Round Robin Tournament Scheduling

Bye requests?

pyabo · 3 · 5979


  • Newbie
  • *
    • Posts: 1
on: April 15, 2009, 11:45:55 AM
How might you incorporate bye requests into the scheduling algorithm?

For instance, I have a league with 12 teams and weekly games.  Several teams know in advance they can't play certain weekends due to tournaments.

Team A: Week 1
Team B: Week 3
Team C: Week 7

Any ideas?  Let's assume there is an extra week in the schedule already so that each team gets a bye.  Alternatively... if there is no extra week, then we'd have to schedule double-headers for certain weeks in order to maintain the same number of games.


  • Senior Member
  • ****
    • Posts: 129
Reply #1 on: April 17, 2009, 10:08:32 PM
With an even number of teams, missed games would have to be made up on a later date or forfeited.  Try to make sure no team which can make their schedule doesn't play more than one team that will have to have a make up game as you may not have the time to make up more than one game.  HTH


  • Newbie
  • *
    • Posts: 6
Reply #2 on: April 01, 2011, 01:04:33 PM
why not create a new team to represent each bye, and have the number of teams you want to have a buy matched up with that team each week. Catch my drift?
You're Out!