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16-Team Double-Elimination Brackets to Print Out - Interbasket

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Printable 16 team double elimination bracket

16 team double elimination bracket

The 16 team double elimination brackets are the perfect version of this type of organizational system for tournaments.

16 team double elimination bracket

Our favorite variation of the double elimination bracket is certainly this one with 16 teams. This is the perfect tournament. We say this because it is the most efficient way of carrying out a tournament with 16 teams or players. It’s exciting, easy to organize (at least easier than one with more teams), and great to maintain fan base engagement. 

The 16 team double elimination bracket is quick to carry out the games. It starts with a balanced number of games and teams. Since all the teams participate immediately in the first phase of the winner’s bracket, there is no need for seeding. This is an organizational advantage that’s great for the flow of the tournament.

16 team double elimination bracket balance

It also has a good number of games per tournament, capping at 30 or 31. If you’ll be applying one game per day, this is exactly what you need to organize a one-month tournament.

Uses in tournaments

Even though this is one of the most effective ways of organizing a tournament, not a lot of official organizations use it. Since other ways of organizing a tournament with 16 teams are rather easier, like the 16 single-elimination, this one is dismissed. Still, it has some advantages that can be harnessed with the right amount of organization.

The most known example is the NSB (National Science Ball), which uses or has used the organizational system. Many other events have used it in the past, but due to organizational convenience, they have modified it to fit time requirements or else. 

Download here the best 16 double elimination brackets

Here at Interbasket, you’ll find the best single and double elimination brackets to download for free and without any limitations. We do not use watermarks, so you can use the brackets however, you want. Download the 16 team double elimination brackets here:

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In customizable Microsoft Excel XLSX:

And in PDF:


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