Emirate FA Cup & Buildbase FA Vase 2020/21

The Emirates FA Cup schedule for the early rounds of the 2020-21 season has been confirmed, with the competition due to start on Tuesday 1 September

The list of the 737 accepted clubs and round exemptions has been confirmed, while the early draws for the extra preliminary and preliminary rounds will be released on Tuesday 18 August.

In order to assist in easing pressure on the football schedule, there will be no replays for the 2020-21 season in the qualifying competition. The schedule for the competition proper will be released in due course.

After two seasons of record levels of prize funds, the Emirates FA Cup prize fund has returned back in line with 2017-18 levels due to the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The schedule for the qualifying rounds is as follows:

Tividale will enter the competition in the Extra Preliminary round on Tuesday 1 September 2020.

Prize money – Winners £1,125 / Losers £375

Other Qualifying rounds and prize money are

Preliminary round: Saturday 12 September 2020
£1,444 / £481

First round qualifying: Tuesday 22 September 2020
£2,250 / £750

Second round qualifying: Saturday 3 October 2020
£3,375 / £1,125

Third round qualifying: Tuesday 13 October 2020
£5,625 / £1,875

Fourth round qualifying: Saturday 24 October 2020
£9,375 / £3,125

Full information available at http://www.thefa.com/news/2020/aug/03/emirates-fa-cup-2020-21-season-details-entries-round-dates-prize-fund-030820

The Buildbase FA Vase

The Buildbase FA Vase dates were agreed as part of the 2020-21 fixture schedule in collaboration with the relevant League Competitions. For the 2020-21 season, due to the season having to be played over a condensed period, there will be no replays in the 2020-21 Season in The Buildbase FA Vase. These changes have been made by The FA to assist in easing some pressure on the schedule and to ensure that domestic Competitions can still be delivered.

The draws for the first two rounds of each Competition shall be released on Tuesday 18 August 2020.

Prize Fund

The FA has reviewed its levels of investments due to the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, the prize funds in The Buildbase FA Vase Competition has been reduced.

Tividale will enter the competition in the First Qualifying round

Rounds and prize money are

First round qualifying Saturday 19 September 2020
Winners £550 / Losers £160

Second round qualifying Saturday 10 October 2020
£725 / £225

First round proper Saturday 31 October 2020
£825 / £250

Second round proper Saturday 28 November 2020
£900 / £275

Third round proper Saturday 19 December 2020
£1125 / £355

Fourth round proper Saturday 9 January 2021
£1875 / £600

Fifth round proper Saturday 6 February 2021
£2250 / £725

Quarter-final Saturday 6 February 2021
£4125 / £1350

Semi-final  Saturday 27 March 2021
£5500 / £1725

Final Saturday 8 May 2021
£3000/ £1500