Tuesday, February 11, 2020

AYRSHIRE HANDICAP LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP - Seven qualifying sections in place for 2020 competition.

Twenty eight clubs have entered the 2020 Ayrshire Handicap League Championship competition, with the draw and format for the season being confirmed recently.

With feedback from a number of clubs after the 2019 event, requesting fewer qualifying section matches, it has been decided that there will be seven qualifying sections this year, with four clubs in each section.

The winner of each qualifying section will go forward to the quarter finals, with the best runner up over all seven qualifying sections also going forward to the latter stages as the eight quarter finalist.

Defending champions Kilbirnie Place were drawn in Section G alongside Irvine Ravenspark, Rowallan Castle and Troon Welbeck, whilst Section F features a local derby between Moorpark and Auchenharvie 88.

The full qualifying section draw is:-

SECTION A – Royal Troon, Stewarton, Annanhill & Prestwick St Cuthbert

SECTION B – Kilmarnock Barassie, Troon Merchants, Ayr Belleisle & Beith

SECTION C – Routenburn, Turnberry, Tam O Shanter & Ballochmyle

SECTION D – Troon Portland, Caprington, Prestwick St Nicholas & Ayr Seafield

SECTION E – Ayr Dalmilling, Loudoun, West Kilbride & Alton

SECTION F – Redburn, Troon St Meddans, Moorpark & Auchenharvie 88

SECTION G – Irvine Ravenspark, Kilbirnie Place, Rowallan Castle & Troon Welbeck

The quarter final line up, to be played on a home and away basis, will be:-

1 - Winner of section A Vs Winner of Section E
2 – Winner of Section B Vs Winner of Section F
3 – Winner of Section C Vs Winner of Section G
4 – Winner of Section D Vs Best Overall Qualifying Sections Runner Up

The semi final line up, also played on a home and away basis, will be

Winner of A/E Vs Winner of C/G
Winner of B/F vs Winner of D/Best Q/F Sections Runner Up

The final is scheduled to be held during Finals Day in early September.

Competition details will be emailed to all club representatives in due course.

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