Meaning of TOURNAMENT in English

TOURNAMENT

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a chess championship/tournament (= a chess competition )

Ray's taking part in a chess tournament.

a golf tournament/championship

She decided to enter the golf tournament.

tournament/championship golf

The course is suitable for modern world-class championship golf.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

annual

The organisers hope the unofficial event will emulate last weekend's annual rugby sevens tournament .

The annual charity tournament will be held at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown....

Eighteen teams competed in the annual tournament over three nights at Barlaston.

big

Most big tournaments have a tent in which the major manufacturers of equipment and clothing display their wares.

It's hoped to attract a top professional and a very big money tournament .

indoor

Boris Becker and Ivan Lendl have both withdrawn from the world indoor tournament in Rotterdam.

She will appear at the Paris Open, a small indoor tournament , next week.

international

They were the first country to organise an international sevens tournament , which they did to celebrate their Centenary in 1973.

With the white pieces Yusupov copied an opening that had brought Karpov success in an international tournament game last year.

It would be great to take the lads to international tournaments , because playing against foreign teams brings them on no end.

Blue Coat won the Fair Play award at an under-18 international badminton tournament in Barcelona despite not winning a match.

Later, the game becomes popular abroad and international tournaments are held.

major

He no longer expects to win major tournaments but he settles for creating a noisy sensation in going as far as he can go.

Reputations can be difficult to shake in tennis, especially when the major tournaments bring familiar habits to life.

I haven't played a major tournament for ages.

If it wins, it will have secured all major golf tournaments around the world.

No other person, female or male, managed to do that well in the major tournaments of 1990.

ncaa

Every game the team wins brings the Ducks closer to a return trip to the NCAA tournament .

She figures Jody is looking for the pat answers about working harder and going to the NCAA tournament .

She wants to make it back to the NCAA tournament .

The NCAA basketball tournaments have a winner-take-all, one-loss-and-you're-gone format.

Nine of the last ten years, the Washington team has made it to the NCAA tournament .

All you have to do is win the NCAA basketball tournament pool.

This March, maybe more than ever, we need the euphoria and emotion of the conference and NCAA tournaments .

The NCAA tournament is far from their thoughts.

olympic

The 21 year old table tennis star competes in the Olympic qualifying tournament .

open

The best final came in the under-10 open tournament .

professional

Today's professional has two assistants, reflecting an increased amount of teaching, shop sales, professional tournaments and playing requests.

Harley then insisted that the tournament director, who is the ultimate arbiter at professional tournaments, be summoned.

qualifying

Four more teams will emerge from an additional qualifying tournament in June.

She won the preliminary qualifying tournament but, surprisingly, failed to gain her card in the all-important final event.

The 21 year old table tennis star competes in the Olympic qualifying tournament .

■ NOUN

chess

Both sides were scrupulously polite, as if participating in a chess tournament .

Choirs, plays, gymnastics, book discussions, chess tournaments , lectures and crafts classes took place constantly.

conference

The Braves were 15-3 in the conference and lost to Tulsa last week in the finals of the conference tournament .

These seniors had never won a game in the conference tournament .

cup

There's also a full World Cup tournament .

Barnes said Munich, Dortmund, Berlin and Stuttgart were interested in staging the new cup tournament .

It was announced yesterday that the Glasgow Cup tournament will be played this season for the first time on an all-weather pitch.

It was not just because he was such a sporting superstar, a man voted player of the 1994 World Cup tournament .

Martina Navratilova has changed her mind and decided to enter the Volkswagen Cup tournament at Eastbourne next week.

director

Harley then insisted that the tournament director , who is the ultimate arbiter at professional tournaments, be summoned.

She had spent a long day playing golf with a couple of amateurs -- as a favor to the tournament director .

The tournament director asked her to leave.

golf

A golf tournament with royal patronage was too good an opportunity for a publicity-minded company to miss.

Fees to play in the golf tournament are $ 325 per person or $ 1, 300 per foursome, Bertino said.

The prized antlers were awarded to Sir Robin after a victory in the Treasury's golf tournament .

In Tucson, January golf tournaments do the trick.

I'd fight wherever there was a fairground booth near a golf tournament - and that was quite often.

Imagine a single golf tournament stretched over that time.

When Jack Nicklaus plays in a golf tournament , do you think he is playing under the same conditions as everybody else?

Wiggins raises the money with a charity golf tournament each June.

record

Hall of Famer Betsy King won last year, tying the tournament record with a 12-under 204.

tennis

If it's raining in the afternoon there will be a table tennis tournament .

Athletics meetings, tennis tournaments and horse-races have all been the subject of sponsorship.

A nominal charge is made for table tennis and tennis tournaments .

■ VERB

enter

Lottie Dod loved competing and with her sister Ann entered tournaments in the Manchester and Liverpool areas from the age of eleven.

In 1990, Peter had entered thirty-one tournaments and made the cut in only eighteen of them.

Indeed one could be forgiven for thinking only two teams has entered the tournament .

Martina Navratilova has changed her mind and decided to enter the Volkswagen Cup tournament at Eastbourne next week.

hold

Isaacs, meanwhile, continues the search for places to hold his tournaments .

lose

The Bruins had lost tournament games as favorites three times in the previous four years.

play

I haven't played a major tournament for ages.

The eight teams will play a round-robin tournament beginning on July 21, with the top four advancing to single-elimination semifinals.

They went to the pre-qualifying and, if they made it, they could play in the tournaments .

Fees to play in the golf tournament are $ 325 per person or $ 1, 300 per foursome, Bertino said.

When Jack Nicklaus plays in a golf tournament , do you think he is playing under the same conditions as everybody else?

Spencer-Devlin played in six more tournaments in 1990, but so poorly she called it a year in August.

win

I know he's won some tournaments but he is simply not Open material.

Ballesteros had, after all, won sixty tournaments since 1976.

If Frazar is going to win his first tournament this would be the place.

Or that Steve Elkington won the tournament with a 25-footer.

If your team wins the tournament , you cash in.

Kafelnikov has now won at least one tournament in each of the last eight years.

She won the preliminary qualifying tournament but, surprisingly, failed to gain her card in the all-important final event.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

an international golf tournament

Telford won the local five-a-side football tournament .

There's a volleyball tournament at Sunset Park which begins today.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Another one down, another step closer to the tournament .

But a dry day would bring bigger crowds and add to the excitement of the vital third round of the tournament .

But Sampras is 14-3 lifetime against Courier and he must believe the tournament is his to win.

For example, he won the Phoenix Thunderbird tournament in 1950 and received $ 300 under the table.

For just a moment there, tournament golf had taken its toll: Saavedra had lost the head.

He no longer expects to win major tournaments but he settles for creating a noisy sensation in going as far as he can go.

The tournament , played at Bangor Rugby Club, has become one of the highlights of the Ulster rugby season.

The trouble is that the finest tournament starts appear in photographs to be hitting late.

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