Double Elimination

Double Elimination Bracket

Double elimination brackets are broken up into a winners bracket and a losers bracket, with the winner of the loser's bracket playing the winner of the winner's bracket for first place. Losers of matches in the winners bracket dropdown into a spot and play another loser to see who advances in the loser's bracket.

Quick Step Guide to Double Elimination Tournament

  1. Check in your players

  2. Click start Create Bracket

  3. Randomize or Change Seeding

  4. Click Create Bracket

  5. Optional: Setup Kiosk Mode or Scoreboards

You CANNOT add a team/player to a bracket once it has begun. You will have to click the Red Delete Bracket button, add the new players, then re-create the bracket.

NOTE: Seeding will change when adding the new team, so any games that have already played will not have the same matchups in the new bracket.

Seeding a Bracket

There are a few ways to seed a bracket on Scoreholio. if you are seeding a bracket based on Scoreholio Seasons standings click here: Seeding a Tournament based on Season Points

If you have an advanced membership or higher you can pause your courts BEFORE creating your bracket. This will allow you to seed and make your bracket. However, it will not assign those teams to courts. When you are ready to start, click on bracket control and unpause your courts and click advance game to fill your courts.

If this is a normal tournament and you want to seed your bracket you can do it 1 of two ways:

Seed by Dragging

You can quickly seed your bracket by clicking on the bracket tab in admin and then click the green "Create Bracket" button. Next, you will click the "Change Seeding" button. This allows you to click and drag teams up and down the list to change their seed. When you are finished, click the change seeding button again.

Seed by Team SPR

Your other option for seeding a tournament is to add a Team SPR to each team. Remember the higher the number the lower the seed. EX. If you have 100 players you would give the #1 seed 100 points. Then the #2 seed 99 points and so on. When you go to create the bracket players/teams will be sorted by the highest number first.

You can do this by clicking on the setup tab in admin then players. Click on each team and manually add the Team SPR. Make sure you are clicking on the TEAM, NOT the players that are on the team in admin.

Benefits to a Double Elimination Tournament

Single Elimination tournaments are great for small and large tournaments alike, here is what sets us apart from other tournament software:

  • More games: Double Elimination tournaments allow teams to lose more than once, which makes people feel good about themselves.

  • Efficiency: By using a coming up section Scoreholio we make sure all available courts are filled throughout the tournament. Our system will auto fill the courts and send out alerts to players and teams.

Cons for running a Double Elimination Tournament

The law of diminishing courts is the greatest pitfall of a double elimination tournament. By the end of your tournament your losers bracket will be waiting for teams to lose in the upper bracket. Causing players to sit around waiting for an opponent. Good thing to do is check out our Tournament Calculator to make sure you will have enough time to run a double elimination tournament.

Features/Buttons in Double Elimination Admin

  • Create Bracket: After you have checked-in all of your teams click the light blue create bracket button.

  • Bracket Court Assignments Tab: Control your bracket in the Bracket Court Assignment tab

  • Advance Games: The advance games button is to be used to fill open courts if the system does not do it automatically. Courts are filled when you submit a game, if for any reason the courts do not fill you can click the advance game button to move it along.

Example of a Double Elimination Tournament

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