A round-robin of six teams must be spread out over two days. Play four rounds the first day, and the fifth game as the first round on the second day. Because no team has a bye during the round-robin, no team has an unfair advantage for the games that follow the round-robin. For some of the formats, where there are lots of games, you might consider making the round-robin games to 13.

Commonly, tournament schedulers like to pit the top two seeds against each other during the last round of a round-robin. This is not a good idea, however, when the round-robin is spread over two days because then the top two seeds might be playing each other twice on the second day. Make sure that these two teams play each other on the first day.

**For Regional Championships:**- Even though there are only five teams, two days of play are expected for teams that will be competing for spots at nationals. You must use one of the two-day options.
**For Sectional Championships:**- As mentioned above, a one-day tournament is only permitted under extreme circumstances and only at Sectionals. (See the discussion on "A One-Day or Two-Day Format".) Use the two-day options.

**6.1.1. Seven round option**- Use Table 6.1 (round-robin) split over the two
days. The top four teams qualify and use 4.3, a
single elimination when the round-robin is finished. The teams
that make it to the finals will be playing seven games over the
weekend.
Be sensitive to the fact that some teams might be sticking around overnight only to play in a single round-robin game when they have already been eliminated on the first day. Such a team may not show up, and this creates all sorts of problems. One way to avoid this is to have a leisurly start on the first day and only play three round. Then, the second day involves two games of round-robin, and two rounds to finish the four-team single elimination. Another possibility, is to use the option below.

**6.1.2. Eight round option**- Use Table 6.1.1 (round-robin) over the first
two days, playing four of the rounds on the first day. After the
round-robin is completed, use Table 6.2 (6-team
single elimination) for the last three rounds. Although this
format takes eight rounds, most teams will play only six or seven
games.
There are two advantages to this format. First, a team can only get eliminated by losing a game (i.e., there is no possiblity of a team going home an account of a point-differential). Second, a team can lose all four games on the first day and still have an incentive to show up the second day, because, theoretically, they can still win the tournament.

**6.4.1. Option one**- The top two teams play each other for first and second place. The bottom four teams play a modified double elimination, Table 4.4. This can be pretty exciting, because the last game of the entire tournament is for the last and final spot. (Of course, when you look at Table 4.4, the teams that come in first and second are actually coming in third and fourth here, since the top two teams have already been separated out and are playing each other for first and second place).
**6.4.2. Option two**- Use Table 6.3 (6 team modified elimination).

For some of the formats, where there are lots of games, you might consider making the round-robin games to 13.

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1 ----- C - 4 ----- -----_ A -------- _ 5 ----- E _ ___________ 2 ----- _ first place D - _ 3 ----- ----- B -------- 6 -----

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