HOLDERS Buckstone Golfing Society have been drawn at home to Hailes at the start of their defence of the Sivewright Quaich.
Notable absentees in the event for non course-owning clubs this year are Scottish Life, the winners in 2010. The event starts with a single first-round tie, with RICS taking on Royal Bank for the right to entertain Bruntsfield in the next round.
First round: RICS v Royal Bank. Second round: RICS or Royal Bank v Bruntsfield Allied; Caermount v Edinburgh City Chambers; Mount Vernon v Observers; Lothian & Borders Police v Corstorphine 8.30; Buckstone GS v Hailes; Lochcraig v MCBA; Register House v Cramond; Stewart’s & Melville FP v Third; Dunbar Castle v George Heriot’s FP; Standard Life v Watsonian; Buckstone GC v Aegon; Thorntree v Scarifiers; Ethicon v BBT; Edinburgh Drapers Thursday v Dental & Medical; Edinburgh & Leith Licensed Grocers v Kingston; Binivell v Temple.