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A 16-player, single-elimination tournament bracket. The quarterfinals have been completed, and the semifinal games will be Lisa vs. Ernie, and Andrew vs. Robert. Then the finals will be a game between the two people who win in the semifinals.
A 16-player, single-elimination tournament bracket. The quarterfinals have been completed, and the semifinal games will be Lisa vs. Ernie, and Andrew vs. Robert. Then the finals will be a game between the two people who win in the semifinals.
A double elimination bracket from the 2004 national Science Bowl
A double elimination bracket from the 2004 national Science Bowl

A bracket is the diagrammatic representation of the series of games played during a tournament, named as such because it appears to be a large number of interconnected (punctuational) brackets. Image File history File links NSB-doubleelim-draw-2004. ... Image File history File links NSB-doubleelim-draw-2004. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Science Bowl is a high school academic competition, similar to Quiz Bowl, held in the United States. ... A tournament is a competition involving a relatively large number of competitors, all participating in a single sport or game. ... Various brackets in Arial // In writing Brackets are punctuation marks, used in pairs to set apart or interject text within other text. ...


There are several kinds of brackets, adapted to different types of tournaments. The most common are:

The "art" of filling in brackets, especially in NCAA basketball, is referred to as bracketology. A single-elimination tournament, also called a knockout or sudden death tournament, is a type of tournament where the loser of each match is immediately eliminated from winning the championship or first prize in the event. ... A tennis net Tennis is a game played between either two players (singles) or two teams of two players (doubles). Players use a stringed racquet to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponents court. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... A double elimination bracket from the 2004 National Science Bowl A double-elimination tournament is a competition in which a participant ceases to be eligible to win the tournaments championship upon having lost two games or matches. ... Nine ball is a billiards game played with a cue ball and 9 colored object balls, numbered 1 through 9. ... // The NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship is a single elimination tournament held each spring featuring 65 college basketball teams in the United States. ... Bracketology is a slang term for predicting the field of the NCAA Basketball Tournament, named as such because it is commonly used to fill in tournament brackets for the postseason. ...


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Tournament Brackets (122 words)
As promised, here are the brackets you can use for you local dart tournaments.
The number indicates the number of players or teams for that tournament.
If you need a single-elimination bracket smaller than 33 people/teams, just use one of the ones above and ignore the losers bracket.
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