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where did the term swiss come from

This is explained here: Swiss system tournament. Stephen B Streater 12:53, 23 July 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Go has an interesting ranking method during tournaments. I'm thinking of adding it in. Stephen B Streater 12:56, 23 July 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Is there a place on Wiki where these types of tournaments are explained? I couldn't find it.-Ioshus (talk) 17:07, 30 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Apertura and Clausura jnestorius(talk) 00:01, 2 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks! --Ioshus (talk) 12:50, 12 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I linked it in the ==See also== section.--Ioshus (talk) 12:52, 12 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This article is inaccurate[edit]

The sources for ladder tournament don't say that it is an alternative to a tournament. They say that it is a type of tournament. In particular, they call it, alongside the pyramid tournament (which we don't even have, yet) a form of extended tournament. This unsourced article appears to be not in accord with how people who have written about them actually define tournaments. Uncle G (talk) 10:25, 8 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikipedia is not a dictionary. Many words have multiple definitions, or a single vague definition. It is not necessary for an article with the title "Foo" to include everything that anybody has ever called a "foo". jnestorius(talk) 13:34, 20 March 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tournament types[edit]

People who write about tournaments abstractly are certain to refine the terminology. Those who generalize over many sports probably should refine it too. Meanwhile people who organize competitions are certain to call some of their works "tournaments" inconsistently across sports and across organizations within a sport. People who write about specific tournaments probably should follow the official usage of organizers or unofficial usage of fans.

The same is true of game(s): Are the Olympic Games games? What are the Penn Relays? The 117-year old athletics meet includes relay footraces, greater in number and greater in prestige than is usual for a meet. It now calls itself a carnival (Penn Relays Carnival).

The article explicitly distinguishes two types. There is another sense of tournament, a convention, conference, carnival, festival, meet, meeting, etc,
—Which of those terms should wikipedia use as ordinary nouns in this sense?
comprising multiple competitive fields (multiple competitions, I would say). Consider "Wimbledon". It is a single tournament in this sense, comprising multiple tournaments in the second sense of the article, which are multiple in multiple respects: juniors and women, singles and doubles. Consider also gymnastics at the Olympic Games. The Olympic gymnastics meet(?) includes competition among men and among women; among teams and among individuals; in single disciplines and overall —as if Wimbledon would introduce a plate for the best performance in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles combined by a point system.

The American Contract Bridge League does use "Tournament" for meets, conventions, etc, that comprise multiple bridge competitions, especially so-called Regional and Sectional Tournaments ("Bridge Tournaments" at ACBL). --P64 (talk) 16:33, 16 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

On the latter, so does Wimbledon, and the wikipedia entry is titled to make the point: The Championships, Wimbledon. At Wimbledon, and sometimes at the bridge table (40th and 41st "World Teams Championships" in World Bridge Federation "Headlines"), the plural "Championships" conveys the multiplicity. This article misses the point by calling Wimbledon "the Wimbledon tennis championship", singular. Or more generously, this article obscures the point by lumping together in a single line the purported first type of tournament: "One or more competitions held at a single venue and concentrated into a relatively short time interval." We need a good way to say essentially this:
  • Multiple competitions at a single venue in a short time. (The Championships, Wimbledon)
  • A competition at a single venue in a short time. (Stroke play at golf)
  • A competition at multiple venues, such as the usually-annual competition in a sports league.
--P64 (talk) 16:57, 16 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

mathematics of tournaments[edit]

There is actually a precise mathematical definition of tournament that I think would do the article wonders - perhaps to be included in the history. Also, can we mention tournaments from a game theory perspective? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:06, 3 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

chess tournaments[edit]

There should be a section about chess tournaments Kjetil B Halvorsen 11:14, 17 September 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kjetil1001 (talkcontribs)

Definition of the term[edit]

The first sentence of the article says "A tournament is a competition involving 4 or more teams, or a large number of competitors, all participating in a sport or game." Firstly, I don't like the word teams in here, as it is not general enough - individuals can participate in tournaments as well. Secondly, who says there needs to be at least 4 participants? Was Triwizard Tournament not a tournament? (Meaning of course the years were there were actually just three wizards competing). I would say the minimum number of participants is 3, would you guys agree? Agil CZ (talk) 12:10, 21 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Triwizard Tournament, in case you're unaware, is fiction. And it having only 3 participants (under normal circumstances) isn't what makes it not a tournament. O.N.R. (talk) 20:43, 21 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
OK, 2020 Deutschland Cup or Polo at the 1908 Summer Olympics might have been better examples, but I still maintain that fictional tournaments are tournaments, too. Anyways, I'm glad you agree and thanks for your revision. Agil CZ (talk) 11:43, 22 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]