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We have 8 pairs. $ pairs play at one home and the other 4 at another home.We play once a month for 8 months. I need to set up a rotation. Playing as close as possible each pair an equal number of times.

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Hi,

Give each pair a number from 1 to 8.

Month        Pair Matchups

 1      8-1  7-2  6-3  5-4
 2      8-2  1-3  7-4  6-5
 3      8-3  2-4  1-5  7-6
 4      8-4  3-5  2-6  1-7
 5      8-5  4-6  3-7  2-1
 6      8-6  5-7  4-1  3-2
 7      8-7  6-1  5-2  4-3
 8      8-1  7-2  6-3  5-4

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