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Participation:

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All clubs, members of the FLVW (Fußball- und Leichtathletik-Verband Westfalen), covering the Westphalia region of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, may enter qualifications except:

- II teams;

- Bundesliga teams;

- 2. Bundesliga teams.

Teams from the higher levels of the German football pyramid qualify directly for the competition, while the lower level teams qualify through regional Kreispokal cups.

64 teams participate in the competition.



Knockout stage:

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1st Round:

64 teams are drawn into 32 pairs.

Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

Lower level teams are hosts, if both teams of a pair are from the same level, hosting is determined by draw.


2nd Round:

32 teams are drawn into 16 pairs.

Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

Lower level teams are hosts, if both teams of a pair are from the same level, hosting is determined by draw.


3rd Round:

16 teams are drawn into 8 pairs.

Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

Lower level teams are hosts, if both teams of a pair are from the same level, hosting is determined by draw.


Quarter-finals:

8 teams are drawn into 4 pairs.

Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

Lower level teams are hosts, if both teams of a pair are from the same level, hosting is determined by draw.


Semi-finals:

4 teams are drawn into 2 pairs.

Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

Hosting is determined by the FLVW.


Final:

The two Semi-finals winners meet each other with the winner becoming Regional Cup Westfalen winner.

Winner is decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

The match is played at a neutral venue.


Qualification for DFB Pokal:

winner: DFB Pokal

losing finalist: DFB Pokal