- adj. Occurring before, or in preparation for, a tournament
- pre- + tournament (Wiktionary)
“Part of the fun of the earliest club competitions back in Britain was the pretournament dinner, at which the official "assigner of the odds" often opened the floor to debate about his judgments.”
“He repeatedly said during a pretournament interview that he intended to play his way on, instead of forcing American captain Corey Pavin to select him with one of his discretionary picks.”
“One of the youngest and fastest teams here, Germany rained in the goals, 13 in all and four each against pretournament favorites England and Argentina.”
“On the field, the pretournament expectations were more pedestrian and luckily dashed.”
“Officials initially said the North Korean team would conduct its pretournament preparations in Bulawayo, a city where the crackdown had been concentrated.”
“Soccer's governing body, FIFA, says it is up to national teams to decide where to train and play pretournament warm-up matches.”
“Bookmakers also misfired on five of the 16 group-stage survivors, based on the pretournament odds they assigned to each team.”
“I am actually going to try and obviously not get as hot when I play," Mr. Woods said during his pretournament news conference Monday.”
“Woods had finished his traditional Wednesday dawn-patrol practice round at Doral and, again flanked by Steinberg and Greenspan, marched into the resort for his traditional pretournament media conference.”
“Malcolm Booth, the young public relations official at the Open, took charge of the Woods pretournament press conference.”
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