Tournament Scheduler - Easy to use online schedule maker for round robin tournament schedules

Welcome! This simple online tool will generate a (double) round robin tournament schedule for you. Optionally, you can also use it to keep score.

So far 236,148 schedules have been generated, for a total of 26,010,708 matches!

  1. ...or auto-generate ‘Player 1’...‘Player X’ if you're too lazy to type.

  2. 2. Choose tournament type

  3. 3. Schedule locations?

  4. 4. Enter a tournament name

  5. 5. Enter your e-mail address (optional)

    Not required, but highly recommended! Why ask for my e-mail address?

    We will email you a link to your tournament schedule if you fill in this field. If you lose the URL to your schedule, you will not be able to view it again or modify it. Having the URL in your inbox is therefore quite convenient! We will only use your e-mail address for this one-time service and will not store it.

  6. 6. Prove you are human

Instructions

Generating a tournament schedule using this online schedule maker is very simple. Just follow the steps below (the numbers refer to the form fields in the scheduler form above):

  1. Enter the names of the players or teams you want to include in your tournament. Use one entry per line in this text box. If you do not feel like entering names by hand, you can also click the 'auto-generate' link and generate numbered players to include in the schedule.
  2. Choose whether you want to schedule a single or double round robin tournament league. Single round robin means each team faces each other team once, double round robin means each team faces each other team twice. With double round robin, there will be a 'home' and an 'away' match between each of the teams.
  3. If you want to include the locations of the matches in your schedule, select 'Yes' here. If you choose to schedule locations, you need to specify half as many locations as you have specified players (again, enter one per line). In the case of an odd number of players, round half the number of players down. Note: the scheduling of the locations is not very balanced at the moment; e.g. the first player will always play at the same location. We are working on improving this algorithm.
  4. Enter a title for your tournament or league.
  5. We highly recommend you specify an e-mail address here. We will email you a link to your tournament schedule if you fill in this field. If you lose the URL to your schedule, you will not be able to view it again or modify it. Having the URL in your inbox is therefore quite convenient! We will only use your e-mail address for this one-time service and will not store it.
  6. Prove you are human by completing the reCAPTCHA field.
  7. Click the 'Generate!' button, and voilà! Your tournament schedule is ready.

After generation of your schedule, you will receive two URLs: one that allows read-only access to your schedule, and one that allows you to edit player (and location) names, and enter score online. Just share either of those URLs with your friends and get the tournament started!

Note that it is now also possible to automatically generate a ranking table for your league! When you keep score on the online tournament schedule, and all scores are integer numbers (so 0, 1, 2, etc.), you can click the link below the match schedule and a results table will be generated. It will display matches played, wins, draws, losses, score for, score against, and number of points in a nice convenient table.

About this site

I created this website, because I could not find a nice online sports scheduling tool, while also allowed one to easily keep score. Hopefully this is useful to some of you!

A word of thanks goes out to Richard DeVenezia's excellent website that helped me understand the algorithms required for round-robin scheduling.

So far this online schedule maker has generated 236,148 schedules, for a total of 26,010,708 matches!

Contact/discuss

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  1. kpagcha
    2016-05-31T15:39:01

    Hello. First of all, congratulations for this fine piece of work. Seconf of all, I am also developing a tournament scheduler for my "thesis"/final academic BIG project. May I know what tools are you using to model the tournament and the problem itself and to calculate the schedule? I will probably need to compare my product with others and knowing this will probably help me write the final report.

  2. Nicolò Aldrighetti
    2016-05-23T09:06:57

    hi, my friends and i use this fantastic web site to organize our PES tournaments. We kept links of every made tournament but once my pc crash we lost them. Is there a way to find our tournaments links ?

  3. Gehrig K. Stone-Awong
    2016-05-22T04:23:20

    I'm trying to make a trplies round robin with rotating partners and with an odd number of players for example 2 courts and with 13 or 15 players.

  4. Joburg Backgammon
    2016-05-17T07:01:02

    Hi, Thanks for a great site. Would it be possible to add a field where I could enter the dates for each round? I could just be a general text field similar to the comment field you have next to player's names.

  5. alfonso
    2016-05-09T20:34:53

    this is great, thank you so much!
    can you add a feature where we can input goals scored, goals against?

  6. Dickon Thompson
    2016-04-29T13:06:14

    Good afternoon and greetings from London, England. I have a request which may prove too complicated but, I suppose, that is why I am asking. The problem: I am arranging a round robin tennis tournament in June. There are 8 women and 6 men. We have 3 days and 4 courts available. We want to play doubles (ideally mixed but either MM, MW or WW will be acceptable). Each M (e.g. M1, M2...) should play with each W (e.g. W1, W2) and then possibly play non-mixed as well if there is time. Thus, we could start with M1 & W1 vs M2 & W2 on Court 1. On Court 2, we could then begin with M3 & W3 vs M4 & W4. And so on. What I'm trying to determine is how many permutations are there, and how many matches should we attempt to play?

  7. sa0u6 130
    2016-04-29T09:44:00

    What is the meaning of "for" and "against" - how are they achieved/measured?

  8. Eelke Spaak
    2016-04-26T07:52:36

    My sincere apologies for the database error of 18 days ago! This was temporary (lasted ~2 hours), and no information was lost. The schedules (and generator) were unavailable during this interval.

  9. Jerome Chin
    2016-04-08T02:07:52

    The schedule pages crashed... can it be recovered?

    Error: SQLSTATE[HY000] [2002] Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)

  10. Russell Jameson
    2016-04-07T22:38:54

    We have games tonight and I do not even know who is playing who. Is there anyone who can help?

  11. Russell Jameson
    2016-04-07T22:30:18

    It says this

    There were errors.

    SQLSTATE[HY000] [2002] Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)

  12. Russell Jameson
    2016-04-07T22:29:29

    shoot this site is not working right. Say server is not working. Our schedule for our whole league is gone! http://tournamentscheduler.net...

  13. KarlKarlsson
    2016-04-07T20:43:20

    Whole suddenly my tournament went all blank. There a warnings:
    SQLSTATE[HY000] [2002] Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)

  14. SzolnoK7
    2016-03-20T17:30:33

    Yss goal difference is much important that "for". Could you do that?

  15. SzolnoK7
    2016-03-17T19:20:23

    Does it possible to assign date to rounds. I need to add spesific date for rounds. System is perfect btw

  16. Sheikh Asim
    2016-02-23T19:19:19

    @Eelke Spaak: Why can't I have 3 rounds ? Why just limited to double round robin? Please give option to increase the round #s
    Reason: I would like to use this software (1st time) for my tape ball league. If my team wins one and lose one series from a specific team - I would like to have an option for 3rd round that will decide who won + more games each season.

  17. aadeshpande
    2016-02-23T05:53:54

    I also want to have 2 points for a win and 0 points for a loss, no need of draw in the table, how do we do that?

  18. aadeshpande
    2016-02-23T05:52:44

    Can i add Players to the tournament once it is created, if not, how do i delete my earlier created tournament

  19. aadeshpande
    2016-02-23T05:38:32

    How do i open my scheduled tournament.

  20. Matt Palmer
    2016-02-23T01:26:32

    Does a great job. Is there to see individual matchups for each player and result? i'm running a 40 person round robin and it is quite tedious to scroll through the whole draw to find who has played who and enter their results?
    thanks

  21. Sam Clough
    2016-02-22T08:54:42

    Can someone please tell me how I can amend Ranking Table to 1 POINT for a WIN, 0 POINTS for a LOSS

  22. Jason
    2016-02-14T21:21:03

    Great site, thank you. Would love to use this on my iphone for my mobile entertainment biz. When I use link to go to the edit, for some reason the cells will not highlight and let me type into on my phone. It only works on my desktop. Any chance to make this more mobile friendly? It would be neat to type in results after games and have them displayed on my ipad during the event so people can see standings. Thanks!

  23. Anne Rheins
    2016-02-14T00:51:15

    is it possible to generate a schedule for random partner format. For ex. (for doubles pickleball or tennis) 14 players playing with a different partner each game, 6 games total on 4 available courts

  24. John Ronald Reuel Krateng
    2016-02-01T10:24:32

    Yes, the points are the primary sorting indicator, however the 'tie-breaker' is usually the difference between scored and conceded goals; i.e. if two or more teams have the same number of points, they are sorted by goal difference.

  25. Eelke Spaak
    2016-02-01T08:53:20

    The points are allocated based on the scoring you put in; note that the *scores* are not the same as the *points* based on those scores. For each match, a win (no matter what the actual score was, just winner > loser) will result in 3 points for the winning team, 0 for the loser. A draw (meaning equal score for the two teams) will result in 1 point each for both teams.

  26. Eelke Spaak
    2016-02-01T08:51:11

    Thanks for the comments! Yes, I'm still updating this (though it's not quite my day job...). I am considering also supporting different ways to sort the results table. Could you give a bit more detail on how a "sort by goal difference" would work? The way I understood soccer scoring was that the ranking is usually by points, not goals.

  27. 4Aces
    2016-01-15T21:45:45

    Great website! Thanks for sharing. I have one challenge...I have to have a "home team" for each of the 7 tournaments and teams can only play a "home team" once at their home club. So...there are 7 teams, playing 7 total tournaments, and needs to be 7 different combinations for the "home team" match. Each tournament will have the "home team" match and a combination of 3 different others so that everyone plays each other once. The challenge is developing those combinations keeping in place the "home team" matches and no one playing a "home team" more than once. Any suggestions on how your software can aid me? Thanks!

  28. John Ronald Reuel Krateng
    2016-01-12T21:46:39

    Hey, first of all thanks for a very neatly designed and functional scheduler! Are you still updating this? The only thing really bugging me is that the table is not sorted by goal difference (which is how it's usually done in soccer).

  29. JERealize
    2015-12-26T22:58:16

    Yes, please, I'd like this option too. I want an option to rank countries by difference between "for" and "against".

  30. Niels
    2015-12-19T21:40:11

    How can I enter a half point for a draw? I cant use 0.5 and I cant use 1-2. Thank you

  31. oscar
    2015-12-15T22:08:54

    i have 7 teams, i accidentally changed the name of one team and it changed it for both now leaving me with only 6 teams

  32. oscar
    2015-12-15T21:15:29

    hi i had added two teams as the same name, now every time i want to edit the name of one of the teams it edits both teams how do i stop that?

  33. Dave H.
    2015-11-25T15:13:26

    We play doubles pickleball but want to run a round robin tournament for 32 players where players play four games but never with the same partner. Will this program allow us to produce a schedule. If not does anyone know how to schedule something like this other than drawing names from a hat for each round?

  34. Brian A
    2015-11-07T14:16:13

    Can someone please tell me what this means?

    There were errors.

    To create a results table, all entered scores have to be integer numbers.

    Update : I now know what integer numbers are, all of my numbers are integer numbers 0 to 8 with no decimal points or fractions & it still does not work. Im still getting the error message

  35. Eldred Godson
    2015-11-06T16:26:19

    Great app!..any chance you could add a group function? The kids rugby festivals I organise are required by the RFU to limit no. of games played by teams, and time slots involved also mean all teams involved cannot play each other, requiring attendees to be split into groups.

  36. Stgo
    2015-10-22T13:21:01

    Great Website!
    Can you order by points and then score difference instead as score for? Almost every soccer tournaments has that rules.

  37. Alx
    2015-10-16T15:22:09

    make app for android, I would buy in a heartbeat. very nice tool. would be nice to be able to add names of player with an amount of player per team to be able to track player statistics on a particular team.

  38. Neokmc
    2015-10-09T04:06:22

    Is it possible to get a scheduler option that allows 3 or 4 teams per game play?

  39. Peter
    2015-09-07T13:51:26

    I have a 16 member rotating partners pinochle league. I'm looking for a schedule that would allow us to partner up with each other player once & play every other player twice. Can you help me?

  40. Eelke Spaak
    2015-09-06T09:07:27

    Hi, I'm sorry but at some point I've had to delete any tournaments that hadn't been accessed in more than 2 years because of a massive spam-attack. Hopefully this did not cause too much of a problem, apologies for any inconvenience! It won't happen again, as now we're properly protected against that sort of thing.

  41. Eelke Spaak
    2015-09-06T09:05:34

    I'm very seriously considering making this into an Android app! So stay tuned over the next few months :)

  42. Help me
    2015-08-31T08:29:29

    Like this, but every team have to meet each other 3 times.

  43. Help me
    2015-08-31T08:27:49

    Hi.
    I have to make a tournament with 13 teams, 4 teams in each match. 3 matches against everyone. So 13 rounds and 39 matches.Is that possible for you to create?

  44. divanshu
    2015-08-30T05:50:16

    Make app like this plz I like this app too much.

  45. Jaques Barnard
    2015-08-11T15:18:32

    Good Day.
    Ok so this is the scenario.... We play a race to 4 frames and a race to 2 sets. So the scores to be entered should look like this, 4 - 0 , 4 - 1 something like that. Now how do i enter this into the scoring section? Please help asap.....

  46. JB
    2015-08-03T17:21:18

    We are hosting a "backyard Olympics" with 8 teams and 6 events. I want all teams to play all 6 sports against as many other teams as possible (I understand that each team will not play against each of the other teams). I am having trouble coming up with a schedule. Can anyone help out with this? Thanks.

  47. FV Kubb
    2015-07-20T18:56:49

    Hello, Great little software. I am looking at hosting a kubb tournament and would like to keep track of rank but I would like the ranking to go by this criteria:
    Points, when points are the same go on head to head record

  48. Erinn Winsser
    2015-06-26T13:48:24

    I'm looking for it too, an option to add rotating double teams with rotating opponents as well. Any tips?

  49. rob
    2015-06-24T05:36:27

    How to Delete an unused Tourney?

  50. Lang Williams
    2015-05-13T18:58:21

    Can a schedule for 15 players playing 14 game be created?l

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