Answered: Elimination (playoff) bracket...

I have a question concerning elimination bracket. So as of the three competitions that I have attended, they all consist of eight alliances. Is it possible to have under eight alliance teams for a tournament?

If so, please show how it will work out to be…

In the other competitions it was…
Quarter finals --> Semi-finals --> Finals…

Please refer to the “Small Tournament Structure” rules as part of Section 3 - “The Tournament” section of the VEX Robotics Competition Elevation game manual.

Yes there are instances with less than 8 alliances. In these cases some teams will receive “byes” when there is no opposing alliance to face. (i.e. in a 7-alliance tournament the #1 alliance would typically face the #8 alliance in the quarterfinals. Since there are only 7-alliances, the #1 alliance would receive a bye and advance directly to the semi-finals.)