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How to run a World Cup Tournament Square Pool

Object: The object of this pool is for your square to intersect with the two teams that will be playing in the championship match. There are a total of 64 squares on the grid. The Left Side Bracket and the Right Side Bracket are referring to which side of the World Cup Tournament Bracket the teams are placed in.

That bracket will be updated once the group round is complete, and gives you 1-2 days to draw your team names. Alternatively, once your squares are full you can draw the A1, B2, C1, D2 ect.. in place of the team names.

Step 1
Print the square grid from above and go around to family, friends, and co-workers having them write their name in the white square or squares of their choice. You can have a set amount of squares for each person or let the person write their name in as many squares as they want.

Step 2
Once all of the squares are full it is time to set up the drawing. Write down all of the teams that you see on the Left Side of the Bracket on separate pieces of paper and place them in a hat. Draw the teams one at a time, placing the first team drawn in the first gray square on the top row, then draw the second team's name placing it in the second gray square in the top row, continue this until all 8 of the teams have been drawn.

Repeat these steps for the teams on the Right Side of the Bracket, placing the first team drawn in the first gray square in the left column and working your way down from top to bottom. You can eliminate the "hat drawing" method by using our Team Randomizer Tool, which will all you to type in the team names and then automatically randomize them for you.

Step 3
The winning square is the square that intersects the two teams that will be playing for the championship. The actual championship game is of no importance in this pool.

Additional Winners
Most people prefer to have more than one winner per pool, listed below are a few things we have done in the past:

  • The square directly above and below the winning square are also
    winners. If the winning square is in the top row, you would use the square directly below it and the square in the bottom row(in the same column). Reverse this if the winning square is in the bottom row.
  • Have a consolation prize for the square that intersects the two teams eliminated in the Semifinals.