Round Robin [#1728]
188.8.131.52: Round Robin
(2009-01-25 14:34) [#5754]
I believe the original term in French meant "round ribbon". This term makes sense since an odd number of players on a closed "belt" or "ribbon" march around a long table while one player on the end stays put. Somehow the word for "ribbon" was mis-translated to "robin" and the term stuck.
184.108.40.206: ((no subject))
(2011-04-21 00:42) [#8416]
Apparently there was an older use for the term "Round Robin" - seemingly portraying carachteristics of someone round and called robin - already used in the English language. So I guess the similarities made the old term catch on but with the new meaning.
Interestingly enough the old meaning of Round Robin seems forgotten...
: Round Robin
(2012-07-21 00:25) [#9561]
The pages about Round Robing scheduling are really interesting. I was wondering how useful other automatic scheduling sites can be such as http://www.CardsTourney.com