Gerard Faulkner Salver

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 1960 or earlier (Seniors event eligibility criteria). 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 round, 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, and matches can also be played online at the agreement of both teams. If you would prefer to play online, please let us know following your entry and you will be drawn against other teams wishing to play online as much and for as long as possible. Matches that are played online will be governed by the Supplementary Regulations for Matches Played Online. 

Current results

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To enter

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Entries for the 2024-25 season are now open. The easiest way to enter is online via My EBU or contact our competitions department via or call 01296 317203.



Sandy Davies, Tom Gisborne, Dave Robinson & Tony Sowter

Timetable 2023/24 To be completed
R1 10th September 2023
R1A 22nd October 2023
R2 3rd December 2023
R3 23rd January 2024
Quarter Finals 17th March 2024
Semi Finals 28th April 2024
Finals 29th April 2024- To be agreeed by the Captains
Entry Fees
£90 per team - 2024/25 competition rates
Entries are open for the 2024/25 event, closing on Tuesday 25th June

Master Points

Master Points will be awarded in the form of Green Points for each round won as follows:

Round I IA II III IV QF SF Final
GPs 1 1 1 2 2 3 4 6

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.

Halfway venues

Some clubs are available for hire by teams wishing to hold a knockout match at a 'halfway venue'. click the link for a list of some of these available venues.

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