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 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

Current results

Results of the current competition are available here: 2019/20; Content may take a few moments to load

To enter

Entries for the 2022/23 event will open in June 2022.  
The easiest way to enter is online through My EBU. Log-in and select 'Book Events' from the Utilities menu.
You can also call 01296 317203, email


2018/19 Brian Senior (Captain), Norman Selway, Sandra Penfold, Tony Forrester & Paul Hackett

Timetable 2021/22
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
Entry Fees
£80 per team - 2020/21 competition rates
The entry deadline for the 2020/21 competition is Sunday 6th June 2021.

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'. A list of some of these is available here.

Previous Winners

The EBU archive
2019 results
2018 results
2017 results
2016 results
2015 results
2014 results
2013 results
2012 results
2011 results
2010 results
2009 results
2008 results
2007 results


Find a partner/team mates

If you are looking for a partner or team mates for this competition, please email