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Question from Steve:


I need a schedule for 16 golfers over 15 weeks, where each golfer is paired with a different golfer each week and plays 4 matches per week against 4 different pairs (each pair does not have to play each week)


With this schedule:

after 5 weeks every 2 players have been in the same group once. Use the schedule three times. For each foursome a, b, c, d:
* the first time through a plays b and c plays d
* the second time a plays c and b plays d
* the third time a plays d and b plays c

Hopefully I’ve read your message correctly and this is what you’re looking for.

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