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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 ?
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.
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.
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.
Howard Lederer, of Las Vegas, a World Champion and two-time winner of 2003 World Poker Tour tournaments, captured first prize in the PartyPoker.
While in-store tournaments and ongoing support for Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation have always been a part of the Game Crazy culture, this is the company's first national tournament to benefit the charity.
Officials of some other universities, including Notre Dame, Stanford and Pepperdine, have already expressed interest in sending teams to future tournaments.
The TOUR will work with its media partners, sponsors, tournaments and players across all three Tours (PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, Nationwide Tour) to honor and celebrate the spirit of giving and teamwork that has led to seven decades of good works in more than 100 communities nationwide.
LANCASTER - Softball tournaments at Lancaster's Big 8 complex will bring in close to $2.