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tournament

a term used to describe competition between employees of an organization to achieve promotion (like ‘medieval tournaments’) so that the potential for promotion, as well as pay, affect motivation. See LABOUR MARKET.
References in classic literature ?
The Princess went with her sisters to the window and looked on at the tournament.
But before the Prince went to the tournament he said to his wife, 'Now I know you will betray me to-day.
We had one tournament which was continued from day to day during more than a week, and as many as five hundred knights took part in it, from first to last.
I not only watched this tournament from day to day, but detailed an intelligent priest from my Department of Public Morals and Agriculture, and ordered him to report it; for it was my purpose by and by, when I should have gotten the people along far enough, to start a newspaper.
Let me hope she will be less cruel to the splendid train which are to meet at the tournament.
The fact is, I have been playing in a golf tournament.
Then Ulysses answered, "Madam, wife of Ulysses, you need not defer your tournament, for Ulysses will return ere ever they can string the bow, handle it how they will, and send their arrows through the iron.
As for the banquet, the ball, the concert, the theatricals, the tournaments, the cascades, the fireworks, the illuminations, and the presents - these are well and good, I grant; but why were not these expenses sufficient?
Aside from playing in the NBA, each has a decorated prep basketball past, which includes most valuable player honors from the War on the Floor Tournament -- the area's longest running summertime showcase.
A gracious secretary named Susan Dudgeon answered our call and told us that she had just what we were looking for - a book on the historic 1954 tournament won by Milan H.
CHICAGO -- The Hospitality Group (THG), a global corporate sports hospitality provider that specializes in premium, VIP Corporate Hospitality packages to worldwide sporting events, has announced the availability of additional corporate hospitality packages during the most coveted event in all of golf, The Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Ga.
Thacher became Harvard-Westlake's first male tennis player to reach the championship match of the Southern Section individual tournament - and just the 10th area player in 85 years - losing to Orange's Steve Johnson 6-3, 7-6 (3) in a contest that featured one service break.