The following are all the materials you’ll need to run Round Robins for 8 to 48 individuals (plus byes) and also for 6 to 17 teams. We thank Tom and Jeanne Gearhart, who have been stalwarts of the rightfully-famous Palm Creek Pickleball Club, for having been custodian of all the RR charts for years and for having provided them generously to at least dozens and perhaps a hundred or more other clubs and individuals throughout the United States and Canada. And we thank Palm Creek’s Steve Mueller for his more recent work in developing a 36-player RR sheet, and for providing data for any poor soul that wants to have a RR larger than 36 people. Last but not least we thank PC’s Orla Wanless for the “loan” of the Round Robin Players Roster Sheet and the 8-court Generic RR Signup sheets as well.
Note that the number of courts required to host each RR changes as the numbers get larger. To be obvious, a ten-person RR would be held on 2 courts and would have two people “waiting” (as “byes”, in the vernacular) each game. Those two people each game would get together at the end of the six games and play a seventh game, which is usually shown as well.
1. We suggest you adapt the charts (changing the club name) and then laminate them.
2. Suggest you use dry-erase markers for marking court numbers on each court and have a microfiber clothe or dry-board eraser for removing the numbers.
3. Suggest you use a piece of blue paper tape to mark which game you are in. Or mount the sheets on a magnetic whiteboard and use another magnet to track which game.
4. Find someplace local to the courts you will play the RRs on to keep all the sheets, as you often have people show up just at the wrong time and you are changing from a 17-person RR to an 18-person RR, or somebody gets injured and you have to go the reverse (down to a 16-person RR) for the remainder of the games. Stuff happens, so try to keep things easily available.
In the past we typically built RR stations from rolling workbenches. These could be rolled to the courts where the RR will be played. In addition to having work-space to transpose names from the initial sign-up sheetAt Palm Creek we’ve gotten so big (60 RRs, shootouts and other organized play times per week) that now we’ve gone to multiple permanent stations. We will provide a picture of those before too long.
Generic 8-Court Signup Sheet Recreate this on EXCEL or similar, adapting it for each different RR if you are still using paper signup tools. (Also search our site for SignUpGenius, an electronic signup tool we use extensively in Bend, Or. and like a lot.) In either case, paper or electronic, people need to sign up in advance of the RR. We typically give players at least a few days in advance to sign up, sometimes as much as a week.
Electronic Sign-Up Alternative We recommend SignUpGenius and use it extensively. There are many other on-line signup tools but we can’t imagine one that is much easier to use. There is both a free version (with ads and most functionality) and a paid version (no ads, all functionality). Check out our page on this as an alternative to the paper signup sheets above.
Round Robin Roster Sheet Create this Roster on EXCEL or something similar. It’s very simple; you need only a numbered list from 1-35 and a second column with space for people’s names. You check people off the signup sheet when they come in and transpose their names as your doing that to the Roster. You then post the roster, which is the device which gives people their “personal number” for that Round Robin.
The following are all the various player charts. You need to have them all if you intend to use as many as eight courts for a single RR. The minimum number of players for a true RR is 8 on two courts, and goes up to a maximum of 35 players (including 3 Byes) on eight courts.
If we have more than 35 people demanding time in a certain time slot and we have open court space we will, occasionally, do two different RRs simultaneously on up to sixteen courts total. We have 24 courts in Palm Creek but have a “rule” (only violated occasionally for special events and the like) that we “must” leave eight courts open for drop-in or challenge play at all times.
If you have further questions please go back to the previous page (Round Robin) by clicking on the “breadcrumb” trail at the top of this page. We may have already answered your questions there.
We’ve arranged the following large list of charts to open in the tab you are now in, but instead of opening each we suggest you save each as it appears. Then you can simply scroll to the next and save that one. Hopefully that will save a lot of back-and-forth.
8 player chart
9 player chart
10 player chart
11 player chart
12 player chart
13 player chart
14 player chart
15 player chart
16 player chart
17 player chart
18 player chart
19 player chart
20 player chart
21 player chart
22 player chart
23 player chart
24 player chart
25 player chart
26 player chart
27 player chart
28 player chart
29 player chart
30 player chart
31 player chart
32 player chart
33 player chart
34 player chart
35 player chart
36 player chart
Raw Data for from 37 up to 48 players (51 players with “byes”). Note: you will have to create your own charts if you use this, and if you do we’d appreciate having you send us a soft copy of that so we can share it.
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