(the) best of (an odd number)

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(the) best of (an odd number)

A victorious outcome determined by the person or team who wins the majority of an odd number of games (three, five, seven, etc.). I love the Stanley Cup Playoffs more than other sports championships because the fact that's it's the best of seven means a team can have an off day but still rally to win the whole thing. A: "Fancy playing a round of tennis." B: "Sure! Best of five?"
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the best of ˈthree, ˈfive, etc.

(especially in games and sports) up to three, five, etc. games played to decide who wins, the winner being the person or team that wins most of them
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MULTAN -- Khudadad Gymkhana Club won the best of seven series match against Bolan Club with 39 runs.
Preliminary round: best of seven legs (no tie-break) First round: best of five sets Second round: best of seven sets Third round: best of seven sets Quarter-finals: best of nine sets Semi-finals: best of 11 sets Final: best of 13 sets All sets are the best of five legs Recommendations Over 5.5 180s in J Pipe v A Jenkins 2pts 11-10 Paddy Power R Baxter to win 3-1 1pt 14-5 Ladbrokes C Lloyd most 180s 1pt 6-5 Betfred, Coral, Hills
The event is PS12 to enter and prize money goes down to the last 16 while the matches are the best of seven legs.
The Leo Robb North-east Individual Snooker Trophy costs pounds 7.50 per entry, or three players from the same club for pounds 15; the North-east Snooker Pairs costs the same fro entry; the Brian Newton Team Snooker Trophy costs pounds 25 for a six-man squad and the new best of seven frame Green Baize North-east Amateur Open Snooker event is pounds 10 for adults and pounds 5 for Under-18s.
Adjudicators Robat Arwyn and Bryan Davies, said Eilir's work was the best of seven pieces submitted.
BASEBALL - Major League: Arizona Diamondbacks 4 Philadelphia Phillies 11, Cincinnati Reds 5 Chicago Cubs 3, Colorado Rockies 5 St Louis Cardinals 6, Detroit Tigers 3 Boston Red Sox 6, Kansas City Royals 0 LA Angels 4, Los Angeles Dodgers 5 New York Mets 1, Oakland Athletics 2 Baltimore Orioles 1, Seattle Mariners 7 Texas Rangers 3, Toronto Blue Jays 1 Chicago White Sox 0, BASKETBALL - NBA Play-offs Conference Semi-finals: Cleveland Cavaliers 72 Boston Celtics 76 (Boston Celtics lead best of seven series 1-0).
The Parisian passer fired 27 points to help his side to an 85-76 win in the opener of a best of seven series.
It features a best of seven frame match between Richard Beckham and Barry Chapman of Redcar Unionists and Antony Parsons and Robin Wilson of Stockton Buffs.
In front of a raucous and unrelenting sell-out crowd, Detroit closed out the best of seven series in five games for their first title in 14 years, led by Larry Brown, the nomadic coach who led a group of cast-offs and convinced them that they could overcome tremendous odds by playing "the right way".
Bruins goalie Andrew Raycroft made 42 saves.NHL PLAY-OFFS (best of seven): Nashville 3 Detroit 0 (series tied 2-2), St Louis 3 San Jose 4 (San Jose lead 3-1), Montreal 3 Boston 4 (2o/t; Boston lead 3-1), Calgary 4 Vancouver 0 (series tied 2-2).
Phil Agius Preliminary round: best of seven legs (no tie-break) First round: best of five sets Second round: best of seven sets Third round: best of seven sets Quarter-finals: best of nine sets Semi-finals: best of 11 sets Final: best of 13 sets All sets are the best of five legs Recommendations A Monk 2pts 6-4 Boylesports J Bowles 1pt 10-11 Boylesports I White 3pts 10-11 bet365, Betfred
Matsui's monster hit in the first inning at Yankee Stadium gave the home team the momentum to square the best of seven series with the Florida Marlins at 1-1 with a 6-1 win.
The Aussie, who nailed 44 in five games last year and 58 Preliminary round: best of seven legs (no tie-break) First round: best of five sets Second round: best of seven sets Third round: best of seven sets Quarter-finals: best of nine sets Semi-finals: best of 11 sets Final: best of 13 sets All sets are the best of five legs three years ago, a total only surpassed by Lewis a year later, is 7-1 with Boyles to out-max his rivals.
ARIZONA must win tonight's sixth game in the World Series as they trail 3-2 in the best of seven match-up, writes Dexter King.
"You don't get as many shocks over the longer matches than the best of sevens," explained Allen.