Only the first teams of Faroese football clubs were allowed to participate. The Preliminary Round involved only teams from first, second and third deild. Teams from the highest division entered the competition in the First Round.
Entering in this round are the winners from the Preliminary Round and the clubs from this year's Faroe Islands Premier League. These matches were played on 27 March 2010 except for the FC Suðuroy – Skála IF match, which was postponed and was played on 21 April 2010.