Round Robin & Scheveningen Pairing Tables

PAIRING TABLES

 

Blank Crosstables and Berger all-play-all tables

Throughout, where there is an odd number of players, the default should be the

highest numbered player. The numbers should be drawn by lot because the lower numbers always receive the extra white

 

 

Crosstable 3 or 4 Players

 

Player

1

2

3

4

Total

Position

1

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

Pairings: Round 1: 1v4, 2v3. Round 2: 4v3, 1v2. Round 3: 2v4, 3v1.

 

Crosstable 5 or 6 Players

 

Player

1

2

3

4

5

6

Total

Position

1

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

Pairings: 1: 1v6, 2v5, 3v4. 2: 6v4, 5v3, 1v2.  3: 2v6, 3v1, 4v5. 4:  6v5 1v4 2v3. 5: 3v6, 4v2, 5v1.

 

Crosstable 7 or 8 Players

 

Player

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Total

Position

1

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

Pairings: 1: 1v8, 2v7, 3v6, 4v5. 2: 8v5, 6v4, 7v3, 1v2. 3: 2v8, 3v1, 4v7, 5v6. 4: 8v6, 7v5, 1v4,2v3.

5: 3v8, 4v2, 5v1, 6v7. 6: 8v7, 1v6, 2v5, 3v4. 7: 4v8, 5v3, 6v2, 7v1.

 

Crosstable 9 or 10 Players

 

Player

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Total

Position

1

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

Pairings: 1: 1v10, 2v9, 3v8, 4v7, 5v6. 2: 10v6, 7v5, 8v4, 9v3, 1v2. 3: 2v10, 3v1, 4v9, 5v8, 6v7. 4: 10v7, 8v6, 9v5, 1v4, 2v3. 5: 3v10, 4v2, 5v1, 6v9, 7v8. 6: 10v8, 9v7, 1v6, 2v5, 3v4. 7: 4v10, 5v3, 6v2, 7v1, 8v9. 8: 10v9, 1v8, 2v7, 3v6, 4v5. 9: 5v10, 6v4, 7v3, 8v2, 9v1.

 

 

Crosstable 11 or 12 Players

 

Player

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

Total

Position

1

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 Pairings 11 or 12 players

1

1-12

2-11

3-10

4- 9

5- 8

6- 7

2

12- 7

8- 6

9- 5

10-4

11-3

1- 2

3

2-12

3- 1

4-11

5-10

6- 9

7- 8

4

12- 8

9- 7

10- 6

11-5

1- 4

2- 3

5

3-12

4- 2

5- 1

6-11

7-10

8- 9

6

12- 9

10-8

11- 7

1- 6

2- 5

3- 4

7

4-12

5- 3

6- 2

7- 1

8-11

9-10

8

12-10

11-9

1- 8

2- 7

3- 6

4-5

9

5-12

6- 4

7- 3

8- 2

9- 1

10-11

10

12-11

1-10

2- 9

3- 8

4- 7

5- 6

11

6-12

7- 5

8- 4

9- 3

10- 2

11- 1

 

 

Crosstable 13 or 14 Players

 

Player

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

Total

Position

1

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 Pairings 13 or 14 players

1

1-14

2-13

3-12

4-11

5- 10

6- 9

7- 8

2

14 -8

9- 7

10- 6

11- 5

12- 4

13-3

1- 2

3

2-14

3- 1

4-13

5-12

6-11

7-10

8- 9

4

14- 9

10-8

11- 7

12- 6

13- 5

1- 4

2- 3

5

3-14

4- 2

5- 1

6-13

7-12

8-11

9-10

6

14-10

11-9

12- 8

13- 7

1- 6

2- 5

3- 4

7

4-14

5- 3

6- 2

7- 1

8-13

9-12

10-11

8

14-11

12-10

13- 9

1- 8

2- 7

2- 6

4- 5

9

5-14

6- 4

7- 3

8- 2

9- 1

10-13

11-12

10

14-12

13-11

1-10

2- 9

3- 8

5- 7

5- 6

11

6-14

7- 5

8- 4

9- 3

10- 2

11- 1

12-13

12

14-13

1-12

2-11

3-10

4-9

5- 8

6- 7

13

7-14

8- 6

9- 5

10- 4

11- 3

12- 2

13- 1

 

Double Round.

In this case, it is recommended, the order of the last two rounds of each cycle should

be reversed. This is to avoid 3 consecutive games with the same colour and does not work for a 4 player event.

 

Example: 8 Player Double Round

1

1-8

2-7

3-6

4-5

8

8-1

7-2

6-3

5-4

2

8-5

6-4

7-3

1-2

9

5-8

4-6

3-7

2-1

3

2-8

3-1

4-7

5-6

10

8-2

1-3

7-4

6-5

4

8-6

7-5

1-4

2-3

11

6-8

5-7

4-1

3-2

5

3-8

4-2

5-1

6-7

12

8-3

2-4

1-5

7-6

6

4-8

5-3

6-2

7-1

13

8-4

3-5

2-6

1-7

7

8-7

1-6

2-5

3-4

14

7-8

6-1

5-2

4-3


Tables for the Scheveningen System

 

This  is  a  system  for  holding  a  match  between  two  teams,  possibly  different federations.

 

      Match on Four Boards                                             Match on Six Boards

Rd. 1      Rd. 2      Rd. 3      Rd. 4                 Rd. 1     Rd. 2      Rd. 3     Rd. 4      Rd. 5      Rd. 6

A1-B1   B2-A1   A1-B3   B4-A1               B1-A1   B2-A1   A1-B3   A1-B4   B5-A1   A1-B6

A2-B2   B1-A2   A2-B4   B3-A2               B5-A2   A2-B1   A2-B2   B6-A2   B4-A2   A2-B3

B3-A3   A3-B4   B1-A3   A3-B2               A3-B4   B3-A3   B1-A3   A3-B5   A3-B6   B2-A3

B4-A4   A4-B3   B2-A4   A4-B1               A4-B2   B4-A4   B6-A4   A4-B1   B3-A4   A4-B5

                                                                    A5-B3   A5-B6   B5-A5   B2-A5   A5-B1   B4-A5

                                                                    B6-A6   A6-B5   A6-B4   B3-A6   A6-B2   B1-A6

 

Match on Eight Boards

Rd. 1

Rd. 2

Rd. 3

Rd. 4

Rd. 5

Rd. 6

Rd. 7

Rd. 8

A1-B1

B2-A1

A1-B3

B4-A1

A1-B5

B6-A1

A1-B7

B8-A1

A2-B2

B3-A2

A2-B4

B1-A2

A2-B6

B7-A2

A2-B8

B5-A2

A3-B3

B4-A3

A3-B1

B2-A3

A3-B7

B8-A3

A3-B5

B6-A3

A4-B4

B1-A4

A4-B2

B3-A4

A4-B8

B5-A4

A4-B6

B7-A4

B5-A5

A5-B6

B7-A5

A5-B8

B1-A5

A5-B2

B3-A5

A5-B4

B6-A6

A6-B7

B8-A6

A6-B5

B2-A6

A6-B3

B4-A6

A6-B1

B7-A7

A7-B8

B5-A7

A7-B6

B3-A7

A7-B4

B1-A7

A7-B2

B8-A8

A8-B5

B6-A8

A8-B7

B4-A8

A8-B1

B2-A8

A8-B3

 

Match on Nine Boards

Rd. 1

Rd. 2

Rd. 3

Rd. 4

Rd. 5

Rd. 6

Rd. 7

Rd. 8

Rd. 9

A1-B1

B1-A9

A1-B3

B1-A7

A1-B5

B1-A5

A1-B7

B1-A3

B9-A1

A2-B2

B2-A1

A2-B4

B2-A8

A2-B6

B2-A6

A2-B8

B2-A4

A2-B1

A3-B3

B3-A2

A3-B5

B3-A9

A3-B7

B3-A7

A3-B9

B3-A5

A3-B2

A4-B4

B4-A3

A4-B6

B4-A1

A4-B8

B4-A8

A4-B1

B4-A6

B3-A4

A5-B5

B5-A4

A5-B7

B5-A2

A5-B9

B5-A9

A5-B2

B5-A7

A5-B4

A6-B6

B6-A5

A6-B8

B6-A3

A6-B1

B6-A1

A6-B3

B6-A8

B5-A6

A7-B7

B7-A6

A7-B9

B7-A4

A7-B2

B7-A2

A7-B4

B7-A9

A7-B6

A8-B8

B8-A7

A8-B1

B8-A5

A8-B3

B8-A3

A8-B5

B8-A1

B7-A8

A9-B9

B9-A8

A9-B2

B9-A6

A9-B4

B9-A4

A9-B6

B9-A2

A9-B8

 

This system, developed by the late Richard Furness, has the advantage that all the players in rounds 1-8 alternate colour. Alternation fails only in round 9 and then only for four players from the B team.