The annual international match at the boys level against a team from the Continent of Europe was introduced in 1958. This event was dominated by the GB&I side, which won every match until 1966. The match was discontinued after that year because it had been such a one-sided affair.
The match was revived in 1977 when the Continental team won by 7 points to 6. A new trophy had been donated by Jean-Louis Dupont on behalf of Golf de Chantilly in memory of Jacques Leglise, a leading French golf administrator, in time for the 1978 competition. The match had always been played in conjunction with the Boys Amateur Championship and Home International event until 1996. Since then it has been staged independently and was played in Italy in 1998 and France in 2001.