Printable 13-Team bracket (single-elimination tournament)

Running a tournament with lucky number of thirteen teams? Great because we’ve designed a single-elimination 13-team bracket template that you can print and fill out to your heart’s content. Once finalized, the 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.

How to Manage 13-Team, Single-Elimination Brackets

As you might have known, a 13-team bracket isn’t a number that will easily work itself out. We’ve discussed many times that a bracket with 4, 8, 16, 32, or 64 teams would be ideal if you wanted to minimize your stress level.

That’s because there not only needs to be an even number of teams, but an equal number of brackets into the next round. However, with 13 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 13-team brackets has four rounds of games that begin with five play-in games and ends with a single champion. In order for the tournament to move forward smoothly from round to round, the ten lowest seeds will compete with one another in the first round while the the top three seeds have first round byes. Here’s other tournament bracket with similar amount of teams you might be interested in checking out:

13 Teams Bracket Seeding

With thirteen teams in your tournament, seeding becomes more important especially for the #4 and #5 seeds whom might believe they deserved a bye as a #3 seed. The top three seeds won’t be playing in the first round. That means the first round’s top seed is the fourth seed and the lowest seed is 13th-ranked team. We created this table to help you better understand the seedings in the bracket:

Scroll a little further down this post to view how the seedings look like when placed into the blank 13-team bracket.

Bracket Template: Blank, Printable for 13 Teams

Our 13-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 13-team bracket, click. To download the bracket already-seeded in PDF:

If it’s PDF you want then please download the most recent 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 version in order to edit and fill out your tournament details.

Our blank tournament brackets work with the major American sports: baseball, basketball, football, and hockey. You can also use them for lesser-known team sports popular internationally like soccer, lacrosse, cricket and rugby. Our brackets even work with individual sports like tennis and wrestling tournaments. Honestly, if it’s a sports tournament that applies the single-elimination method, then more-than-likely these brackets will serve your tournament-tracking purposes.

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