Can you help me? I am trying to figure out tournament
bracketing for a Volleyball Doubles King of the Beach type format. There
eight to twelve individuals in a bracket. The format is as follows:
Every person will play with each other person once (teammate), and
play against each person (opponent) a minimal number of times, which I
believe should be two. The maxium number of courts need will be
available (two for eight players, and three for twelve) and it does
not matter how often a player plays on a court.
I have tried different methods to solve the problem, but
everytime I try to figure it out I have people playing against the
same person three times by the fourth round.
I would prefer a method on how to solve this problem, but would also
gladly accept the solution. The reason I would prefer the method is I
would also like to arrange other tournaments similar to the above but have
three, four, or six players on a side, so people can get to meet and play
with other people they normally would not play with.
Setting up match pairings for more than a few players and rounds is not a
simple problem. There are several websites and algorithms available for
doing so. I suggest you pursue one of the following websites:
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