Round Robin Tournament Scheduling

Round Robin Scheduling - pls help

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ayaz4tennis

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on: May 04, 2022, 03:55:50 AM
Tennis Tournament - 8 teams, 3 courts. Simultaneous
Round Robin Format: each team plays the other once.

I can't work out the best way to schedule the matches
Please help


Ian Wakeling

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Reply #1 on: May 05, 2022, 08:14:40 AM
Here's a possible schedule:

(A B) (---) (---)
(C D) (E G) (F H)
(B C) (A G) (D F)
(A H) (C E) (B G)
(F G) (E H) (A D)
(B H) (A F) (C G)
(A E) (B D) (C H)
(D G) (C F) (B E)
(E F) (D H) (A C)
(G H) (B F) (D E)


As there are 28 games to play, a number which is not divisible by 3, there must be a short round with just one game.