Promotion and Relegation Info

A few people have asked about promotion and relegation and how the playoff system will work so please see a full explanation of the Promotion and Relegation format for this season.

 

PROMOTION AND RELEGATION MATTERS SEASON 2019/2020 

Step 3 

Clubs finishing in 1st position in each of the four divisions at Step 3 together with a further four Clubs determined by a series of Play Off Matches will be promoted. 

The Clubs in the bottom two places in each of the four divisions at Step 3 at the end of the Regular Season, along with two third from bottom Clubs with the lowest points per game at the end of the Regular Season will be relegated to a feeder pool and placed in the most geographically appropriate division at Step 4 for the following Playing Season. 

Step 4 

Clubs finishing in 1st position in each of the seven divisions at Step 4 together with a further seven Clubs to be determined by a series of Play Off Matches will be promoted. 

The Play Off Matches shall be played so that the highest placed of the eligible Clubs plays against the lowest placed and the other two Clubs play each other. The ties will be played on a single match basis with the home Club being the Club with the best points per game ratio in the Regular Season. 

The Clubs in the last place in each of the seven divisions at Step 4 at the end of the Regular Season will take part in Step 4/5 Play Off matches against a Step 5 Club. 

The Step 5 Clubs will play at the ground of the Step 4 Club they are drawn against on a single match basis. Where possible, the draw for the Play Off matches will be regionalised. The winners of these Step 4/5 Play Off matches will be allocated to Step 4. 

Match Dates 

Play-off semi-final matches to be played on Tuesday 28th April 2020 

Play-off Final matches to be played on Saturday 2nd May 2020, 3.00pm KO 

Also, 

Premier Division Champions match to be played on Saturday 2nd May 2020, 3.00pm KO 

Division One Champions match to be played on Saturday 2nd May 2020, 3.00pm KO