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Tournament Assessments

Abstract

Business items raised at recent national forensics tournaments regarding scheduling seem to be based around issues of an increased number of competitors and a trend for some schools to have a disproportionate amount of competitors in a single event. This paper examines the stated goals in scheduling a tournament as a device that measures the ability of competitors. Stemming from these goals, this paper proposes a novel random scheduling algorithm capable of scheduling a large number of competitors in an individual event. After implementing this algorithm, its performance is measured in relation to its ability to schedule a tournament comparable with given national level competitions. This paper further suggests that there may be a need to establish a method for measuring the fairness of a schedule. This paper concludes with the recommendation that the means of scheduling the most important tournaments be reexamined and that tournaments describe the means by which they will be scheduled.

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