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 1959 or earlier. 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.
Face to face matches are encouraged, but only if both teams agree. Should either team not wish to play face to face, the default should be to play online. Matches that are played online will be governed by the Supplementary Regulations for Matches Played Online. Teams that volunteer to play online will be able to play against non local teams from Round 1, please notify the competitions department of your intention to play online by emailing email@example.com.
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2018/19 Brian Senior (Captain), Norman Selway, Sandra Penfold, Tony Forrester & Paul Hackett
|R1||July 21st - September 5th|
|R1A||September 6th - October 17th|
|R2||October 18th - November 28th|
|R3||November 29th - January 16th|
|Quarter Finals||January 17th - March 13th|
|Semi Finals||March 14th - April 24th|
|Finals||April 25th - June 19th|
|£80 per team - 2020/21 competition rates|
Master Points will be awarded in the form of Green Points for each round won as follows:
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.
- Use of data by the EBU Knockout system
- Regulations for Rulings and Appeals in Matches Played Privately
- General Regulations for Matches Played Privately
- Specific Regulations for this Event
- Supplementary Regulations for Matches Played Online
Find a partner/team mates
If you are looking for a partner or team mates for this competition, please email firstname.lastname@example.org