Mar 16 2012 by Mike WIlson, Ayrshire Post (main ed)
HOLDER Scott Brown (Turnberry) opens his defence of the Ayrshire champion of champions competition with a first round tie away to Nicholas Tindall (Tam O'Shanter).
A total of 47 players will take part with the semi finals and final at Royal Troon in August.
First round ties, due by April 15, are: Stuart White (Girvan) v Euan Findlay (Alton); James Graham (Doon Valley) v Iain Fraser (St Meddans); Robert Steele (St C) v Fraser McCall (Troon Portland); Brain Gray (Beith) v Steven Dunn (Seafield); David Kinnell (Saxone) v Steven Jackson (Wallacetown); Andrew Carroll (Drongan) v Scott McCahill (Brunston); Steven Murray (Welbeck) Vs Nicol Auld (Whiting Bay); Jim Anderson (Skelmorlie) v George Ross (Malletsheugh); Euan Brown (Barassie) v Derek Bryson (New Cumnock); Nicholas Tindall (ToS) v Scott Brown (Turnberry); Scott Gilchrist (Loudoun) v Derek Yates (Braehead); Kenneth Campbell (Ayr Carrick) v Gary Bryden (Turnberry Staff); Russell Wyper (Dalmilling) v Gary Jordan (Crosshouse); William Wilson (Ballochmyle) v Brian Robertson (Auchenharvie 88); Malcolm McKay (Maybole) v Paul Giffney (Ardeer).
Second round, due by May 20: White or Findlay v Graham or Fraser; Steele or McCall v Gray or Dunn; Kinnell or Jackson v Carroll or McCahill; Murray or Auld v Anderson or Ross; Brown or Bryson v Tindall or Brown; Gilchrist or Yates v Campbell or Bryden; Wyper or Jordan v Wilson or Robertson; McKay or Giffney v Alan Connery (Irvine); Alan Mulholland (Moorpark) v Gordon Boyle (Belleisle); Ricky Tait (Chase) v Craig Robertson (Abbotsford); Alan McNeill (Routenburn) v Iain McDonald (Largs); Alan Poole (St Nicholas) v Alan McLean (Kilbirnie); Barrie McDonnell (Fenwick) v Steven McEwan (Caprington); Jim Shearer (West Kilbride) v Gary Morrison (Annanhill); Michael Smyth (Royal Troon) v Johnny O'Neill (North Beach); Peter Bond (Ravenspark) v Andrew Cunning jnr (Muirkirk).