Buffett Cup

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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.[1]

The Buffett Cup is resumed in 2019 in Haikou, China. Besides the Europe and USA teams, the China team is also invited as the first time of the Buffett Cup.

Results[edit]

Summary[edit]

Team Winner 1st Runners-up 2nd Runners-up
 China -- -- 1
 Europe 1 4 --
 United States 4 1 --

By Year[edit]

Year Winner
2019  United States
2012  United States
2010  United States
2008  Europe
2006  United States

2019 Haikou, Hainan Province, China[edit]

(1st) USA - 972.3; (2nd) Europe - 967.7; (3rd) China - 953 [2]

China China
Jianjian Wang (NPC)
Jianming Dai
Lixin Yang
Chuancheng Ju
Zhengjun Shi
Meng Kang
Xiaojing Wang
Wenfei Wang
Qi Shen
Europe Europe
England Paul Hackett (NPC) England
England Sally Brock England
England Jason Hackett England
England Justin Hackett England
Sweden Frederic Wrang Sweden
England Fiona Brown England
Portugal Antonio Palma Portugal
Netherlands Louk Verhees Netherlands
Netherlands Ricco Van Prooijen Netherlands
United States USA
Peggy Kaplan (NPC)
Bob Hamman
Peter Weichsel
Bart Bramley
Kit Woolsey
Oren Kriegel
Ron Smith
Jill Meyers
Sylvia Shi

2012 Omaha, Nebraska[edit]

USA won 107-103.[3]

Europe
Republic of Ireland Paul Porteous (NPC) Ireland
France Michel Bessis France
France Thomas Bessis France
England Sally Brock England
Monaco Fulvio Fantoni Monaco
England Paul Hackett England
Republic of Ireland Tom Hanlon Ireland
Bulgaria Kalin Karaivanov Bulgaria
Monaco Claudio Nunes Monaco
England Nicola Smith England
Bulgaria Rumen Trendafilov Bulgaria
USA
United StatesDonna 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[edit]

USA won 109-89.[4]

Europe
England Paul Hackett (NPC) England
Germany Sabine Auken Germany
Norway Boye Brogeland Norway
Italy Giorgio Duboin Italy
Italy Fulvio Fantoni Italy
England Jason Hackett England
England Justin Hackett England
Norway Geir Helgemo Norway
Norway Tor Helness Norway
Italy Claudio Nunes Italy
Norway Erik Saelensminde Norway
Italy Antonio Sementa Italy
Germany Daniela Von Arnim Germany
USA
United StatesDonna 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[edit]

Europe won 205.5-172.5.

Europe
England Paul Hackett (NPC) England
Germany Sabine Auken Germany
France Michel Bessis France
France Thomas Bessis France
Norway Boye Brogeland Norway
Republic of Ireland Tom Hanlon Ireland
Norway Tor Helness Norway
Poland Michał Kwiecień Poland
Norway Espen Lindqvist Norway
Republic of Ireland Hugh McGann Ireland
Netherlands Marion Michielsen Netherlands
Poland Jacek Pszczoła Poland
Norway Jan Peter Svendsen Norway
USA
United StatesDonna 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[edit]

USA won by 23.

Europe
England Paul Hackett (PC) England
Germany Sabine Auken Germany
Italy Norberto Bocchi Italy
Italy Giorgio Duboin Italy
England Jason Hackett England
England Justin Hackett England
Republic of Ireland Tom Hanlon Ireland
Norway Geir Helgemo Norway
Norway Tor Helness Norway
Netherlands Jan Jansma Netherlands
Republic of Ireland Hugh McGann Ireland
Netherlands Louk Verhees Jr. Netherlands
Germany Daniela von Arnim Germany
USA
United StatesDonna 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 Buffett Cup Cancelled". Bridge Winners. 24 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Buffett Cup 2019". Buffett Cup 2019. 28 April 2019.
  3. ^ "2012 Buffett Cup Live Results". Bridge Winners. 10 September 2012.
  4. ^ http://www.ebu.co.uk/media/default.htm