2011–12 FA Cup qualifying rounds

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2011–12 FA Cup Qualifying Rounds
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The 2011–12 FA Cup Qualifying Rounds opened the 131st season of competition in England for 'The Football Association Challenge Cup' (FA Cup), the world's oldest association football single knockout competition. A new record 763 clubs were accepted for the competition, up four from the previous season's 759.

The large number of clubs entering the tournament from lower down (Levels 5 through 10) in the English football pyramid meant that the competition started with six rounds of preliminary (2) and qualifying (4) knockouts for these non-League teams. The 32 winning teams from Fourth Round Qualifying progressed to the First Round Proper, where League teams tiered at Levels 3 and 4 entered the competition.

Calendar[edit]

The calendar for the 2011–12 FA Cup qualifying rounds, as announced by the FA.[1]

Round Start date Number of fixtures Clubs New entries this round Prize money
Extra Preliminary Round 20 August 2011 204 763 → 559 408: 356th–763rd £750
Preliminary Round 3 September 2011 167 559 → 392 130: 226th–355th £1,500
First Round Qualifying 17 September 2011 116 392 → 276 65: 161st–225th £3,000
Second Round Qualifying 1 October 2011 80 276 → 196 44: 117th–160th £4,500
Third Round Qualifying 15 October 2011 40 196 → 156 none £7,500
Fourth Round Qualifying 29 October 2011 32 156 → 124 24: 93rd–116th £12,500

Extra Preliminary Round[edit]

[2]

† – After extra time

Preliminary Round[edit]

[3]

† – After extra time

First Round Qualifying[edit]

[4]

† – After extra time

Second Round Qualifying[edit]

The draw for the Second Round Qualifying took place on 19 September 2011.[5] Teams from the Conference North and Conference South join the competition at this stage.

Third Round Qualifying[edit]

The draw for the Third Round Qualifying took place on 3 October 2011. No new teams entered the competition at this stage.

Fourth Round Qualifying[edit]

The fourth round qualifying was scheduled for the weekend of October 29. Teams from the Conference National join at this stage.

† – After extra time

2011-12 FA Cup[edit]

See 2011-12 FA Cup for details of the rounds from the First Round Proper onwards.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 'FA Cup Round Dates The FA.com
  2. ^ Extra Preliminary Round The FA.com
  3. ^ Preliminary Round The FA.com
  4. ^ First Round Qualifying The FA.com
  5. ^ The FA Cup draw The FA.com

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