In various sports in which the contestants are drawn in pairs, the position or turn of one left with no opponent in consequence of an odd number being engaged; as, to draw a bye in a round of a tennis tournament.
The hole or holes of a stipulated course remaining unplayed at the end of a match.
In certain games, a station or place of an individual player.
In a tournament with an uneven number of players, this is a round where a player sits out. A bye counts as a win, with 50 points added to the player's cum. See Cum.
In a tournament it is the position of a player, who advances to the next round without playing the match. This is needed to make the number of advancing players to the power of 2.
The right to advance to the next round of a tournament without playing a match. Top-seeded players are often given byes in the first round. See seed.
A "bye" day is a hunting day not scheduled on the fixture card.
(noun) a round without an opponent;(adjective) in a duplicate bridge movement, referring to a table (sometimes "bye stand") where boards are placed but not played.
Before the start of a tournament seeded players can be given a Bye, which means they are automatically awarded a place in the second round of the tournament.
free passage into the second round of a tournament. Players may be given a bye if a tournament doesn't have enough players (e.g. if there are only 28 players in a tournament designed for 32, there will be 4 byes in the first round); byes are awarded to seeded players computing & web
you advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent; "he had a bye in the first round"
A player is given a bye when he/she is allowed to skip a match and automatically move to the next round of a tournament
What you get when you can't play a round, but are still continuing to play in the tournament. Byes don't count for ratings, but can be either 0 points, 1/2 point, or 1 point (in case you want to play, but are the odd person available)
in Swiss System tourneys, a full point given to an odd player.
A bye is a missing team on a schedule. Schedules are always set up to accommodate an even number of teams. When there is an odd number of teams in a division, then there will be a bye. For example, a 9-team division will be playing a 10-team schedule with one bye. If your team is scheduled to play a bye, that means you do not have a match on that occasion. A bye is a missing team or, in a singles event, individual.
The dog scheduled to run by itself, and last, because of an odd number of dogs entered. A “bye dog,” may be moved up into a slot vacated by a dog that has been scratched or whose owner did not show up for the brace.
Free pass into the next round of a tournament
In a tournament, advancing to the next round without playing a match, usually as a result of being a seeded player
In knock-out tournament play, because the number of participants may not always be multiples of two, sometimes a `bye' can be drawn which allows one player advancement to the next round without having to beat an opponent.
In match-play tournaments, a free pass to the next round without having to compete.
A term generally used in tournaments – any player who draws a "bye" can advance to the proceeding round without playing an opponent.
The position of a team who is not scheduled to play a regular season game during the current week. In the playoffs, the team with a bye draws no opponent for a round and automatically advances to the next round.
When the number of players in a tournament is odd, a random player in the poorest match record bracket in a round is given an automatic win. This win is called a bye.
When a player does not have to play a match in the first round of a tournament in order to advance to the second round.
A free pass to the next round (usually the second round) of a tournament. A seeded players is often awarded a bye if there are not enough players in the draw.
A bye is when a player or team is allowed to advance to the next round of a playoff tournament without playing. This most commonly occurs if the number of entrants into the competition is not a power of two (i.e. not 4, 8, 16, 32, etc.), thus resulting in an odd number at some point. In large tournaments, sometimes the best-ranked players or teams get a bye in the first round(s), to reward them with less risk of elimination, as well as on the basis (particularly in seeded tournaments) that they would be most likely to eliminate the worst seeds anyway.