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Synonyms for bye

you advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent


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By the bye, I lost some money to you at bridge the other evening.
Tis an awful thing for a bit of a bye to be lost in this great big city.
If the bye we never had is strayed and stole, by the powers, call him Phelan, and see him hide out under the bed like a mangy pup.
I'd rather not have the byes but we do and I'm not going to make a big deal about it," OSU coach Mike Riley said.
The Gaffer is finally calling it a day and if you're feeling sentimental, ease the pain by getting long of the number of byes he concedes at nine with Sporting, who call the market Bye Bye.
Four teams have byes at this stage in each competition.
25 (ANI): Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin is closing in on a unique record - the stumper to let go of the most byes in cricket.
Both teams were awarded byes through the first round of the Southern Section playoffs this week.
Annes bye; Leigh v Northern; Farnworth bye; Westhoughton v Lytham; Eagley bye; Harris Park v Ribblesdale Wanderers; Roe Green,Blackpool byes; Leyland v Lancaster; Egerton,Netherfield byes.
Wavertree have been drawn at Clitheroe, Sefton Park at home to Farnworth, Widnes at Eagley and Bootle at home to Macclesfield, while Wallasey, Chester Boughton Hall and Oxton all have byes.
All clubs competing in Europe and the Setanta Cup received byes.
Third-seeded Mike Bryan also drew one of the eight first-round byes in the 24-man field before advancing with a 6-4, 6-4 win over UCLA's Alex Decret.
But Pacific-10 teams are 6-2 following byes this season, including Cal's victory over USC.
Just as UCLA has thrived after byes, Washington has faltered in the reverse role.
THE draw for the First Round of the EA SPORTS Cup was made yesterday with holders Drogheda United among the big names to receive byes.