RUNNING MATCH panels are where the face is arranged from as many veneer sheets as necessary for a specified panel width. If a portion of a veneer sheet is left over, it becomes the start of the next face.
BALANCE MATCH means that each panel face is made from an odd or even number of flitch sheets. The width of each sheet is the same, balanced within the panel.
CENTER MATCH is an even number of veneers of equal width matched in a face, the center joint of which will be in the center of the panel.