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Little League World Series Bracket

Every year since 1947, the best youth baseball players and teams have squared off in the Little League World Series. The 2013 Little League World Series is slated to begin on August 15th and runs until August 26th in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Fans can follow all the action with a Little League World Series bracket.

History of the Little League World Series Bracket

The event was originally dubbed the “National Little League Tournament” and was comprised only of teams from the United States upon its inception in ’47. In 1976, the tournament changed its format by splitting it into one bracket for American teams and another bracket for International teams. The tournament features youth baseball players aged 11-12.

On the United States side, one team will represent each of the following regions:screenshot of the little league world series bracket

  • Northwest
  • Southeast
  • Southwest
  • West
  • Great Lakes
  • Mid-Atlantic
  • Midwest
  • New England

On the International side, one team will represent each of the following regions:

  • Europe/Africa
  • Japan
  • Latin America
  • Mexico
  • Asia-Pacific/Middle East
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Caribbean

A club representing Williamsport defeated Lock Haven, PA in the first-ever championship game, 16-7, in ’47. However, Lock Haven edged St. Petersburg, FL to win the title the following year. The first International team to win it all was from Monterrey, Mexico in 1957.

No nation has won more LLWS titles than Taiwan, which enters 2013 with a whopping 17 championships. Taiwan’s last title came in 1996. Japan is second on the all-time list with eight. Japan crushed a club from Tennessee, 12-2, in five innings to win the title in 2012. The state of California is third with seven overall championships.

A number of future professional athletes have played in the Little League World Series. Future MLB players include Gary Sheffield, Jason Varitek, Carney Lansford, Jason Bay, Derek Bell and Todd Frazier. Other future athletes include NFL quarterbacks Matt Cassel and Brian Sipe, and NHL players Chris Drury, Ray Ferraro, Stephane Matteau and Pierre Turgeon.

Perhaps the most famous name to ever play in the Little League World Series is Danny Almonte. Just weeks after helping his Bronx team to a third-place finish in 2001, it was revealed that Almonte was two years too old to be playing in the tournament.

Download: Little League World Series Bracket

F1 Schedule

The F1 season features the highest class of single-seat racing that is sanctioned by the FIA. Also known as Formula One, Formula 1 and the FIA Formula One World Championship, the F1 season features 19 Grand Prix races. The 2013 F1 schedule opens up with the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday, March 17th.

The Formula 1 2013 schedule will wrap up with the Grand Prix of Brazil on Sunday, November 24th. Some of the stops on the Formula 2013 schedule include Malaysia, Spain, Monaco, Canada, Korea, Japan, Abu Dhabi and the United States.

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The Formula One World Drivers’ Championship was first handed out to Italy’s Giuseppe Farina in 1950. The winner is determined by a points system used during Grand Prix events. Another honor, known as the Formula One World Constructors’ Championship, is given to the most successful F1 constructor during a season. Scuderia Ferrari has taken home the title a record 16 times since the award was first handed out in 1958.

No driver has won the F1 World Drivers’ Championship more times than Germany’s Michael Schumacher, who has captured the crown seven times. Schumacher’s first title came in 1994. He later won five straight championships from 2000-04. Argentina’s Juan Manuel Fangio sits alone in second place on the all-time list with five titles. France’s Alain Prost is in third with four championships. The only Americans to win the title are Phil Hill in 1961 and Mario Andretti in 1978.

Sebastian Vettel of Germany enters the 2013 season as the three-time defending champion. Vettel clinched his third title in the final race of the season in 2012. Vettel’s constructor Red Bull has also won three straight titles.

Unfortunately, a number of drivers have been died while driving an F1 car. The first was Cameron Earl, who died during a test run in June 1952. The first American to pass away while driving was Chet Miller, who died during the Indianapolis 500 in 1953.

In all, nearly 50 drivers have lost their lives as the result of behind the wheel of an F1 car. The last to be killed during a Grand Prix race was Ayrton Senna in 1994.

Download: F1 Schedule

NHL Playoffs 2013

Sixteen teams will enter, but only one will get the chance to skate with Lord Stanley’s Cup. The 2013 NHL Playoffs will get underway on Tuesday, April 30th. The last possible date for a Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Final lands on June 28th. Hockey fans can follow all the action with an NHL Playoffs 2013 bracket. This bracket sheet is also ideal for setting up a pool at the office.

NHL Playoffs 2013: History

The Stanley Cup was first awarded to the Montreal Hockey Club of the Amateur Hockey Association of Canada in March 1893. Later, the NHL shared ownership of the Stanley Cup with the Pacific Coast Hockey Association. However, the NHL took full control of the cup in 1926.

In the first year the year the NHL had full ownership of the cup, the Ottawa Senators knocked off the Boston Bruins in the final in 1927.

Screenshot of the NHL Playoffs 2013 bracket

No team has raised the most recognized trophy in all of sports during the Stanley Cup era more than the Montreal Canadiens. The “Habs” have appeared in the Stanley Cup Final 34 times and come out with the title 24 times. Montreal won the cup for the first time in 1916. The Toronto Maple Leafs are second on the all-time list with 13 titles. The Detroit Red Wings are third with 11 championships. The Wings have also lost in the Final a record 13 times.

The 2013 NHL Playoffs nearly didn’t happen at all due to the NHL lockout. The labor dispute between the league and the players began when the collective bargaining agreement expired on September 15th, 2012. The lockout lasted all the way until January 2013. The lockout forced the cancellation of over 500 regular season games. Each team’s schedule was also reduced from 82 to 48 games.

The 2013 season began with a bang as the Chicago Blackhawks opened the year with at least a point in their first 30 games. The defending champion entering the 2013 NHL playoffs is the Los Angeles Kings, who dispatched of the New Jersey Devils in six games to win the cup for the first time in franchise history in 2012.

Download: NHL Playoffs 2013

UEFA Euro 2016

UEFA Euro 2016 will mark the 15th European Championship football tournament. Though the exact dates are still to be determined, Euro 2016 will take place in France during the summer of that year. There will be some format changes to the event, as the field will expand from 16 teams to 24 teams. A total of 52 teams will attempt to qualify for the tournament. France earns an automatic berth as the host site.

UEFA Euro 2016: Tournament History

The event was originally dubbed the “UEFA European Nations Cup” when it was created in 1960. The inaugural event was also held in France and 17 teams participated in a knockout format. Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Union, France and Yugoslavia advanced to the semifinals. The Soviet Union defeated Yugoslavia in extra time, 2-1, in the first-ever final match in Paris. England, West Germany and England were among the notable teams who refused to participate in the first tournament.UEFA Euro 2016

The event is held every four years and falls on the even-numbered year between the World Cup tournaments. Germany and Spain have come out on top an all-time high three times apiece. Germany’s last victory came in 1996, while Spain’s last championship came in the last event in 2012. Germany has also lost in the final match three times, while Spain has been runner-up on one occasion. Surprisingly, England has never finished better than third overall. That finish came in 1968 and England hasn’t advanced past the quarterfinals since 1996.

Michel Platini of France has scored the most goals in Euro Cup history with nine. Platini scored all nine of his goals in leading France to the championship in 1984. England’s Alan Shearer is second on the all-time list with seven goals. Portugal’s Cristiano Rondaldo is in a group of players who have racked up three goals.

Euro 2016 matches will take place in 10 different cities across France. The tournament winner will be eligible to participate in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. Due to fan violence during the UEFA Euro 2012, Russia will be forced to play three home games in the qualifying round without spectators.

Download: UEFA Euro 2016 Knockout Stage

UEFA Champions League 2013

The UEFA Champions League 2013 tournament marks the 58th annual edition of the most prestigious football event in Europe. Few sporting events in the world are played or enjoyed with more passion or pride. As a result, the event’s popularity has exploded worldwide in recent years. In 2011, the Champions League Final bested the NFL’s Super Bowl as the most-watched sporting event in the world.

UEFA Champions League 2013: Overview and History

What is now known as the Champions League was originally called the European Champion Clubs’ Cup. The annual tournament was organized UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) in 1955. The event was colloquially called the European Cup until officially being changed to the Champions League in 1992.

Real Madrid won the first five tournaments and has won the event a record nine times overall. Real has also appeared in an all-time high 12 Champions League finals. A.C. Milan has come out on top in seven of its 11 championship final appearances. Liverpool sits alone in third with five championships.UEFA Champions League 2013

Chelsea captured the championship in 2012 after knocking off Bayern Munich in penalty kicks. More than 62,000 people were in attendance for the 2012 final. Chelsea didn’t fare so well in 2013, however, becoming the first defending champion to be eliminated in the group stage.

The knockout phase of the tournament gets underway with the “Round of 16” beginning February 12th. The draw for the quarterfinals will be held on March 15th. The first leg of the quarters will take place on April 2nd and 3rd, with the second leg following on April 9th and 10th. The first leg of the semifinals will take place on April 23rd and 24th, with the second leg coming on April 30th and May 1st.

The 2013 UEFA Champions League Final will be held at Wembley Stadium in London, England on Many 25th. Wembley was chosen in recognition of the 150th anniversary of the English Football Association. It will mark the seventh time Wembley Stadium will be the host site for the championship match. The winning club in 2013 will pocket over $16,000, 000. The loser in the final will receive just under $10,000,000.

Download: UEFA Champions League 2013 Knockout Phase Sheet

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

A 3 on 3 basketball tournament is one of the most popular recreational activities in the world today. It is estimated that over 250 million people participate in 3 on 3 basketball games worldwide. Instead of traditional 5 on 5 full-court games, 3 on 3 basketball tournament games are half-court contests. Most 3 on 3 basketball tournaments are held outside to keep with the “streetball” tradition.

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament: “Hoop it Up”

“Hoop it Up” bills itself as “The World’s Largest 3 on 3 Basketball Tour.” Basketball players off all ages typically compete outdoors on asphalt courts. The “Hoop it Up” tour rolls through dozens of cities in the United States, including Tampa, Dallas, Denver, Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, Phoenix and Washington, DC.3 on 3 basketball tournament

While it is a 3 on 3 tournament, teams can carry up to five players, two of which will be used as substitutes. Teams who win their respective divisions will qualify for the overall World Championships in New York. The team that wins the “Top Gun” division has the chance to take home $20,000.

Future of 3 on 3 Basketball Tournaments

There has been a movement in recent years to add a 3 on 3 basketball tournament to the Summer Olympics. The International Basketball Federation, otherwise known as FIBA, introduced a 3 on 3 basketball tournament at the Asian Indoor Games in 2007. Twenty boys teams and 20 girls teams participated in a 3 on 3 basketball tournament in the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics.

New Zealand won the first 3×3 Youth World Championship in 2011 in Italy. In August 2012, the first senior men’s and women’s 3×3 tournaments took place in Greece. FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann is hopeful that 3 on 3 basketball games could be included in the Summer Olympics in 2016 or 2020.

Download: 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

2020 NHL Playoff Bracket

The 2020 NHL season will be the 95th season of play on the ice. While it’s the 96th year of operation, it’s the 95th season because of the lockout that wiped out the 2004-05 campaign. NHL fans were nearly forced to endure the same pain after the start of another lockout in 2019. Things appeared grim for a season and NHL playoff bracket until the lockout was finally resolved in January.

NHL Playoff Bracket: 2020 Lockout

The 2012 NHL lockout began when the collective bargaining agreement expired in September. The work stoppage came after the NHL playoff bracket at the conclusion of the 2011-12 season featured some of the most exciting games in recent memory.nhl-playoff-bracket

In all, 510 regular season games were canceled from the NHL schedule. The popular “Winter Classic” and 2013 All-Star Game were also erased. The lockout stifled the momentum built by the previous 2012 NHL playoff bracket and left fans angry and frustrated.

After agreeing to a new CBA, it was determined that the revised 2013 NHL schedule would begin on January 19th. Instead of playing 82 games, each team would play a compressed 48-game schedule.

Download: 2020 NHL Playoff Bracket

Tournament Bracket Template

tournament bracket template printableA tournament bracket template can truly be useful throughout an entire calendar year. If you’re a sports fanatic, these templates are the perfect way to monitor and track all the year basketball, baseball, football and hockey tournaments.

If you’re a coach, parent or teacher, you can also use a tournament bracket template to keep tabs on nearly any event you wish. With a tournament bracket template, you can also research the history of some of our greatest sporting events and achievements, and track history that has yet to be made.

History of a Sports Tournament Bracket Template

Collegiate and professional sports have always been a big part of the fabric of the United States. Long before the invention of a tournament bracket template, legends were leaving their indelible mark in timeless venues and arenas. Some of the more popular and noteworthy U.S. tournaments and championships include:

• NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament – Established in 1939. The tournament began with eight teams and has expanded several times throughout its history. A total of 68 teams currently participate in the modern tournament.

• MLB Playoffs – While baseball historians say the World Series was created in 1903, the playoffs can dated back as far as 1884. The playoffs expanded when MLB League Championship Series were created in 1969. The playoffs expanded again in 1994 and 2012.

• NFL Playoffs – Though the first NFL Championship Game was held in 1933, the playoffs first began with four teams in 1967. The playoffs expanded to eight teams when the NFL merged with the AFL in 1970. Today, 12 teams play in the tournament.

• NBA Playoffs – The NBA playoffs began when the league was known as the BAA in 1947. The playoff field has expanded and had games added several times throughout history. Sixteen teams compete in the playoffs as they are known today.

• NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs – The NHL has always used a playoff system throughout its history, but didn’t wrest full control of the Stanley Cup from the Pacific Coast Hockey Association until 1926. Sixteen teams participate in the playoffs as they are known today.

A tournament bracket template makes keeping track of all these events easier than ever before.

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Tournament Bracket Maker

A tournament bracket maker will allow you to create the pool or pools of your choice. With hundreds of college, professional and recreational tournaments held each year, you seemingly will never run out of uses for a tournament bracket maker. It’s important to note that the information listed below is for entertainment purposes only.

Uses for a Tournament Bracket Maker

A tournament bracket maker is most commonly used for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament in March. Every year, millions fill out bracket sheets in an effort to pick as many of the 67 tournament games correctly as they can.

Prior to the start of “The Big Dance,” conference tournaments are held all over the United States. A total of 30 conference tournaments are held and a bracket maker can help you keep tabs on all of the action. tournament-bracket-maker

In addition to the men’s tournaments, women hold their conference tournaments and version of “March Madness” at the same time. Following the conclusion of these tourneys, the 16-team playoffs in the NBA and the NHL get underway.

In June, the College World Series begins. As the year rolls on, the postseason in Major League Baseball and the National Football League starts up. Throughout the year, the four Grand Slam events in professional tennis and the four majors in professional golf take place.

All of these events and much more can easily be followed and tracked with the use of a tournament bracket maker.

Other Uses for a Bracket Maker

A bracket maker isn’t only for collegiate or professional sporting events. They can be used to keep track of teams or participants in recreational or school-related events. You can track friendly competitions at a party or other gatherings. A tournament bracket maker could even be used for spelling bees, or daily or weekly school contests.

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Pool Tournament Brackets

pool tournament bracket Printable pool tournament brackets are perfect for creating pools with your friends or co-workers. Any sport and any team can be placed on these easy-to-use pool tournament brackets. You can also reserve space for the names of your competitors. It’s important to note that the information listed below is for entertainment purposes only.

Pool Tournament Brackets for the College Hoops Tournament

When anyone thinks about pool tournament brackets, the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament in March is usually the first thing that comes to mind. Millions of Americans of both sexes and all backgrounds get swept up “March Madness.” For one month each year, the eyes of the nation are fixated on college hoops.

Offices around the country use pool tournament brackets to create a friendly competition inside the workplace. Once the field of 68 is set, people furiously begin to make their selections. From the opening round to the national championship bout, a total of 67 games are played.

As a result of pool brackets, a game you normally wouldn’t care about becomes critically important to your chances of being the top dog in the office. Though some brackets end up in the trash at the end of the first weekend of the tournament, they are still a perfect way to track all your picks and favorite teams during the “madness.”

Other Uses for Pool Tournament Brackets

The college hoops tournament isn’t the only use for pool brackets. Shortly after the college tournament ends, the NBA playoffs begin. The professional basketball tournament consists of 16 teams vying for the Larry O’Brien trophy. Blank brackets can easily be used to create an NBA playoff pool.

The Stanley Cup playoffs in the NHL also take place in the spring. The field is also comprised of 16 teams, which each fighting for the right to hoist Lord Stanley’s Cup. In the fall, the MLB playoffs get underway. The 12 teams that advance to the NFL playoffs in the winter can also be placed in a tournament bracket.

Download: Pool-Tournament-Bracket

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