|Wednesday December 9th 2009
|Carnegie Challenge Cup
Preliminary Round – to be played on 2 and 3 January
Leigh Miners Rangers V Millom ARLFC
York Acorn ARLFC V Skirlaugh ARLFC
Orchard Park & Greenwood V Wath Brow Hornets
Waterhead ARLFC V Sharlston Rovers
Egremont Rangers V Oulton Raiders
Widnes St Maries V Myton Warriors ARLFC
Yorkshire Cup Winners V Leigh East
Oldham St Annes V Wigan St Judes ARLFC
West Bowling ARLF V Normanton Knights ARLFC
Wigan St Patricks V Broughton Red Rose
Nottingham Outlaws V Hull University
Warrington Wizards V Birmingham University
Leeds Met University V St Mary’s University
1st Round Draw – to be played on 23 and 24 January.
Orchard Park & Greenwood or Wath Brow V Kells
Stanningley V Oldham St Annes or Wigan St Judes
Bradford Dudley Hill V Castleford Panthers
Castleford Lock Lane V Thornhill Trojans
Shaw Cross Sharks V Leigh Miners Rangers or Millom
Crosfields V Rochdale Mayfield
Ince Rose Bridge V Egremont Rangers or Oulton Raiders
Milford Marlins V Eastmoor Dragons
Heworth V Hunslet Warriors
Saddleworth Rangers V Siddal
York Acorn or Skirlaugh V Thatto Heath Crusaders
East Hull V Stanley Rangers
Eccles & Salford Juniors V Yorkshire Cup Winners or Leigh East
Hull Dockers V Halton Simms Cross
West Bowling or Normanton Knights V Wigan St Patricks or Broughton Red Rose
East Leeds V Ovenden
Waterhead or Sharlston Rovers V West Hull
Widnes St Maries or Myton Warriors V Lancashire Cup Winners
RAF V Warrington Wizards or Birmingham University
British Police V Dewsbury Celtic
West London Sharks V Nottingham Outlaws or Hull University
Featherstone Lions V Army
Leeds Met University or St Mary’s University V Loughborough University
Gloucestershire University V Edinburgh Eagles
Northumbria University V Navy
Blackwood Bulldogs V Edge Hill University
For the Preliminary Round of the competition 62 sides were split into two pools.
Pool A consisted of 46 teams - 38 National Conference League clubs, the five regional winners, the Lancashire and Yorkshire Cup winners and Broughton Red Rose. Ten matches were drawn with 26 sides receiving a bye to the First Round.
Pool B contained 16 teams – the British Police, eight University teams, Scottish champions, Welsh champions and five Rugby League conference teams. Three matches were drawn with 10 clubs receiving a bye to the first round where they were joined by three service teams.
The first round of the draw again saw sides split into two pools – 18 matches were drawn from Pool A and eight matches from Pool B.
No clubs received byes in the First Round.