Introduced in 2002, the Seniors Knockout Teams for the Gerard Faulkner Salver has proved to be very popular event.
It is open to teams consisting of four to six players, all of whom are EBU members born in 1957 or earlier.
New format to give all non-seeded teams at least two matches.
Teams losing their first round match will then be paired with another losing team from round 1 and the winner of this tie will progress to round 2.
A minimum of four and maximum of eight teams will be seeded including the finalists from the previous year, if known.
Seeds will be exempt from the first two rounds*, and will not meet before the quarter-finals. Teams defeating seeds adopt seeded status.
The event is played as a knockout throughout, with matches played privately. Matches prior to the semi-finals will be played over 32 boards, the semi-finals 40 boards, and the final 48 boards. Matches in the early stages will be arranged so as to avoid long journeys wherever possible.
Teams will be able to agree to play matches online if they wish, but this option requires the agreement of both teams. Matches that are played online will be governed by the Supplementary Regulations for Matches Played Online.
Holders - 2016
Bob Holder, Bill Charlwood, Dick Davey, Phil Thornton & Nigel Wolfendale
To be completed by
28th August 2017
29th October 2017
7th January 2018
4th March 2018
22nd April 2018
10th June 2018
29th July 2018
Arranged by mutual agreement between the finalists
£75 per team
Master Points will be awarded in the form of Green Points for each round won as follows (based on an entry of over 64 teams):
All awards quoted are ‘per player’. To receive points, a player must have played in at least one third of the boards involved in the match in question.
Level 4 agreements are permitted in this event.
Some clubs are available for hire by teams wishing to hold a knockout match at a 'halfway venue'. A list of some of these is available here.