Entries for the Gerard Faulkner Salver are closing this weekend, Sunday 6th June.
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 drawn against another losing team from round 1 and the winner of this match 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.
Entry is £72 per team. The easiest way to enter is online through My EBU. Log-in and select 'Book Events' from the Utilities menu, and then email firstname.lastname@example.org with your team roster (player names and EBU numbers) in order to ensure seeding is done fairly. You can also enter by calling 01296 317203.