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Scheveningen system

Final standings of Kings vs. Queens 2011, tournament under Scheveningen system.

The Scheveningen system is a method of organizing a chess match between two teams. Each player on one team plays each player on the other team. The team with the highest number of games won is the winner. This system is a popular way to create title norm opportunities.

The system was first used in a tournament in Scheveningen in 1923. The idea behind it was that a team of ten Dutch players could face ten foreign masters. This has the intention of giving the players on the team experience against strong competition (Hooper & Whyld 1992).

Standard Tables

Match on 2 Boards
Round 1 A1-B1 A2-B2
Round 2 B2-A1 B1-A2

Match on 3 Boards
Round 1 A1-B1 A2-B2 B3-A3
Round 2 B2-A1 A2-B3 B1-A3
Round 3 A1-B3 B1-A2 A3-B2

Match on 4 Boards
Round 1 A1-B1 A2-B2 B3-A3 B4-A4
Round 2 B2-A1 B1-A2 A3-B4 A4-B3
Round 3 A1-B3 A2-B4 B1-A3 B2-A4
Round 4 B4-A1 B3-A2 A3-B2 A4-B1

Match on 5 Boards
Round 1 A1-B1 A2-B2 A3-B3 B4-A4 B5-A5
Round 2 B2-A1 B3-A2 B4-A3 A4-B5 A5-B1
Round 3 A1-B3 A2-B4 B5-A3 B1-A4 A5-B2
Round 4 B4-A1 B5-A2 A3-B1 A4-B2 B3-A5
Round 5 A1-B5 B1-A2 B2-A3 A4-B3 A5-B4

Match on 6 Boards  
Round 1 B1-A1 B5-A2 A3-B4 A4-B2 A5-B3 B6-A6
Round 2 B2-A1 A2-B1 B3-A3 B4-A4 A5-B6 A6-B5
Round 3 A1-B3 A2-B2 B1-A3 B6-A4 B5-A5 A6-B4
Round 4 A1-B4 B6-A2 A3-B5 A4-B1 B2-A5 B3-A6
Round 5 B5-A1 B4-A2 A3-B6 B3-A4 A5-B1 A6-B2
Round 6 A1-B6 A2-B3 B2-A3 A4-B5 B4-A5 B1-A6

Match on 7 Boards  
Round 1 A1-B1 A2-B2 A3-B3 A4-B4 B5-A5 B6-A6 B7-A7
Round 2 B2-A1 B3-A2 B4-A3 A4-B5 A5-B6 A6-B7 B1-A7
Round 3 A1-B3 A2-B4 A3-B5 B6-A4 B7-A5 B1-A6 A7-B2
Round 4 B4-A1 B5-A2 A3-B6 A4-B7 A5-B1 B2-A6 B3-A7
Round 5 A1-B5 A2-B6 B7-A3 B1-A4 B2-A5 A6-B3 A7-B4
Round 6 B6-A1 A2-B7 A3-B1 A4-B2 B3-A5 B4-A6 B5-A7
Round 7 A1-B7 B1-A2 B2-A3 B3-A4 A5-B4 A6-B5 A7-B6

Match on 8 Boards  
Round 1 A1-B1 A2-B2 A3-B3 A4-B4 B5-A5 B6-A6 B7-A7 B8-A8
Round 2 B2-A1 B3-A2 B4-A3 B1-A4 A5-B6 A6-B7 A7-B8 A8-B5
Round 3 A1-B3 A2-B4 A3-B1 A4-B2 B7-A5 B8-A6 B5-A7 B6-A8
Round 4 B4-A1 B1-A2 B2-A3 B3-A4 A5-B8 A6-B5 A7-B6 A8-B7
Round 5 A1-B5 A2-B6 A3-B7 A4-B8 B1-A5 B2-A6 B3-A7 B4-A8
Round 6 B6-A1 B7-A2 B8-A3 B5-A4 A5-B2 A6-B3 A7-B4 A8-B1
Round 7 A1-B7 A2-B8 A3-B5 A4-B6 B3-A5 B4-A6 B1-A7 B2-A8
Round 8 B8-A1 B5-A2 B6-A3 B7-A4 A5-B4 A6-B1 A7-B2 A8-B3

Match on 9 Boards  
Round 1 A1-B1 A2-B2 A3-B3 A4-B4 A5-B5 B6-A6 B7-A7 B8-A8 B9-A9
Round 2 B2-A1 B3-A2 B4-A3 B5-A4 A5-B6 A6-B7 A7-B8 A8-B9 B1-A9
Round 3 A1-B3 A2-B4 A3-B5 A4-B6 B7-A5 B8-A6 B9-A7 B1-A8 A9-B2
Round 4 B4-A1 B5-A2 B6-A3 A4-B7 A5-B8 A6-B9 A7-B1 B2-A8 B3-A9
Round 5 A1-B5 A2-B6 A3-B7 B8-A4 B9-A5 B1-A6 B2-A7 A8-B3 A9-B4
Round 6 B6-A1 B7-A2 A3-B8 A4-B9 A5-B1 A6-B2 B3-A7 B4-A8 B5-A9
Round 7 A1-B7 A2-B8 B9-A3 B1-A4 B2-A5 B3-A6 A7-B4 A8-B5 A9-B6
Round 8 B8-A1 A2-B9 A3-B1 A4-B2 A5-B3 B4-A6 B5-A7 B6-A8 B7-A9
Round 9 A1-B9 B1-A2 B2-A3 B3-A4 B4-A5 A6-B5 A7-B6 A8-B7 A9-B8

Match on 10 Boards  
Round  1  A1-B1  A2-B2  A3-B8  B9-A4  B5-A5  A6-B3  A7-B4  B6-A8  B7-A9 B10-A10
Round  2  B2-A1  B1-A2  B4-A3  A4-B7 A5-B10  B8-A6  B3-A7  A8-B5  A9-B6  A10-B9
Round  3  A1-B3  A2-B8  A3-B1  B2-A4  B6-A5  A6-B4 A7-B10  B7-A8  B9-A9  B5-A10
Round  4  B4-A1  B3-A2  A3-B9  B1-A4  A5-B7 B10-A6  A7-B6  B8-A8  A9-B5  A10-B2
Round  5  A1-B5  A2-B4  B2-A3  A4-B3  B1-A5  B9-A6  B7-A7 A8-B10  B8-A9  A10-B6
Round  6  B6-A1  A2-B7  B5-A3  B4-A4  A5-B8  A6-B1  A7-B9  A8-B2 B10-A9  B3-A10
Round  7  A1-B7  B5-A2 A3-B10  A4-B6  B4-A5  B2-A6  B1-A7  B9-A8  A9-B3  A10-B8
Round  8  B8-A1  B6-A2  B3-A3 B10-A4  A5-B9  A6-B5  A7-B2  A8-B1  A9-B4  B7-A10
Round  9  A1-B9 A2-B10  A3-B6  A4-B8  B2-A5  A6-B7  B5-A7  B3-A8  B1-A9  B4-A10
Round 10 B10-A1  B9-A2  B7-A3  A4-B5  A5-B3  B6-A6  B8-A7  A8-B4  A9-B2  A10-B1

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