Schedules

IHSSBCA tournaments must offer a minimum of seven meaningful games (not including exhibition games, such as byes or scrimmages) to every team that attends. The tournaments outlined here offer all teams 7 to 10 rounds, inclusive, before finals. If the number of teams signed up for your tournament is not shown here, try to expand or reduce your field until you have a better number of teams, as other numbers of teams can be difficult to schedule for.

Schedule Resources

The Instructions sheets include information about using the schedules, seeding your tournament’s preliminary and playoff rounds, sorting individuals, and using SQBS.

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Downloadable Schedules

4 Teams: Triple round robin (9 rounds). All records carry over between round robins (no rebrackets). Calculate top individuals after 6 or 9 rounds. Track records and points per game.
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5 Teams: Double round robin with byes (8 games played over 10 rounds, 2 byes per team). All records carry over between round robins (no rebrackets). Calculate top individuals after 5 round (4 games played) or 10 rounds (8 games played). Track records and points per game. One more or one fewer team may be preferable.
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6 Teams: Double round robin (10 rounds). All records carry over between round robins (no rebrackets). Calculate top individuals after 5 or 10 rounds. Track records and points per game. Optimal 6-team format.
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7 Teams: Round robin with bye into two playoff pools (8 or 9 games played over 10 rounds, with 1 bye for playoff teams and 2 byes for consolation teams). All records carry over through a rebracket. Calculate top individuals after 7 rounds (6 games played per team). Track records and points per game. One more or one fewer team may be preferable.
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8 Teams: Round robin (7 rounds). Calculate top individuals after 7 rounds. Track records and points per game.
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9 Teams: Round robin with bye (8 games played over 9 rounds). Calculate top individuals after 9 rounds (8 games played per team). Track records and points per game. One more or one fewer team may be preferable.
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10 Teams: Round robin (9 rounds). Calculate top individuals after 9 rounds. Track records and points per game.
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12 Teams: Two preliminary pools rebracket into two playoff pools, with carryovers (8 rounds). Some records carry over through the rebracket. Calculate top individuals after 5 rounds. Track records and points per game.
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16 Teams: Two preliminary pools rebracket into four playoff pools with carryovers (9 rounds). Some records carry over through the rebracket. Calculate top individuals after 7 rounds. Track records and points per game.
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18 Teams: Three preliminary pools rebracket into three playoff pools with carryovers (9 rounds). Some records carry over through the rebracket. Calculate top individuals after 5 rounds. Track records and points per game.
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20 Teams: Four preliminary pools with byes rebracket into two parallel playoff pools and three consolation pools (7 games played over 8 rounds). Records do not carry over through the rebracket. Calculate top individuals after 5 rounds (4 games played). Track records, points per game, and points per bonus. SQBS suggested.
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24 Teams: Four preliminary pools rebracket into two parallel playoff pools and four consolation pools (8 rounds). Records do not carry over through the rebracket. Calculate top individuals after 5 rounds. Track records, points per game, and points per bonus. SQBS suggested.
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30 Teams: Five preliminary pools rebracket into two parallel playoff pools and three consolation pools (10 rounds). Records do not carry over through the rebracket. Calculate top individuals after 5 rounds. Track records, points per game, and points per bonus. SQBS suggested.
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32 Teams: Four preliminary pools rebracket into two parallel playoff pools and six consolation pools (10 rounds). Records do not carry over through the rebracket. Calculate top individuals after seven rounds. Track records, points per game, and points per bonus. SQBS suggested.
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36 Teams: Six preliminary pools rebracket into two parallel playoff pools and four consolation pools (10 rounds). Records do not carry over through the rebracket. Calculate top individuals after 5 rounds. Track records, points per game, and points per bonus. SQBS suggested.
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