Printable Brackets

All of these brackets are in PDF format. The smaller brackets are for letter-sized (8.5″ x 11″), but should adapt easily to A4. The larger brackets are “Super B” (13″ x 19″), but should adapt easily to A3 or tabloid paper. Lower brackets show their structure in the notation explained here, or in the file name (with “v” replacing “|”).

I haven’t, so far at least, gone in for formats there than the base formats for the powers of two. All of the supplied upper brackets have seeding lines that can do double duty as guides for the allocation of byes. Thus, if you require a bracket for a 27-team event, you can use a 32-team bracket and enter byes on the seeding lines numbered 28, 29, 30, 31, and 32.

If you need something you don’t see here, feel free to request it, either by leaving a comment, or by sending me email. I can’t promise to supply everything requested, but I will try to improve the page by adding formats that readers actually find useful.

16-team tournaments:

Upper bracket, use for single-elimination or as winners bracket for either of the lowers: 16upper

Lower (losers) bracket, shifted to save a round and improve fairness: 16lowershift (A.B.C.D.|.X)

Lower (losers) bracket, the traditional unshifted version, fairer for seeded tourneys: 16lowerus (A.B.|.C.|.D.X)

32-team tournaments:

Upper bracket, use for single elimination or as winners bracket for any of the lowers: 32upper

Lower (losers) bracket, ED shifted to save a round, fairest design for blind draw tourney: 32lowerde (A.B.|.C.D.E.|.X)

Lower (losers) bracket, early CD shift saves a round, but a little less fair than the ED shift. Use as consolation if there’s no E drop: 32lowercd (A.B.C.D.|.|.E.X). Here’s the consolation version, obtained by simply removing the E and X rounds (which makes it (A.B.C.D.|.|)): 32ABCDvv

Lower (losers) bracket, the traditional unshifted version, fairer for seeded tourneys: 32lowerus (A.B.|.C.|.D.|.E.X)

64-team tournaments:

Upper bracket, use for single-elimination or as a winners bracket: 64upper

Lower consolation bracket, with multiple shifts: 64ABCDvEFv

Lower, full double elimination with recharge, unshifted: 64ABvCvDvEvFXR

128-team tournament:

Upper bracket, use for single-elimination or as a winners bracket: 128upper

Lower, full double elimination with recharge, multiple shifts: 128ABvCDEvFGvXR

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