When planning out a multi-team tournament, one of the first items you’ll need after confirming how many teams are coming is the type of tournament you’re planning. The most-popular tournaments fall into one of two buckets: a single or double-elimination. Outside of seeding, they’re both straightforward. Once you choose which one and you’ve confirmed the number of teams then the next step is a proper tournament bracket.
You’ll find an explanation of what a eight team double elim brackets works and this post will also provide you a double elimination printable tournament bracket that can be viewed online, customized and printed out in PDF. Hang tight for that.
Double elimination Brackets: Pros and Cons
Due to the nature of double elimination brackets, they’re usually a lot more convoluted because each team has two losses before they’re eliminated from the tournament. No, there’s no losers-losers bracket. When a team loses their first game, they move into a separate bracket harshly-referred to as the losers bracket. That’s true for every team save for one.
Below you’ll find a few examples of multiple team double and single elimination brackets:
- 8-team bracket (double-elimination)
- 10-team bracket (single-elimination)
- 6-team bracket (double-elimination)
- 5-team double elimination bracket
- 11 Team double elimination bracket
The one team that doesn’t lose in the main bracket moves onto the championship finale. . For more information on double elimination brackets, Wikipedia has more information for you.
10 Team Double Elimination Bracket Template
Now that you have an idea of the types of brackets and you feel you’re ready to run the tourney, let’s get you an eight team double-elimination bracket for your tournament needs. This blank 10 team, double-elimination bracket gives you the tournament organization you’ll need to run a smooth tourney. It’s basically a blank piece of paper with lines so you can do what you want.
In this post, you can download the PDF version of the 10-team double-elim bracket in several printable formats. Be warned that in order to properly work with a PDF file, you’ll need to have the latest version of Adobe Reader. If you’d like type in the locations(s), the team names as well as the dates and times, if you want to get hat detailed. If that’s what you’re interested in then we strongly recommend downloading and personalzing our tournament bracket with this Excel 10-team bracket here