What is a Blind Draw Tournament?
How do I run a Blind Draw Tournament?
The tournament usually begins by having a certain amount of players register for the tournament. Once the number of players or teams has been determined you will need to print the corresponding tournament bracket from below. Now you are ready to draw for the positions. The drawing can be done in various ways, we first recomment using our Tournament Matchup Randomizer for this. You can also use the "Hat Drawing" method. Place the name of each player or team in a hat, and begin drawing the names one at a time. The first name drawn will go on the first blank line in the tournament bracket, the second name drawn will go on the second blank line. Continue this until all of the names have been drawn, and all of the blank lines have been filled. Those are the basics for starting a Blind Draw tournament, visit the "How To Run A Tournament" links above for complete details on running an entire tournament.
What is the difference between "Blind Draw" and "Seeded"?
Unlike Blind Draw Tournaments, Seeded Tournaments are set up so that the results of a season or league, and even experience or skill level determines which teams would play against each other in the tournament. The number one ranked team plays the lowest ranked seed, the number two ranked team plays the second lowest ranked seed and so on.
There are two sample images below, the one on the left shows an example of our free printable blind draw brackets and the one on the right shows an example of our large 24" x 32" brackets available for purchase.
Single Elimination Blind Draw
Double Elimination Blind Draw