Round-robin tournaments with minimum number of breaks and two teams per club

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We study round-robin tournaments for 2n teams. Here n is either interpreted as the number of clubs, each having two teams, or the number of strength groups with two teams each. For even n we give a construction of a single round-robin tournament for 2n teams with 2n - 2 breaks, where the teams of the same club have complementary home-away patterns and play against each other in the first round. If the pairs of teams are strength groups, then a cyclic permutation of the constructed schedule results in a group-balanced tournament.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationKiel
PublisherUniversität Kiel
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009

Publication series

NameManuskripte aus den Instituten fur Betriebswirtschaftslehre der Universität Kiel
PublisherUniversität Kiel


  • Sports
  • Round-robin tournaments
  • Break
  • Strength group


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