Consolation Tournament Brackets




Consolation "Blind Draw" Consolation "Seeded"
5 Team Consolation Bracket 5 Team Seeded Consolation Bracket
6 Team Consolation Bracket 6 Team Seeded Consolation Bracket
7 Team Consolation Bracket 7 Team Seeded Consolation Bracket
8 Team Consolation Bracket 8 Team Seeded Consolation Bracket
9 Team Consolation Bracket 9 Team Seeded Consolation Bracket
10 Team Consolation Bracket 10 Team Seeded Consolation Bracket
11 Team Consolation Bracket 11 Team Seeded Consolation Bracket
12 Team Consolation Bracket 12 Team Seeded Consolation Bracket
13 Team Consolation Bracket 13 Team Seeded Consolation Bracket
14 Team Consolation Bracket 14 Team Seeded Consolation Bracket
15 Team Consolation Bracket 15 Team Seeded Consolation Bracket
16 Team Consolation Bracket 16 Team Seeded Consolation Bracket
17 Team Consolation Bracket 17 Team Seeded Consolation Bracket
18 Team Consolation Bracket 18 Team Seeded Consolation Bracket
19 Team Consolation Bracket 19 Team Seeded Consolation Bracket
20 Team Consolation Bracket 20 Team Seeded Consolation Bracket
21 Team Consolation Bracket 21 Team Seeded Consolation Bracket
22 Team Consolation Bracket 22 Team Seeded Consolation Bracket
23 Team Consolation Bracket 23 Team Seeded Consolation Bracket
24 Team Consolation Bracket 24 Team Seeded Consolation Bracket
25 Team Consolation Bracket 25 Team Seeded Consolation Bracket
26 Team Consolation Bracket 26 Team Seeded Consolation Bracket
27 Team Consolation Bracket 27 Team Seeded Consolation Bracket
28 Team Consolation Bracket 28 Team Seeded Consolation Bracket
29 Team Consolation Bracket 29 Team Seeded Consolation Bracket
30 Team Consolation Bracket 30 Team Seeded Consolation Bracket
31 Team Consolation Bracket 31 Team Seeded Consolation Bracket
32 Team Consolation Bracket 32 Team Seeded Consolation Bracket

When you find the bracket you are looking for you will have two options: The first is to "print", which will load and print the bracket as you see it with the standard title. You can see this in the image below(left side). The second option is to "Customize this Bracket", which allows you to quickly edit the title of the bracket before printing. You can see this in the other image below.




Consolation Tournaments

What is a Consolation Tournament?
There are quite a few variations of a consolation tournament. One way to run a consolation tournament is to have the losers in the first round move to the consolation bracket and the winners move to the winner's bracket. Once a person or team is in one of those brackets, that's where you will stay for the remainder of the tournament. You can see an example of this with our 8 Team Consolation Tournament Bracket.


The brackets you see listed above allow teams to "Playback" to 3rd place after losing. As mentioned above the losers of the first round will go to the consolation bracket and the winner's will remain in the winner's bracket. The difference here is once a person or team loses in the winners bracket they will drop down to the consolation bracket where they will battle it out for 3rd place. The championship of the winners bracket will decide the 1st and 2nd place finishers(the loser of the winner's bracket final does not go to the consolation bracket, they are automatically awarded 2nd place.


The Consolation Bracket
This is slightly different than a Double Elimination Tournament Bracket in that once you are in the consolation bracket you have no chance of winning the tournament. If you are defeated while in the consolation bracket you are out of the tournament. The championship match in the consolation bracket will determine 3rd and 4th places.


Advantages of a Consolation Tournament

A consolation tournament has a couple advantages over some of the other formats. One being that you are guaranteeing the teams to play at least two games, as opposed to running a single elimination tournament. Another advantage is the consolation games that will determine the exact finishing places of the teams in the tournament.


Disadvantages of a Consolation Tournament

One disadvantage to running a Consolation Tournament is that if you were to lose the first game you have no chance of winning the tournament. If this were double elimination, you would have a chance to fight your way through the loser's bracket for a shot at playing in the championship.