Originally Posted by davidsauls
----now that I wrote that.....Did they have the Great Shuffle in MA1 and all multi-pool divisions this year?
Great Shuffle happened Wednesday night for all the multi-pool divisions (it's what "screwed up" the unofficial ratings in those divisions). You're right, with multiple pools within the same division, it presents a logistics problem to do two rounds on the same course in the same day.
The current Worlds format is three rounds prior to the shuffle, then three rounds after the shuffle. So to have any pool playing the same course more than once would require only using two courses for the three rounds prior to or following the Shuffle. That works only if there are just two pools. If you've got three pools, you need three separate courses to play the three rounds. Either that, or some fancy schedule shuffling that allows four rounds to be played at a single course in a day (two rounds by Pool A, two rounds by Pool B).