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Promotion and relegation for the 2009-2011 season

Sunday, May 10, 2009: The following highlights explain how the current season will end and the following one will begin:

The following highlights explain how the current season will end and the following one will begin:
a) The ICCF-CL becomes a 3 level league: A = 1 group, B = 4 groups, C = 16 groups.
b) The Fast Track system disappears.
c) League D is eliminated to reduce the number of years required for any team to qualify from bottom to top.
d) All groups change to 13 teams, so full norms would be available where applicable.
e) Season 2007 - 2009 stops on October 31st, 2009. Adjudications if necessary between November 1st and December 31st, 2009.
f) Registration for season 2009 - 2011 opens on November 1st and ends December 31st, 2009.
g) The new season starts (tentatively) January 15th, 2010

League A needs 13 teams. It currently has 11 teams.
Relegate = 6 teams to B
Remain = 5 teams.
Promoted = 8 teams from B
Total = 13 teams.

League B needs 4x13 = 52 teams. It currently has 4x11 = 44 teams.
Relegate to C the bottom 4 per group = 16 teams => Remain = 28 teams.
Promote to A = 8 teams => Remain = 20 teams.
Relegated to B from A = 6 => Remain = 26 teams.
Promoted to B = 26 teams as follows:
16 teams from League C (1st and 2nd)
4 teams from FT (1st)
6 teams from D (1st).
Total = 52 teams.

League C needs 16x13 (208 teams). It currently has 8x11 = 88 teams.
Promote to B = 16 teams => Remain = 72 teams.
Relegated from B = 16 teams => Remain = 88 teams.
Promoted = 10 teams (6 from D, 4 from FT) => Remain = 98 teams.
Move teams from D and FT as follows:
44 teams from FT (remaining)
53 teams from D (remaining)
Total = 195 teams. There's room for 13 new teams.

League D needs zero. It currently has 6x11 - 1 = 65 teams.
Promote = 12 teams (6 to B, 6 to C) => Remain = 53 teams.
Move all remaining 53 teams to C
Remain = 0.

League FT needs zero. It currently has 4x13 = 52 teams.
Promote = 8 teams (4 to B, 4 to C) => Remain = 44 teams.
Move remaining 44 teams to C => Remain = 0.


by vdemian@shaw.ca

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