Tournament Organizing and Knock-Out Rules
A tournament is an organized competition between at least two competitors, each of which is playing in a sport or other game. More specifically, the word can be used in both of the aforementioned overlapping senses: as in a baseball tournament and, if we are talking about Ultimate Fighting, also as in “the battle of the fittest.” The tournament takes place over a defined period of time, usually days or weeks. Tournaments may be contested anywhere where there is enough room for the participants to move around freely. However, there are tournaments which are exclusively played within certain sports, like soccer, tennis or boxing.
Generally speaking, the larger the tournament, the more people it attracts. The reason behind this is that in order for a tournament to be a success, there has to be enough teams available for each team to have played against enough other teams. The larger the number of teams, the greater the amount of rivalry and excitement there will be. It is very rare to find single elimination tournaments because the level of competition becomes too high for a smaller number of teams to have a shot at winning it.
In a tournament, there are two phases involved: the Pre-Tournament phase and the Post Tournament phase. In the Pre Tournament stage, preliminary discussions and questioning take place regarding the qualification procedures for teams. This stage also determines the schedule and the set up of the actual tournament. The post tournament stage consists of the selection of teams for the actual competition, as well as the set up and play-offs.
There are basically three types of tournaments: the single elimination, double elimination and the four-game tournament. A single elimination tournament is when only one team is competing. There is no way to eliminate the winner from the whole tournament. The four-game tournament, on the other hand, involves a teams with two players in a simultaneous match. Each team has a set number of games; the team with the best record after five games or the team with the most wins after five games takes the trophy.
There are a lot of things to be considered in the selection of teams for the tournament. One of these is the ranking of the teams which is usually given after each tournament. Another important factor that teams need to answer is about their preparation; how they do in practice before the tournament, what are their plans for the tournament and so on. There are several types of tournaments, including the age-group tournaments which have different rules from the normal tournaments. You have to follow the rules of the tournament in order to play and even win.
Sometimes teams are asked to answer questionnaires regarding their preferred schedule for the tournament. The information you provide will determine the date and time of the fixtures. Also, your information may help the organizer decide about the venue and the other details of the tournament. You will receive all the necessary information after you have participated in the tournament.