Round Robin Tournament Scheduling

Round Robin tournament mixing teams

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MartinB

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on: May 24, 2023, 10:40:29 AM
Hi,

I have a tournament coming up. 24 players, playing 3 v 3 on 3 pitches. So 18 play in any round and six have a bye.
I want to have random teams for 10 rounds of matches.
Any way to sort this out so that everyone plays the same amounts of matches?

Thanks,
M


Ian Wakeling

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Reply #1 on: May 26, 2023, 03:33:30 AM
This is not possible.  If there are 6 byes per round, after 4 rounds it might be possible to arrange it so all 24 players have had one bye.  Or more generally, there must be a multiple of 4 rounds to balance the byes and give everyone the same number of matches.  I could attempt to make such a schedule for 8 or 12 rounds if that suits, or a 10 round schedule where players had either 7 or 8 matches each.