16 Possible Pairings with Standard Arrangement
Box / 8-Chain Formation
Rich Reel 8 Feb 2004
|a in order
||n out of order
||b out of order
||g in order
|[B1p] [Ba] All In
||[B2p] [Bn] All Out
||[B3r] [Bb] LeadL
||[B4c] [Bg] LeadR
|[B1o] [Ba''] DixiG
|[B1c] [Ba'] AL
||[B2r] [Bn'] X Street
||[B4o] [Bg'] IYWT
||[B3p] [Bb'''] IYWT
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Things to notice about the rows and columns of setups as arranged above...
- Columns () (e.g. setups in same row) differ by sequence
FASR: 1,2,3,4 'bang': a,n,g,b
- Rows () (e.g. setups in same column) differ by relationship
FASR: p,o,c,r 'bang': , ' , '','''
- The left-hand two columns (1 & 2) have similar patterns,
likewise the right-hand two columns (3 & 4) have similar patterns.
Unfortunately the similar patterns are different and the difference is order
- The outer columns 1 & 4 are "in order" (i.e. the girls are in sequence)
- The inner columns 2 & 3 are "out of order" (i.e. the girls are out of sequence)
- The top row (blue background) has the most orderly (easily recognized) pairings.
- The second row has the most mixed-up (random looking) pairings
- Upper left and lower right quarters: everyone is facing either their partner or their opposite
- Lower left and upper right quarters: everyone has beside them either their partner or their opposite
- Top 2 rows: "ordered pairings" Either everyone, or no one, is beside or facing their partner or opposite
- Bottom 2 rows: "mixed pairings" Only Half are beside or facing their partner or opposite