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STORYLINES FOR THE CIBC PPA TOUR FINALS PRESENTED BY E-Z-GO

Author: Dave Fleming | November 28, 2023

OVERALL TOP 5:
  • FIRST SHALL BE LAST: Inaugural CIBC PPA Tour Finals is the last event of 2023
  • GREAT 8: Top 8 men and women in 2023 PPA points earned in singles and mixed doubles qualified for the Finals
  • SWEET 16: Top 16 in men’s and women’s doubles in 2023 PPA points earned qualified for the Finals
  • CHOSEN ONES: In doubles, the players chose their partners – player with the most points picked first and so on until 8 teams were formed
  • 6 FOR 3: 6 players qualified for all 3 events: Waters, Parenteau, Jansen (women) and B. Johns, JW Johnson, McGuffin (men) 
BROADCAST & VENUE HIGHLIGHTS (all times Pacific): 
MEN’S SINGLES WITH POOLS:
  • Will we get a Finals that features Johns vs. Staksrud – the top two in points in ’23?
  • WATCH OUT FOR: JW Johnson who won the Nationals singles title 

Pool 1
Ben Johns
Connor Garnett
Christian Alshon
Jay Devilliers

Pool 2
Federico Staksrud
Tyson McGuffin
JW Johnson
Pablo Tellez

WOMEN’S SINGLES WITH POOLS:
  • Salome Devidze qualified but was unable to attend. Yana Newell takes her spot. 
  • WATCH OUT FOR: Lea Jansen – she’s “unretired” for at least this event. 

Pool 1
Anna Leigh Waters
Mary Brascia
Lauren Stratman
Judit Castillo

Pool 2
Catherine Parenteau
Lea Jansen
Irina Tereschenko
Yana Newell

MIXED DOUBLES WITH POOLS:
  • Riley Newman chose Vivienne David – how will they click?
  • WATCH OUT FOR: Parenteau/Wilson – can they snag a semifinal spot?

Pool 1
A. Waters / B. Johns
A. Bright / J. Ignatowich
C. Parenteau / T. Wilson
T. McGuffin / L. Jansen

Pool 2
R. Newman / V. David
J. Johnson / JW Johnson
J. Irvine / D. Frazier
L. Kovalova / M. Wright

WOMEN’S DOUBLES WITH POOLS:
  • Jackie Kawamoto qualified but is unable to participate. Jorja Johnson steps in. 
  • Will the undefeated season continue for ALW/CP?
  • WATCH OUT FOR: Bright and David – will talented left side/right side duo play for a title?

Pool 1
A. Waters / C. Parenteau
A. Jones / E. Wright
M. Dizon / J. Johnson
J. Irvine / L. Schneemann

Pool 2
A. Bright / V. David
C. Smith / L. Kovalova
L. Jansen / Jade Kawamoto
Y. Newell / I. Tereschenko

MEN’S DOUBLES WITH POOLS:
  • Will we get another showdown between the Johns brothers and Johnson/Frazier?
  • WATCH OUT FOR: Matt Wright and James Ignatowich – can this team find the magic? 

Pool 1
B. Johns / C. Johns
M. Wright / J. Ignatowich
T. McGuffin / D. Bar
J. Arnold / AJ Koller

Pool 2
JW Johnson / D. Frazier
R. Newman / T. Wilson
F. Staksrud / P. Tellez
DJ Young / J. Devilliers

BONUS CONTENT (POOL FORMATION & TIEBREAKERS)

POOL FORMATION AND EVENT PLAY STRUCTURE

Each of the events has been divided into two pools of 4 (teams/players). The pools were randomly drawn with a pro player present for the draw: Seeds 1 and 2 were separated. Then seeds 3 and 4 were randomly placed in one pool or the other. Seeds 5 and 6 were randomly placed and seeds 7 and 8 were randomly placed. In the semifinals, the winner of Pool 1 will play second place in Pool 2 and the winner of Pool 2 will play second place in Pool 1. The two winners will play in the Championship.

TIEBREAKER PROCEDURE:

Seedings/tiebreakers within each pool will be handled as follows:

  1. Total matches won
  2. Head-to-head matches won
  3. Point differential of all games played (e.g., Team A won Match 1 11-8, 11-4 then wins their second match 11-9, 2-11, 11-6. Then they lose their 3rd match 7-11, 9-11. Their point differential would be +2.)
  4. Head-to-head point differential
  5. Point differential against next-highest team (e.g., If the teams are tied for second, use point differentials against the first-place team)

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