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.
|Georgia Tech Gold||3||43|
|Georgia Tech White||8||31|
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:
|Georgia Tech White||11|
|Georgia Tech Gold||39|
|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|
|University of Chicago||29||9||20||0|
|Team||Total VP||Georgia Tech||Columbia||Northwestern|
Allegheny, Georgia Tech and University of Maryland were eliminated at the end of day one.
Day 2 Results
|Team||Total VP||Harvey Mudd||Northwestern||Rice|
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.