Collection: Double Elimination Blind Draw Tournament Brackets

There are two ways to run single or double elimination tournaments --- either "Blind Draw" or "Seeded".

Blind Draw Tournaments are usually run in events when players are not ranked. For example, tavern or bar tournaments such as Darts, Shuffleboard or Billiards usually have these types of tournaments. Match-ups are based solely on the luck of the draw.

You will need to estimate the number of teams to determine if you want a Single or Double elimination tournament. After this has been determined, follow the rules of Single or Double elimination tournaments.

Unlike Blind Draw Tournaments, Seeded Tournaments are set up so that the results of a season or league, and even experience or skill level determines which teams would play against each other in the tournament. The number one ranked team players the lowest ranked seed, the number two ranked team plays the second lowest ranked seed and so on.

You will need to estimate the number of teams to determine which bracket will suit your needs.

The Double Elimination tournament is the best type of tournament to run if you have a long enough time frame to complete all of the games - there are more games involved in Double elimination versus single elimination tournaments.

Now you will need to draw for a spot on the tournament bracket.

The first team drawn on the line will be number 1, the second team drawn on the line numbered 2 and so on.

After each winner's bracket games the winner moves over to the next blank line in the winner's bracket and the loser goes to the corresponding letter in the loser's bracket.

After each loser's bracket game the winner moves over to the next line, but losers in the loser's bracket are out of the tournament.