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Beer Olympics Schedule - 8 Events & 9 Teams

kambam · 2 · 1717


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on: October 11, 2022, 03:57:37 PM
My brain hurts trying to figure this out, it even possible. 

Here's the scenario:
We are having a Beer Olympics party - 8 games/events and 9 teams

What we want to happen is for each team to compete in every event, and to face off against each other team once. The matches will be going on simultaneously. Is there any way to make this work? I assume each team will have one bye round. Open to suggestions please and THANK YOU.

Ian Wakeling

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Reply #1 on: October 12, 2022, 04:29:19 AM
There are no solutions that work well when the number of teams is and odd number.  If it is important to you to have all pairs of teams facing off once, then the closest you can come is to have either:
8 teams and 7 games, or
10 teams and 9 games.