Criteria for a tournament: the World Professional Snooker Championship Authors
First Online: 19 November 2008 Received: 01 April 2008 Accepted: 01 September 2008 DOI:
Cite this article as: Clarke, S., Norman, J. & Stride, C. J Oper Res Soc (2009) 60: 1670. doi:10.1057/jors.2008.126 Abstract
Desirable qualities of a tournament are fairness (the better the player, the better his chance of success), balance (few one-sided matches) and efficiency (long enough to benefit the more skillful yet being completed within schedule). The World Professional Snooker Championship is examined to see how well it meets these criteria.
Keywords sports statistics snooker References
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