10-Team bracket (single-elimination tournament)

Running a tournament with ten teams? Then one of the things you’ll need is a single-elimination 10-team bracket template that you can print out. Printable brackets are necessary for your team putting together the tourney, its participants, and fans so they call can track the latest match ups and get a bigger view of the tournament field. Our brackets are printable and come in a handful of formats and layouts.

What to Know About 10-Team Brackets

Tournament brackets with ten teams don’t work out as smooth as a tournament with 4, 8, 16, 32, or 64 teams would. That’s because there not only needs to be an even number of teams, but an equal number of brackets into the following rounds. With 10 teams, there would be an odd number of winning teams advancing into the second round and that means one team wouldn’t have a match-up.

So the typical 10-team brackets has four rounds of games that end with a single champion. Nothing nuts there, but to make the tournament move smoothly, the top six seeds will have first round byes. While the four lowest seeds (#7-10) would have to play into the second round round. Here’s some other tournament bracket you can look at to get a better sense of how the number of teams impacts how the bracket functions:

10 Teams Bracket Seeding

With twelve teams in your tournament, seeding is a lot more important. As we mentioned above, most ten team brackets have the top four seeds not having to play in the first round.  That means the first round’s top seed is the #7 seed and the lowest seed is #10. We created this table to help you visualize the seedings and first round matchups:

And here’s how those seeds look like when placed in the blank bracket.

Bracket Template: Blank, Printable for 10 Teams

Our ten team, single-elimination brackets allows you to download the bracket in whatever document format (in landscape) to print out and fill in everything you need with a pen or pencil. To download the printable PDF version of the 10-team bracket, click. To download the bracket already-seeded in PDF is the same link:

If it’s PDF you want then please download the most-updated version of Adobe Reader to view, print and edit our PDF. If you’re like to further edit and customize the bracket, like adding in seeds, teams or logos,  dates, times, and locations then please download and the Microsoft Word to properly edit and fill in your tournament’s information.

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