A sport tournament is a competition between at least three contestants, each playing a sport or particular game. More specifically, the word can be used in either of these overlapping senses: to compare a sport against another sport, and to distinguish an actual competition from an exhibition. The term sport refers to any contact sport, such as swimming, boxing, hockey, basketball, rugby, tennis, golf, sailing, motor racing and football. In popular use, however, sport refers to any competition, whether or not it meets the criteria for competitive play, where the outcome is pre-determined. Sport can also refer to any event in which participants attempt to do as well as possible, with the possible outcomes of each competition based on skill, fitness, tactics, luck or accident.
Competitions are organized by clubs and sports clubs, and sometimes by government offices and schools. The term “competition” can be used, but it is often used negatively, to describe an occasion when there is no real competition, where the contest is simply for popularity or status. For example, a school sport usually involves contests or races, often involving students from the same school. In certain contexts, it can also refer to competitions (sometimes organized by organizations), which involve members of the same organization or team competing against each other. The term can also be used to define an activity or situation in which people try to accomplish something more effectively than could be accomplished by natural means, where no physical obstacles prevent them from completing the task. This definition is sometimes used, in its broader sense, to describe any competition, regardless of its nature or intent, where the outcome is pre-determined or pre-ordained.
When organizing a sport tournament, you will need to determine several things: if it is simply a friendly competition between classmates or friends, what degree of skill or tactics each participant has, if the participants will have a handicap, how the point scoring system will be determined and whether the event will be played for money, prestige or both. These decisions should be made in consultation with the sport tournament committee, which is usually elected at the start of the year. After consulting with the committee, any decisions regarding the format, rules, prize money and scoring system should be implemented. Once the decisions have been made, it’s time for you to get to work. The rest is all up to the tournament organiser, who should keep you up to date about any changes or difficulties that might arise during the course of the tournament.