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We have 14 teams signed up for marathon bridge in our New Neighbors club and need a schedule for 13 times. We begin play in October 2013 and conclude play in October 2014.

Your help would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you so very much.

Answer
Hi,

Here is a schedule for 14 teams in which each team plays every other team once. The complete rotation extends over 13 months.

Month        Team Matchups

1   14-1  13-2  12-3  11-4  10-5  9-6  8-7
2   14-2  1-3   13-4  12-5  11-6  10-7 9-8

3   14-3  2-4   1-5   13-6  12-7  11-8 10-9
4   14-4  3-5   2-6   1-7   13-8  12-9 11-10

5   14-5  4-6   3-7   2-8   1-9   13-10 12-11
6   14-6  5-7   4-8   3-9   2-10  1-11  13-12

7   14-7  6-8   5-9   4-10  3-11  2-12  1-13
8   14-8  7-9   6-10  5-11  4-12  3-13  2-1

9   14-9  8-10  7-11  6-12  5-13  4-1   3-2
10  14-10 9-11  8-12  7-13  6-1   5-2   4-3

11  14-11 10-12 9-13  8-1   7-2   6-3   5-4
12  14-12 11-13 10-1  9-2   8-3   7-4   6-5

13  14-13  12-1  11-2  10-3  9-4   8-5   7-6  

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