Applications to enter the 2019/2020 Gerard Faulkner Salver have been extended and will now close at 12 noon on Monday 24 June, but due to the format of the competition it will not be possible to accept late entries once the draw has been done.
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.
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. There is a repechage round for first round losers, so all non-seeded teams are guaranteed at least two matches.