FA Vase 2007/8The FA Vase is a knock-out competition arranged in a similar format to the FA Cup. As a result of the Cup becoming dominated by professional teams, the FA created the FA Amateur Cup in 1893. This lasted until 1974, when the FA abolished formal distinctions between professional and amateur teams. A new competition, the FA Vase, was created in its place. As an "amateur" competition, entry is restricted to those for teams that are members of leagues at levels nine or below. Teams that enjoyed success the previous season are given exemptions past the opening rounds - see below for exact details.
The table below shows the total number of clubs from all divisions at a given level for each round. A double dash "--" indiactes either that round has not yet been played, or no clubs are left from that level. The prize money is what the winner of that round receives, assuming they win no further matches. (So a club that starts off in the 1st qualifying round, and ends up loosing in the 2nd round would receive £700). The table underneath gives the average level of clubs participating in any given round.
The following list provides further details about the clubs how many clubs there are at each round. My thanks go to Tony Kempster for this information.