THE composition of the pools and the fixture schedule for the preliminary round of this season’s Women’s Cup Competition has been made. There will be 11 pools of three, playing a round-robin format, with the pools being drawn on a regional basis in line with the suggested (by clubs) format of a split of Premiership, National and Regional teams.
Pool 1: Ayr, Biggar and Wigtownshire
Pool 2: Cartha Queens Park, Oban Lorne and West of Scotland
Pool 3: Hillhead Jordanhill, Stewartry and Hamilton
Pool4: Stirling County, Orkney and Aberdeenshire
Pool 5: Cortsorphine Cougars, Grangemouth and Livingston
Pool 6: Watsonians, Kirkcaldy and Liberton
Pool 7: Broughton, Lismore and Falkirk
Pool 8: Heriot’s, Kelso and RDVC
Pool 9: Howe of Fife, Stornoway and Inverness Craig Dunain
Pool 10: Glasgow University, Annan and Ardrossan Academicals
Pool 11: Garioch, Shetland and Huntly
The first round of fixtures will be played on 3rd March: Ayr v Biggar; Cartha Queens Park v Oban Lorne; Hillhead Jordanhill v Stewartry; Glasgow University v Annan; Ardrossan Academicals v Greenock Wanderers; Corstorphine Cougars v Grangemouth; Broughton v Lismore; Watsonians v Kirkcaldy; Heriot’s v Kelso; Stornoway v Inverness Craig Dunain; Orkney v Aberdeenshire; Shetland v Peterhead; Garioch v Huntly
The second round of fixtures will be played on 10th March: Biggar v Wigtownshire; Oban Lorne v West of Scotland; Stewartry v Hamilton; Annan v Ardrossan Academicals; Greenock Wanderers v Glasgow University; Grangemouth v Livingston; Lismore v Falkirk; Kirkcaldy v Liberton; Kelso v RDVC; Howe of Fife v Stornoway; Stirling County v Orkney; Shetland v Huntly; Peterhead v Garioch.
The third round of fixtures will be played on 17th March: Wigtownshire v Ayr; West of Scotland v Cartha Queens Park; Hamilton v Hillhead Jordanhill; Glasgow University v Ardrossan Academicals; Annan v Greenock Wanderers; Livingston v Corstorphine Cougars; Falkirk v Broughton; Liberton v Watsonians; RDVC v Heriot’s; Inverness Craig Dunain v Howe of Fife; Aberdeenshire v Stirling County; Garioch v Shetland; Huntly v Peterhead.
- Standby date: 24 March 2019
The final standings of each pool will determine whether clubs are entered into the top tier Sarah Beaney Cup, the second tier Women’s Plate or the third tier Women’s Bowl, with the draw for those competitions being made on Tuesday 19th March and details being shared with teams on Wednesday 20th March. The first round of these competition will be on 31st March.
The process to confirm all League and Cup competition rules and regulations is ongoing and clubs involved have been invited to review and comment on these draft rules. The final League and Cup Competition rules and regulations will be shared upon completion of this process ahead of the competition commencing.