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Berger International Tables

The Berger International Tables show one possible arrangement for an all-play-all tournament.

If it is decided that players (or teams) shall play each other twice, the fixture list may be repeated for the second half of the tournament with the black and white players (or home and away teams) reversed.

If there is an odd number of players (or teams), in each round one of them will have a bye. The bye may be denoted by the letter nearest the end of the alphabet.

3 or 4 Players

  1. A v D; B v C
  2. D v C; A v B
  3. B v D; C v A

5 or 6 Players

  1. A v F; B v E; C v D
  2. F v D; E v C; A v B
  3. B v F; C v A; D v E
  4. F v E; A v D; B v C
  5. C v F; D v B; E v A

7 or 8 Players

  1. A v H; B v G; C v F; D v E
  2. H v E; F v D; G v C; A v B
  3. B v H; C v A; D v G; E v F
  4. H v F; G v E; A v D; B v C
  5. C v H; D v B; E v A; F v G
  6. H v G; A v F; B v E; C v D
  7. D v H; E v C; F v B; G v A

9 or 10 Players

  1. A v J; B v I; C v H; D v G; E v F
  2. J v F; G v E; H v D; I v C; A v B
  3. B v J; C v A; D v I; E v H; F v G
  4. J v G; H v F; I v E; A v D; B v C
  5. C v J; D v B; E v A; F v I; G v H
  6. J v H; I v G; A v F; B v E; C v D
  7. D v J; E v C; F v B; G v A; H v I
  8. J v I; A v H; B v G; C v F; D v E
  9. E v J; F v D; G v C; H v B; I v A

11 or 12 Players

  1. A v L; B v K; C v J; D v I; E v H; F v G
  2. L v G; H v F; I v E; J v D; K v C; A v B
  3. B v L; C v A; D v K; E v J; F v I; G v H
  4. L v H; I v G; J v F; K v E; A v D; B v C
  5. C v L; D v B; E v A; F v K; G v J; H v I
  6. L v I; J v H; K v G; A v F; B v E; C v D
  7. D v L; E v C; F v B; G v A; H v K; I v J
  8. L v J; K v I; A v H; B v G; C v F; D v E
  9. E v L; F v D; G v C; H v B; I v A; J v K
  10. L v K; A v J; B v I; C v H; D v G; E v F
  11. F v L; G v E; H v D; I v C; J v B; K v A

13 or 14 Players

  1. A v N; B v M; C v L; D v K; E v J; F v I; G v H
  2. N v H; I v G; J v F; K v E; L v D; M v C; A v B
  3. B v N; C v A; D v M; E v L; F v K; G v J; H v I
  4. N v I; J v H; K v G; L v F; M v E; A v D; B v C
  5. C v N; D v B; E v A; F v M; G v L; H v K; I v J
  6. N v J; K v I; L v H; M v G; A v F; B v E; C v D
  7. D v N; E v C; F v B; G v A; H v M; I v L; J v K
  8. N v K; L v J; M v I; A v H; B v G; C v F; D v E
  9. E v N; F v D; G v C; H v B; I v A; J v M; K v L
  10. N v L; M v K; A v J; B v I; C v H; D v G; E v F
  11. F v N; G v E; H v D; I v C; J v B; K v A; L v M
  12. N v M; A v L; B v K; C v J; D v I; E v H; F v G
  13. G v N; H v F; I v E; J v D; K v C; L v B; M v A

15 or 16 Players

  1. A v P; B v O; C v N; D v M; E v L; F v K; G v J; H v I
  2. P v I; J v H; K v G; L v F; M v E; N v D; O v C; A v B
  3. B v P; C v A; D v O; E v N; F v M; G v L; H v K; I v J
  4. P v J; K v I; L v H; M v G; N v F; O v E; A v D; B v C
  5. C v P; D v B; E v A; F v O; G v N; H v M; I v L; J v K
  6. P v K; L v J; M v I; N v H; O v G; A v F; B v E; C v D
  7. D v P; E v C; F v B; G v A; H v O; I v N; J v M; K v L
  8. P v L; M v K; N v J; O v I; A v H; B v G; C v F; D v E
  9. E v P; F v D; G v C; H v B; I v A; J v O; K v N; L v M
  10. P v M; N v L; O v K; A v J; B v I; C v H; D v G; E v F
  11. F v P; G v E; H v D; I v C; J v B; K v A; L v O; M v N
  12. P v N; O v M; A v L; B v K; C v J; D v I; E v H; F v G
  13. G v P; H v F; I v E; J v D; K v C; L v B; M v A; N v O
  14. P v O; A v N; B v M; C v L; D v K; E v J; F v I; G v H
  15. H v P; I v G; J v F; K v E; L v D; M v C; N v B; O v A

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