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Question from Andy:

I wonder if you are able to assist me with scheduling pairings for a
forthcoming Golf Tournament ?

There are 7 players and we will be playing 6 rounds - each round
will be a 3 ball and a 4 ball. I am trying to work out a schedule that
means everyone plays with each other roughly the same number of
times. Also, we are looking to ensure everyone plays in roughly the
same number of 3 and 4 balls. Any suggestions would be much
appreciated - thank you.


You would need seven rounds for everything to work out as desired, so I would recommend using the system we have given for 7 rounds, but omit the final round.



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