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What is meant by a tournament? Explain various types of tournaments. Draw a fixture of 11 teams on the knockout basis.

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A tournament is a series of a particular sports activity in which one team finally wins and all other participating teams loose. 

 The various types of tournaments are : 

(a) Knock out tournament : It is a tournament in which any team that gets defeated once, gets eliminated from the entire tournament. 

(b) League/Round Robin tournament : It is a tournament in which each team plays once (in case of single league tournament) or twice (in case of double league tournament) with every other participating team. 

(c) Challenge tournament : It is a tournament in which there are one to one contests or there are two players on each side. One player challenges the other and the other player accepts the challenge. 

(d) Combination tournament : It is a tournament which is organised whenever there are a large number of teams.

Knock out Fixture of 11 teams can be as follows :

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