel grateful that my name's at least up there somewhere.


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Overall Player of the Year Standings

OK so with the Obi Wan & Vader results in, the final standings are:

tenedab 24
Drivers 8
Edu 7
Wimbo 6
Tono 5
Adunar 4
Snollygoster 3
Murrys Flurrys 2
Tennis Elbow 2

In a highly competitive league like this tenedab's tally is extraordinary and I'm not sure it will ever be beaten. Big congrats to you tenedab.
Shout outs also to Drivers for coming into her own this year and finishing 2nd and Edu for grabbing yet another major.


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WTA Season ends

Now that the WTA season is over more points come in the POTY race.
Major congrats to tenedab on securing a win in BOTH Rey and Padme.
Drivers also scores big by finishing 2nd in both competitions.
With only the 2 ATP comps to come, this changes the current standings to:

tenedab 19
Drivers 8
Wimbo 6
Tono 4
Snollygoster 3
Edu 2
Tennis Elbow 1
Adunar 1


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2019 Race

After the US Open and the conclusion of the Yoda Cup, the standings are:

tenedab 9
Wimbo 6
Tono 4
Snollygoster 3
Edu 2
Drivers 2

tenedab has the lead and should score more points from the TDC competitions.
Although Wimbo is currently in 2nd, he will not be scoring any more points because of his irregular participation in TDC.
This gives the likes of Tono, Edu & Drivers the chance to claim 2nd place.


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Post US Open, the tennis calendar begins to wind down and the search for the Yoda Crew Player of the Year begins.

Guiding Principle: The Player of the Year is the most consistent player of the season. Players are therefore rewarded for success in all competitions, even if they don't win a title.

Points scoring:

Yoda Guru Race: 5-4-3-2-1 for Top 5 finishers

Yoda Champions: 2 for each slam win

TDC competitions (Mens & Womens Brackets, Mens and Womens Teams, known as Obi-Wan, Rey, Vader, Padme):

5-3-1 for Top 3 finishers in each


In the event of a tie in these competitions, the tied players will share points (e.g. 5-5-1 where 2 players are tied for 1st place in Obi-Wan, 5-3-1-1 where there is a tie for 3rd place and so on)

If, after this points allocation, there is a tie for Player of the Year, the UFTR system (Ultimate Fantasy Tennis Rankings) will be used as a tie-breaker to decide the winner (most likely world #1 will be the Player of the Year)

Cue the eternal debate about tied points, because there are already quite a few smile


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OK guys, we can check our approach pre-AO, but it looks like 7 aside might be the way forward. After all, the scores were still close this year.
An ideal solution would be to get another 1 or 2 players from around the world.


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I enjoy doing this and am happy to keep the competition going in 2020 if people want to. Something for people to chew over if we do, with 21 players currently in Yoda, the sides are USA 12 - ROW 9.
Do we want to make adjustments for next year?
One option would be to switch sides. Originally, Aiur said he was happy to do so, that would make it 11-10.
Another option would be to have the top 7 in each team score for each slam, rather than the current top 8.
Or, keep things as they are.


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US Open 2019

A thrilling year came down to the final slam, could Team USA complete their remarkable comeback?

USA  12264
ROW 11712

tenedab led his team to a convincing win on home soil. But was it enough to take the overall prize?

ROW 50208
USA 50472

Err, yes, but a pretty close finish! Big congrats to Team USA, they won the last 3 slams of the year and the overall 2019 Rebel Alliance Cup. Hard luck Team Rest of the World, back to the drawing board in the off season for us.

Thanks Edu!


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Thanks Jenny! Let the red begin...


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That will be our mantra at the US Snolly!


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Wimbledon 2019

Team USA clawed their way back into contention at the French Open, reducing the gap to just over 500 pts. Could they keep the comeback going at Wimbledon?

USA  12672
ROW 12432

Yes they could! Despite Tono's victory, the likes of Wimbo, tenedab and Dtrain continue to rack up the points for the USA. However, the margin of victory was smaller this time around, with points hard to come by at Wimbledon. The current totals are:

ROW 38496
USA 38208

288 points now separate the teams. USA have done a fantastic job of catching up, but that's still a significant advantage going into the final slam for the Rest of the World. Can they hang on when they face the Americans on home soil, or will the USA complete a remarkable fight back? See you in New York!