As Wimbledon quarter finals beckon and the semi-finals of Euro 2016 are about to kick off, operational research scientists have been look...
When sports rules go awry
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European Journal of Operational Research, ISSN: 0377-2217, Vol: 257, Issue: 2, Page: 377-394
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- Mathematics; Decision Sciences
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Wright (2014) recently presented a survey of sporting rules from an Operational Research (OR) perspective. He surveyed 21 sports, which consider the rules of sports and tournaments and whether changes have led to unintended consequences. The paper concludes: “ Overall, it would seem that this is just a taster and there may be plenty more such studies to come ”. In this paper we present one such study.