Sometimes you have a number of tables that does not fit the available movements. For instance, a 26 board Mitchell for 25 tables offers no good solution through the regular movements.
Normally you would organize two sections (A+B) with 12 ½ tables in each section. Unfortunately, the way Magic Contest works you cannot let the two pairs with a bye meet since they play in different sections.
The solution is to select the movement called Combined Mitchell. This offers a movement for one section where the above problem is solved.
For 25 tables this means that tables 1-12 correspond to the original section A. Tables 14-25 correspond to section B. Table 13 consists of one moving pair from section A (as E-W) and one moving pair from section B (as N-S).
The pairs and boards move just as they usually would in a Mitchell with a few exceptions:
- 13 E-W moves to 1 E-W
- 13 N-S moves to 14 E-W
- 25 E-W moves to 13 N-S
You probably need a double set of boards unless you want board sharing between tables 1+14, 2+15, and so on.
Combined Mitchell works for all odd table numbers. The following Mitchell types are included:
- Scrambled Complete Mitchell
- Scrambled Curtailed Mitchell
- Odd Table Mitchell
- Skip Mitchell
- Relay Mitchell
Combined Mitchell also works for multi-session with a few double meetings, but then you need to leave the movement of pairs to Magic Contest. This is completely automatic and leads to a minimum of double meetings.
See all details: Combined Mitchell for multi-session
Table of contents
- Pair movements
- Individual movements
- Scrambled or arrow switched movements
- Pair numbers at Mitchell
- Pair numbers at Interwoven Howell
- Combined Mitchell
- Board sharing
- Appendix tables
- Skip pairs or boards at Skip Mitchell
- Overlap at Scrambled Curtailed Mitchell
- Appendix Mitchell with arrow switches
- Zigzag Mitchell
- Pivot Mitchell
- Identical guidecards for all number of tables in Barometer Howell
- Interwoven Howell (individual)
- Rainbow Mitchell (individual)
- Broken Rainbow Mitchell (individual)