Originally Posted by andyc
Went out on Saturday
Anyway, we have 30 teams, doesn't look like there will be many more. Does make it a tad tricky to cut it to a meaningful number. I'd suggest four groups of 6 in the main stage, with the top two going through. Then we'd have three groups of 4 in the preliminary round, top two going through.
In that case, seems like we have to start next week with the preliminary.
Edit: Count is 31. So...either we can start on 17 August with the normal format, except with one group of three (though a possible group of four if someone signs up in the remaining six weeks) - or we knock out seven teams in a three-week preliminary and start on 3 August.
Edit again: Confound F00lins for not putting a number. It's 32. So that makes it easy. We start when everyone is out of the cup.