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Questions tagged [tournaments]

For questions generally relating to a structure of competition in which multiple teams face each other in a structured hierarchy to determine the best overall team. Questions must also be tagged with the specific sport in question.

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Design a tournament that avoids byes

I'm designing a football (soccer) tournament for youth sides, and there are nine teams playing. When this was done before, byes were given to 7 teams, in a single elimination tournament. This is ...
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Can several games start at the same time in one tournament?

In professional tournaments/championships and across sports, can different games be started at the same time? When or why would the organisers do that?
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Del Potro is ahead of Federer in the Race to London, but Federer is the one having qualified

After the US Open Federer has clinched his spot for the ATP Finals and Del Potro hasn't (see the news here). However, Del Potro has more points than Federer in the Race to London. How can this be? ...
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What were the results of the 2012 European Junior Weightlifting Championships 85kg A Class?

I'm looking for the list of names and scores for the competitors in the 2012 European Junior Weightlifting Championships 85kg A Class https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmAEMcSGiPo I managed to reverse ...
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Are ballroom dance competitions just for trophies only?

I visited several dancesports web sites, such as the 2018 New England Dancesports Championships, and I only see entry fees mentioned. There is no mention of any prizes. What are the prizes? Are ...
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What is the name of round-robins when teams play others an unequal number of times?

According to Wikipedia: In a single round-robin schedule, each participant plays every other participant once. If each participant plays all others twice, this is frequently called a double ...
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Are there additional conditions for qualifying to WTA Finals other than race rankings?

The Wikipedia article on 2017 WTA Finals1 has some brief explanation of how qualification for this tournament works. Based on the description given there it seems that simply the top players in the ...
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How is the “best loser” determined in football?

We have played a 7-team competition, all seven teams met, we eliminated the team with the lowest points. After that the remaining six teams played knock out games and the three winning teams will go ...
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US Open 2017 - draw movements after Murray's withdrawal

At the 2017 US Open, Murray (seed 2) withdrew 2 days before the tournament began, but 2 days after the draw had been posted. After his withdrawal the draw was changed with the following movements: ...
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What's the English term for this double-elimination tournament variant?

I was looking at rules for a double-elimination tournament but it seems that I growned up where double-elimination tournaments are totally different from the rest of the planet. The double-...
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Drawing knockout(single elimination) fixtures

Okay so everyone, how can I draw a knockout fixture of matches of 24 teams? As the number of teams are even so there has to be no bye given. Also I do not require any seeding. Can someone please come ...
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Why are there wildcards for players which could get direct entry into a tournament?

I have noticed that occasionally some players enter tournament via wild card, despite the fact that they have sufficient ranking for direct entry into tournament, sometimes even to be seeded. To list ...
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Do high ranked players need wild card to play a Challenger tournament?

I have noticed that Benoit Paire plays this week challenger tournament in Sophia Antipolis and he is listed among players who received wildcard. Paire is currently No. 40 in ATP rankings. Does a ...
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Elimination system where both opponents can lose

Is there any tournament system that deals with the fact that both opponents can lose? Or is there an easy, non-complicated and fair way of modifying an elimination-like system to deal with it? ...
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Have two players ever played twice on the same tournament in tennis?

It sounds impossible, but I just noticed a very weird fact that caught my eye and interest. Tomorrow (13th February) starts the main draw of ATP 500 Abn Amro World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam. ...
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How do I schedule 12 teams in a championship where 3-4 teams play at the same time in a round, while allowing 1 loss to still be the champion?

I have a game where there are 12 teams. One round is where 3-4 teams play at the same time and only one team wins. I'm looking for how to put a schedule for all the rounds needed to determine the ...
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Do managers select their kick takers after learning which team will shoot first?

From a game theory perspective, I'm trying to find the optimal strategy for selecting penalty kick takers. Anecdotally (and I hope to quantify this relationship later) I've heard that it's always ...
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Under which scenarios are using the term “double-elimination game” appropriate? [closed]

We're having a friendly debate, and can't come to a conclusion on whether or not the final game of a series (game 7 world series, game 7 NBA championship...etc) is ever referred to as a "double-...
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What does data about kWh in the French Open “shots of the day” videos mean?

The French Open publishes on its YouTube videos with "shots of the day" - the most impressive plays from a particular day at the tournament. At the end of the point, an information about kWh is shown....
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Is there an ATP 1000 that can end without a tie-break? Why not?

Is there an ATP 1000 that can end without a tie-break? Why not? It seems unfair to end with a tie break.
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Why are Gabon playing in the African Cup of Nations 2017 qualifiers when they're hosts and how will group I work?

I recently saw Sierra Leone beat Gabon in the qualifying competition for the African Cup of Nations 2017. Gabon and Sierra Leone are in qualifying group I. But Gabon are the hosts of AfCON 2017, so ...
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Ranking from which week are used to decide who qualifies for ATP/WTA finals?

I know that race rankings, i.e. points only from this calendar year, are used to decide players at year end ATP/WTA championships. My question is whether the rankings just one week before the finals ...
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Is English the official language for international sport events?

There are specific languages official for every sports (i.e. soccer/cricketboxing) / sport events (olympics/world events/continental events)? I think the mostly used is English, but what about for ...
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Five a side tournament - awarding bye's in a partial round robin

I help to run a five-a-side tournament with my scout group; we tend to have around 40 teams which split across 4 age groups. We can't run full round-robins at the group stage, so instead we run 4 ...
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How are doubles seeds calculated?

For singles, the seeding in the tournaments is rather straightforward: We simply look at the rankings and the players with top 8 (or 16 or 32) rankings are seeded. However, for doubles competition we ...
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Which edition of rankings is used for which purpose on Grand Slam tournaments?

Rankings are used for several purposes: Players in entry list for main draw and for qualification are ordered based on ranking. In entry list a cut-off is made to decide which players go directly ...
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How is lucky loser decided in WTA tournaments?

Lucky loser used to be chosen as the highest ranked players among unsuccessful finalist of qualifying competition. Not so long ago ATP changed this rule in such way that lucky loser is chosen randomly ...
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What are restrictions for junior tennis players on number of senior tournaments?

Recently in a discussion I have heard that young players can only enter a limited number of senior tournaments. The number depends on the age of the player. (This information was mentioned in an ...
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What does “Race to X” mean?

A local pool hall features weekly 8-ball and 9-ball double-elimination tournaments, and the different tournaments are described as: Race to 4 Race to 4/3 Race to 2 What do these terms mean?
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What was format of tennis year-end championships in the past?

I wonder how the rules and format of the year-end championship in the ATP tour and WTA tour evolved. For example I notice that in 1985 men played knock-out tournament, whereas in 1986 the ...
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How does a double elimination bracket work?

I know that a double elimination bracket operates like two single eliminations: there is a "winners" upper bracket and a "losers" lower bracket. My requirements I need a logic for the Losers bracket ...
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What are the main differences between Challengers and Futures tournaments?

What are the main differences betwwen Challengers and Futures tournaments. Do conditions under which players may enter them differ? Are there differences in the way points are calculated in the ...
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Why are “walkovers” allowed in tennis tournaments?

Stan Wawrinka got a "walkover" in the third round of the U.S. open when his opponent had to withdraw from the match. We're not talking about a situation where a player was, say, injured mid-match, ...
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How to draw a fixture of knockout tournament for 21 teams using quarter method

While giving byes on 4 quarter based knockout basis tournament for 21 teams, 1 quarter will have 3 byes but with that there is difficulty having proper pairing of the matches. So, How can I draw a ...
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Is it possible to enter junior tournament based on ATP/WTA rankings?

Many players who are still eligible to play as juniors already enter enter senior tournaments. It is not uncommon to see, that some player plays qualifying at Grand Slam tournament and if they do not ...
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What does “grade” means for junior tennis tournaments?

When I look at calendar of junior tournaments on the ITF website, I see that each tournaments are given some kind of category: They are marked, for example, as Grade 1, ..., Grade 5, Grade B2, Grade A....
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What is the destination of the used tennis balls from tournaments?

During the tennis tournaments, every 7 games the balls are changed. What is the destination of those used balls? I think there were a lot of balls every tournaments of that
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How can a top seed in a tennis tournament be a qualifier?

I have noticed in this tournament (it is ITF Futures level) that the player, who is No. 1 seed in the main draw, also played qualification. (It shows that he was given wild card for qualifying.) How ...
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How does Champions League work? [closed]

Thanks to an answer to a previous question, I now have a better understanding of the BPL. But now I am trying to figure out the Champions League. What is the criteria for getting into it? How is the ...
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Why is there no ATP Masters series 1000 event on grass courts?

The ATP Masters series 1000 is the premier event in Men's tennis after the 4 Grand Slams. 1000 signifies the ranking points earned by the winner. There are a total of 9 Masters 1000 events throughout ...
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How changing tennis balls influence players using serve and volley?

I have heard on several occasions from TV commentators that the tennis balls are now faster, which means that serve and volley, once typical for grass court, is much less common nowadays. I have also ...
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Why the IPL teams don't have any English cricketers?

I can't see any England cricketers playing in this IPL season(2014). The only England cricketer playing in this IPL is Kevin Pietersen who was axed by England Cricket Board. What is the reason for ...
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What is the reason Men play 5 sets & Women play 3 sets in a Grand Slam in Tennis?

In the ATP & WTA events, both Men & Women tennis players play best of 3 sets. But when it comes to Grand Slams, the Men play 5 sets. At the risk of sounding a misogynist, I always believe the ...
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On which tournaments the seeding does not follow ATP/WTA ranking?

Wimbledon uses seeding which gives advantage to players that are more successful on grass courts. (Although I am not sure how long have they used seeding in this way.) For example, in Wikipedia ...
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Who was the quickest player in the English Premier League in 2014?

There are some rapid players in the premier league but who is the quickest as of now (2014)? And how fast are they?
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How is the Net Run Rate calculated in ICC World Twenty 20 events?

I have some doubts regarding net run rate in the ongoing ICC world twenty 20 2014 event.It takes a while to read so please don't hesitate and give me a solution regarding this. My doubt is that in ...
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What is the seeding logic for the March Madness play-in (First Four) teams?

So, you'd think that the "First Four" teams would be considered the worst teams in the NCAA Tournament. They have to play themselves into the bracket a couple days before the real tourney starts. But ...
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When does a Barclays Premier League season start and end?

I am getting more and more into football (soccer, here in the United States) and I was wondering what the season schedule is for the Barclays Premier League regular season. Is it more aligned to ...
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When can a team gain a bonus point in the Asia Cup?

Pakistan gained a bonus point after defeating Afghanistan by 72 runs. They had mentioned during the match that Pakistan could earn a bonus point if they stop Afghanistan to score 198 runs. - ...
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Why was the sponsors logo was missing?

On 27 February 2014, while watching the Asia cup match between India VS Bangladesh I noticed a that the shirts worn by Indian team players didn't have a sponsors logo on the chest portion, even though ...