A visually described algorithm:
Look at how A, B and C follow each other
D vs A
B vs C
D vs C
A vs B
D vs B
C vs A
Visualize the diffence between round 1 and 2 as A went where B was, B went where C was and C went where A was. The same replacement holds when you compare round 2 and 3.
Does not this "cylce" method also work with any even number? I think it does. Yea, I think it does.
If so then for any odd number of teams, add a team called "BYE" and you then have an even number of teams. Any team playing the "BYE" team, um, has a bye.
Example: Teams are A,B,C,D,E,F
F v A
B v E
C v D
F v E
A v D
B v C
F v D
E v C
A v B
F v C
D v B
E v A
F v B
C v A
D v E
Hope that helps.
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