Roy Welland

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Roy Welland
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceCopenhagen, Denmark
BornOctober 2, 1962 (1962-10-02) (age 60)
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
Last updated on: December 5, 2010.

Roy Welland (born October 2, 1962) is a wine connoisseur and world class bridge player. He plays for Germany and currently lives in Copenhagen, Denmark.[1]


Early life[edit]

Welland was born in Madison, Wisconsin and raised in Evanston, Illinois. His father taught mathematics at Northwestern University. In 1980, he moved to New York to pursue a career on Wall Street and became an options trader.[2] Over time, he became a wine enthusiast and amassed a significant wine collection.[3]

Bridge career[edit]

Roy Welland began playing bridge in 1986 when he won the American Contract Bridge League's (ACBL's) Rookie of the Year Award;[4] he went on to win numerous national championships. In 2004, he was on the team chosen by the United States Bridge Federation to represent the country in the World Team Olympiad in Istanbul, Turkey. In March 2007, he won the Mott-Smith Trophy. [5] Later that year, he won the Player of the Year Award for best performance in the 2007 national events. [6]

Bridge accomplishments[edit]

Awards (3)[edit]

Year Award Event Type Level
1986 Rookie of the Year Award Masterpoint Race National (Rookies)
2007 Mott-Smith Trophy Masterpoint Race National
2007 Player of the Year Award Masterpoint Race National
2008 ACBL Sportsman of the Year 2008 National

Wins (10)[edit]

Year Tournament On Team/Played With Event Type Level
2001 Cavendish Invitational Teams Welland Teams N/A
2001 Reisinger Trophy Welland Teams National
2003 European Open Bridge Championships Welland Mixed Teams World
2003 Spingold Welland Teams National
2005 Cavendish Invitational Teams Welland Teams N/A
2005 Victor Mitchell Open Board-a-Match Teams Björn Fallenius (partner), Chip Martel, Lew Stansby, Cezary Balicki, Adam Żmudziński Teams National
2006 Open Swiss Teams Henner-Welland Teams National
2006 Warren Buffett Cup United States United States Point-a-Board Teams/Pairs/Ind. U.S. & Europe
2007 Vanderbilt National Knockout Teams Henner-Welland Teams National
2007 Silodor Open Pairs Giorgio DuBoin Italy Pairs National
2013 Vanderbilt National Knockout Teams Auken Teams National
2013 European Open Pairs Championships Sabine Auken Pairs World
2014 World Open Mixed Team Championships 2014 Salvo Teams World
2016 World Bridge Games Open Pairs 2016 Sabine Auken Pairs World
2016 Spingold Fleisher Teams National
2017 German Team Championship Auken Teams National
2018 German Bundesliga Pair Championships Sabine Auken Pairs National

Runners-up (6)[edit]

Year Tournament On Team/Played With Opponent in Final/Winner Event Type Level
2000 Spingold Welland Meltzer Teams National
2005 USBC Welland Ekeblad Teams National
2005 World Transnational Open Teams Championship Spector Schneider Poland United States Teams World
2006 Cavendish Invitational Teams (Tied for 2-3) Welland Abdou Teams National
2007 Grand National Teams District 24 District 9 Teams National
2008 Spingold Welland Gromov Russia Poland Teams National
2008 Warren Buffett Cup United States United States Europe Europe Point-a-Board
2010 Reisinger Trophy Smirnov N/A Board-a-Match National
2012 Reisinger Trophy Auken N/A Board-a-Match National


External links[edit]

  • "International record for Roy Welland". World Bridge Federation. Edit this at Wikidata
  • Roy Welland at the European Bridge League