When planning out a sports tournament, you first need to decide the type of tournament you’re planning. The two main types are single and double-elimination brackets which are mostly self-explanatory.
Once you decide that and you know how many teams are going to participate, then you can start looking at the proper bracket. We’ll look over what an 8-team double elimination bracket entails in this post.
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
The Elite Eight round of the NCAA Men’s Division 1 basketball tournament is the most-well known Round of Eight bracket there is in the sport. However, that’s a single-elimination bracket
Tournament brackets that have 4, 8, 16, 32, 64 or 128 teams work well with single elimination brackets, but not with double elimination brackets because they’re a little more complicated when each team is allowed two losses before being eliminated. The teams that lose a game in the primary bracket then move into a separate bracket commonly referred to as the “losers bracket” – harsh we know. The team that doesn’t lose in the main bracket moves onto the championship finale. .
However the good news is that when a bracket has just eight teams at the start of the tournament, it really opens up the odds for sports books. Even with a 12.5% chance of picking the right team that will be champion, it’s still best to take a look at a 888 sports review like bestbettingsites.uk.
Here’s a handful of examples of multiple team double-elimination brackets:
For more information on double elimination brackets, good old Wikipedia has more for you.
Eight Team Bracket Template: Blank, Printable
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. Our fillable 8 team, double-elimination bracket gives you the tournament structure you need. It’s basically a blank slate to do what you want.
Here you can download the printable PDF version. 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 team names, dates, times, and locations of games then we strongly recommend downloading and customizing it with our Excel 8-team bracket here