Round Robin Tournament

If there is an even number of teams, number 1 remains stationary and the other teams are rotated around number 1, either clockwise or counterclockwise. The six teams shown rotated clockwise and would form the following schedule.

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5
1-4 1-2 1-3 1-6 1-5
2-5 3-4 6-2 5-3 4-6
3-6 6-5 5-4 4-2 3-2

When the number of teams is uneven, teams are arranged in two columns with the bye placed either at the bottom or the top and the other teams rotating clockwise. With five teams, the schedule would be as follows:

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5
1-bye 2-bye 3-bye 5-bye 4-bye
2-4 3-1 5-2 4-3 1-5
3-5 5-4 4-1 1-2 2-3

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