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Originally Posted by calcuttaman
I don't need 9 person brackets. Just want the formula. Something like...
9 players  8 = 1 (number of 1st rnd matches)
That's a very simplified version and of course doesn't work for all scenarios.

Let's see if this attachment works. If it doesn't, I'll send it to you.
And if you want a formula, the first number should always be the next base2 number above the number of players.
E.g.
For 9 players, the next base2 number is 16 (2^4).
16  9 = 7 byes. There is a logical method on how to put the byes in the chart. NEVER draw in the byes.
Freddie <~~~ can beat the bye... sometimes