First Qualifying

The first qualifying for the 2016/2017 Collegiate Bridgebowl was held October 22 and 23, 2016. There were 16 teams entered in the event.

After the first day of play the field was cut in half.

Team Rank Total VPs
UNC 1 50
Berkeley 2 47
Georgia Tech Gold 3 43
Urbana-Champaign 4 42
Hamilton 5 41
Northwestern 6 34
Maryland 7 32
Georgia Tech White 8 31
Columbia 9 28
Harvey Mudd 10 27
Princeton 11 22
Davidson 12 21
Rice 13 13
Allegheny 14 1
Harvard 15 0
Chicago 15 0

Eight teams made it to day two: Georgia Tech White, Hamilton College, UNC, Georgia Tech Gold, Northwestern University, Univ. Of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Berkeley and University of Maryland.

The teams were divided into two brackets with the following results:

Bracket 1

Team VPs
UNC 42
Urbana-Champaign 37
Georgia Tech White 11

Bracket 2

Team VPs
Berkeley 50
Georgia Tech Gold 39
Northwestern 22
University of Maryland 9

UNC, Urbana-Champaign, Berkeley and Georgia Tech Gold all earned spots in the finals in Toronto.

Second Qualifying Round

The second qualifying stage was held over two days (Feb 11 and 12, 2017). Day one began with nine teams competing for four remaining spots in the finals. The competing teams were: Harvey Mudd College, Allegheny College, University of Chicago, Georgia Tech, Columbia University, Northwestern University, Carleton College, Rice University and University of Maryland.

Day 1 Results

Team Total VP Harvey Mudd Allegheny Chicago
Harvey Mudd 31 0 20 11
Allegheny 0 0 0 0
University of Chicago 29 9 20 0
Team Total VP Georgia Tech Columbia Northwestern
Georgia Tech 6 0 3 3
Columbia 36 17 0 19
Northwestern 18 17 1 0
Team Total VP Carleton Rice Maryland
Carleton 16 0 3 13
Rice 31 17 0 14
Maryland 13 7 6 0

Allegheny, Georgia Tech and University of Maryland were eliminated at the end of day one.

Day 2 Results

Team Total VP Chicago Columbia Carleton
Chicago 27 0 16 11
Columbia 12 4 0 8
Carleton 21 9 12 0
Team Total VP Harvey Mudd Northwestern Rice
Harvey Mudd 24 0 8 16
Northwestern 25 12 0 13
Rice 11 4 7 0

The top two teams in each bracket qualified for the finals.

University of Chicago, Carleton College,Northwestern and Harvey Mudd College will join University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Georgia Tech (Gold), University of California – Berkeley and University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign for the face-to-face finals in Toronto this July.