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Question from Ivan:

We have an eight member golf team. We field one foursome each week for 16 weeks of league play. How do I roate the eight members so each team member plays with each team member and all play an approximately equal number of times?


The schedule here: has every 2 players together 3 times over 7 days. If you take it one foursome at a time, so for example your first two weekss are determined by Day 0 if that schedule, then you have a 14 week schedule in which every pair are together three times. To finish the 16 weeks, use Day 0 again. This is the best possible.

Hope this helps,

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