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 1958 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.
Teams may 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 - 2016/17
Richard Edwards (capt), Tony McNiff, Bill Townsend, Dave Robinson, Robert Ross, Robin Jepson
Timetable – remainder of 2017/18 competition
To be completed by
10th June 2018
29th July 2018
Arranged by mutual agreement between the finalists
Timetable – 2018/19 competition
12th August 2018
7th October 2018
25th November 2018
27th January 2019
17th March 2019
6th May 2019
23th June 2019
By mutual agreement
£77 per team - 2018/19 competition rates
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.