Bracket Formats

The R2sports event management software supports multiple draw type formats

Brackets that can be used for tournaments, leagues, and seasons include:

Elimination Brackets with consolation options supporting up to 256 participants, Round Robins with different display options up to 16 competitors, Pool Play divisions up to 160 competitors in 10 different groups, and Heats with up to 200 competitors.

R2sports Screen Shots: Pool Play

Pool Play Group Schedule

A pool play group schedule is a draw format that separates participants into smaller round robin schedule. The top places advance to a single or pool multi bracket playoff to compete for the division championship.

A pool play group schedule is displayed by team and is most commonly used in leagues and seasons. A group pool play bracket is usually used for tournaments.

A pool play group schedule is sometimes used as a qualifier to determine the seeding in the pool single playoff bracket.


When more than 6 players are in the division, a round robin tournament brackets, can sometimes become impractical because there are too many games to play. A pool play group schedule produces a reliable champion with fewer scheduled matches.

A pool play group schedule also guarantees players more matches, compared to single elimination brackets where you lose one and you are out.


Players can lose incentive when there is no longer a chance to make it to the pool single playoff bracket.. This often leads to canceled matches and no shows.

In the case where multiple players advance from each flight, it can be advantageous to try to lose in order to advance to a different spot in the playoff bracket to meet up against a weaker opponent.