(1) An individual, object or situation that is either involuntarily or voluntarily not part of a tournament. This could be due to an injury; not meeting the standards and requirements of the tournament; or, in the case of an individual, he/she is actively able to decide to remain out of the tornament. Generally, objects and situations do not have the conscious choice of being an anti-contender, however, an individual has the liberty to choose whether or not they wish to be a participant.
(2) an individual who enjoys playing board games, strategy games and sport related games but does not participate or wish to be involved in playing games with people's lives, including their own. Generally a very straightforward person who can not watch another's life being played with and doesn't appreciate their own being made a toy.
(1) i. The javelin snapped just 5 minutes prior to the tournament and was immediately called out as an anti-contender for the entire comp.
ii. Tiger Woods fell ill days before the PGA tour and thought he'd best sit out as an anti-contender for the rest of the tournament.
(2) i. Peta loves playing basketball for the school team and bingo during her spare time but she does not play dangerous games with peoples lives. She enjoys board games but doesn't believe in gaming with life.
p1: "Peta, you can dunk a ball well but you're an anti-contender..."
Peta: "Yeah... that's just the way i am. To me, we don't make a game out of life, we make a gift out of it."
p1: "Fair enough."