Gerard Faulkner

John Gerard Eastham Faulkner

Gerard was an EBU Board Member for over 27 years, Chairman for 11 years, Vice-Chairman for over a year. He has also been a member of the Tournament Committee (over 30 years), the Laws and Ethics Committee (since the early 70's), and the Selection Committee (for 26 years, as chairman for 6 years).

Gerard was on the BBL Council for many years and was its last Vice President; he served on its sub-committees, often as Chairman. He has also been a delegate to the EBU for over 30 years. As NPC of England: unbeaten in more than twenty matches.

  • 28th World Pairs 1970
  • 13th European Senior Pairs 1997
  • 14th European Senior Pairs 1995
  • Gold Cup 1971
  • Eastbourne Bowl 1968
  • Burlington Cup 1964
  • National Pairs 1971, 2nd 1970
  • Gerard Faulkner Trophy 2003
  • 2nd Tollemache 1969
  • 2nd Harold Poster Cup 1970
  • 3rd 2 Stars 1968
  • Essex Teams (6) 1970, 1971, 1975, 1986, 1991 & 1999
  • NPC World Team Olympiad 1992
  • NPC Common Market Championships (3) 1977 (3rd), 1981 (winners) & 1985
  • NPC Camrose (20 - all won) the first in 1977 and the last in 1999
  • Chairman EBU twice 1975-1981, succeeding Reg Corwen and 1989-1994
  • Vice President EBU 2002
  • Life Member EBU 2002
  • EBU Lifetime Achievement Award 2002
  • EBU Gold Medal 2007
  • Vice Chairman EBU 1974
  • Chairman Selection Committee 2005-2007
  • Chairman Laws and Ethics Committee
  • Chairman Tournament Committee
  • Essex delegate EBU Council 1971-2000
  • Norfolk Shareholder and EBU delegate 2000-present

Did you know...

I attended Glasgow Academy 1947-1953, Bancroft's School 1953-1956 and Kings College, London 1956-1959 LLB (2nd).
I was articled to JHH Kidgell in the City of London and on qualifying as a solicitor in 1962, joined Coward Chance (now Clifford Chance, the world largest law firm).
In 1963 I joined Vanderpump & Sykes, a local firm of solicitors in Enfield, Middlesex rising to partner in 1968 before happily retiring in 1990.
I am passionate about wine and enjoy an eclectic cellar stocked mainly with red and white burgundy including a 1989 double magum of Domaine Romanee Conti La Tâche.

Gold Cup winner: 1971

Brighton Congress, Four Stars Teams winner: 1973

National Pairs winner: 1971