Tournament Bracket Instructions

Option 1: Quick & Easy

Edit the terms in the boxes below then click the generate button to use your Tournament Bracket. You can separate terms with commas or line breaks. Bookmark the resulting page (Ctrl + D) to re-use it.




Option 2: Google Sheets

Step 1: Modify the Google Spreadsheet Template

  • Make a copy of this template. (You'll need to sign-in with your Google account.)
  • Edit the Competitors.
  • Change the title of your tournament by changing the name of the worksheet (at the bottom).
  • Do not edit any cell with a blue background.

Step 2: Publish Your Spreadsheet

  • Go to File, Publish to the Web…, then click Publish.

Step 3: Get Your Link

  • Click on the Get the Link Here tab of the template (at the bottom).
  • Click on the link to use your tournament bracket.

Step 4: Bookmark and Share

  • Bookmark the page to find it again quickly.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Tournament Bracket work?

  • You may use anywhere from 4 to 64 competitors.
  • Byes will automatically be added to fill up 4, 8, 16, 32, or 64-competitor brackets.
  • Click on a competitor to advance them to the next round. Ctrl + click a competitor to clear.
  • If you entered the strongest competitors at the top of your spreadsheet, press "Seed Bracket" to automatically match high-seeds against low-seeds. This ensures the most competitive matches will occur at the end of the tournament.
  • Press "Randomize Bracket" to randomize the match-ups.
  • Press "Reload" to return the bracket to the original order.

Can I make an NCAA March Madness tournament bracket?

  • Yes, but you cannot use more than 64 teams so you won't be able to show the "First Four." Remember that the NCAA bracket is already seeded, so just enter the teams in order and don't press "Seed Bracket."

Can I make a bracket with pictures?

  • Yes, just paste the URL (address) of a picture you find on the web in the appropriate cell.
    • URLs must end in ".gif", ".png", ".jpg", ".jpeg", or ".webp".
    • You cannot use Google Drive to store your images.
    • You can use Google Drawings. Use the "Publish to the web…" link.
    • Images are automatically resized.
  • Note: You can use text or images, but not both.