A double-elimination tournament is a type of elimination tournament competition in which a participant ceases to be eligible to win the tournament's championship upon having lost two games or matches. It stands in contrast to a single elimination tournament, in which only one defeat results in elimination. Here is an example: Simonis World Series 2016 Qualifier Amateur Event One Everyone starts in column one. Winners proceed right. Losers go left. Once someone has lost twice, they are out of the tournament.