Maybe, but I suppose the real question is how strong is Div 2, otherwise a promoted team is likely to come back down - Bradford A seem to be struggling so far (although Alba look more likely to get promoted to Div 1)MartinCarpenter wrote:Gently striking the next time someone wonders about 3N being an easy promotion route (as I vaguely did pre season!). This weekend there were 3 teams averaging 2170 and up over 6 boards(!). Basically 100 pts/board above anyone I can see in 3S.
Someone is going to end the year disappointed, although you can't imagine there being enough teams to keep teams that strong down in Div3 for any extended period of time.
Assuming I am understanding it correctly, it is now a straight swiss so we are likely to see MM1 v Manx and Gonzaga v Cheddleton 2 in round 5, so we should have a better idea after weekend 3 about the promotion candidates (you couldn't rule out any of the top 10 at this stage of course)