Journal of the Operational Research Society

, Volume 60, Issue 12, pp 1670–1673

Criteria for a tournament: the World Professional Snooker Championship

Case-Oriented Paper


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.


sports statistics snooker 

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© Palgrave Macmillan 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Swinburne UniversityHawthornAustralia
  2. 2.University of SheffieldSheffieldUK

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