2.The ballot for the First Round shall be made in two regional sections and so arranged that a combination of ties and byes will produce sixteen clubs to compete in the Second Round (i.e. 14 Ties and 2 Byes). The clubs will be balloted in pairs and these clubs will play a single tie on the ground of the first club named. The fourteen winning clubs will qualify to play in the Second Round.
3.For the Second Round, the fourteen winning clubs from the First Round and the two clubs which received a bye in the First Round shall be inserted into a ballot and drawn in pairs. The clubs will play a single tie on the ground of the club first named and the eight winning clubs will qualify to play in the Third Round. This procedure will be repeated in the Third and Semi-Final Rounds until two clubs qualify for the Final Tie.
4.In all rounds, including the Semi-Final and Final Rounds, if a match is drawn at the end of ninety minutes, an extra thirty minutes will be played, and if still undecided, the winner shall be determined by the taking of kicks from the penalty mark in accordance with the Rules laid down by the International Board.
Saturday 28th July 2012
First Round North-East
Brechin City v Dundee
Falkirk v Stirling Albion
Montrose v Inverurie Loco Works
Peterhead v East Fife
Elgin City v Arbroath
Forfar Athletic v Dunfermline Athletic
Wick Academy v Raith Rovers
Cowdenbeath v Alloa Athletic
First Round South-West
East Stirlingshire v Ayr United
Greenock Morton v Albion Rovers
Berwick Rangers v Queen's Park
Dumbarton v Queen of the South
Hamilton Academical v Airdrie United
Stranraer v Stenhousemuir
Annan Athletic v Livingston
Clyde v Partick Thistle
Come successe anche l'anno scorso per arrivare a 32 squadre invitate due squadre di non league: Inverurie Loco Works & Wick Academy. Falkirk campioni in carica.
Rangers non presi in considerazione