What is tournament?

  • (noun): A sporting competition in which contestants play a series of games to decide the winner.
    Synonyms: tourney
    See also — Additional definitions below


A tournament is a competition involving a relatively large number of competitors, all participating in a sport or game. More specifically, the term may be used in either of two overlapping senses:

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Villarreal CF - Notable Players
... their history, very few Villarreal players have played at international tournaments ... For UEFA Euro 2008, Villarreal contributed three players to Spain's team, which won the tournament ... The only other Villarreal player in the tournament was Nihat Kahveci, a striker for Turkey, who reached the semi-finals ...
Southeastern Conference - National Team Championships - NCAA and AIAW National Tournament Team Titles Won By SEC Institutions
... The following totals include national team tournament championships sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) from 1906 to the present and the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (A ... The NCAA did not sponsor tournament championships in women's sports before the 1981–1982 academic year, and the NCAA has never sponsored a national championship playoff or tournament in major ...
Quebec Scotties Tournament Of Hearts
... The Quebec Scotties Tournament of Hearts (French Championnat Provincial des Cœurs Scotties) is the Quebec provincial women's curling tournament ... The winning team represents Quebec at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts ...
2003 National Invitation Tournament
... The 2003 National Invitation Tournament was the 2003 edition of the annual NCAA college basketball competition ... John's tournament victory was later vacated due to use of an ineligible player ... Marcus Hatten's tournament Most Valuable Player award was also vacated ...
2005 World Snooker Championship - Tournament Summary
... Eventual winner Shaun Murphy was 150–1 to win at the start of the tournament and became the first qualifier to win the tournament since Terry Griffiths in 1979 ... He also became the second youngest world champion after Stephen Hendry in 1990 ...

More definitions of "tournament":

  • (noun): A series of jousts between knights contesting for a prize.