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Question from E:


We have a golf tournament. 8 players, 3 days, 2 fourballs per day.

How can each player play with each other no more than twice, and at least once?

Would like a speedy answer as we're going tomorrow!

Thank you


Suppose the players are numbered 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8. There are three pairings
that will not be able to play together, but the rest will play together
either once or twice.

Here is the schedule:
Round 1: 1234 5678
Round 2: 1258 3467
Round 3: 1357 2468

-- Laura Morrison

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