Free blank tournament brackets will provide you with printable playoff brackets for popular sporting events. These blank brackets are absolutely free to print or copy.
Simply choose a category below to go to links for a printable playoff bracket page, then print directly on your printer with no files or templates to download. All you need is a printer and paper. The printable brackets are designed for the standard paper size of 8-1/2 inches x 11 inches with a 3/4" (.75) margin when printing.
The blank playoff brackets can also be copied to a file for future use. Click a category below to proceed.
For more information, please see How It Works.
For details on printing your free blank tournament brackets, please see Printing Tips. For any problems or questions with any of the free printable brackets, please contact us and we will try to help.
Choose a category of tournaments below:
Get a printable blank bracket for men's college basketball tournaments.
Get a printable blank bracket for women's college basketball tournaments.
Get a printable blank bracket for the Men's College World Series.
How It Works
The free printables that we offer on this site are free blank tournament brackets with several playoff categories from which to choose.
Simply choose a category of blank playoff brackets then click any bracket link and a new box or tab will open containing your selected bracket on a printable page. You can choose to either print the bracket on your printer or copy it to a file on your computer for future use.
For help with printing your free blank tournament brackets, see "Printing Tips" below.
When you click a blank brackets link, a new box or tab will open and this new area will contain the bracket. At this point, you can use your browser to print the playoff bracket. The first thing you will want to do is go to "Print Preview." To do this either choose "File" on your browser menu or right click your mouse, then select "Print Preview." Microsoft Internet Explorer is the recommended browser to use. Other browsers should work although the printing procedure may be slightly different.
If the view of your page in "Print Preview" is showing the page numbers, file name, date or any other information other than your tournament bracket, you will need to turn off the headers and footers. If you have Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 7, there should be an icon in the "Print Preview" area which turns the headers and footers off and on. You will want them off to print your brackets. If you have an older version of Internet Explorer, you will need to go to "Page Setup." In the "Page Setup" area, you need to find the two lines for the headers and footers. These lines will probably contain some random looking letters and symbols which is the coding that states what information is shown on the header and footer. You will need to delete all of the information in these two lines. These two lines must be deleted to remove the header and footer information from your printout.
TIP: You may want to write this information down before you
delete it. Then if you ever want to print something with the
default header and footer you can just type the letters and
symbols back into the lines you deleted.
While you are in "Page Setup" and/or "Print Preview" you need to make sure that the sheet orientation is in the proper mode, either "Landscape" or "Portrait". This orientation setting may vary depending on the blank playoff bracket or any other free printables item that you are printing. All of the free blank tournament brackets are designed for "Landscape" orientation. Just select the one which is the closest to the size you prefer. You may have to experiment a little for your bracket to print properly. Also, check to see that your margins are set to .75 or 3/4". There also may be a setting called "Print Size" or "Change Print Size" which may need to be set at 100%, not "shrink to fit" or anything else. You can adjust this setting lower than 100% if your bracket graphic is getting cut off on the edges or you can use "shrink to fit". You may need to alter some of these settings decribed above, depending on which browser you are using.
TIP: Most printers have no problem printing everything
using a 3/4" margin, however, it is recommended
to print a test sheet and proofread it carefully.
If your brackets still will not print in the proper location on the sheet, you can experiment with the margin settings in "Page Setup" to move the image around. For example, if you increase the top margin, the image will move closer to the bottom. Also, you may be able to adjust the "Print Size" setting to improve your print. Just make sure that you do not cut off any of your playoff bracket.
You can also choose to copy your free blank tournament brackets for future use or to use in another program. Simply click your right mouse button on the bracket graphic while on the printable page and select "save picture as" to save the file on your computer.
If you still need additional instructions, please see "Contact Us" below
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