Printable 12-Team bracket (single-elimination tournament)

Running a tournament with twelve teams? Then one of the things you’ll need is a single-elimination 12-team bracket template that you can print out. Printable brackets are necessary for your events team, participants, and fans can keep track of the latest match ups and get a view of the tournament field. Our brackets are fillable, able to be edited and comes in a handful of formats and layouts.

What to Know About 12-Team Brackets

Twelve team brackets 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 next round. With 12 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 12-team brackets has four rounds of games that end with a single champion. Nothing crazy there, but to make the tournament move smoothly, the top four seeds will have first round byes. While the eight lower seeds will have to win their first round game to move onto the second round. Here’s some other tournament bracket you might be interested in:

12 Teams Bracket Seeding

With twelve teams in your tournament, seeding is a lot more important. As we mentioned above, most 12 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 #5 seed and the lowest seed is #12. We created this table to help you visualize the seedings and first round matchups:

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

Bracket Template: Blank, Printable for 12 Teams

Our 12-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 blank 12-team bracket, click. To download the bracket already-seeded in PDF:

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 Word document to properly edit and fill in your tournament’s information.

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