World Cup of Regional Flags: English Counties Qualifiers
Notes: This first lot consists of the 48 English Ceremonial Counties, with some exceptions. Some don’t have a registered flag, so I either looked at the local authority or council-proposed flags, or just ignored them completely (South Yorkshire, Greater London), and to make it back up to 48 I included Portland and Isles of Scilly cos they have nice flags. Additional tournaments to include US States, Australia/Canada, whatever’s going on in Ireland/Wales/Scotland etc. Shout if I’ve forgotten anyone, can have a wildcard. Groups drawn randomly.
8 groups of 6. Can vote for two in each group. Top two through to QFs. Polls open until 6 pm.
A: Isles of Scilly, Kent, East Sussex, Essex, Staffordshire, Leicestershire
B: City of London, Hampshire, Cornwall, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Suffolk
C: Warwickshire, Herefordshire, Cambridgeshire, Shropshire, North Yorkshire, Isle of Wight
D: Lincolnshire, West Sussex, West Midlands, Bristol, Lancashire, County Durham
E: Hertfordshire, Merseyside, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Surrey, Nottinghamshire
F: Northamptonshire, East Riding, Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire, Tyne & Wear, Northumberland
G: Devon, West Yorkshire, Worcestershire, Portland, Norfolk, Rutland
H: Greater Manchester, Cumbria, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Buckinghamshire, Somerset