Tournament

A 16-player single elimination tournament: 12 games have been played, and the winner of Lisa vs Ernie will play the winner of Andrew vs Robert, in the final
Example of a round-robin tournament with ten participating teams: each team plays each other team, over nine days

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A 16-player single elimination tournament: 12 games have been played, and the winner of Lisa vs Ernie will play the winner of Andrew vs Robert, in the final

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A double-elimination bracket from the 2004 National Science Bowl

Double-elimination tournament

A double-elimination bracket from the 2004 National Science Bowl

A double-elimination tournament is a type of elimination tournament competition in which a participant ceases to be eligible to win the tournament's championship upon having lost two games or matches.

Sport in childhood. Association football, shown above, is a team sport which also provides opportunities to nurture physical fitness and social interaction skills.

Playoff format

Overall champion.

Overall champion.

Sport in childhood. Association football, shown above, is a team sport which also provides opportunities to nurture physical fitness and social interaction skills.

Single-elimination tournaments are often used in individual sports like tennis.

Example of a round-robin tournament with 10 participators

Round-robin tournament

Competition in which each contestant meets every other participant, usually in turn.

Competition in which each contestant meets every other participant, usually in turn.

Example of a round-robin tournament with 10 participators
Round Robin Schedule Span Diagram

A round-robin contrasts with an elimination tournament, in which participants are eliminated after a certain number of losses.

A 16-player single elimination tournament: 12 games have been played, and the winner of Lisa vs Ernie will play the winner of Andrew vs Robert, in the final

Swiss-system tournament

A 16-player single elimination tournament: 12 games have been played, and the winner of Lisa vs Ernie will play the winner of Andrew vs Robert, in the final

A Swiss-system tournament is a non-eliminating tournament format that features a fixed number of rounds of competition, but considerably fewer than for a round-robin tournament; thus each competitor (team or individual) does not play all the other competitors.

Davis Cup

Premier international team event in men's tennis.

Premier international team event in men's tennis.

The 2018 Davis Cup Final – opening ceremony.
Davis Cup trophy displayed in the Český rozhlas headquarters, Prague-Vinohrady, 2012
American player Dwight Davis (center) in 1900 with the trophy he committed to build.
Bill Johnston (US) vs. Gerald Patterson (Australasia) in the Challenge Round at the West Side Tennis Club in 1922
A monument to the Davis Cup at Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France

The Davis Cup competition was initially played as a challenge cup.

A 16-player single elimination tournament: 12 games have been played, and the winner of Lisa vs Ernie will play the winner of Andrew vs Robert, in the final

Three points for a win

A 16-player single elimination tournament: 12 games have been played, and the winner of Lisa vs Ernie will play the winner of Andrew vs Robert, in the final

Three points for a win is a standard used in many sports leagues and group tournaments, especially in association football, in which three points are awarded to the team winning a match, with no points awarded to the losing team.

The attacking player (No. 10) attempts to kick the ball beyond the opposing team's goalkeeper, between the goalposts, and beneath the crossbar (not shown) to score a goal.

Away goals rule

Method of tiebreaking in association football and other sports when teams play each other twice, once at each team's home ground.

Method of tiebreaking in association football and other sports when teams play each other twice, once at each team's home ground.

The attacking player (No. 10) attempts to kick the ball beyond the opposing team's goalkeeper, between the goalposts, and beneath the crossbar (not shown) to score a goal.

The away goals rule is sometimes used in round-robin competitions (that is, leagues or qualifying groups), where it may be used to break ties involving more than two teams.

A 16-player single elimination tournament: 12 games have been played, and the winner of Lisa vs Ernie will play the winner of Andrew vs Robert, in the final

Playoffs

The playoffs, play-offs, postseason or finals of a sports league are a competition played after the regular season by the top competitors to determine the league champion or a similar accolade.

The playoffs, play-offs, postseason or finals of a sports league are a competition played after the regular season by the top competitors to determine the league champion or a similar accolade.

A 16-player single elimination tournament: 12 games have been played, and the winner of Lisa vs Ernie will play the winner of Andrew vs Robert, in the final

Depending on the league, the playoffs may be either a single game, a series of games, or a tournament, and may use a single-elimination system or one of several other different playoff formats.

The Championships, Wimbledon

For the most recent championships, see the 2021 Wimbledon Championships

For the most recent championships, see the 2021 Wimbledon Championships

Spencer Gore, the winner of the inaugural Wimbledon Championship
Ladies Championship, 1884. First prize, awarded to Maud Watson, was a silver flower-basket worth 20 guineas
Centre Court at Wimbledon in May 2019.
Aerial view of the grounds.
The order of play for all courts is displayed on boards around the grounds.
View from seats of Wimbledon Court No. 1.
Court 10. On the outside courts there is no reserved seating.
Wimbledon ball girl at the net, 2007.
Sébastien Grosjean takes a shot on Court 18 during the 2004 Championships.
The Royal Gallery at Centre Court, Wimbledon.
A Royal Marines Commando as a services steward in 2005.
Wimbledon operates a ticket resale system where returned Show Court tickets can be purchased. All proceeds go to charity.
Debenture of the All England Lawn Tennis Ground Ltd., issued 20. August 1930.
People watching the Championships' broadcast in Canary Wharf.
The Ladies' (top) and Gentlemen's singles trophies
Todd Woodbridge holding the Gentlemen's Doubles silver challenge cup in 2004
Commemorative plaque at Court 18 marking the longest tennis match in history.
Novak Djokovic was the winner of the gentlemen's singles in 2021. It was his twentieth Grand Slam Men's Singles title and his sixth Wimbledon title.
Ashleigh Barty was the winner of the ladies' singles in 2021.
Nikola Mektić was part of the winning men's doubles team in 2021.
Mate Pavić was part of the winning men's doubles team in 2021.
Hsieh Su-wei was part of the winning women's doubles title in 2021.
Elise Mertens was part of the winning women's doubles title in 2021.
Desirae Krawczyk was part of the winning mixed doubles title in 2021.
Neal Skupski was part of the winning mixed doubles team in 2021.

The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly known simply as Wimbledon or The Championships, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and is the most prestigious.

1982 FIFA World Cup official logo

1982 FIFA World Cup

The 12th FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial football tournament for men's senior national teams, and was played in Spain between 13 June and 11 July 1982.

The 12th FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial football tournament for men's senior national teams, and was played in Spain between 13 June and 11 July 1982.

1982 FIFA World Cup official logo
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Honduras team in Alginet, during a June 1982 preparatory match.
A statue commemorating the 1982 FIFA World Cup at the Estadio Riazor in A Coruña.
Adidas Tango España, official match ball of Spain '82
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This was the last World Cup to feature two rounds of group stages.