Definition of countback in English:



  • A method of deciding the winner of a tied game or competition by awarding it to the contestant with the better score in the later part.

    ‘David Montefiore beat clubmate Grant Jackson for second place on countback’
    • ‘After drawing level on points with a desperate last flurry in the closing seconds of the final round, Lee was beaten on a countback of the punches thrown.’
    • ‘The A Grade winner was, Peter Smith, on a countback from Graham Fenton.’
    • ‘Winner on a countback on 36 points was Richard Devon, ahead of Terry Tucker in second.’
    • ‘Tony Smith was third after a countback after sharing 37 points with Tom Sefton, Mick Addinall and Andrew Cooper.’
    • ‘Teare finished ahead of Steve Palat on a countback after Palat recorded rounds of 79 and 81.’
    • ‘She did that in Madrid to tie with Bergqvist at 2.02 and win the World Cup gold on a countback.’
    • ‘The C grade winner was Peter Swan beating Cyril Wary also on a countback.’
    • ‘The A Grade winner was Harry Mackney on a countback from Dave Beaumont, both in the picture for the final round.’
    • ‘The A Grade winner, Gordon Stovold, won on a countback, from Don Beck.’
    • ‘Graham Holmes continued a tour de force of Pattaya Golf with yet another Flight victory, this a countback over Steve Weller.’
    • ‘The club's September medal competition was a close run thing with nine players shooting a nett 67, but after countbacks the honour went to Martyn Robinson.’
    • ‘The winner was Tom Durbidge on a countback from Allan Thompson.’
    • ‘Darwen had 38, but so had Swale AC so a section countback was ordered.’
    • ‘At the end they drew 42-42 and a countback of all the judges scores had to be done.’
    • ‘England's Ian Peel and Chris Dean took silver in the same event after losing out to Australia on a countback.’
    • ‘The competitions were very tight last Saturday and Thursday with countbacks the order of the day, and you had to have 50 pts to win the major trophies.’
    • ‘A very closely contested competition resulted in countbacks having to be employed to decide the first three places.’
    • ‘This month's event was no exception and in the tightest of finishes, Ber Shelly emerged as the victor on a countback.’
    • ‘Su, who was a model for Christian Dior when she met her husband, actually tied with another woman in the regional final but won the countback on the last nine holes.’
    • ‘He still had to wait out a countback with Jim Munns, the B Flight winner before he knew he had copped the big prize of the day.’