For those of you who may not have entered one of my contests before, here are the rules:
1. This is a bracket contest which starts at the First Round of the Aussie Open. The draw will be released FRIDAY JANUARY 13TH local time, with the first match commencing at 11am local time, MONDAY JANUARY 16TH (Sunday, Jan 15th, 7pm US Eastern Time). I will create contest threads with the draws when they're available.
2. Each person is to PM ME their winners all the way through from the First Round until the Final before the first match commences. I'll post everyone's picks at some point in the day so all of us can follow along.
3. You will receive 10 points for each correct winner of a match. NOT betpoints - POINTS TOWARD YOUR CONTEST SCORE. There will be a 50 point bonus to your score if you correctly pick the two players in the Final and a 25 point bonus if you correctly predict the winner of the Final. If you have chosen the winner of the Final and they are seeded outside of the top 10, you will receive an additional 50 point bonus.
4. In the event of a tie when grading for contest purposes, the first tie-break will go to the person who picked the highest number of matches correctly. The second tie-break will go to the person who picked the most dog winners in the first round.
The entry fee is 20 POINTS which MUST be paid before the commencement of the first match of Round 1. If you're a Non Pro you can start paying now at a rate of 2/day in this thread but you need to specify in here if you're entering the Men's or Women's contest or both.
If you start to pay the entry fee and stop at ANY POINT throughout the contest, your entry is forfeited and your points will be contributed to the prize pool.
If any Pro's want to pay sooner as well, feel free to do it in here but again let me know which contest you're entering, unless you give me 40 for both.