Have a Double-Elimination tournament coming up and need a printable bracket? We’ve got you covered.

Whether you’re organizing your own tournament, playing in the tournament itself, or are an awesomely supportive parent or friend following a team, Double Elimination tournaments can be a bit tricky to follow. The right bracket will make keeping track of the field a whole lot easier.

With a bracket you can stay on top of the latest games and get a sense of the larger tournament standings with any one of our printer-friendly brackets, which all come in a variety of layouts and formats.

What is a 3-Team Double-Elimination Bracket?

Tournament brackets vary in size based on the amount of teams participating. A double elimination tournament has two categories to keep track of, the “winners” bracket and the “losers” bracket.

Each bracket (winners and losers) will run the same way a single elimination tournament would. The main difference is that the losing team from the winners section drops down to the “losers” section, wherein the final match, the prevailing two teams from each section will match up for the championship title.

A 3 team bracket doesn’t work out as evenly as a 4, 8, 16, 32, or 64 team tourney would. In addition to an even number of teams, there needs to be an equal number of brackets as teams advance into the following rounds.

For three competing teams, there would be an odd number of winning teams moving into the next round, which means one team would not have a match up.

Take a look at the bracket sample to get a visual of what we’re talking about. You’ll see how the tournament will progress from the first round to the second round and beyond.

Bracket Template: Blank, Printable for 3 Teams

Our double-elimination, three team downloadable brackets comes in a variety of options! You can download and print them out in PDF, full-size image or in Excel.

3 Team Printable Double Elimination Bracket printerfriendly PDF

3 Team Printable Double Elimination Bracket XLSX

With our brackets, they’re not limited to just basketball or baseball tournaments. As long as the tournament is double-elimination then our printable, blank brackets will work with any tournament. There’s not many tournaments that start with just three teams and that are single-elimination, but if you’re looking for that version click here for our 3-team single elim bracket.