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What playoff brackets does TeamSideline support?

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TeamSideline supports the following playoff/tournament brackets and number of games:

  • Best Match - Single Game
    • Teams play only one game against each other based on their position in the standings.
    • Number of teams - 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20 Over 16 teams available in Tournament module only
  • Double Elimination (USA Softball Compliant)
    • A double-elimination tournament is a type of elimination tournament in which a team ceases to be eligible to win the final championship upon having lost two games or matches.
    • Number of teams - 2 through 32 - Over 16 teams available in Tournament module only
  • Single Elimination No Consolation
    • Each winning team will play another winning team in the next round, until the final match-up and the winner of the final game becomes the champion.
    • Number of teams - 2 through 32 - Over 16 teams available in Tournament module only
  • Single Elimination With ConsolationAvailable in Tournament module only
    • Each winning team will play another winning team in the next round, until the final match-up and the winner of the final game becomes the champion.  Losing teams fall into the alternate bracket that also produces it's own final winner.
    • Number of teams - 4 through 24
  • Single Elimination With Semi-Final Consolation (additional game added to determine 3rd and 4th place)
    • Each winning team will play another winning team in the next round, until the final match-up and the winner of the final game becomes the champion.  An additional game added to determine 3rd and 4th place.
    • Number of teams - 4 through 32 Over 16 teams available in Tournament module only
  • 3 Game Guarantee (3GG)Available in Tournament module only
    • A 3 game guarantee bracket is very similar to a double elimination bracket style. Teams are seeded into the bracket based on their standings. When a team loses in the Winners Bracket, they are placed in the Losers Bracket.  If a team loses their 2nd game of the tournament, they are placed back into the Losers Bracket to guarantee them 3 games.
    • Number of teams - 4 through 24
  • Manual
    • Any number of teams
    • Brackets not available
  • Pool Play Available in Tournament module only
    • Number of teams - 2 through 24
  • Position Rounds Available in Tournament module only
    • Teams play each other the number of games selected based on their position in the standings.
    • 1, 2, 3 or 4 games
    • Number of teams - 2 through 20
    • Brackets not available

Future offerings:

  • Single Elimination With Consolation - Available in Tournament module only
    • Number of teams - 25 through 32
  • 3 Game Guarantee (3GG) - Available in Tournament module only
    • Number of teams - 25 through 32
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