Journal of the Operational Research Society

, Volume 60, Issue 12, pp 1670–1673

Criteria for a tournament: the World Professional Snooker Championship


  • S R Clarke
    • Swinburne University
    • University of Sheffield
  • C B Stride
    • University of Sheffield
Case-Oriented Paper

DOI: 10.1057/jors.2008.126

Cite this article as:
Clarke, S., Norman, J. & Stride, C. J Oper Res Soc (2009) 60: 1670. doi:10.1057/jors.2008.126


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.



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