How do I use the Round Robin Tournaments from above?
Decide the number of teams that will be participating in the tournament and print the corresponding tournament form from above. You will play the round 1 games first until all of the first round is complete, once every game from round one is complete you will move on to round two. Continue this until all rounds have been played. The team with the best record after all games are completed wins the tournament. If two teams are tied the team that defeated the other team during play would place higher.
Can these be used for a Season Schedule?
Yes, these are also designed for a complete Season Schedule. Once you have decided the number teams that will be in the league print the corresponding form from above, each round will represent one week. Each team will play every other team in the league one time.
What is a Round Robin Tournament?
A round robin tournament is a type of tournament in which each participant plays every other participant the same amount of times. If you have a large number of teams, you can choose to break your tournament up into different pools. Use our Number of Games in a Tournament calculator to determine the total number of games that will be played if every team plays every other team one time.
What are the advantages of a Round Robin tournament versus a Single or Double Elimination Bracket Tournament?
Round robin allows a guaranteed number of games and luck does not play as big a factor as an elimination tournament.
What are the disadvantages of a Round Robin tournament versus a Single or Double Elimination Bracket Tournament?
The round robin tournament is not as exciting, for the most part there is no championship final match. The matches in the later half of the tournament could have no impact on the final outcome of the tournament. One team may not be in the running for the championship, so therefore may not give as much effort. The are many instances where two teams will finish with the same record, when this happens you will need to refer to our Round Robin Tiebreaker Rules.