I am trying to put together a schedule for a 12 round euchre tournament for 28 or 32 players (I do not have a final count, yet).

I am looking for a schedule that will have each player partner with a new person each round while attempting to minimize the number of times any individual player is at the same table with each other player, while trying to get most players to be seated at the same table with most other players at least once. (Try to get as much "mingling" of players as possible over the course of the 12 rounds).

Similar to another posting from this site that was solved very well for that case:

here.

What I am in the process of doing is using the output from your tournament scheduler (

https://www.devenezia.com/downloads/round-robin/rounds.php) for 28 players, then randomly selecting 12 of the 27 rounds provided by the scheduler, and then going through a tedious process (using lots of excel functions and hit or miss manual manipulation of the pairing and partners) of getting a mix of players, partners, and opponents.

I wonder if there is a simpler, more structured approach than what I've done so far. I've spent hours on this for the 28 player tournament and will have to do the same for the 32 player. Still, after hours, I have multiple players sitting at the same table with other players as many five times, while not sitting at the same table with some other players even once (so, for example, player 12 plays at the same table as player 18 five times, but never sits at the same table with players 1, 4, 17, 18, 24, 25, or 32) .

Thank you in advance.