Start with 6 brackets of 4. That's 3 packets. We'll call this the prelim phase.

Break ties in brackets. Now we've used 4 packets. For reasons that will become apparent later, we tell the teams not to talk about the tiebreaker match's questions.

Give the label 1 to the team that has the highest PPB among all teams that are top in their brackets. Give the label 2 to the team that has the second-highest PPB among all teams that are top in their brackets. And so on through 6.

Give the label 7 to the second-place team in the same bracket as 1. Continue giving the label

*n*+6 to the second-place team in the bracket containing team

*n*.

Give the label 13 to the team that has the highest PPB among all teams that are #3 in their brackets. Give the label 14 to the team that has the second-highest PPB among all teams that are #3 in their brackets. And so on through 18.

Give the label 19 to the last-place team in the same bracket as 13. Continue giving the label

*n*+6 to the fourth-place team in the bracket containing team

*n*.

Form two pairs of parallel playoff brackets: one containing 1,4,5,7,10,11 which is parallel to a bracket containing 2,3,6,8,9,12. Another pair of parallel brackets has 13,16,17,19,22,23 parallel to 14,15,18,20,21,24. Note that each of these contains three pairs of teams from the same prelim bracket.

Do a RR in these brackets, counting the already-played match between each pair of teams from the same prelim bracket. Now we've used 8 packets. Call this the parallel-brackets phase.

Now divide each bracket into a top half of 3 and a bottom half of 3. The top half of each bracket plays the top half of its parallel bracket, and the bottom half of each plays the bottom half of its parallel bracket. That's 3 more packets, so we've used 11. Call it the superplayoffs.

At the end, we might need to do a finals in the top superplayoff bracket (the one consisting of the top halves of the top pair of parallel brackets). We only have one packet for it, unfortunately, unless both teams involved in it didn't play the tiebreaker round. In that case, we can do a normal advantaged final. If not, we might be a little screwed and have to use half-packets, or something like that.

There are two potential problems I see with this: timeliness of stats (since we'd be doing the first rebracket before lunch) and the finals situation. I'm not terribly concerned about timeliness of stats, since we have a very good statskeeper with the ability to add another if we need to, no rebounds, and probably not a whole lot of subbing going on.

Feedback? Improvements? Accusations of insanity? I'm not invested in doing this format or anything, I'm just contemplating it as a possibility.