The two qualifying section in the 2009 Wallace Thornton Trophy competition were decided at the Ayrshire Boys Team Championship on Sunday 19th April, with the main talking point being the failure of the holders, Kilmarnock Barassie, to qualify for one of the ten sectional places available.
Having proudly held the Wallace Thornton Trophy for six successive years, the absence of Kilmarnock (Barassie) from the 2009 event is a major shock.
Troon Welbeck and Ardeer led the chase for qualifying places.
SECTION 1 involves Troon Welbeck, West Kilbride, Largs, Caprington and Prestwick St. Cuthbert.
SECTION 2 brings together Ardeer, Loudoun, Ayr Belleisle, Irvine ravenspark and Ballochmyle.
Matches will be played on a home or away basis over the summer months with the winners of the two qualifying sections playing off for the trophy in September