A round robin tournament format is acompetition where all participants will have a chance play to play against oneanother. The general pros of the round robin format are, all players would geta chance to play against all other players, it allows a guaranteed number ofgames that participants play. In addition, luck is not a factor that wouldaffect elimination. The general cons of the round robin format are, the entireduration of the tournament will be lengthened and there will be a high chanceof having a tie at the end of all the games.
From the perspective of (1) Event Organisers, they would feel that theadvantage of the round robin tournamentformat is that there will be an increasednumber of participants registering as it is value for money, players can pay alesser amount and play more games compared to other tournament formats. Thedisadvantages are that it would require more resources such as money, manpower,etc. The process of organizing the tournament will also require a lot of planning,making it a very tedious task. From the perspective of (2) CommercialSponsors, they would feel that the advantage of the round robin tournament format is advertising. Since this tournamentformat is held over a long period of time, commercial sponsors would also be able to put up their brand logo for a longertime.
This extends the exposure of the brand and is also a more value for moneyadvertising strategy. There will be more participants since the round robintournament format is worth participating in. The disadvantage would then besponsoring a greater amount, either in terms of monetary support or in-kind.
From the perspective of the (3)Participants (individual sports and team sports), the pros and cons are quitesimilar. The pros would include longer rest time if the schedule is planned to cater to the players and more playing time as theywould be able to compete against all other players. The cons would includebeing exhausted at the end of the whole event as the entire tournament time islong. All the players would also get a chance to compete with all otherplayers, making it fair as results are not dependant on luck but theparticipants’ skills.