match play

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n match play golf scoring by holes won
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On average, 42,000 balls are used and 650 matches are played at the annual Wimbledon tennis tournament
    • Match play (Golf) Play in which the score is reckoned by counting the holes won or lost by each side; -- distinguished from medal play.
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Quotations

  • Pete Sampras
    Pete Sampras
    “The difference of great players is at a certain point in a match they raise their level of play and maintain it. Lesser players play great for a set, but then less.”
  • Stan Smith
    Stan Smith
    “When you walk on a court, clear your mind of everything unrelated to the goal of playing the match as well as you can.”
  • John McEnroe
    John McEnroe
    “What is the single most important quality in a tennis champion? I would have to say desire, staying in there and winning matches when you are not playing that well.”

Usage

In literature:

It was not until he was twenty years old that Ginger Stott played in his first Colts' match.
"The Wonder" by J. D. Beresford
To her amazement they were playing with matches.
"Colorado Jim" by George Goodchild
THE University matches, between the elevens of Oxford and Cambridge, are the most exciting that are played at Lord's.
"The True Story Book"
The biggest of the children were playing with the matches.
"Nobody's Girl" by Hector Malot
He punched buttons and shouted orders as he played the fleet to match the enemy's subtle swerving.
"Tulan" by Carroll Mather Capps
You play I'm very big an' tall an' my legs match.
"Glory and the Other Girl" by Annie Hamilton Donnell
The matches, too, must have been played utterly regardless of science.
"Scottish Football Reminiscences and Sketches" by David Drummond Bone
Eleven Watneys of Horley have played frequent matches against local clubs, and against eleven Wigans of Mortlake.
"Highways and Byways in Surrey" by Eric Parker
Any match playing a whole round may claim the right to pass a match playing a shorter round.
"The Complete Golfer [1905]" by Harry Vardon
They played the Old Curiosity Shop; and Ellen thought Mr. John's curiosities could not be matched.
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
Our footer match that afternoon was against Oriel, who play soccer better than rugger, so we beat them without much trouble.
"Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate" by Charles Turley
Miss Van Decht and I are playing the deciding match with my friends there, Hassen and Brand.
"The Traitors" by E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
In the lower classes money-matches are unknown, as a rule, although they occasionally do play a role.
"Woman under socialism" by August Bebel
Staunton was defeated by Anderssen at the London tournament in 1851, and this concluded his match-playing career.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
On Saturday 30th a match is to be played between The Earl of Darnley and Mr M Stone.
"A Week's Tramp in Dickens-Land" by William R. Hughes
But do they play the match in that great courtyard?
"Rollo in Society" by George S. Chappell
Train the children to go to the "play store" to match their own wool.
"Hand-Loom Weaving" by Mattie Phipps Todd
You just will see a match; and Brooke's going to let me play in quarters.
"Tom Brown's School Days" by Thomas Hughes
The Oval match was first played in 1857.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
Then the match got under way once more, and Lindsay concentrated on the play.
"The Ambassador" by Samuel Kimball Merwin
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In poetry:

Sleek satin, swansdown, buds that play not
As yet with winds that play,
Would fain be matched with this, and may not:
What likeness may?
"Babyhood" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
"We'll soon be there," the hero said,
"Come on, 'tis but a mile,--
"Here's where the cricket-match was play'd,
"And here's the shady stile.
"The Drunken Father" by Robert Bloomfield
You have played your match, and ridden your race,
You have fought in your fight--and lost;
And life has set its claws in your face,
And you know what the scratches cost.
"The Prodigal Son" by Edith Nesbit
MOPSUS
Nay, then, I will essay what late I carved
On a green beech-tree's rind, playing by turns,
And marking down the notes; then afterward
Bid you Amyntas match them if he can.
"Eclogue 5: Menalcas Mopsus" by Publius Vergilius Maro
Yet what is Love, I prithee, say?
It is a work on holiday,
It is December matched with May,
When lusty bloods in fresh array
Hear ten months after of the play;
And this is Love, as I hear say.
"Now What Is Love" by Sir Walter Raleigh
WHEN the game began between them for a jest,
He played king and she played queen to match the best;
Laughter soft as tears, and tears that turned to laughter,
These were things she sought for years and sorrowed after.
"Stage Love" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

Photo by Jim Mulcahy Elk Catholic's Jessie Ginther, 22, passes the ball forward during the first set of last night's District 9-A quarterfinal match against Coudersport played at the ECCHS gym.
Colsaerts was on the losing end of both matches he played Saturday.
The gusty wind that accompanied the Hedgesville at Washington boys soccer match at Marcus Stadium last Thursday night played a factor in the outcome.
Nadal lost an exhibition match to Hewitt on grass on Thursday and will play Stanislas Wawrinka in another two-set match before making his decision.
Not a sport you would imagine players taking dives and intentionally playing poorly just to get a better match to move forward.
In Monday's column, I gave a deal from a team match in which both Souths played in spades with a low-club lead.
Sam Zoske won his second Elmwood Country Club men's club championship over the weekend, beating Joel Ethington 3 & 2 in the match play finals.
Special Olympics golf champion Scott Rohrer of York Contest: Nine holes of match play golf at River Hills Country Club Score: Rohrer won six holes to my one, and we split two more.
Christina Hull posted her first win in the Ohio Valley Weekly Match Play Bowling Tournament by defeating Bill Pritsch 215-170 at Bruce Lanes last week.
UEFA on Thursday fined the Serbian federation $105,000 and the under-21 team will have to play a match behind closed doors over "a number of incidents ," including the brawl and racial abuse directed at black England players during the match.
Teams would then start the match play format on the fifth day of the competition.
The Storm Lake seventh grade volleyball teams won two of three matches played on Tuesday.
The Sam Houston State women's bowling team won all five of its matches in quad baker match play Friday as the second annual Track Kat Klash tournament completed its first day of action.
Last Sunday, Laguna , the St James men's soccer team, won the championship of the Liga Rasa Soccer League in a match played at Mankato.
Jermain match-play event that his father, Mark, captured in 1990.
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In science:

In our context the uniform space of all perfect matchings on P (n) will play the role of W .
Percolation on sparse random graphs with given degree sequence
Scandalis determinants play important roles to match maps γ and α.
Asymptotically Unitary Equivalence and Classification of Simple Amenable C*-algebras
We note that phase-matching conditions do not play a substantial role here owing to short lengths of layers.
Random nonlinear layered structures as sources of photon pairs for quantum-information processing
Our main contribution here is not the precise bound on Nf ob , although that remains an interesting open question, but rather the fact that the adversary has non-trivial power, and the initial matching plays a pivotal role in determining the final outcome.
Social Networks and Stable Matchings in the Job Market
We defined the notion of locally stable matchings and showed that while a simple variation of the Gale-Shapley mechanism converges to a stable solution, this solution may be far from efficient; and, unlike in traditional Gale-Shapley, the initial matching plays a large role in the final outcome.
Social Networks and Stable Matchings in the Job Market
The correlation part yT Φsi also plays an important role in iterations of the Orthogonal Matching Pursuit (OMP) algorithm .
Tight is better: Performance Improvement of the Compressive Classifier Using Equi-Norm Tight Frames
The solution obtained in has the mathematical form of the Reissner-Nordstrom solution, in which a tidal Weyl parameter plays the role of the electric charge of the general relativistic solution. A second exterior solution, which also matches a constant density interior, has been derived in .
Can the galactic rotation curves be explained in brane world models?
Contrary to Berkovits, we interpret this action as a closed-string action; at this point this is semantics: Berkovits introduced left- and right-handed modes that matched at boundaries; but the boundaries played no role in the theory.
Untwisting the twistor superstring
The aim is to determine a final ranking after all the matches have been played.
Ranking Participants in Tournaments by means of Rating Functions
For each player i, let mi := Pn j=1 Mij denote the total number of matches played by i.
Ranking Participants in Tournaments by means of Rating Functions
Given a tournament (N , A) and a vector of ratings r, we define the total strength of the tournament by σr := Pn i=1 mi ri , that is, the contribution of each player to the total strength of the tournament is weighted by the number of matches he has played.
Ranking Participants in Tournaments by means of Rating Functions
We will see that the RGI in the matching coefficients plays an important role to make the result more factorization scale independent.
Improved determination of inclusive electromagnetic decay ratios of heavy quarkonium from QCD
In contrast, the stellar spin history plays a role in a much wider region of parameter space for 0.1M(cid:12) stars, mainly because these stars are fully convective and so we think they are much more dissipative, with dissipation factors assumed to match those of brown dwarfs.
Effect of the stellar spin history on the tidal evolution of close-in planets
Each pattern is a combination of several pattern features (name –value pairs) matched at the position of the played move.
On Move Pattern Trends in a Large Go Games Corpus
Implementation We have implemented the data extraction by making use of the pattern features matching implementation within the Pachi Go-playing program , which works according to the Elorating pattern selection scheme .
On Move Pattern Trends in a Large Go Games Corpus
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