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Deadline for entries 7pm Friday.

Fifteen players at the moment which isn't very good. I'm sure we can double that in the next few days...

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I'm still studying Easthouses Lily Miners Welfare's away form in cup competitions, and although I know Burntisland well from many childhood holidays, the Shipyard's form needs to be run through my algorithm (aka random choice generator).

Deadline will be met.

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4 minutes ago, Jaggernaut said:

I'm still studying Easthouses Lily Miners Welfare's away form in cup competitions, and although I know Burntisland well from many childhood holidays, the Shipyard's form needs to be run through my algorithm (aka random choice generator).

Deadline will be met.

It is a bit of a lottery at this stage with little known teams. I've just added a random choice generator to my spreadsheet. It has adjustable weighting for home teams and teams in different seeding bands. It may prove useful in Round 1 when there are 30 ties!

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19 hours ago, gianlucatoni said:

don't have an algorithm ... just doing it for a laugh ... so it therefore has to be HAHA HAHA HAA !

Plagiarising here

AHAHAHAHAHH

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Nearly forgot about this:

Linlithgow Rose   v   Banks O’Dee    
Burntisland Shipyard   v   Dalkeith Thistle    
Newton Stewart   v   Coldstream    
Irvine Meadow   v   Musselburgh Athletic    
Dundonald Bluebell   v   Penicuik Athletic    
Preston Athletic   v   Threave Rovers    
Hawick Royal Albert United   v   Golspie Sutherland    
Blackburn United   v   Easthouses Lily Miners Welfare    
Tynecastle   v   Girvan    
Jeanfield Swifts   v   Whitehill Welfare    
Dunbar United   v   Broxburn Athletic

Here we go:

HAHHAAHHHAA

Cheers BB

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Lily no more

Rose no more

Bluebell no more

Thistle  no   hanging in there.

The flora took one hell of a beating.

One replay so no Standings until next Saturday. I can exclusively reveal that we will have a leader. Somebody has got 9/10 so far...

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The draw for the First Round takes place tomorrow at 5.30. As befits Scotland's premier cup tournament, the draw will be done by a rugby coach.

Clydebank are in the cup draw for the first time in 20 years. Back in 2001/02 they were knocked out on the Second Round. We, of course, went all the way to the Semi Finals. Yes, 20 years ago!

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First Round fixtures

In the First Round the winners from the Preliminary Round are joined by the 15 clubs that drew a bye in that round, 18 Highland League clubs and 16 Lowland League clubs. That means there are a rather hefty 30 ties in this round.


Nairn County  v  Strathspey Thistle
Wigtown & Bladnoch  v  St Cuthbert Wanderers
Fraserburgh  v  Sauchie Juniors  -  A2
Banks O’Dee  v  Turriff United  -  H1
Newtongrange Star  v  Dalbeattie Star  -  H1
Cumbernauld Colts  v  Buckie Thistle
Spartans  v  Gala Fairydean Rovers
Penicuik Athletic  v  Tranent Juniors
Blackburn United  v  Rothes  -  H1
BSC Glasgow  v  Glasgow University  -  A2
East Stirlingshire  v  Fort William
Coldstream  v  East Kilbride  -  H1
Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale  v  Edinburgh University  -  H1
Clydebank  v  Burntisland Shipyard or Dalkeith Thistle
Berwick Rangers  v  Gretna 2008
Caledonian Braves  v  University of Stirling
Lossiemouth  v  Preston Athletic  -  A2
Dunbar United  v  Camelon
Brechin City  v  Vale of Leithen
Inverurie Loco Works  v  Jeanfield Swifts  -  A2
Keith  v  Darvel  -  A2
Golspie Sutherland  v  Civil Service Strollers  -  H1
Wick Academy  v  Bo’ness United
Formartine United  v  Cumnock  -  A2
Huntly  v  Hill of Beath Hawthorn  -  A2
Irvine Meadow  v  Auchinleck Talbot
Forres Mechanics  v  Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic
Deveronvale  v  Haddington Athletic  -  A2
Clachnacuddin  v  Dunipace  -  A2
Tynecastle  v  Brora Rangers  -  H1


Ties to be played on the weekend of 18 September.

Correct selections in the First Round are worth 2 points each.

Deadline for submissions 7pm, Friday 17 September.

 

Seeding Points

Ties in this round comprise teams from two seeding groups. Group 5 are Highland & Lowland League clubs. All other teams are Group 6. Additional points will be awarded if your selected team knocks out a team from a higher group. One point per seeding level plus one extra point if it is an away victory (if the tie goes  to a replay, the original seeding points still apply)

Where applicable, the seeding points available are noted beside the fixtures above.
 

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Random Choice Generation

There are a great many ties between teams that many of us know little about. Help is at hand. Soon you will receive a PM with a set of unique, randomly generated Ha Ha's.

The random number for each tie is weighted according to seeding (and league position for HL/LL teams). A weighting is also applied to allow for home advantage.

Feel free to use, adapt or ignore.

How it works

A random number generator is set to output a number between 1 and 100.
With no weighting applied to the result, 1 - 50 produces H and 51 - 100 produces A.
Two weighting values are applied to affect the probability of H or A.
Firstly +10 is added for home advantage which means 1 - 60 produces H and 61 - 100 produces A
Secondly a variable seeding bonus is added for HL/LL teams. The quality of teams varies greatly in these leagues so the seeding bonus range is set from +2 to +20 (based on current PPG). Teams at the bottom of the HL/LL (who both currently have 0 points this season) are deemed to have little advantage over lower seeded clubs (+2).
Putting these two values into the mix means, for example, that the team top of the HL playing at home against a team from the East of Scotland League would have an 80% probability of winning (50 + 10 for home advantage + 20 for league position). Therefore in random number output terms 1 - 80 produces H and 81 - 100 produces A. Simples.

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Deadline for submissions 7pm, Friday 17 September.

it's going to take me til then just to read the $**$ing instructions! :o

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1 minute ago, scotty said:

Deadline for submissions 7pm, Friday 17 September.

it's going to take me til then just to read the $**$ing instructions! :o

Want to borrow my glasses?

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Phil. Thank you for the random HAHAs. I have chosen to do a Fleetwood Mac and go my own way.

I am generally selecting the team which I perceive to be the under-dog, but with the odd exception where I have a reason for preferring the over-dog, for example East Kilbride because of the Squiddy connection, and Inverurie Local Works because I love the name! I have set out my entries in 3 rows of ten to prevent myself going totally cross-eyed:

AAAHHAAAHA

AAHAHHHHAH

AHHAAAHAAA

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