Bracket Maker for the iPad 4+

Make your own brackets

Jacques Romano

Designed for iPad

    • 3.9 • 41 Ratings
    • $0.99

iPad Screenshots


This is a great portable program to help you create brackets for tournaments, friendly competition, small leagues, ping pong, bowling, volleyball, parties, beer pong, curling round robins, scout derby races, tennis tournaments and more. It's easy to use and it does the hard part of figuring out who goes where!

1) Easy to advance the winners. Just touch the player to advance.
2) Pair the players using seedings or by random assignments or by manual assignment
3) Create tournaments for 4 to 32 players depending on tournament type:
__* For single elimination brackets, the limit is 32 players.
__* For double elimination brackets, the limit is 32 players.
__* For Triple elimination brackets, the limit is 8 players.
__* For Round Robin tournaments, the limit is 16 players (multiple pools available).
__* For Consolation tournaments, you must use 8 or 16 players.
__* For Compass tournaments, you must use 8 players.
4) You can enter scores.
5) Load previously saved tournaments
6) Email or print your bracket display. Including send results in a CSV format for elimination brackets.
7) Add players from your contact list.
8) Edit/erase mistakes (even after the tournament starts).
9) On single and double elim. tournaments, you enter game date and location.
10) You can setup doubles or partner play tournaments
11) Save bracket images to your photo album
12) Play unlimited number of round robin games. Also supports Ties!

Having this program on your iPad makes it perfect for on-site and real time updating of the brackets. No wi-fi or internet needed. Print or email the results to participants when the competition is over.

You can also setup a consolation tournament where each team/player plays exactly 3 games when 8 players or 4 games when 16 players.

The Round Robin style is limited to 16 players but is a great way to keep track of wins and losses and ties. The iPad does it for you! You can even have up to four pools in one tournament. The iPad automatically matches each team to ensure everyone plays around.

The program automatically adjusts the brackets for the number of players. Instead of showing "byes", it will automatically advance a player appropriately when the tournament is first setup. So, you can have 4 to 32 players. The program automatically adjust the brackets so you don't have to.

Plus, you can load player names from your contact list to save typing. You can start a new tournament with as little as 4 players. Then select Copy to start your tournament.

In the players list, you can re-arrange the order or delete an entry using the edit button. You can also edit a bracket after it is created.

The program supports multiple ways to setup bracket assignments.
a) Copy using seedings: it will put the names on the bracket based on seeding. (For example, Player ranked #1 plays player ranked #16)
b) Copy using random draws, it will randomize the pairings using your list of players/teams.
c) Copy using manual selection, it will put the selected player/team on the bracket in your selection order.
d) Copy using top 4 seedings will place top 4 seeds on separate bracket sections (so they meet in the later rounds) while randomizing the other player placements. This is often used for Tennis tournaments.
d) copy using partners will allow you set up doubles matches. Either random pairing or controlled pairing.
e) copy names in list order. Great feature if you want to completely control the assignments.

Features are constantly added. I want this to be the best tournament bracket program in the app store. Email support or visit facebook if you want to see a particular feature added or you have an issue. I can't respond to review comments.

Now with color. Choose team/player colors. IT EVEN HAS A HELP DOCUMENT for beginners.

See this program in action before buying it. Find it on youtube or watch the app preview.

There are also more tutorial videos on the support website.

What’s New

Version 25.0

Updated for iOS 14. Fixes application identifier.
Fixes a round robin issue where the "play again" feature doesn't clear bracket data when you answer yes to keep win/loss records.

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Mr. Dr. Bubbles ,

Nice App

I like this app a lot. I have ran into one issue though - if you have 6 people it will not let you populate teams on the bracket. For some reason you have to have 8 players, or 4 teams not 3 teams. It would also be nice to add the ability to change the team size.

blueidboy74 ,

Latest update is home run!

I’m a tournament director of two very successful weekly 8-ball tournaments in Arizona; and, I used this app in the first few months of both. Almost all the tourney software on the market is Windows PC only, leaving MacBook users like myself with only 1 decent free software solution. I wasn’t going to go that route until I knew the tournaments were successful and would go on for some time in the future.

So, I tried nearly all paid and free app solutions for ipads. And after experiencing most of them, this app was hands down the easiest, most intuitive, and all encompassing solution for my needs. And it’s FREE.

Not 2 months ago, I emailed Jack (the developer) about some minor bugs and a feature wishlist. I never expected to hear back, but he responded within a week or less and embraced my feedback. Over the next couple weeks he and I exchanged emails, and I am happy to say that this app is now as relevant as any pc software. Why? Because I need to report my tourney results to the Fargo Rating system. This latest update now features all of the tournament’s match results and finishing order in a CSV file for easy submission to Fargo, or for your own tracking purposes and more!

Home run Jack!

Hop3 79 ,

Works well

I’ve used this BracketMaker app for many years now to run an 8-ball tournament works great! Recently I started using again after a Covid hiatus. The names I enter to come up with bracket no long show the list of names. Found out in Apple’s dark mode the color of names are black like the background so names aren’t visible. Changed to white background names are now visible. Thank you

Developer Response ,

please email support so you can include screenshots and get help. Nothing has changed in the app for a long time. thank you for your support of bracket maker .

App Privacy

The developer, Jacques Romano, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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