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Unformatted text preview: Round-Robins on the Run ====================== By Cian Gillebhrath Ever needed to quickly sort out a round-robin for fighters and find that your trial-and-error method of working out the draws just keeps failing? Ever looked at those who seem to be able to work it out quickly with awe? Im here to tell you that there is a science to it and it really is quite easy to work out a 30 person round-robin draw. Just dont let your locals fighters know! The basic method is called by some the Polygon method. One version is used for an odd number of contestants, and the other is for an even number of contestants. ODD NUMBER DRAWS----------------------------------- If you have X contestants, then you will have X rounds, with 1 bye in each round. To work out the draw, 1) Number each of the contestants 2) Draw an X-sided polygon with a contestant number at each corner. For instance, for 5 contestants, the polygon would look like this: 1o 5 o o 2 4 o o 3 3) Draw horizontal lines across the polygon, with all but the top number connected to one other...
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- Spring '08