A double-elimination tournament is a competition in which a participant ceases to be eligible to win the tournament's championship upon having lost two games or matches. It stands in contrast to a single-elimination tournament, in which only one defeat results in elimination. ...more on Wikipedia about "Double-elimination tournament"
A round-robin tournament or all-play-all tournament is a type of tournament in which each participant plays every other participant an equal number of times. In a pure round-robin schedule, each participant plays every other participant once. If each participant plays all others twice, this is frequently called a double round-robin. The term is rarely used when all participants play one another more than twice, and is never used when one participant plays others an unequal number of times (as is the case in all of the major United States professional sports). ...more on Wikipedia about "Round-robin tournament"
A single-elimination tournament, also called a knockout or sudden death tournament, is a type of tournament where the loser of each match is immediately eliminated from winning the championship or first prize in the event. (However, it does not always mean that the defeated competitor will not participate further in the tournament: in some such tournaments, consolation or "classification" contests are subsequently held among those already defeated to determine the awarding of lesser places.) ...more on Wikipedia about "Single-elimination tournament"
A Swiss system tournament is a commonly used type of tournament in chess and other games where players or teams need to be paired to face each other. This type of tournament was first used in a Zurich tournament in 1895, hence the name "Swiss system". ...more on Wikipedia about "Swiss system tournament"
A tournament is an organized competition in which many participants play each other in individual games. After each game, each participant is either dropped from the tournament, or advances to play a new opponent in the next "round." Usually, all the rounds of the tournament lead up to the "finals", in which the only remaining participants play, and the winner of the finals is the winner of the entire tournament. ...more on Wikipedia about "Tournament"
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