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Goren Trophy

This article is about the American Contract Bridge League trophy. For the college soccer trophy, see Hermann Trophy.

The Goren Trophy is awarded to the player who wins the most number of masterpoints at the fall American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) North American Bridge Championship (NABC).


The Herman trophy was donated in 1951 by Sally Lipton, formerly Mrs. Lou Herman, in memory of Lou Herman (1908–1950), a Houston jeweler who was Life Master #218. Mrs. Lipton was a member of the ACBL office staff in New York and an ACBL tournament director. In 2008, the trophy was renamed the Goren Trophy to honor one of the games greatest contributors, Charles H. Goren.


Bold indicates the record of number of masterpoints won was broken.

Winners of Goren Trophy
Year Winners Number of masterpoints
1952 Al Roth n/a
1953 John Crawford n/a
1954 Paul Hodge n/a
1955 Milt Ellenby n/a
1956 Paul Hodge n/a
1957 Lew Mathe n/a
1958 Sylvia Stein n/a
1959 Mort Rubinow n/a
1960 Oswald Jacoby n/a
1961 Phil Feldesman n/a
1962 Marshall Miles n/a
1963 Eric Murray 211
1964 Harold Rockaway 180
1965 Mike Lawrence 211
1966 Charles Coon 144
1967 Sami Kehela 155
1968 Henry Bethe 144
1969 Sylvia Stein 150
1970 Ira Rubin, Chuck Burger 154
1971 John Grantham 150
1972 Steve Robinson 181
1973 Larry T. Cohen 207
1974 Fred Hamilton 202
1975 Walt Walvick 171
1976 Paul Soloway 199
1977 John Mohan 160
1978 Bob Hamman 165
1979 Robert Levin 233
1980 Jeff Meckstroth 225
1981 Chip Martel 225
1982 Jeff Meckstroth, Eric Rodwell 191
1983 Marty Bergen 233
1984 Grant Baze 200
1985 Eric Rodwell 364.75
1986 Kit Woolsey, Ed Manfield 211.55
1987 Jill Meyers 176.00
1988 Bob Hamman 269.55
1989 Mark Molson 253.71
1990 Eddie Wold 276.26
1991 David Berkowitz 356.65
1992 Haig Tchamitch 201.66
1993 Bob Hamman 355.13
1994 Mark Lair 365.06
1995 Jeff Meckstroth 407.77
1996 Michael Rosenberg 445.77
1997 Bart Bramley, Sidney Lazard 320.31
1998 Eric Rodwell 328.59
1999 Geir Helgemo 449.37
2000 George Jacobs 365.22
2001 George Jacobs, Alfredo Versace 333.75
2002 Dan Morse 388.81
2003 Geoff Hampson 374.79
2004 Jeff Meckstroth 381.16
2005 Zia Mahmood 416.88
2006 Drew Casen, Jim Krekorian 334.13
2007 Lew Stansby 375.28
2008 Eric Rodwell 1017.06 NABC+events
2009 Jeff Meckstroth 815.76 NABC+events
2010 Brad Moss 660.02 NABC+events

See also


List of previous winners, Pages 16–17

2008 winner, Page 2

2008 winner,

2009 winner,

2010 winner,

External links

  • ACBL official website
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