# Scheduling bocce ball league.April 10, 2006 8:41 PM   Subscribe

Help my friend schedule his bocce leauge: 8 bocce ball teams meet weekly, playing 8 games a week over 4 timeslots (7pm, 8pm, 9pm, 10pm) in 2 courts (courts E and W).

During weeks 5 and 11, the first four games of the night (7pm and 8pm timeslots on courts E and W) are 'position games' where who plays is determined by the current rank of the teams.

How do we organize the games so:

1) Each team plays twice a night.
2) Avoid teams having to play at 7pm and then have to wait around until 10pm.
posted by ao4047 to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (2 answers total)

How many weeks for the schedule? Are you wanting to have each team play different opponents as often as possible? (In other words, are you trying to keep from having one team play the same opponent over and over?)
posted by jdroth at 9:09 PM on April 10, 2006

Scheduling by hand really isn't that difficult, especially with as few parameters as you have. For example:

Week One
1 v 2, 3 v 4
5 v 6, 7 v 8
1 v 4, 2 v 3
5 v 8, 6 v 7

Week Two
1 v 5, 3 v 7
2 v 6, 4 v 8
1 v 7, 3 v 5
2 v 8, 4 v 6

Week Three
1 v 3, 6 v 8
2 v 4, 5 v 7
1 v 8, 3 v 6
2 v 7, 4 v 5

Week Four
1 v 6, 3 v 8
2 v 5, 4 v 7
------------> one "round" finished
1 v 2, 3 v 4
5 v 6, 7 v 8

Week Five
POSITION GAMES
POSITION GAMES
1 v 4, 2 v 3
5 v 8, 6 v 7

Week Six
--> see week two

Week Seven
--> see week three

Week Eight
--> see week four
(second "round" finished middle of this week)

Week Nine
--> see week two

Week Ten
--> see week three

Week Eleven
--> see week five

Week Twelve
at this point, you need the first two groups of week three to play in order to reach an even three "rounds" a piece

Good luck!
posted by jdroth at 9:24 PM on April 10, 2006

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