The First Round

[Round 1 pairing, first step]

Start at the top with number one, Alan. Since nobody has wrestled yet, the first person below him whom he hasn’t wrestled is competitor number two, Bob.

Fill in the opponent’s number in the upper left part of the “results” area for round one.

You may often find it useful to keep a work sheet handy to write down the numbers and draw lines connecting the opponents’ numbers.
[Work sheet for round 1]