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Question from Ellen, a teacher:

I will have 16 teams. I would like to figure out how I can have 4 groups of 4 teams playing in hour increments, but never meeting more than once. How do I accomplish this? Thank you so much for any help you can give to me.


It is possible to do it for 5 hour long increments, after which every 2 teams have been in the same group exactly once. Check the archive for golf 16.


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