Players can earn a two-round bye (or double head start) at Worlds by winning a Continentals event in the same year. A second-place finisher earns a one-round bye or head start at Worlds.
The World Champion earns a two-round bye at the following year's World Championships and a one-round bye at the following year's Continentals. The Worlds runner-up receives a one-round bye at both events.
Players can also earn a bye or head start for both Continentals and Worlds in a given year if they have reached a pre-announced threshold of Masters points in the previous year. This bye overlaps with other earned byes and does not get handed down nor cause a hand down. (There have been limited Masters events in 2022 so it's unlikely this threshold will be reached.)
I will try to keep this list updated, checking roughly once a week for completed events that will add to this list.
& Mad Scientist of Limited Events