Round Robin Tournament Scheduling

Multi-sport Round Robin help!!

ezertuchev · 2 · 4586


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on: July 10, 2017, 05:53:18 PM

We're making a multi-sport or multi-discipline tournament, where 10 teams have to play 5 different sports for 9 dates.

All sports are played simultaneously.

For instance

Soccer     Football     Basketball     Volleyball     Softball
   A J           E F             C H               D G           B I

and so on for each week.

I've made an excel table to do this (by hand), and I've organized it so that every team plays all sports 2 times except 1 (I can add a 10th date so every team plays all sports twice, but then they would have to repeat playing against another team). But no matter how I try, I always have a team that plays a sport 3 times. I've attached my excel file to give you a better idea of what I mean.

Please help! We start on Wednesday and I haven't been able to get around this issue.


Eduardo Z.

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Reply #1 on: July 11, 2017, 03:28:44 AM
Hi Eduardo,

Use the 1st schedule in reply #1 here.  Not only will this give you what you want, it is also arranged so that after the 5th round is played,  each team will have played all 5 sports exactly once.

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