Each affiliated NBO in good standing with the WBF may be represented by its National team (one team per Country) and by an unlimited number of its National Pairs in each of the four categories, Open, Women’s, Seniors and Mixed.

To be eligible for participation in the 2016 World Bridge Games each player, non-playing captain, coach, trainer and other team official must comply with the WBF Laws of Duplicate Bridge, the Rules & Regulations pertaining to the Championships and furthermore must abide by the Competitors Commitment which they will be required to sign before the event. In addition the players and non-playing captains must comply with the conditions of eligibility set forth in the WBF Eligibility Code.

Each affiliated NBO in good standing with the WBF may be represented by an unlimited number of their national pairs in each of the four categories, Open, Women’s, Seniors and Mixed.

All entries are subject to approval by the Credentials Committee.

Participation in World Bridge Games as a condition for participation in the 2017 & 2019 Bermuda Bowl and Venice Cup

Only NBOs participating in the World Bridge Games are eligible to qualify to participate in the Bermuda Bowl and Venice Cup Championships held in either of the two subsequent odd-numbered years; in each case, an Open Team or at least one Open Pair must participate in the Games in order to be eligible for the Bermuda Bowl and a Women's Team or at least one Women’s Pair must participate to be eligible for the Venice Cup.

There is no such criteria for the d’Orsi Seniors Bowl.