Round Robin Tournament Scheduling

Doubles King of the Beach (Whist Tournament schedules)

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MelanieK

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I'm sure I'm missing it somewhere… I'm finding whist schedulers where you have to have increments of 4 people.  For example it will make a schedule for 8 or 12 people doing a king of the beach volleyball tournament, but I can't find where you can do one for like 9, 10 or 11 and just have people sitting.  Sometimes when running a tournament, you plan for a certain number to show up and someone doesn't make it... so I'd like to have all the combinations on hand up to like 12 people.  If I had more than that, I'd probably split them into upper and lower after the first round.  Can anyone help?  I'm sure it's here somewhere, but I've been looking for almost 2 hours.  LOL!  Oh, and I see where Ian is saying click on the schedule link above and select whist tournament, but I'm not seeing a schedule link.  I've downloaded both versions of the spreadsheet, and neither of them have a whist option... or I'm doing something wrong?

For example, I found where the moderator gave someone this 12 person tournament below.  I'm looking for this for 8, 9, 10 and 11 players.  I know I will have people sitting in some of those combinations.


ct1 12, 1 v 5, 6
ct2 2,11 v 3, 9
ct3 4, 8 v 7,10
ct3 12, 2 v 6, 7
ct2 3, 1 v 4,10
ct1 5, 9 v 8,11
ct2 12, 3 v 7, 8
ct3 4, 2 v 5,11
ct1 6,10 v 9, 1
ct1 12, 4 v 8, 9
ct3 5, 3 v 6, 1
ct2 7,11 v 10, 2
ct1 12, 5 v 9,10
ct2 6, 4 v 7, 2
ct3 8, 1 v 11, 3
ct3 12, 6 v 10,11
ct2 7, 5 v 8, 3
ct1 9, 2 v 1, 4
ct2 12, 7 v 11, 1
ct3 8, 6 v 9, 4
ct1 10, 3 v 2, 5
ct1 12, 8 v 1, 2
ct3 9, 7 v 10, 5
ct2 11, 4 v 3, 6
ct1 12, 9 v 2, 3
ct2 10, 8 v 11, 6
ct3 1, 5 v 4, 7
ct3 12,10 v 3, 4
ct2 11, 9 v 1, 7
ct1 2, 6 5, 8
ct2 12,11 v 4, 5
ct3 1,10 v 2, 8
ct1 3, 7 v 6, 9

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Ian Wakeling

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Reply #1 on: July 20, 2019, 11:37:16 AM
The message board system has been redone since I wrote the comment about the schedule link.  The same resource is still there, but now you need to click on 'pages that inspired the forum' near the top of this page, and then there are two links of interest, Whist tables that leads to the generator and the Durango Bill link that has "A solution for 9 players" about half way down (the Wiseman link there is also worth following). There are no good solutions if the number of players is not off the form 4n or 4n+1, so its not good if you end up with 10 or 11 players.


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Reply #2 on: July 21, 2019, 09:38:36 AM
But you can still get everyone to play with everyone though.  And I know you have people sitting each time because you can only play 4 on a court at a time.  And it doesn't have to be that you play against the others perfectly evenly a certain number of times.  Part of best of the beach is always luck of the draw.  Is there a way that's not perfect but closer than what I've been able to find?  LOL!  What about 6, 7, 8 players?  I guess 8 works because it's 4n.  I'll go look at the links you mentioned.  Thanks!