First Round Complete

[Round 1 completely paired] Continuing in this way, you can finish round one’s pairing as shown at the right, with the worksheet filled in as shown below.

[Round 1 worksheet]

By the way: if there had been an odd number of people in this group, you would have given the last competitor a bye in the first round.

But wait, there’s more! After round one, everyone is still in the tournament. (You have to lose twice to be eliminated.) This means that you can do the pairing for round two right now before the tournament even starts. Let’s see how this works...