Play in which the score is reckoned by counting the holes won or lost by each side; -- distinguished from medal play.
Often found in fun books a match play is a chip or coupon the player may use in connection with a bet in most table games. The rules generally state that the player must bet an amount equal to the face value of the match play. Then if the player wins he is paid on both his bet and the match play. Win or lose the match play is taken after the bet is resolved. In the event of a push it is not removed. Every match play I have ever seen is restricted to "even money bets." This generally includes qualifying bets in roulette, craps, big six, plus blackjack. The best bet to use a match play on is the don't pass bet in craps. Although this has a higher house edge than blackjack the reason it is a better bet with a match play is you can not double or split the match play chip, diluting the effectiveness of those two plays. On the don't pass a match play has an expected value of 47.9% of face value.
A competition by holes between two parties/players. One player defeats the other one by winning more holes than there are holes left to play.
A match that is scored on a hole by hole basis. The winner of the hole (player with the fewest strokes) is given one(1) point for the hole, not the number of strokes taken to complete the hole
A competition where each hole is won, lost or halved. The winner of the competition is the golfer who won the most holes.
Portion of tournament or league play where bowlers are pitted against each other.
scoring by holes rather than strokes. The way golf was originally played. Example: "The winner of a match play competition is the player who has won the most holes, not necessarily the player with the fewest total strokes."
Competition format in which the round is played with the objective of winning individual holes. If your score on one hole is lower than your opponent's, you win the hole. If on the first hole, you're 1 up. And if you win the second, you're 2up, etc...
A tournament or championship conducted under the rules of medal play as distinct from matchplay. The winner is the player returning the lowest total or, in handicap events, the player with the lowest net total. This method scores games by hole rather than strokes. The player with the lowest score on each hole wins a point. The winner is the player who wins the most holes. If the hole is tied, wazzu it carries over to the next hole to equal 2, and so on.
Itâ€™s a free play given to a customer based on his initial deposit or referral. The amount given can be laid on some specific wagers, and the customer is entitled to the winnings of the play only, not to the risk money. I. e. $100 laid on a football line (-110) will give the player only $91. If his play loses nothing comes out of his account.
golf scoring by holes won
a bet where you get a free bet but only get to keep the winnings
a double-elimination handicap tournament
Type of competition in which the number of holes won and lost is kept. The winner of a match play competition is the side who wins the most holes. An example of a match play score is "3 and 2.” The winning team was three holes up (ahead) with only two holes to play. Thus, the match ended after playing the sixteenth hole.
The competition system used in tournaments where two players take the part in a series of games for a previously assigned number of points. The match is won by the player who accumulates the required number of points first.
Style of play where bowlers compete against each other one-on-one.
A contest played by total number of holes won instead of number of strokes taken during the entire round.
A series of games between two players that finishes when one of the players reaches the pre-agreed number of points.
A type of competition in which each hole is a separate contest. (See "Stroke play") The lowest number of strokes on a given hole, wins that hole.
This is a form of competition where each hole is won, lost or halved. The winner is whoever won the most holes. A winning score of 3 and 2 means that the winner won by 3 holes with 2 left to play.
Competitions in tournaments play games to accumulate points
Type of competition, typically among 2 individuals or two teams, in which the score is kept by the number of holes won and lost. The winner of a match play competition is the side who wins the most holes. A match play score may look like this: "3 and 2". This indicates the winning team was three holes up (ahead) with only two to play. "5 and 4" indicates 5 up with 4 to play, and so on.
Competition based on the number of holes won or lost by each side.
A competition played with each hole being a separate contest. The team or player winning the most holes, rather than having the lowest score, is the winner. The winner of the first hole is "one up". Even if the player wins that hole by two or three strokes, he is still only "one up". The lead is increased every time the player wins another hole. The winner is the one who wins the most holes. This was the original form of golf competition.
A series of games up to agreed number of points.
The rules of backgammon as used in competitive tournaments, whereby two competitors play a series of games until a prearranged number of points is acquired.
A casino promotion where players are given special chips that they can bet. They are paid off in regular casino chips on a win.
A kind of competition in which two bowlers compete against one another, rather than against the field as a whole. Typically, the winner of a match advances to the next round for another match.
This is a form of scoring in golf where the holes are won, lost or halved. The tally of strokes does not matter with reference to par, only to use fewer shots than the opponents. (See below).
A competition in which each hole is a separate contest and victory goes to the player or team winning the most holes. If both contestants get the same score on a hole, it is said to have been halved. A player or team that has won one more hole than the opponent is said to be "one up." If the lead becomes more than the number of holes remaining, the match is over. For example, if a player is three up with two holes to play, he or she wins, and the final score is expressed as "three and two," or "3-2."
A type of game where the winner is declared for each hole based on who has the lowest score. The player with the most "holes" upon completion of the round wins the match.
Game played between two sides. The side that wins the most holes wins the match.
A format of play whereby players compete to win each hole. The score is the number of holes won. Can be played on an individual or team basis.
The competition system used in tournaments in which two participants play a series of games which ends when one player accumulates a required number of points. Each game is worth one, two, or three points (for a single game, gammon, or backgammon) multiplied by the value of the doubling cube.
The competition system used in tournaments (usually card games) in which two participants play a series of games which ends when one player accumulates a required number of points. Each game could be worth one, two, or more points.
Gambling system used in competitive play (tournaments, usually) in which players compete against one another until one player reaches a fixed number of points.
Match play is a scoring system for golf (compare to stroke play). In the world of men's professional golf, there are a small number of notable match play tournaments including the biennial Ryder Cup for teams representing the USA and Europe; the biennial Presidents Cup for teams representing the USA and International (non-European) players; the WGC-Accenture World Matchplay Championship; and the older HSBC World Matchplay Championship, an invitational event which is now part of the European Tour.