In some movements, such as a Mitchell with an even number of tables but no skip, it is necessary for two or more tables to play the same set of boards on the same round. This practice is ‘Sharing boards’.
Of necessity, the tables sharing boards will play them in a different sequence as a result. For example, if tables 1 and 8 are sharing boards 4-6, table 1 might play them in the order 4, 5, 6 while table 8 plays them in the order 5, 6, 4.
It is important when sharing boards that the two tables do not leave themselves the same board to play at the end.