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Buffett Cup

The Buffett Cup is a bridge trophy which is awarded biennially in an event between teams from Europe and the United States.

The tournament is modeled on the Ryder Cup golf competition and is held in the week preceding the golf event at a nearby location. The competition was first held in 2006 and is named after its sponsor, American businessman Warren Buffett. Teams are selected by invitation and must contain at least two female players. The competition format is a mixture of teams of four, pairs and individual sessions with point-a-board scoring throughout.

The tournament was scheduled to be held in Monaco in 2014, but was cancelled owing to disagreement within the USA side as to how members of its team were chosen.

Results

Summary

Team Wins
Europe 1
United States 3

By Year

Year Winner
2012 United States
2010 United States
2008 Europe
2006 United States

2012 Omaha, Nebraska

USA won 107-103.

Europe
Paul Porteous (NPC) Ireland
Michel Bessis France
Thomas Bessis France
Sally Brock England
Fulvio Fantoni Monaco
Paul Hackett England
Tom Hanlon Ireland
Kalin Karaivanov Bulgaria
Claudio Nunes Monaco
Nicola Smith England
Rumen Trendafilov Bulgaria
USA
Donna Compton (NPC)
David Berkowitz
Curtis Cheek
Joe Grue
Bob Hamman
John Hurd
Marc Jacobus
Justin Lall
Jill Levin
Brad Moss
Alan Sontag

2010 Cardiff, Wales

USA won 109-89.

Europe
Paul Hackett (NPC) England
Sabine Auken Germany
Boye Brogeland Norway
Giorgio Duboin Italy
Fulvio Fantoni Italy
Jason Hackett England
Justin Hackett England
Geir Helgemo Norway
Tor Helness Norway
Claudio Nunes Italy
Erik Saelensminde Norway
Antonio Sementa Italy
Daniela Von Arnim Germany
USA
Donna Compton (NPC)
David Berkowitz
Fred Gitelman
Bob Hamman
Geoff Hampson
Bobby Levin
Jill Levin
Zia Mahmood
Jeff Meckstroth
Jill Meyers
Eric Rodwell
Alan Sontag
Steve Weinstein

2008 Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Europe won 205.5-172.5.

Europe
Paul Hackett (NPC) England
Sabine Auken Germany
Michel Bessis France
Thomas Bessis France
Boye Brogeland Norway
Tom Hanlon Ireland
Tor Helness Norway
Michał Kwiecień Poland
Espen Lindqvist Norway
Hugh McGann Ireland
Marion Michielsen Netherlands
Jacek Pszczoła Poland
Jan Peter Svendsen Norway
USA
Donna Compton (NPC)
David Berkowitz
Björn Fallenius
Richard Freeman
Steve Garner
Bob Hamman
Geoff Hampson
Zia Mahmood
Janice Seamon-Molson
Tobi Sokolow
Alan Sontag
Howard Weinstein
Roy Welland

2006 Dublin, Ireland

USA won by 23.

Europe
Paul Hackett (PC) England
Sabine Auken Germany
Norberto Bocchi Italy
Giorgio Duboin Italy
Jason Hackett England
Justin Hackett England
Tom Hanlon Ireland
Geir Helgemo Norway
Tor Helness Norway
Jan Jansma Netherlands
Hugh McGann Ireland
Louk Verhees Jr. Netherlands
Daniela von Arnim Germany
USA
Donna Compton (NPC)
David Berkowitz
Larry N. Cohen
Fred Gitelman
Bob Hamman
Geoff Hampson
Bobby Levin
Jill Levin
Zia Mahmood
Jill Meyers
Paul Soloway
Steve Weinstein
Roy Welland
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