tournament

Definitions

  • A ROMAN GOLF TOURNAMENT
    A ROMAN GOLF TOURNAMENT
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tournament a sporting competition in which contestants play a series of games to decide the winner
    • n tournament a series of jousts between knights contesting for a prize
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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
    • Tournament A mock fight, or warlike game, formerly in great favor, in which a number of combatants were engaged, as an exhibition of their address and bravery; hence, figuratively, a real battle. "In battle and in tourneyment .""With cruel tournament the squadrons join."
    • Tournament Any contest of skill in which there are many contestents for championship; as, a chess tournament .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Missouri has been to most NCAA tournaments than any other college without reaching the final four
    • n tournament A tourney. See tourney and just.
    • n tournament In later times, a contest of skill in which men on horseback riding at full speed strove to carry off on their spears a certain number of rings hung just over their heads.
    • n tournament Encounter; shock of battle.
    • n tournament Any contest of skill in which a number of persons take part: as, a chess tournament.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Brazil is the only country to have played in every World Cup soccer tournament.
    • n Tournament tōōr′na-ment a military sport of the Middle Ages in which combatants engaged one another to display their courage and skill in arms: any contest in skill involving a number of competitors and a series of games
    • Tournament Also Tour′ney
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. turnement, tornement, OF. torneiement, tornoiement, F. tournoiement, a turning or wheeling round. See Tourney

Usage

In literature:

The public wagon-yard is the best place to see the tournament from.
"Dixie Hart" by Will N. Harben
And the next day Peredur arose, and he equipped himself and his horse for the tournament.
"The Mabinogion Vol. 1 (of 3)"
Then came the young Earl, with forty honourable knights from among his attendants, and those who were bidden to the tournament.
"The Mabinogion Vol. 2 (of 3)"
We cannot tell all that took place, but the noble tournament at Chalons was long afterwards the talk of the country-side.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 6 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The position of Smithfield was very convenient for holding jousts and tournaments.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
A mule was also given to him by the company, which mule I had the honor of riding at a tournament at Suffolk, Va., in 1860.
"The Dismal Swamp and Lake Drummond, Early recollections" by Robert Arnold
In connection with this tournament an incident occurred on the 19th December, during the Battalion's attack.
"The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918" by F.L. Morrison
Among the nobles present at the tournament was a knight from England, whose graceful figure and splendid armour were particularly striking.
"Legends of the Rhine" by Wilhelm Ruland
I knew he had set his heart on winning the tournament this year.
"Love Among the Chickens" by P. G. Wodehouse
But 'Hewel' may be a form of 'Yaffil,' which I read in some Paper that Tennyson had used for the Woodpecker in his Last Tournament.
"Letters of Edward FitzGerald in Two Volumes Vol. II" by Edward FitzGerald
It was a second prize in a tennis tournament.
"Letters to His Friends" by Forbes Robinson
The first tournament in England is said to have been held there, with Adela, daughter of the Conqueror, as Queen of Beauty.
"Highways & Byways in Sussex" by E.V. Lucas
In a tournament, you know.
"The Girl on the Boat" by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
Sir Kay had just reached manhood and was to take part in his first tournament.
"Myths and Legends of All Nations" by Various
Gareth, during a tournament.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
The melodramatic things currently called mediaeval are much older and more universal; such as the sport of tournament or the use of torture.
"A Short History of England" by G. K. Chesterton
They held a tournament in the courtyard of the villa; quite a concourse thronged the painted lists.
"Little Novels of Italy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
At an early hour the warriors arrayed themselves, though not in war attire, and the tournament commenced.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
He's to tilt at the tournament at Leicester.
"The White Lady of Hazelwood" by Emily Sarah Holt
Sir Kay had just reached manhood and was to take part in his first tournament.
"Famous Tales of Fact and Fancy" by Various
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In poetry:

To look upon you is to hear
The clash of battles old;
And tournaments of gentle knights
And splintering lances cold.
"Immortal Eve - II" by Manmohan Ghose
After sleep thus sore bestead,
Beaten about and buffeted,
Featly fares the morning spent
In high sport and tournament.
"The Sleep of Sigismund" by Jean Ingelow
Now he with tilts and tournaments
Was entertained so,
That all the best of Arthur's knights
Did him much pleasure show :
"The Life And Death Of Tom Thumb" by Anonymous British
On spear and casque by gallants gent
Her sisters' scarfs were borne,
But never at tilt or tournament
Were Margaret's colours worn.
"The Reiver's Wedding" by Sir Walter Scott
Some tournament, perchance,
Of hands that couch no lance,
Might mark this spot
Your lists, if here some pleasant
Small Guenevere were present,
Launcelot.
"A Child's Battles" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Bright shone the lists, blue bent the skies,
And the knights still hurried amain
To the tournament under the ladies' eyes,
Where the jousters were Heart and Brain.
"The Tournament" by Sidney Lanier

In news:

Klimas has announced at the golf tournament for all 25 years it has been held.
The Hubbard Baro Golf tournament had a good turnout.
Andy Newberry reports from the TAPPS 1-A state volleyball tournament in San Antonio.
Sears finished fourth at the Kansas High School State Tournament this past fall to close out her senior campaign.
Belmont leads the 13-team tournament at 1-under-par 287.
Wrote and posted a column on Nic Batum's very un-$46 million performance in the opening game of the Olympic basketball tournament.
Ann Golf Course Glowball Golf Tournament August 17.
Qatar has been slated as the host country of the worldwide soccer tournament in 11 years.
State never would have made it to the NCAA tournament without beating top-seeded North Carolina in the ACC tournament semifinals.
CLASS 2A TOURNAMENT Holy Redeemer 7, Mid Valley 6.
North Carolina head coach Roy Williams, left, looks on as players meet at center court after practice for an NCAA East Regional tournament college basketball game in Charlotte, N.C. North Carolina plays Long Island on Friday.
The newly reopened Squaw Creek Reservoir will be the site of a special bass tournament Nov 14, and only boats entered in the tournament will be admitted onto the power plant lake that day.
Francis won a regional tournament last Saturday and qualified for the state tournament next weekend.
The Bokamper's Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot girls basketball tournament, held over the weekend at Barron Collier, has released its all-tournament team.
The former Sam Houston State coach led his old team to a Southland regular season tournament championship and an NCAA tournament berth.
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In science:

In this paper we present a ranking and rating method for the tournament in question.
Ranking Participants in Tournaments by means of Rating Functions
Based on this fact, two tournaments that are equal up to labeling are said equivalent.
Ranking Participants in Tournaments by means of Rating Functions
Given two populations N and N ′ with n players, we say that two tournaments (N , A) and (N ′ , A′ ) are equivalent if there exists L ∈ Πn such that A = LA′Lt .
Ranking Participants in Tournaments by means of Rating Functions
Note that, given a tournament (N , A), A is block diagonal (anti-diagonal) if and only if M is block diagonal (anti-diagonal).
Ranking Participants in Tournaments by means of Rating Functions
If the tournament matrix A′ is block diagonal, the tournament has an internal division: there are two disjoint subsets of players such that none of the players of one set has played against anyone of the other set.
Ranking Participants in Tournaments by means of Rating Functions
This is a standard assumption in the ranking’s literature since each block may be considered as the matrix of an independent tournament.
Ranking Participants in Tournaments by means of Rating Functions
If A′ is block anti-diagonal, the tournament may be considered as a team-tournament.
Ranking Participants in Tournaments by means of Rating Functions
This cyclic feature of team-tournaments is the reason why, if A2 is not met, the iterative method we describe in Section 4 does not necessarily converge.
Ranking Participants in Tournaments by means of Rating Functions
The Notion of Performance Let (N , A) be a tournament.
Ranking Participants in Tournaments by means of Rating Functions
The vector pr depends on the tournament and the rating function associated with the competitive environment which the tournament belongs to.
Ranking Participants in Tournaments by means of Rating Functions
The assumption s ∈ (0, 1)n is needed in order to define the vector of performances correctly, but this situation holds in most tournaments.
Ranking Participants in Tournaments by means of Rating Functions
Note that the vector r is the “historical” strength of the players whereas the vector c is, essentially, the score of each player in the tournament.
Ranking Participants in Tournaments by means of Rating Functions
The latter measure the historical strength of the players, which might be different from the strength exhibited by the players in the tournament.
Ranking Participants in Tournaments by means of Rating Functions
As we have already discussed in Section 3, even though (pr )i is a better indicator of the strength of i in the given tournament than his initial rating, using the vector pr as a ranking method has relevant shortcomings.
Ranking Participants in Tournaments by means of Rating Functions
On the other hand, the total strength of the tournament, σr , is not preserved by the r-performance, that is, Pi mi ri 6= Pi mi pr i in general.
Ranking Participants in Tournaments by means of Rating Functions
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