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I think the last time there were over 100 clubs was back in 1894/95 - the following season the Scottish Qualifying Cup was introduced. The Qualifying Cup(s) remained in place* until 2006/07, and limited the number non-league entrants to 8.
*There was a brief three year hiatus in the 1950s where the tournament was "all-in" like it is now, but only 76/77 clubs entered as far as I can see.


I suppose we could add on qualifying cup entries as well as these in practice were basically preliminary rounds.

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1 hour ago, parsforlife said:

 


I suppose we could add on qualifying cup entries as well as these in practice were basically preliminary rounds.

I don't have numbers on qualifying cup entries, so it would be hard to know when numbers involved dropped below 100. But I don't think it should count anyway - it was a distinct competition from the Scottish Cup. If you start including that you could also make an argument for including all the teams who competed in the Junior Cup, Amateur Cup, Alex Jack Cup, Alba Cup etc for the coming season since the winners of those also have a path into the Scottish Cup.

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I don't have numbers on qualifying cup entries, so it would be hard to know when numbers involved dropped below 100. But I don't think it should count anyway - it was a distinct competition from the Scottish Cup. If you start including that you could also make an argument for including all the teams who competed in the Junior Cup, Amateur Cup, Alex Jack Cup, Alba Cup etc for the coming season since the winners of those also have a path into the Scottish Cup.


Aye, I had a quick look and anything other than final results seem difficult to find.

The reason I’d class it differently is because it was completed in the same season, all the other competitions are played the season before.

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There was a book of Scottish Qualifying Cup results published in the 1990s by Stewart Davidson who organised the recently defunct annual Scottish Non League Review publications. He brought out a couple of update booklets - the last after the North and South Qualifying Cups were abolished in 2007.

Results in the Qualifying Cup were never considered part of the Scottish Cup. If nothing else the cups ran on to the Final, even after clubs had qualified (the rules surrounding which varied over the years - indeed the number of cups varied from a national tournament to the familiar North and South: but also North, a Midland and South for a brief period). Until the early 1920s only about 16 clubs qualified for the Scottish Cup automatically and this meant that some top division clubs had to enter the Qualifying Cup... they very often scratched once they passed the qualifying point.

You would also have to consider the Scottish Consolation Cup, which operated for a few years before WWI for clubs eliminated in the Qualifying Cup before that point.

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On 24/06/2019 at 20:59, HibeeJibee said:

There was a book of Scottish Qualifying Cup results published in the 1990s by Stewart Davidson who organised the recently defunct annual Scottish Non League Review publications. He brought out a couple of update booklets - the last after the North and South Qualifying Cups were abolished in 2007.

Results in the Qualifying Cup were never considered part of the Scottish Cup. If nothing else the cups ran on to the Final, even after clubs had qualified (the rules surrounding which varied over the years - indeed the number of cups varied from a national tournament to the familiar North and South: but also North, a Midland and South for a brief period). Until the early 1920s only about 16 clubs qualified for the Scottish Cup automatically and this meant that some top division clubs had to enter the Qualifying Cup... they very often scratched once they passed the qualifying point.

You would also have to consider the Scottish Consolation Cup, which operated for a few years before WWI for clubs eliminated in the Qualifying Cup before that point.

WHens the draw for the preliminary rounds

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34 minutes ago, AlanCamelonfan said:

WHens the draw for the preliminary rounds

Middle of July going by the past few years.

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William Hill Scottish Cup Dates

Preliminary Round 1: Weekend of Saturday 10 August 2019

Preliminary Round 2: Weekend of Saturday 31 August 2019

First Round: Weekend of Saturday 21 September 2019

Second Round: Weekend of Saturday 19 October 2019

Third Round: Weekend of Saturday 23 November 2019

Fourth Round: Weekend of Saturday 18 January 2020

Fifth Round: Weekend of Saturday 8 February 2020

Sixth Round: Weekend of Saturday 29 February 2020

Semi-Finals: Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 April 2020

Final: Saturday 9 May 2020

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2 hours ago, JoseK said:

Unfortunately that's what happened. I hope to change a lot for the next season.

What?

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3 hours ago, Burnie_man said:

Any news on a draw date yet for the Prelim rounds?

Nothing yet, last year they announced the details on Friday 13th ahead of the draw on Monday 16th so I assume we'll know something this week.

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7 hours ago, Hossy87 said:

Draws tomorrow apparently... Not that ive had formal comms 

Nothing like a bit of notice!

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1 hour ago, Burnie_man said:

Nothing like a bit of notice!

You guys must be fucking buzzing.  A draw away to Newton Stewart would be a crowd pleaser 

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10 minutes ago, Hossy87 said:

You guys must be fucking buzzing.  A draw away to Newton Stewart would be a crowd pleaser 

Can't wait, a historic moment for us.  Fingers crossed for a decent draw.

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Maxwell probably doesn't know what day of the week it is, let alone when the draw will take place.

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Aye.  Thursday, another member club had a call to say it was today apparently. 

Usually you are asked to attend...

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Preliminary Round 1

 

LTHV v Wigtown & Bladnoch

Linlithgow v Preston

St Cuthberts Wanderers v Girvan

Broxburn v Tynecastle

Banks O'Dee v Glasgow Uni

Hill Of Beath Hawthorn v Blackburn

Easthouses v Penicuik

Colville Park v Whitehill Welfare

Dundonald v Auchinleck 

Camelon v Newton Stewart

Coldstream v Jeanfield Swifts

Hawick RAU v Threave Rovers

Lochee v Burntisland

 

Golspie Sutherland recieve bye

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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