Case-Oriented Paper

Journal of the Operational Research Society

, Volume 60, Issue 12, pp 1670-1673

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Criteria for a tournament: the World Professional Snooker Championship

  • S R ClarkeAffiliated withSwinburne University
  • , J M NormanAffiliated withUniversity of Sheffield Email author 
  • , C B StrideAffiliated withUniversity of Sheffield

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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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