Our Tuesday Afternoon (Hosted Pairs) section is getting more popular with several relatively strong pairs now coming on a regular basis.
Whilst NGS changes are automatics, some of the 'weaker' pairs are a bit unhappy about consistently being lower in the results and therefore missing out on those precious masterpoints. They may also feel that they are been taken as cannon fodder for the better pairs.
There are about 13 tables in the afternoon. I have suggested an 8-table 'revenge' Mitchell for the lower pairs but have a 5 table 3/4 Howell for the better ones (boards to be shared, scoring accross both sections - 8 rounds of 3) since the players may perceive it as 'fairer' that the strong players have to play each other (whether that is the case is debatable.)
However, suppose I decided to seed the stronger pairs: what would you suggest to be suitable sensible locations to place them? (preferably a generalisation if possible).