# Bridge & other card games/player rotation

Question
we are playing canasta with 32 players, 4 each at a table.   Two are partners with two competitors at each of 8 tables.   we play 11 rounds.   do you have a rotation where a player would not play twice with the same partner?   Would you also have a rotation where a player would not play the same opponent in the 11 rounds?   Thank you very much in advance.     wayne

Hi,

Sorry, I am unable to produce a rotation that meets your criteria. I can give you a movement for 32 players for 8 rounds that comes close.

http://web.mit.edu/mitdlbc/www/bridgemats/Wide/S0824.PDF

Give each player a number 1-32. The website shows charts for each table, 1-8. For each table, the number of the round, 1-8, is given in the left column. The four players that are assigned to that table, North, East, South and West are across the top (ignore the Boards column). Each round contains three rows but you only need to use one of those rows. This shows the four players that need to sit at each of the four positions at that table for that round. For example, Round #1 has players #1,#9,#17 and #25 playing at Table #1. You can ignore the other two rows for round 1 since they just contain the same four players with the positions switched. After round 1 is over just move down to a round 2 row at each table to see which players should sit where. Unfortunately, this only lists 8 rounds.

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I can answer questions on bidding and on cardplay with the caveat that the former may necessarily involve some subjectivity. I have been playing tournament bridge for over 20 years and I have won several regional tournaments.