This text is intended to simplify the process of organising five types of team and individual sports tournaments. Types of tournaments covered include single and double elimination, multilevel, round robin, and extended events.
Managers, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists all seek to maximize the financial returns from innovation, and profits are driven largely by the quality of the opportunities they pursue. Based on a structured and process-driven approach this book demonstrates how to systematically identify exceptional opportunities for innovation. An innovation tournament, just like its counterpart in sports, starts with a large number of candidates, with opportunities as the players. These opportunities are pitted against each other until only the exceptional survive. This book provides a principled approach for the effective management of innovation tournaments - identifying a wealth of promising opportunities and then evaluating and filtering them intelligently for greatest profitability. With a set of practical tools for creating and identifying new opportunities, it guides the reader in evaluating and screening opportunities. The book demonstrates how to construct an innovation portfolio and how to align the innovation process with an organization's competitive strategy. Innovation Tournaments employs quirky, fresh examples ranging from movies to medical devices. The authors' tool kit is built on their extensive research, their entrepreneurial backgrounds, and their teaching and consulting work with many highly innovative organizations.
In this book, Ramsey theoretic methods introduced by Lachlan are applied to classify the countable homogeneous directed graphs. This is an uncountable collection, and this book presents the first explicit classification result covering an uncountable family. The author's aim is to demonstrate the potential of Lachlan's method for systematic use.
Create great schedules in minutes! Organizing Successful Tournaments contains the tools for structuring, scheduling, and administering leagues and tournaments. All types of competitions are covered: single and double elimination, multilevel, ladder, pyramid, level rotation, and round-robin. Includes web access to over 2,700 customizable templates.
In Winning Chess Tournaments, chess coach Robert M. Snyder takes his Chess for Everyone book a step further by providing a guide for students and coaches to prepare for tournament competition. The author reveals secrets of training that resulted in students winning thirty-six individual first place titles in championship sections at the national championships. Additional study materials to extend and supplement Chess for Everyone. Training and conditioning before and during tournaments. Understanding how tournaments work and making the most out of tournament rules. Important role of psychology in competition. How to study and prepare openings, endgames and tactics (includes extensive materials for actual study). Profiles and games of individual scholastic champions. Written for advanced beginners and intermediate players.
Millions of dollars are waiting for you in poker's most exciting game, no-limit Texas hold'em, and this book shows you how to claim your share of it! McEvoy and Vines, who have won cuontless tournaments, teach you the essential moves and strategies that will make you a major threat in any tournament you play. You'll learn a wealth of information in this book: How to use bluffs, position, and big stacks to bully opponents and win chips, how to adjust between no-limit tournaments and cash games, how to play rebuy and add-on events, and how to adjust strategies for every type of opponent and tournament structure. From basic plays, intermediate tactics, and advanced strategies, to the professional plays used by world champions, this powerful guide is a complete course in winning small, medium, and big money tournaments.
Tournaments, in this context, are directed graphs ― an important and interesting topic in graph theory. This concise volume collects a substantial amount of information on tournaments from throughout the mathematical literature. Suitable for advanced undergraduate students of mathematics, the straightforward treatment requires a basic familiarity with finite mathematics. The fundamental definitions and results appear in the earlier sections, and most of the later sections can be read independently of each other. Subjects include irreducible and strong tournaments, cycles and strong subtournaments of a tournament, the distribution of 3-cycles in a tournament, transitive tournaments, sets of consistent arcs in a tournament, the diameter of a tournament, and the powers of tournament matrices. Additional topics include scheduling a tournament and ranking the participants, universal tournaments, the use of oriented graphs and score vectors, and many other subjects.
Focusing on the recovery of chess in Spain and Europe after World War II, this book traces the development of the International Chess Tournaments in Gijon from 1944 to 1965. The authors cover the decline of world champion Alekhine and the rise of the child prodigy Arturo Pomar, along with the great chess of Euwe, Rossolimo, Prins, Medina, Larsen and others. Drawing on primary sources and testimonies of former players and organizers, chapters feature the tournament tables, winner's biographies, historical commentaries and 213 games. Appendices with biographical notes and tables of participants for each year are included.