Round Robin Tournament Scheduling

10 Teams - 9 Rounds with set matches

CycloneSteve · 2 · 1189


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on: October 11, 2023, 10:39:53 PM
Hi all,

I am trying to find an easy way to do a 10 team draw over 9 rounds, however teams 1-4 MUST play each other in the first 3 weeks before playing everyone else. Any help would be appreciated.

Ian Wakeling

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Reply #1 on: October 12, 2023, 12:31:27 PM
Here is a solution that I think will work.  Teams A to D are the ones that play each other early:

(a b) (c d) (F I) (E H) (G J)
(E G) (I J) (a c) (b d) (F H)
(b c) (F J) (E I) (G H) (a d)
(D G) (A H) (B J) (E F) (C I)
(E J) (C G) (D H) (B I) (A F)
(H I) (B F) (D J) (A G) (C E)
(D F) (G I) (C H) (A J) (B E)
(H J) (A E) (B G) (C F) (D I)
(A I) (D E) (F G) (C J) (B H)

I have used lower case to identify the 6 early games for a to d.  There should be column balance, so teams should appear once or twice in each column.